10 Date Night Ideas for Parents at Home
Having a stay at home date night is a great way to nurture your relationship. Below are 10 ideas to connect with your partner after the kids are in bed.
Life is thrown upside down after kids. When you used to spend a date night evening at dinner, at a rugby game or a movie – the evenings are now spent cooking and cleaning up after the kids and a night time routine that can sometimes last for hours.
For many, hiring a babysitter would take up the entire entertainment budget for the week leaving very little for the actual date. So, having a date night at home is practical and budget conscious. It’s also time sensible, because you may only have an hour or two to spend together before the tiredness creeps in after living on three hours sleep for the past six months.
Preparation is key.
Before date night can occur, a little prep work may be in order. Things that you would usually do after the kids are in bed like washing, prepping lunches for the next day or catching up on emails may have to be organised earlier so that when the kids are in bed, you can start your date night straight away without any interruptions. If you can, give the kids a simple dinner, get them to help clean up if they are old enough, then get the kids to bed early.
So, what can you do at home on a budget?
Whether you can achieve one of these once a week or even once a month. Having a stay at home date night is a great way to nurture your relationship. Connecting, checking in with each other and making memories at home with your partner can take a bit of planning and effort, but is totally worth it.