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{ 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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    February 6, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Yes to the long walk. We have not done that alone in a very long time. We use to watch shows together in the evening but his schedule is off. Will make it happen on his evening off. He loves TV so that will definitely work.
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      February 24, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      My husband loves to watch TV so I have to get in where I fit in before my eyes close!

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    February 6, 2015 at 8:07 am

    We have a fake fireplace and I love to put some blankets down and spend time with Idris Elba…my husband….*side eye* Backyard picnic sounds great though I might try that this summer.
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      February 24, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      Doesn’t it! I can’t wait for the weather to warm up so we can start spending time outside.

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    February 6, 2015 at 10:49 am

    We enjoying going on walks together. I’m looking forward to having a date this spring were we can go downtown and walk around a lot with our little people complaining about the distance.
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      February 24, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      I can’t wait for the weather to warm up. Nothing like those warm non humid nights.

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    February 7, 2015 at 3:13 am

    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!

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      February 24, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      I can see y’all out there. Seems like you all have so much fun together! We trying to get on y’all level.

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    Watching a TV show together can really bring you closer as a couple. We used to watch Sons of Anarchy together and really got into it. We love Shameless, but we don’t have that channel anymore 🙁 I wish we had a backyard for picnics, but maybe we can have one in the living room instead?
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      February 24, 2015 at 10:58 pm

      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.

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    February 12, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    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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