If you are looking for a fun way to spice up your love life, then you have come to the right place. Every couple needs to take a time out for each other and date night is the perfect time to do that, or date day, whichever is more convenient. Date night is always a great idea but after you have kids it is especially important. You want to make sure that your spouse understands that they still hold that first and special place in your heart even though most of the time you are spending your life catering to the children and their needs. Adults need time and attention to, even though we tend to put ourselves aside. Ship the kids off to the grandparents for the evening and take some time out for each other with these fun date night ideas and remember why you married each other in the first place!
- Ballroom Dancing Lessons
Ballroom dancing lessons can be an incredibly fun way to reconnect with your spouse. Classic ballroom dancing lessons are usually a series of classes but you could go to one and see if you like it. If both of you really enjoy it, then you could sign up for the classes and make it a standing date night every time. Let your memories go back in time to your first wedding dance and just enjoy your time together. If neither of you can actually dance, who cares? It’s about having fun and engaging in something new together. when is the last time either of you got out of the box and attempted a new hobby or activity? Ballroom dancing lessons could be just the thing to bring you back together again. If either of you are shy you could get private dance lessons instead of participating in a group class.
- Pack a Picnic
While this is a far cry from the type of date ballroom dancing lessons would be, a picnic can be intimate and casual. Pack up all your favorite foods and head out to the middle of nowhere and enjoy being in each other’s presence without the distractions of life surrounding you. These kinds of dates are perfect to print out a list of questions and see if after years of marriage, there are still things that you don’t know about each other. Challenge each other to think of memories or dreams or things that you have never shared before and let your spouse know what goes on in your head.
- Go Bowling
Loud, fun and exciting atmospheres are a great place to let your hair down and be yourselves. If you need bumpers, so be it, but at least you are together and having a blast. That’s what important on any date is just to enjoy being together and remember that you both have personalities outside of your children. After bowling you could eat slip into a diner for a shake and fries if you aren’t to tired to keep the party going. If you have separate incomes, loser buys. If not, winner chooses what food the loser eats.
- The Theater, The Theater
Going to see a show is always a fun night out. If there is a Broadway play in town that’s a great way to celebrate each other, other wise most places have local theaters where shows go on quite often. While they may not be up to Broadway par, they’re sure to be enjoyable. Don’t forget to get dolled up for the evening. You might just end up at a bar afterwards to relive your younger years. That is, if the babysitter hasn’t called with a disaster afoot.
Whatever date you choose, just make sure it focuses on the two of you. Your spouse is the priority for those few hours. Stay off your phone and don’t talk about the kids or work. Devote all your love and attention to your spouse. They deserve it; they work hard and everyone needs a night off. Whether you have a paying job or are a full time parent, life gets hard and being appreciated is always a nice feeling, especially when it comes from the one you love the most.