10 At Home Date Ideas

Dating your spouse is one of the best things you can do for your marriage. It can be hard sometimes to squeeze in a date night in the midst of work, kids, and responsibilities but it is so important to make time for each other! Once your kids leave, you are going to be all alone with your spouse again and you don't want to wake up one day and realize that you are complete strangers. This was one marriage advice we were given when we did pre-marriage counseling and it has stuck with me! Matt is and has been my best friend for the last 5 years, and 20 years from now, I plan on still being best friends. Date nights can be few and far between when you have young kids, but you don't have to go out to have a fun date night! Below I am sharing 10 of our favorite date night ideas that you can do at home after the kids have gone to bed so you don't need to stress over planning a date, hiring a babysitter, or spending a bunch of money going out.

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1. Have a game night

Play your favorite board games, video games, or card games! Our personal favorites are Monopoly Empire and the card game 'Golf.' We also love playing spouse games that I find online such as the not-so newlywed game and spouse scattergories.

2. Have a movie night

Have the hubby pick up a redbox movie or find a movie on vudu that you both haven't seen yet, grab some popcorn and a cozy blanket, and snuggle on the couch. You can purchase a movie night care package here that comes with snacks and a redbox movie code!

3. Cook something