Catch Up on Romance: Stay at Home Date Ideas for Parents

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Happy almost Valentine’s Day! Was one of your 2018 resolutions to enjoy more date nights with your spouse? I make this same resolution year after year and it fails miserably because of the sheer reason that hiring a babysitter is all too often inconvenient. This year, I decided to change things up and enjoy date nights at home with my husband.

In order to make date nights fun and successful right at home is finding ideas that don’t borderline your average night sitting on the couch. Watch a new movie on Netflix? Been there, done that.

5 At Home Date Night Ideas That Aren’t Boring

Sports Night – DVR your favorite sports team, grab some beers and make some cheesy nachos and watch the big game together!


Wine Tastings – My husband and I used to love to go to Wineries before we had kids. Now, the kids find it boring! Pick up some local bottles of wine and enjoy your own wine tasting right at home, along with some cheese, grapes and crackers.


Have a picnic – When the weather gets warmer and the kids are sound asleep after a day of playing outside, we love to sit on the porch at night. There’s something about the warm air, glow of citronella candles and a drink or two that really is romantic! Since it’s cold out this time of year, there’s no reason why you can’t have a picnic inside.

Get cooking – Ever want to take a cooking class, but just don’t have the time to get out there and do it? Browse pinterest together for a fun new recipe! Pick up the ingredients and cook together! Working as a team in the kitchen is a great way to reconnect.


Paint Night – Those “Paint and Sip” businesses are all the rage right now. I’ve been totally jealous of my friends who have made it to one! Pick up some blank canvases, paint brushes and paint. Don’t forget about a good bottle of wine too! Look through your photos for inspiration of what to paint!


Michelle Muller
Michelle Muller is co-founder and Chief Mom of Little Spoon. She was raised in Texas, spending much of her childhood on the family farm or in the kitchen with her grandmother. Michelle has always loved food from seed to plate. Now that she is grown and living in NYC with three children of her own, Michelle is passionate about health and wellness for growing families. When not in the Little Spoon test kitchen or writing new articles, you can find Michelle kicking it with her rugrats, hitting every new restaurant she can or in yoga class.
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