Date night used to mean going out to dinner, dancing and maybe seeing a movie. With the coronavirus still as prominent as ever, entertainment options for couples have really been cut short. The good news is that expecting parents can spend quality time together without breaking social distancing rules.
Weather the pandemic together from the comfort of your home or backyard. Here are just a few fun date night ideas that are sure to fuel the spark in your relationship.
1. Get Competitive in the Kitchen
For couples that don’t mind a little competition, consider hosting a ‘Chopped’ style showdown in your own kitchen. Using ingredients that you have on hand or that you had delivered, fill a basket full of mystery ingredients for your partner and have him or her do the same for you. Challenge each other to prepare a dish using the ingredients in the baskets. At the end of the night, light some candles and enjoy the dishes you each made together.
2. Camp Out Under the Stars
There’s nothing quite like snuggling up in front of a roaring fire on a quiet evening. A makeshift camp site can act as the backdrop for a relaxing date night for the outdoorsy couple. Make a fire and grab plenty of snacks to munch on while you enjoy each other’s company. Blow up an air mattress and pile up plenty of plush blankets and pillows to create a love den in your backyard tent. Leave the windows open so you can look out at the stars as you enjoy some alone time.
3. Create a Hotel Experience at Home
You probably won’t have a lot of time to go to a real hotel after the baby is born. You can; however, produce a hotel experience at home during your date night. Create a boutique feel by putting “new” sheets and blankets on your bed and setting up a tray with lotions and body oils. On the bedside table, set up a small snack station with chocolate-dipped strawberries, cheese, crackers, and a bottle of non-alcoholic wine.
4. Binge-Watch a New TV Show
Maybe there’s a television show that you and your partner have been wanting to watch but haven’t had the time until now. Turn off your cell phones, fill a big bowl with buttery popcorn, and turn off the lights. Cuddle in a warm blanket as you tune into each episode, stopping only to share the occasional kiss. Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services offer hundreds of movies in every genre.
5. Turn an Open Room into a Dance Floor
Make your date night extra special by turning your living room, dining room, or other space in your home into a dance floor. Hang some twinkling lights to set the mood and play some soft music. Move the furniture out of the way to make room for slow dancing. Of course, you’ll both want to look the part. He should dress to impress in a pair of nice slacks and a dress shirt. She’ll take his breath away with a designer maternity gown from Mama Bump Rentals.
Renting the Perfect Date Night Dress
Mama Bump Rentals makes it easy to rent a maternity dress and create a beautiful look without leaving home. Choose from dozens of custom styles and colors and have the dress shipped right to your door. Keep the designer gown for up to five days and then simply return it using the enclosed prepaid label. A stunning gown is the ultimate addition to any at-home date night.