Friday, January 18, 2013

How to Have a Successful Date Night at Home


Having a Date Night at home can be romantic and save a lot of money.  However it can also be frustrating and boring if not done right.

My hubby and I have a lot of date nights at home.  Because it gives us a chance to spend some quality time together and it saves us money on an expensive dinner and move.  So I wanted to share some tips for making your date night a success.

1) Make a date.  It may sound silly but ask your partner if they want to go on a date with you, and set the date and time.  For example Saturday night at 8pm after the kids go to bed.

2) Decide.  After you set the date and time talk about what you want to do.  Do you want to watch a move, play a game, or just sit and talk.  You can decide to do anything that you both agree on and want to do.

3)  Compromise.  If you decide to watch a move or play a game, remember to compromise on the movie or game.  My hubby and I don't always agree on what we want to watch but I will let him pick I just tell him to try and pick something he thinks I may want to watch too.  I can tell if he has tried and it means a lot to me to know he is thinking about me when he makes the decision on what to watch.  Plus he feels like he is part of the date because he is making decisions about it too.

4) Make it special.  It is important to make your date night at home special.  So we tend to decide on a special treat we want that we normally don't get.  This can be a special dessert, a special drink, or any thing that we don't normally do or get.

5) Get Ready.  Just because your date night is at home does not mean you should show up with sweat pants and a ponytail.  Get ready for your date, you don't need to dress up real nice (unless you want to) but you should get dressed and do your hair and makeup.  This will help it feel more like a date instead of just a night in with the family.

6) Remember your on a Date. Just because you are home does not mean you should resort to your normal routine of each laying down on a separate couch while watching a move.  Sit together on the same couch, and hold hands if you want.  Remember you are on a date so treat it like one.

These are the things we do to make our date nights at home special.  And I promise if you do them your date night will mean more than just a night in.

Do you have Date Nights at home? 

13 comments:

  1. I'm stopping by from the Pinterest Power Party. I will definitely try to use some of these tips! ~Erin

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and I hope some of the tips help you have an Awesome Date Night In.

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  2. Great tips! Due to some budget cutting, we have started doing date night at home. We decided that we don't have to go out to make it a special night. However, we do need to spice it up a bit. I'll have to keep these in mind. Thank you for the share!

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    1. I really enjoy date nights at home. It is nice to get out once in a while but who can do that every week. I hope you find the spice you are looking for and that these tips help a bit. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Hi, I am your newest follower from the Weekly Goal Link Up. I just read your "about me" and smiled because I can relate 100%. Don't tell anyone BUT..... we STILL have an 8 yr old that sleeps between us most of the time. It's getting pretty ridiculous but I LOVE MY BABIES!! My husband is so wonderful so he tolerates it although lately I have been feeling like we need to put more emphasis on US!! We have had a few date nights and have a few up and coming things planned so we are working on OUR time! I can't wait to really check out your blog. Best wishes on your date night! Your invited to follow back at http://macaronimomma530.blogspot.com/.

    Tamie from A Hodge-Podge Blog =)

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    1. It is hard when you have kids to make time for US. But I am determined to do it (though some weeks are harder than others). Glad you found me and it is good to hear that I am not the only one struggling with this. I am headed over to check out your blog!

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  4. We do not have date nights at home because we have varied aged kids. Someone usually seems to be home. If we get rid of all 3 kids then we usually just have time for a quickie! LOL!

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    1. I can imagine it would be harder to do once the kids get a little older. But a quickie is always nice when you get the chance for it ;)

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  5. These are some great tips. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 36.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
    Nichi @ The Mandatory Mooch

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  6. Following from Favorite Things Blog Hop. Great idea. We live in the country, about an hour away from a major city. I will use plan when hubby and I are too tired to make the trip into town for a date night. cheermamadrama.blogspot.com

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  7. we have dinner and a movie almost every week. We don't go anywhere. We just pickup something or make a favorite meal, and watch a movie while we have dinner. Its fun and something we both look forward to. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  8. Newest follower here, I found your blog through the blog hop! You have a wonderful blog, I can't wait to read more.

    You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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  9. We’ll most certainly take note of all of these, my friend. You know, I have a lot of buddies who participate in dating websites (http://www.woofilipina.com/). I’ll definitely show this to them for them to have an idea of how to set up for a date. I mean, who knows. They might be someone’s special partner soon, so better be ready right? Thank you so much for this. Kudos!

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