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Going out for Valentine’s Day usually was one of my favorite nights with my husband. We got to dress nicely, which we don’t do very often, and then go out to dinner just the two of us.
We live in NJ, so typically he’d pick a spot on the river with an amazing view of NYC. You would think that working in the city 5 days a week, I’d get tired of the view but it gets me every damn time. It’s honestly one of my favorite places in the world and it always leaves me in awe.
That being said, we’re still in the middle of a pandemic, and going out really isn’t an option right now. So, to still make the day/night special I’ve compiled a list of 10 at-home date night ideas for you to try with that special someone.
For the Couples…
Here are 5 ideas if you want to do no kids.
- Arrange an indoor picnic – whether you make the food or order your favorites in…set up a comfy blanket in the middle of your living room with this cute picnic basket and have a lovely evening.
- Set up a movie marathon – the hubby & I have completely different tastes in movies, but the one thing we can agree on is the Marvel Universe…set yourselves up & binge a movie or two.
- Play a board game or cards – grab a deck of cards or a board game and just play. Right now, our go-to is usually Ticket to Ride.
- Cook dinner together – throw on some music on your Alexa and just have fun together.
- Set up a beer tasting – a lot of our liquor stores carry local brews so step out of your comfort zone, grab a few different ones & taste test. Grab this cute Tasting Flight Set & see if he can guess what each one is! If you’re not into beer, you can also do wine or whiskey flight kits.
For the Family…
Here are a few ideas you can to include the whole family.
- Make breakfast in bed – have the kids help prep breakfast & then all snuggle in together & feast!
- Go on a walk with the family – if you’re in a climate that allows then touring your local neighborhood is a great way to spend time together & also tire those little dudes out (hopefully). Check out these awesome nature bingo cards to keep the kids engaged.
- Disney movie marathon – have the kids pick out their favorites and snuggle up on the couch for the afternoon.
- Bake cookies – baking is a great activity to include the kids on. Have them help pour ingredients in, or placing cookies on a baking sheet. Then enjoy after dinner.
- Family Game Night – depending on the age/s of your little ones, have them pick out a game & play a few rounds together before bedtime.
No matter what you do, spending time with your family is the greatest gift anyone can ask for. You’re making memories that will last a lifetime and hopefully creating traditions they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.