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10 Stay-At-Home Date Night Ideas To Keep The Love Alive

When kids enter into a family, it makes life more fun, more purposeful and more beautiful. There is no doubt that it causes a strain on the relationship you have with your partner, the time gets split up, the ability to get up and go becomes hindered and energy levels can be zapped.

That is why it is important to work on your relationship as well — keep it alive, fun and loving. Let’s face it, going out on a date with kids at home can sometimes feel impossible. You have to find a babysitter you trust and it can add up to quite a lot of money once you factor in the cost of the date and the babysitter. Most of us only have time for that maybe once a month, but most of us need the time with our partner more often.

As parents, we are really great at thinking on our toes — it’s something we need to be good at with all the strange things our kids like to throw on us. So, why not apply that to your relationship and think outside the ‘dinner and a movie date’ box? You don’t need to plan a date far in advance just to spend time with your partner, you can make it a regular, weekly thing if you just plan smart.

Click through for 10 stay-at-home date night ideas for you and your partner:


  • Indoor Picnic 1 of 10
    Indoor Picnic
    Grab your picnic basket, get some champagne and strawberries, your favorite salads and small sandwiches. Eat on the floor with candlelight or step out in the back yard and eat under the stars.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Movie Theme Night 2 of 10
    Movie Theme Night
    Pop the popcorn and get on the couch with your favorite movie theme. Love James Bond? Cheesy romance movies? What about watching your old favorites from when you were a kid? Lots of time to cuddle and reminisce.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Wine Tasting / Beer Tasting 3 of 10
    Wine Tasting / Beer Tasting
    If you've always wanted to try different types of wine or beer, why not try it all at home? You can set up your own blind tastings and make a fun night of it.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Game Night 4 of 10
    Game Night
    Chess, twister, Life or card games, can be a fun way to entertain yourselves. There are some good conversation starters to get the sparks flying.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Learn To Cook 5 of 10
    Learn To Cook
    Choose a recipe that neither of you have cooked before, maybe from a different ethnicity you don't normally eat. Take the night cooking together then enjoying your meal over candles.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Design Mini Golf Course 6 of 10
    Design Mini Golf Course
    This is the perfect time to put your creativity to the test by designing your own mini golf course. You can keep it indoors or take it outside -- it will be fun to both design, build and play.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Play A Round of Video Games 7 of 10
    Play A Round of Video Games
    There are so many awesome and fun video games available now. Choose a two-player game and have some fun competing or working together as a team.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Create Your Own Beach 8 of 10
    Create Your Own Beach
    Since you can't likely leave to the beach, create your own with your kids pool, some lawn chairs and drinks. Spend the time chatting about your biggest wishes and dreams.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Learn To Dance 9 of 10
    Learn To Dance
    Go to your local library and check out the how-to-dance dvd's. Spend the evening with your partner learning how to dance.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Campfire Night 10 of 10
    Campfire Night
    There is nothing more romantic then cuddling while watching a fire. If you have the space, but together a camp fire complete with blankets and some drinks.
    Photo credit: photostock

:: When was the last time you & your partner went on a date? ::

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