If you’re a busy parent, then you know just how hard it can sometimes be to spend alone time with your spouse. However, making the time for date nights now and then is an important part of keeping any marriage happy, healthy, and exciting. If you’re overdue for a date night, now’s the time to find a sitter and get to planning! We’ve even taken the liberty of compiling some unique and fun date night ideas for you.
When’s the last time you enjoyed “roughing it” in the great outdoors? Explore some local campgrounds and book a tent camping site for the night. Then, load up the car with a two-person tent, a cooler of drinks and snacks, and an overnight bag. If you don’t own a tent, some sites have tents available for rent. Or, if you’re not the outdoorsy type, you could always look into booking at a site that offers cabin rentals. Don’t forget the supplies to make s’mores!
Have a Picnic
If you don’t have an entire night to spend away from the kids, this doesn’t mean you still can’t have an amazing and memorable date! Consider spending a few hours picnicking at a local park. Pack up some sandwiches, snacks, and even a bottle of your favorite champagne (sparkling cider, if you’re planning on driving). Then, enjoy an afternoon relaxing on a picnic blanket with the one you love.
Go to a Drive-In
Drive-ins aren’t as abundant as they used to be, unfortunately. But if you don’t mind doing a little driving, you can probably find a drive-in within a couple hours of your home. Load up the car with your favorite movie snacks and drinks and enjoy snuggling in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle as you catch one of today’s latest movie flicks.
Take a Class
Is there a skill you and your spouse have been wanting to learn? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn mixology, or maybe he’s been wanting to learn how to cook. Either way, check with your local community center to view their course offerings! Many community centers hold one-night classes on anything from cooking and mixology to DIY projects and home repairs. This can be a great way to spend a date night together, learning new things and bonding in the process!
Explore a Bookstore
If either one of you is a bookworm, there’s truly no better place for a date than your local bookstore or library. There are all kinds of cute ways to turn a trip to a bookstore into a romantic date. For example, consider taking the time to pick out a book for one another. Or, make it a scavenger hunt! See who can find the funniest joke in a book, or a recipe to try for dinner. The possibilities here are truly endless.
Alone time doesn’t come often enough for most busy couples, but the next time you have a chance to plan a date night, be sure to keep these adorable and unique ideas in mind. You’ll be sure to have a great time with any of them!