Fun date ideas for home are not just for couples who are strapped financially, but also strapped for time and babysitters. Couples with young children at home may find it difficult to get through all the daily chores, look after the kids and work outside the home as well. All of these tasks leave little time and energy for time spent together that is not focused on daily tasks. One of the hardest things for moms and dads to remember after they become parents is that they can talk about other things besides their kids. Rediscovering topics of discussion, spending time together and enjoying each others company are the goal of any fun date ideas for home.
A very traditional, yet still fun, date idea for home is a movie night. Couples should alternate who gets to pick the movie for viewing. Husbands need to allow for chick flicks and wives need to make concessions for action movies. Ideally, movie night is more about enjoying a quiet movie together, curled up comfortably on a sofa. Couples can make popcorn, pick up candy packages and drinks or they can make a full picnic meal and enjoy chattering through the film, pausing frequently as the couple prefers. Two huge perks of a movie night at home for a date idea: parents don’t need a babysitter and romance isn’t hampered by being in public.
Romantic Dinner for Two
Romantic dinners for two can take on any theme or flavor when hosted at home. Create a candlelight dinner on the deck or a picnic in front the fire. The rules for a date at home should be the same as those for a date out of the house: no discussions of financial issues or kids. Talk about light matters, tease each other and take dinner the extra mile and feed each other. The simple, sensual act of feeding each other invites intimacy; bask in the simple sensuality of a shared meal.
Dirty Minds and Other Home Games
Couples lose the desire to be spontaneous over time, particularly when they are bogged down in obligations. Board games like Dirty Minds and other sexually teasing games can be a real change of pace and offer husbands and wives an excuse to be silly. Whether it’s playing strip poker, truth or dare, a game like Dirty Minds or something else that teases and tantalizes the senses lets you live a little, laugh a little and have fun.
Acting out fantasies is another way couples can explore aspects of themselves. A fantasy does not have to be sexual, although a sexual component doesn’t hurt, as sex is an important part of marriage and a healthy sex life benefits the marriage. Write down a list of favorite fantasies and those fantasies can be as simple as cowboys and Indians, language barriers or maid and master of the house. Write down these fantasies onto strips of paper. When lacking any other date idea and the kids are tucked away for the night, consider drawing one out of this jar and playing out the fantasy. The couple should indulge themselves and enjoy the experience of feeding chocolate covered strawberries, getting a hot oil massage or communicating without words. Remember, in a fantasy, anything is possible.
A simple, but fun date at home just requires some clear weather and a comfortable spot in the yard. Take a blanket out and lay it on the grass, on the trampoline or even on a pair of deck chairs sitting side by side. Lie back together and make sure all the exterior lights are out. Gaze up at the sky and look at the stars. See what constellations can be found, talk about the stars that are seen and enjoy being together. Be sure to be touching the whole time, either shoulders touching or hands; touch increases intimacy. This is a great date at home, particularly away from the brighter city lights.