It is kind of silly that we need to make efforts to make sure we have some grown up time between Thomas Trains, cartoons and school homework. Unfortunately date night is not something that we can do easily with little kids and outside help is not always available. But Valentine’s Day is something that screams DATE and that means we need get proactive.
Ready? Set. Plan!
Sorry, but this is a “MUST-DO” and you can’t go to the next step without it. As much as you might like to have a candlelight dinner with a husband across the table and a child on your lap eating your sandwich, this date is just about two of you – not your kids.
2. Healthy Activity
Get away. Just two of you. Even if it is for an hour. If you can go for a scenic walk make sure to leave your headphones and phones home and really enjoy time together. However, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, do some physical activities at home:
Laughter is the best therapy, but you might be fans of different genres. Here are a few great comedies that just might please both of you and the easiest way to get to that perfect movie is just click-click-Vudu. All the movies on my list are classically funny yet not to chicky.
- Wedding Crashers
- The 40 Year Old Virgin
- Young Frankenstein
- Meet The Parents (or any of the sequels)
- Anger Management
- The Jerk
- Horrible Bosses
Pizza might be a perfect family movie night dinner, but when it comes for tete-a-tete, do go fancy! However, you don’t have to go out for a special occasion meal – have a date night in and enjoy the comfort of comfortable clothes. If you and your +1 both enjoy cooking, this might be a great opportunity to spend some time together. May I suggest Plated.com? They send you all the ingredients for the entrée of your choice along with the instructions – you make the most out of your time in the kitchen. No additional shopping required!
Baked Chili Chicken Meatballs with Chard and Peppers
These chili-spiced meatballs, combine traditional tomato sauce with new age taste… Kind of like the Jackie O of the food world.
There are more amazing recipes on Plated.com. However, if your special someone is not a fan of cooking, go with the flow – DO NOT COOK or make something that requires no time!! Get a takeout from your favorite restaurant – just make sure not to get too much or make a quick sandwich.
5. Privacy Please
If you have managed to overeat while watching a movie, skip this step and just go to bed. However, if you went with our recommendation of healthier choices, you are ready for intimacy – consider it a part of your healthy & active date: And that is where K-Y might come handy – it is perfect in taking an average date night and making it magical, new, and exciting. Did you know that K-Y has been around since 1917 bringing a diverse range of products from personal lubricants to arousal enhancers?