{ The Fabulous 5 } Top 5 Date Night In Ideas

Date nights are so necessary yet so elusive…for us at least. As much as we need to take the time to reconnect and enjoy one another without the kids, sometimes all of the pieces like a babysitter and something fun and cost effective doesn’t  always line up. To be completely honest, at times all of the cards line up but I’m just so tired that the idea of getting dressed up and leaving the house leaves me feeling like date night isn’t all that important…I know.

My husband and I vowed that in the new year at least once a month we would put our technology down and give one another our undivided attention for at least one evening a month. Here are 5 date night in ideas for those nights when the babysitter dips out on you or you just want to cuddle at home.


  • Spin the bottle: Make it as naughty or nice as you prefer.
  • Paint a Canvas:  Work together to create something for your master bedroom or create separate masterpieces.

Date night ideas


  • Backyard Picnic: A few citronella candles and a nice grilled dinner on a mild evening is perfect



  • Take a Walk: A nice evening walk ensures that you won’t be distracted. Walking and talking sounds totally romantic to me.
  • Watch a TV Show Together: Set a standing date for a show you both enjoy. My husband and I both like the show Shameless, we DVR it and watch at 11 on Sunday evenings.

Every month I will be linking up with four other extraordinary blogging Mamas and collectively we shall be known as the “Fabulous Five” for a top 5 round up surrounding a monthly theme. This month was Valentine themed.

FAb 5

You can find the other links here:

Fab Haute Mama: Gifts That Keep On Giving for Moms

Kokoa Magazine: Gifts to Give Kids

Lashawn Wiltz: Tips for Sexy Photos

Bernetta Style: 5 Sexy Things

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Mom, wife and friend. I moonlight as a cooker, baker, laundry folder and organizer. I like to think I do it in style. Unlikely Martha is my contribution to the internet in helping women "Keep House and Stay Fly!"


  1. That backyard picnic tho… we just got the trees cut down recently and the goal is to get a FENCE! Yeah buddy… got put that plan into action!

    1. Picnic anywhere as along as you are together with no children! I think you can watch Shameless online if I’m not mistaken. This season is one of the bests.

  2. These are great ideas. It’s easy to overcomplicate. My husband and I are working hard to build a patio in our backyard. I look forward to enjoying lots of backyard picnics when it’s finished. #blogma


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