Relationships are important things, and they need to be taken care of all the time. It can be all too easy to lose the spark in them. One way to nurture your relationship is to arrange a date night every so often. They can be as frequent as you like. Most couples have one once a month or once a week, but you can organize yours however it fits best into you and your partner’s schedules. You could even have a date day if that works better for the both of you! Stuck for ideas of what to do? Here are some fabulous date night activities.
Take a trip to your local multiplex to catch up on the latest Hollywood blockbusters. Or, if you’d prefer, visit your nearest art house cinema to watch some independent low-budget movies. This is a great way to bond over a shared passion. It’s also a nice option if you just want to relax for a couple of hours together. Remember to buy a large box of popcorn to indulge in!
Do you both enjoy general knowledge? Well, how about putting your combined brain power to the test at your nearest pub quiz! This is also a fantastic idea for a double date. Team up with your friend and her partner for a fun night down the pub. You’ll be able to have a few drinks, enjoy a catch-up, and hopefully win first prize! You can both swot up using websites such as http://chartcons.com.
If you and your partner are a couple of foodies, book a table in your favorite restaurant. You will be able to have a good old chat and catch-up over a delicious meal. Dining out is a great way to feel pampered. And it doesn’t have to break the bank! You can always save the swanky restaurants for when you have something special to celebrate – like your anniversary.
A Night In
Send the kids to a friend or relative’s house for the night and spend a night in with just your partner. You can start the night by cooking a delicious meal together. You can find plenty of recipe suggestions here: http://kellysthoughtsonthings.com/category/recipes/. After you have eaten, snuggle up in front of the TV and watch your favorite show together.
A Romantic Stroll
If you would rather do something active, head out together on a romantic stroll. You can even be adventurous and embark on a bracing hike! Going for a stroll is great if you don’t have much free time. You can even just walk around your local park and enjoy the sunshine!
Share A Bath
You don’t have to send the kids away to a friend’s or relative’s for this one! Once they are all tucked up in bed, you and your partner can enjoy a romantic bath together. Add lots of bubble bath to the water and light a few candles for the ultimate romantic experience. You might even want to take a bottle of wine with you! You can find more ideas for making your bath really romantic here: http://www.sheknows.com/love-and-sex/articles/1010071/romantic-baths-for-two.
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If you want to splash out on your date night and want to be luxuriously pampered, take a trip to your nearest spa. You can spend a couple of hours blissed out in a sauna, steam room and chill out in the pool. You could also book an intimate couple’s massage. Most spas also offer a bar area. After your pampering, stop off for a glass or two of wine.
Night At The Theater
For a very cultured evening, see what plays are being performed at your local theater. This is also a good choice for a day date, as many theaters host matinee performances. If you are both fans of high culture, you could even spend your evening at the ballet or the opera. If you are on a budget, think about booking tickets to a musical. These are often fairly reasonably priced.
Another option if you’d rather stay in for the night! Dust off your board games and challenge your partner to a game. You could also play on game consoles if you’d rather. Stock up on wine and chocolate so you have plenty to nibble on throughout the night.
It’s time to arrange a night out for the kids. Then you and your partner will have some free time for a fantastic date night!