We are all adults, right? When you are a parent quality time with your partner can be challenging, especially when your child(ren) is young or if you have a starting lineup as we do. With COVID it can also be difficult to get a sitter. Here are some fun Valentine’s Day date ideas that don’t require a babysitter!
We have to plan everything out in advance and it can be time-consuming, but it’s worth it.
If you are celebrating at home, check out a few ideas I have for a fun in-home date.
5 In-Home Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day
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.
CAMP OUT (AT HOME).
If you want to do something different (and be a little extra) why not spend a night under the stars with your SO.
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).
TAKE A BUBBLE BATH
Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t turn your home into a spa experience! This one can take some planning, or you can use up all those gifted spa gift packs you’ve received over the years.
What I love about this is that you can make the prize anything you want. 30-minute foot rub, breakfast in bed… the sky is the limit. Whether its Uno, Spades, Go-Fish or Monopoly.
With that said, music has played a major role in the relationship with my husband. I have actually been a registered songwriter with ASCAP and BMI, and its a fun hobby that I have had since I was in high school (I even got a few checks in the mail).
If you really want to set the mood this Sunday with your SO, check out this playlist curated by my husband and I. These songs are perfect whether you want to sit back and listening while enjoying a quiet meal, or if you plan to take things a step further *wink wink*
And even if you can’t and you 3 kids running around all day driving you nuts, you can still listen to the playlist as it is also child friendly (although depending on your level of comfort you may want to scan the songs ahead of time).
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.