Living in a rural area, away from family, it can be difficult to get in ‘proper’ date nights. With no sitter to watch our daughter we cannot go out to restaurants or to the nearest movie theater (which is an hour away). In order to keep our sanity and get some much needed alone time we have mastered the art of the at home date night when you have kids.
Our date nights are not incredible fancy, it involves us on a couch watching a movie. However, I do have a few tips to make sure your date night is a success.
Plan A Perfect At Home Date Night When You Have Kids
Pick the night for date night in advance. This allows you to get mentally ready as well builds up some anticipation. You can also make sure laundry etc is all done so you will have nothing distracting you.
Let The Kids Run Around
Date night starts after our daughter goes to bed. To make sure she is really ready for bed I always plan a fun, activities activity for the day of. This can be a trip to the park or even hula hooping. There is nothing worse than a kid who just won’t go to sleep when you are excited for date night.
Have Special Snacks
Without kids you are able to have some special adult only, no kids allowed snacks. For us it is normally a small pint of an expensive ice cream but for you it could be a wine and cheese spread. The sky’s the limit.
Pick The Perfect Movie
We choose a movie on Netflix to watch. There are no commercials and no trips to the store to buy a DVD we will watch once. Our picks range from raunchy comedies to full on action films. Here are some of my suggestions that you can find on Netflix Canada.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it’s up to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
The Longest Ride
The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love.
Kingsman : The Secret Service
A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother’s house.
For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she’s pregnant.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah’s traveling to the same resort as her ex – and she’s bringing along her new boyfriend.
Star Trek: Into Darkness
After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.