Choose a theme and center everything you do around it. anything eaten by candlelight is romantic (like our Crazy Dinner!
This recipe for Homemade Spudnuts is my favorite and it makes a TON so you can totally share some with the neighbors (or eat them all yourself .
Seriously, I did this after we had been married for a couple months and we stayed up playing video games until 3 am . Some other fun theme ideas: Mexican, Asian, Christmas, Kid’s theme, 1950’s (or any decade), etc, etc.
and my husband pretty much knew then that I was the best wife ever. For example, if you choose an Italian theme, you could eat spaghetti and gelato, then watch a movie like The Italian Job or Life is Beautiful. It doesn’t matter if you are eating hot dogs and macaroni and cheese .
When my husband and I were first married, we were both working full-time and had no kids, so each week we would head out to dinner or a play or a concert or a movie . Plus, I don’t want to leave my 4 month old baby with just anyone! even if you don’t like these ideas, there are links to approximately 350 MORE date ideas at the bottom of this post. That will take care of date nights for the next 7 years! 🙂 And before we jump into the date ideas, I just wanted to share with you two things that have helped my marriage so much: This cute journal will change the way that you look at your spouse and your marriage.
We have a student loan debt the size of Alaska (thank you Physical Therapy school) and can’t afford a babysitter every weekend.
Fast forward 9 years and three kids under the age of 6.
So, we have had to be creative with our dating life. All that you do is spend only a few minutes a day (or even less) filling out one simple sentence of gratitude toward each other – not only will it help you show more appreciation for each other, but it’s such a keepsake that you will treasure forever! ” You will learn a lot about a person that you never knew when they are faced with a crazy question .
We still make it a priority to set aside one night a week where we turn off the computers and focus on just being together. It also helps strengthen your marriage because you will start to focus on what is GOOD in your spouse and in your life. In all his studies, he found 3 things that every person can do to create a happy marriage and put them together in this book.
Here are some of our favorite at-home date ideas that we have tried (and loved! I recommend reading it together as a couple and finding ways to implement these ideas into your marriage.