After an overwhelming response to our first post, 17 Stay at Home Date Ideas for After the Kids Fall Asleep, we give you part deux. As noted in the initial post, going on dates can do wonders for your relationship. However, the going part is sometimes difficult to achieve with children. Don’t fret though, romance is still possible and these fabulous date ideas will make sparks fly.
- Plan your dream home together. Buy home renovation and architecture magazines and sketch out your ideas.
- Have a wine and cheese night with an assortment of fancy cheeses, charcuterie and delicious wine.
- Host a book club for just you two.
- Host your own Olympics. Who is the master of the hula hoop, potato sack hop, basketball layups? Provide themed music and headbands.
- Learn to make bread. It’s delicious.
- Have a Fill in the blank tasting night. There are overwhelming varieties of: pickles, olives, chocolate, liquors, bbq sauces, etc. Let your taste buds explore.
- Play would you rather…. You might be surprised by some of your partner’s responses.
- Make up a dance together. Remember fifth grade talent shows and the dances you would make up with your friends? Recreate those, but with your partner. Film it, if possible.
- Dress up as your favorite characters from an agreed upon movie and have dinner together, in character.
- Roast marshmallows and make smores. Eat them outside on a warm night.
- Have a trilogy movie marathon. This breaks our lose the tv rule, but there are some amazing trilogies out there, and watching them all together at one time is definitely a bonding moment.
- Make a fancy pants dessert. And then eat it, of course.
- Write down the story of how you met, and then save it somewhere safe.
- Learn a new dance (think: foxtrot, tango, waltz, etc.). YouTube can provide a lot of assistance here.
- Brew your own beer. This takes a little planning, but there are some great starter kits. Popping the lid on your own brew is incredibly satisfying.
- Go to a Museum. You can view many collections online such as the Louvre, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and National Gallery of Art
- Plan your holiday card. Because it’s never too early, until it’s too late. And for so many of us, getting holiday cards out can be a real struggle. They also have the potential to be a whole lot of fun (Christmas Jammies).
What did we miss? Share your ideas for stay at home dates after your kids’ bedtime in the comments below!