5 Ideas For A Husband and Wife Date Night.

One of my New Year Resolutions for 2015 is for me and Dean to reconnect. This last year we have lost 'it' and I intend to fight for our marriage, and get our friendship, and love, back!



So here are 5 Ideas for some date nights (the plan is at least 1 a month). Well actually there are 10 idea's...A Budget and Luxury idea for all 5!

1. Movie Night.


Budget: Popcorn, Chocolates, Sofa and your movie of choice! Snuggle up together and enjoy!

Luxury: Popcorn, Chocolates and a movie at the local cinema. Think you cant snuggle at the cinema? Think again! More and more cinemas are installing 'double seats'. Enjoy!

2. Table For 2.


Budget: Cook your favourite meal at home once the kids are in bed. Set the table, turn off your phones and 
enjoy each other company. 

Luxury: Head to your favourite restaurant and indulge, as well as enjoying a conversation...you remember what conversation is right?!?!?!

3. An 'Early' Night.

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Budget: No money is needed for an early night...now all that you need to choose is what to do with it! Watch a movie? Catch up on TV? Orrrrr maybe something a bit more steamy....

Luxury: Book into a local (or not so local) hotel for a 'dirty weekend'...or you know just one night!

4. Go For A Walk. 

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Budget: No explanation needed really! Get your coat...you've pulled! Ice-cream on the beach? A sit on a park bench? A quick pint at the nice but not so close local?


Luxury: Why not back up a luxurious picnic hamper, champagne (and sausage rolls, obvs!) some blankets and take a ride out to a country park, lay down the back seats, add some fairy lights and enjoy an indoorsy/outdoorsy car-booty type picnic under the stars after your walk through the park! 

5. Date Night Bucket List  (In A Jar!)

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Budget: A jar of 'things to try' or 'things to do' 'films to watch' the worlds your oyster...Seriously ANYTHING you want! 

Luxury: A list of places to go, hotels to try, weekend's away, restaurants to eat at etc etc...


31 comments:

  1. This is a great selection of date night ideas and I especially like the budget/luxury comparisons for each. I think a lot of couples with kids tend to fall in the rut of putting each other, in some ways I see it as quite healthy because providing you both notice it and know that you need to do something about it, that in its self gets the excitement and spark back. We too have made a promise to each other that we hope to get some 'us' time and will make every effort to do so, I will certainly take some ideas from your list! Thank you, hope you have a great year of date nights x

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    1. Thanks Becky. My fave is the picnic in the carboot!!! Luckily we have a people carrier so plenty of space! not sure it would work in a mini mind!!! (LOL!) Glad you enjoyed the lis, let me know if you try something different X :)

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  2. Great post Becky, I too love how you've chosen comparisons! Can't wait to hear more when you've managed to knock some off the list (well not aaaaaaalllllllll the details obvs!) x

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    1. Yeah maybe not alllll! Ha ha. Looking forward to a picnic in the car looks lovely in the image!

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  3. Love this! The hubby & I really need to make more time for us, life just gets in the way sometimes x

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    1. Doesn't it just! Especially with three children under 3.5y its kind of a busy house, but im determined to get this done! X

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  4. I love these ideas. Since having a baby me and my hubby haven't had as much time for one another. Mostly by the time we get to spend some time together we are both exhausted from our days. I to hope to incorporate some of these ideas into this year and plan ahead for some couple time. #TheList

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    1. Yep, it is hard, I especially need to put a bit of effort in...poor hubby! Cant do right for doing wrong!

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  5. What a lovely idea! We need to do more quality time together things too - I love the idea of having a list of places to visit just on your own. I keep saying it but with a bit of planning, Mike and I could easily be doing at least one 'luxury' thing a month, and then maybe a few budget ones at home too - less requirement for a babysitter ;)

    Thanks for linking up to #TheList xxx

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    1. Its all in the planning Hannah! Like you say in your post! We can do this shit! I will not let my un-organisation beat me this year!!

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    2. Haha! Me neither (well, I'll try!) - I'm aiming to tackle one thing at a time so I don't get disheartened. This month I'm focusing on planning meals in a hope to stop wasting food and lose some weight, once that is a habit, I'll move onto being better at planning something else ;) Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou as well love xxx

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  6. I love this list. 2 years ago for christmas I gave DH a year of dates, 12 envelopes with a date in each one for each month, some bigger things like a day trip to london to the theatre, mostly smaller in doors things when the children were in bed, but all something to look forward to, last christmas he returned the favour and done me a year of dates, this year we haven't done it, but we still want to focus on us abit, which has been really hard lately, its important not to forget why you are together in the first place. #thelist

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    1. Wise words, Its so easy to slip into a routine of being boring (no offence to you their totally me!) We tend to make such an effort in the beginning and it all slips away.

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  7. I like the bucket list idea, although it does remind me a bit of keys in a bowl haha. Having a dog, we pretty much go out for a walk together each day which is really nice to get away from the TV, phones etc and just have a chat. #thelist

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    1. Ha ha ha! The keys in a bowl how funny! This jar is strictly just for us...no on else invloved!! ha ha :) Thanks for reading :)

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  8. Great list - one of my new year's resolutions is more date nights with my hubby - love the idea of the jar of options :-)

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  9. Aww love this. I need to pull my finger out and get some time in with my other half this year. We've started going for lunch or coffee on his days off and the kids are at school and nursery which is nice, just need to keep the momentum going!

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    1. That's nice. Hubs works all but Sunday and then obviously we have all the monsters so not as easy for us...especially difficult to get someone to have all 4 of them!!

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  10. Brilliant idea. We have fulfilled number 1 on Friday but still need to have a bit more "bonding" time this year. #TheList

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    1. Hope you had a lovely night Janine, far too often we put a film on to 'watch together' then sit on seperate sofas on phones/ipads/laptops!

      Thanks for popping by and taking the time to comment x

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  11. Love the way you wrote a budget vs luxury option. They all sound great. I am so guilty of 'watching' a movie while sitting with my laptop on my lap or with my phone in my hand. 2015 is the year I start living life. Bring on date nights :) x

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    1. Same here! We actually have a homework setting on our router so are planning on setting that to stop us using the internet so much!

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  12. This was one of our resolutions so to speak last year. We didn't manage one every month but we have got better at it and better at coming up with ideas. We take it in turns each month to plan what to do and these last few months we've both gotten really into it. It has been lovely. I love the idea of a car picnic after a romantic stroll under the stars. Good luck with the date nights and happy new year.

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    1. That is my face of all of these, I cant wait for some nicer weather so we can do that one! :) Glad to hear you got into it, I really hope we do too x

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  13. This is so important ... love the bucket list in the jar!

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  14. Some great ideas here! Although I'm not sure I want to do the jar one! We often have Friday night movie night, but he always picks something obscure and boring and I end up on Twitter lol #MMWBH

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    1. Yeah I know what you mean, my hubby always chooses really rubbish films too!!

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  15. What a lovely selection of ideas there! We went for the movie and takeaway personally, haha! Thanks so much for linking up with #MadMidWeek

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  16. These are fantastic ideas. It's so important to make time for each other and date night is essential I think for sure. Lovely post. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

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