Date Night In: Creating Memorable Moments Amidst Parenthood

Remember those pre-parent days? Candlelit dinners, trips to the movies, – all fading memories replaced by juice boxes, bedtime battles, and laundry mountains! But fear not, weary parents! Time alone away from the children doesn’t require a babysitter and a hefty price tag. In fact, some of the most magical date nights happen right in the comfort of your own home.

Here’s your guide to creating wonderful date nights in, without leaving the house:

  • Clear the decks: Put away the toys, delegate the dishes, and silence those pesky notifications. This night is all about connecting with your partner, not cleaning floors.
  • Ditch the takeout menus and get creative in the kitchen together. Choose a recipe that you both love or be adventurous and try something new, it’s a great way to spend quality time together.
  • A picnic is a romantic and budget-friendly way to spend time with your partner. Make a spread with your favourite snacks and set up a blanket in your backyard.
  • Dust off those old board games and get competitive! Remember the thrill of Monopoly victories and the groans of Scrabble defeats? 
  • Put on your favorite playlist, crank up the volume, and let loose! From awkward air guitar to silly waltzes, embrace the freedom of uninhibited movement. You might even rediscover your dancing skills (or lack thereof!), which is half the fun.
  • Try a DIY spa night together. You can light candles, listen to soothing music, apply some face masks and cucumber slices, and unwind together after a long day.

Why not turn date night into a family tradition? We’ve got some great tips on how to get started here. At Kenmore Hills Early Learning we host regular date nights for our families where we offer childcare after normal hours so parents and caregivers can have some time alone!