Keeping the spark alive is important for any long-term relationship and will require both partners to make an effort to spend quality time together. When you’re married, finding that time can become increasingly difficult. Whether it’s because you can’t find a babysitter for date night or because you both have hectic jobs, it’s easy to see why the honeymoon phase tends to fizzle out after you get hitched. Nevertheless, it’s essential that you make time to concentrate solely on your relationship and spouse. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to schedule a thoughtful date night with your significant other. Try out one of our at-home date night ideas below for your next special moment together!
1. Have a spa day
Relax and unwind in the comfort of your own home by creating an at-home spa day for you and your spouse! This gives you the best of both worlds — you get to spoil your partner while simultaneously pampering yourself! What more could you ask for?
To create the right atmosphere for a spa day, start by giving your bedroom a romantic makeover. Candles, rose petals, comfy robes, slippers, and soothing background music are a few ways to convert your room into your own personal sanctuary. To make it a spa day, however, you must also gather the proper supplies that you plan to use during your date.
However, before you purchase anything, you should first think about what products will work best for you and your partner. For example, if you’re planning on incorporating a facial, it’s crucial to keep in mind that different products have different effects on people, especially when applied to unique skin types. If, for instance, your partner suffers from adult acne, they’ll probably need a skin-care product containing a retinoid to reduce acne. And while this may prove to be useful for them, it could be harmful to your skin if it’s already sensitive or dry. So, rather than reaching for the first scented lotions and cheap face masks you see, make sure you evaluate how compatible it is for you and your partner’s skin by reading the reviews of distinct products and researching the ingredients they contain.
Beyond skincare products, your list should also include other spa supplies such as massage oils, eye masks, and mani-pedi materials. If you want to make the occasion even more special, consider purchasing chocolate covered strawberries and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. This will help to set the mood for the rest of your date.
2. Host a Couples Trivia Night
Another at-home date idea is hosting a couple’s trivia night with some of your mutual married friends or family! Having a few hours to play trivia games with them as well as your partner will be a fun way to catch up with each other and have a friendly competition. Plus, if you and the other married couples have kids, it’ll be easier to keep them amused while you reconnect with your spouse and the other adults.
As a host, your job is to come prepared with all of the essentials for you and your company. More than likely, this will require you to clean up the house and take a trip to the store in order to get items like snacks, drinks, and trivia games for the occasion. Although this may sound a little overwhelming or monotonous at first, it doesn’t have to be! In fact, it could actually be another opportunity for you two to spend time with each other. Together, you can devote your afternoon running errands, rearranging furniture for trivia night, and prepping dishes for you and your guests.
In fact, we think a trivia night is such a great date night that we created an entire game show based date night box! Check it out here for some inspiration!
3. Solve a puzzle together
Starting and finishing a puzzle together is a small, effortless way to hang out with your significant other at home. Despite its simplicity, this activity can help support the dynamic of your marriage. Doing a puzzle with your partner offers the opportunity to practice cooperative problem-solving skills, which are necessary to have in a marriage. As a team, you’ll learn to sort out the little pieces, find out which ones really matter, and work together to build something beautiful. You’ll find that even the small, seemingly insignificant pieces contribute to the overall picture.. At the end of the day, that’s really what a marriage is all about.
Give it a try! Take a trip to the store with your husband or wife and pick out a puzzle together. Look for one that is both challenging and visually appealing. Next, determine a time that you both can work on it together a few days a week. If you two have little ones around, consider setting up space in your bedroom to complete the puzzle so you don’t have to worry about it getting disheveled when you’re not home, or better yet, get them their own puzzle to keep them occupied while you complete yours.
4. Get your date night delivered
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5. Paint together
Grab a couple of painting canvases and some paint. Set them up and start painting. It’s that simple! You can choose to draw your own separate paintings or draw a few pieces together. Decide on a subject to draw, choose your own, or even draw each other!
Laugher is incredibly powerful for bonding, so here at Crated with Love, we like to suggest adding in a bit of humor into all your date nights. Try drawing portraits of each other but add in humorous features. Give your partner crazy hair, a funny hat, make your partner a pirate, anything else you can think of that will make you laugh. You’ll be surprised at how connected you feel to your partner when you’re both laughing.
A new trend popping up is painting while drinking a glass of wine. You can attend one of these shops, or alternatively, if you want to make it a bit more personal, buy a bottle of your favorite wine and serve yourselves the wine at home while doing your paintings.
6. Have a movie marathon in bed
Pop some popcorn and cuddle up in bed with your spouse for a movie marathon! When the weather is bad outside or you have a few hours to spare, this is a great way to have some downtime at home with your husband or wife.
Choose which movies you want to watch and in what order you want to watch them in. Additionally, you should also be mindful of yours and your partner’s timeframe so that both of you have enough time to start and finish them together. If one of you does happen to be running low on time or has a tendency to fall asleep when watching movies, consider binge-watching a television show instead.
Having a date night as a married couple isn’t always easy, especially with all of life’s responsibilities that tend to start piling up. In between work, kids, family, and friends, we barely have time to sit down and relax. However, making time for date night pays dividends. Just one date night a month, even for just an hour, has incredible benefits on your relationship.
That’s why here at Crated with Love, our goal is to provide fun and unique date nights in a box our couples can enjoy starting at just $20 per date night. Start getting your date nights delivered and let us take care of all the planning!