I am starting a new series on the first weekend of each month, a date night challenge. It can be hard to find the time and energy to put effort into a date night and connecting with your partner. Between work, household chores, meals, kids, and just general exhaustion dates can easily be pushed to the back burner. It is important to take time to connect with each other and focus your attention on each other alone, usually without phones, laptops, tablets, etc.
I will write out ideas for easy dates you can do at home once the kids are in bed that do not take a lot of prep or effort, but still provide an opportunity to have fun and spend quality time together.
Idea: Cider on the Deck
- Cider (alcoholic or non)
- Mood lights, candles, solar lights, etc.
- A blanket (if it is as cold outside where you are as where I am)
- Comfy Chairs
Method: Warm up your cider if desired, light your candles or turn on your mood lights, get all bundled up and go snuggle on the deck. The leaves are turning colour, the temperature is dropping, it’s a great time to reminisce about your favorite memories from summer as well as your goals and/or plans for the fall.
Results: Well……. it was about 8 degrees outside so we were pretty chilly. We tried out this new pumpkin cider, it was not good! We had fun chatting and snuggling for a bit, then it got too cold so we went inside and had wine instead. Regardless, it was a total success and we were glad we had a few minutes outside together after the kids were in bed.
Go ahead, get cozy and have some one on one time together outside while you still can with some cozy seasonal cider.
Let me know if you try it. Your challenge this month is to try to do this date, or another one with your partner and let me know how it goes. Even better if you post it on Instagram #RFANDateNightChallengeJoin me in a Date Night Challenge, easy ways to connect with your partner when kids are in bed without a lot of prep or energy in advance. #RFANDateNightChallenge Click To Tweet
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