Does the weather feel like that song now? Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. I totally feel that way now. As much as I love a date night with my husband, I don't feel like going out in this cold weather. So I came up with these 5 stay at home date nights ideas. The best part about them is that they are frugal.
When my son was younger we would get some time by putting him to bed a bit early. Now I can set him up with a movie or just let him play on the computer. I recommend making sure the kiddos have been well fed and fix them a snack and drinks.
Wine and Cheese Dinner
This is one of our favorites. We love to pick out a nice bottle of wine from our favorite winery. Aldi has a great selection of specialty cheeses, meats, and crackers. We just put everything on a plate and eat. It makes a great romantic dinner and its easy to talk and eat.
I am a competitive person, so I love playing games. We like playing games like Jenga, Mancala, and darts. You can also buy games on your phone and play against each other. Yahtzee and Ticket to Ride are great games you can get on a phone or tablet. We like to play for back rubs!
Make S'mores by the Fire
I think a fire makes everything seem more romantic. Fix a glass of wine or eggnog and make some s'mores by the fire. It's easy to do after the kids go to bed, and doesn't take a lot of time. You can just relax and talk.
This is one of my favorite stay at home date night ideas. We pick out a meal that we can make together and cook it. It is so much fun to try a new recipe. Plus, it is always nice to have an extra set of hands in the kitchen.
Dinner and a Movie
Grab some carryout and a movie from Redbox. Sometimes its fun to watch a movie that isn't G rated. I love doing this on a Friday night if we don't feel like going out to eat. It's a great under $20 date night.
Dates don't always have to be expensive or out of the house. It is just about setting aside some time to spend together. What is your favorite date nights when it's cold outside?