Ahhh, February! Easiest month to love, hardest month to spell…. am I right? Although February is the month of love, I feel as though love should be celebrated anytime/anyplace with the one who means the most to you. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a lot of hard work that goes into making a strong relationship, but effort is attractive.
That doesn’t mean you have to go out and spend money all the time. In fact, the hubs and I just went out for dinner on Valentine’s Day to a really nice restaurant that had great food, but it was expensive. When we got home, we ended up enjoying our time on the couch watching shows more than we did at the restaurant. There are plenty of ways to still have fun with your boo in the comfort of your own home. You just need a little bit of trust and pixie dust….ok maybe not that, but creativity works along with that sexy thing called ‘effort’.
Mission: Romance is Where the Home Is
- Should you choose to accept this mission….
- Blanket Forts and Picnic Sports
When was the last time you had a picnic in your own living room? Or made an indestructible fort? For me, I haven’t done either since I was pretty young, which is the beauty of this date night in. You can relax and have fun with it, make it formal or not, the choice is up to you guys. Throw that blanket down on the ground, or above….grab some pillows for cushion obviously along with the perfectly packed date night basket of snacks! Should we do wine and cheese to share (pinky up, cause we fancy) or take a trip down memory lane and do it childhood style (pb&j’s, lunchables, pizza bagels)? The options are endless. Attire: whatever the heck you want, it’s your house; go naked for all I care….that’s where the sports come in 😉
- P.S. I Love You
Or any movie/tv show you guys haven’t seen before. One of mine and Pearsons favorite things to do is watch a new Netflix series together or an indie movie we’ve never seen. We just cuddle up on the couch, order food, or make some delicious snacks, close the blinds, turn out the lights and get ready for whatever adventure we’re in for. Lately we’re into thriller type movies or series; i.e. Manhunt The Unabomber & Momento. We also have morning dates on the weekends. We’ll wake up, make coffee, sit on the couch together and watch Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’; literally what I look forward to my whole week.
- I’ll Have What He’s Having
Something I’ve personally been working on is cooking more often. I stated in one of my previous posts that Pearson and I recently started getting Hello Fresh delivered. I’m Pearson’s Sous Chef and I’m not going to lie, it’s pretty cute when we cook together. It’s fun doing something he genuinely likes, but also brings you both together. Then when you sit down to eat the meal you both created together, you feel more accomplished….and it weirdly taste more delicious knowing you worked hard to make it that way.
- Happiness is…Listening to Music
This one isn’t so much a date night in, but more of a couple thing to do. Pearosn and I are always working on our computers or phones, so something we enjoy doing is putting on some great music and jamming out instead of sitting in silence. We actually really love to watch music videos specifically. It gives us that inspiration we may need while providing a little bit of fun to our work. Who knows, you may end up being like me and break out in dance because the song is just that good.
- Truth or Truth, Do You Love Me?
I still truly enjoy learning new things about the hubs that I may not have known before. Interested to find something out about your significant other in a fun way? Try a fun/friendly game of Truth or Dare. You can ask Truth Questions such as:
What do most people find surprising about you?
What would you do if you were the opposite sex for a month?
If you were born at a different point in time, when would it be?
What’s your spirit animal? (obviously, this one can tell a lot about the person)
Perform your best celebrity impression.
Empty your purse, backpack or wallet and let everyone see what’s inside.
Perform an interpretive dance.
Share your most embarrassing moment from your childhood.
- A Couple That Reads Together….
Well, I don’t know the rest of that one, but personally Pearson and I live for our reading time together. It’s just a great way to unwind from a hectic day. We’re about to start this new thing where we both recommend a book to each other that we think the other might enjoy. Pearson’s into Sci-Fi style books, and I enjoy crime/detective/mystery books. I think this could really be fun with your significant other. Reading is a conversation and an insight into the mind of the one who enjoys this style of writing. It’s kind of exciting to get to know them even more on an intellectual level.
These are just a few ideas to help get those creative date night juices flowing. I love my husband, he’s my best friend. We’ve been working at this relationship for a few years now and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Part of why it works for us, is because we put ideas like the above into action. Spoil the girl/guy of your dreams in love and time instead of just money and material things. I’m sure it will go a lot further and it’s more meaningful.