How fun! These are such great ideas!!
Sunday nights are my favorite time to sit back and watch a show with my husband. We don’t have a chance to do so, due to our hectic work schedules, so Sunday’s are just for us.
When it comes down to actually finding something to watch, it can be a bit of a battle between us.
One of our current favorites is the SHOWTIME original series THE CHI. The Chi is a drama series created by Lena Waithe, about life in a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.
My husband is from Chicago so this show is special to him. I love how during certain scenes during the show my husband will point out: “hey my house was near there” or “That was down the street from my school!”.
If my husband and I are out, if one of us is working Sunday night, we can always catch up on The Chi with the SHOWTIME app. Now you can too by visiting SHOWTIME.com and using the code THECHI30 for an exclusive 30-day free trial. Code expires 4/1/18.
What we love the most about the SHOWTIME app is that there is no cable needed, and we get Live + On Demand unlimited access to critically-acclaimed original series like Homeland, Billions, Shameless, SMILF and more!
If you are on the go (road trip anyone?) you can stream from your favorite device, like a phone or tablet, by downloading commercial-free programming to watch anytime!
If you are looking to spend more time with your partner, but you know that a dinner at Ruth’s Chris (or even Waffle House) isn’t in your budget, here are some seriously fun date ideas that you can do at home and on a budget.
1. Making A Meal Together
We all know that eating at home is always the cheapest and more often than not, healthiest option. Spend some time cooking your favorite meal together.
2. Taking a Drive
Don’t have any place, in particular, you want to go? Not hungry? Hop in the car and just drive. Spend time talking to one another and listening to some tunes. And remember why you fell in love, to begin with.
3. Going for a Walk in the Park
Walks in the park are an amazing way to reconnect with one another without being in a loud and noisy space.
4. Going to a Thrift Store
We love antiques, so for us just being able to go from store to store and looking at items is relaxing and fun. If you two enjoy something similar give it a try.
This is by far one of the easiest (and also a tried and true) dates. Switch things up a bit and make the picnic somewhere unique (like the zoo, on the beach, by a lake).
6. Catching a Movie at the Dollar Theater
If you have $1 movie theater in your area, go see an old favorite.
7. Listen to a Podcast Together
Podcasts are amazing. You can usually find one on any topic. Pick something you both are interested in, and cuddle up on the couch and listen.
8. Split A Dessert at a restaurant
If you can’t really afford a big meal for the two of you, have dessert instead. You can even head to an ice cream shop and make it extra sweet and split a cone.
9. Karaoke Night
Youtube makes an awesome karaoke machine. Put on your favorite song and have a sing-off.
10. Enjoy a paint nite event
I absolutely love paint and wine events. If you don’t have one in your area, head to Hobby Lobby or Michael’s and do it on your own at home.
11. Play video games
If one or both of you are into video games, make a night of it and play your favorite.
12. Candlelit Dinner.
The dinner doesn’t have to be fancy. It just has to be edible. Light some candles and either sit on the floor or the kitchen table and stare into each other eyes lovingly.
13. Camp out (at home).
14. Movie Marathon
Do you have a favorite movie series that you enjoy as a couple? Or do you want to test out some new ones? Set some time aside and make it a night (or entire day if prefer Lord of the Rings or Marvel marathons like we do).
15. Take a Bubble Bath
This is exactly how it sounds. Enjoy
Let me know how you spend date night at home and what you think of THE CHI on SHOWTIME @NatashaVBrown and @Showtime
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.