How to Host the Perfect Date Night In

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Summertime is all about having fun, sharing laughs, and celebrating togetherness. As a Florida native, I prefer to spend the majority of my free time at the beach, attempting to stay cool in the sweltering heat. June is undoubtedly our hottest month, and in a centralized city like Orlando, temperatures can easily reach the 100’s. When I’m not soaking up the sun, you’re likely to find me indoors, basking in the air conditioning and sipping on a fruity drink. With that being said, one of my favorite ways to celebrate togetherness during the summer is to host an indoor date night. In my experience, I’ve found that these are just as fun as a night out on the town, and you don’t have to spend hours getting primped and fancy. I’m a huge advocate for yoga pants, so any activity that allows me to wear them is one that I enjoy. Next time you attempt to plan a romantic rendezvous for two, opt to stay home instead. Your girlfriend (or boyfriend) and your bank account will thank you. Here are a couple of fun and creative ideas to help you host the perfect date night in for you and your significant other:
 

Have an all-night movie marathon.

Put the Netflix away for one night (I know, binge-watching a series is like a full-time job all on it’s own), and pull out all of those classics that you haven’t watched in years. Airplane, The Wizard of Oz, and Gone With The Wind are arguably a few of the best movies ever directed. Surely you can’t be serious? I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley. I’m also a huge fan of chick flicks, and if you’re able to quote Mean Girls from beginning to end, we should probably be best friends. If you’re not a movie buff and don’t have a hidden collection at home, you can find quite the selection at any local Redbox kiosk. The point is to break away from your every-day mundane schedule, and make the night feel out of the ordinary.

 

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Set up a picnic in the backyard.

Whether you spend time and effort cooking a full three-course meal for your sweetie, or you opt for take-out, you have the ability to create a whimsical environment in your own backyard with a few basic components. You’ll need some nice plates, silver wear, napkins, candles, a cozy blanket for you guys to sit on, and of course, sustenance. Get creative with the set-up! If you’re really trying to get on their good side, you can even throw some rose petals into the mix. I guarantee they’ll appreciate you for this one.

 

Dance the night away.

If you’re an old soul like myself, turn on some Frank Sinatra and travel back in time for one night. If you’d enjoy something a little more upbeat, you can never wrong with the Backstreet Boys. You may not have the groove that they do, and that’s okay! Not knowing how to dance is not a valid excuse, and we all know that the only way to get better at something is to do it continuously. Just get up and get moving! This fun indoor date night activity will generate large amounts of laughter and smiles, while bringing you and your significant closer together (literally).

 

Share a sweet treat together.

Ice cream has always been my preferred dessert. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE baking; but there is just something about ice cream that brings me back to those happy, care-free childhood days. My boyfriend is a bit more adventurous in the food sphere, so he typically opts for the more unique flavors. For our last date night, he chose EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED® Caramel Delight Light Ice Cream, while I enjoyed indulging in EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED® Vanilla Light Ice Cream. EDY’S ice cream is simply made, and simply delicious. Both of these flavors are made with real ingredients, fresh milk and cream, and do not contain GMO’s, artificial colors and flavoring, or rBST. Sharing a tasty dessert with each other is one of my favorite ways that we celebrate our togetherness!

 

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You can find this delectable goodness at your local Walmart, located on the frozen food aisle.

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Two words: board games!

When’s the last time you stayed up all night trying to solve a murder mystery? I’m talking about Clue, of course! Board games have become severely underrated since technology took over, but I’m still a huge proponent of them. I have fond memories of playing Monopoly for hours with my family. I’m pretty sure I never won a single game, but it was always enjoyable, nonetheless. Test your spelling skills with a competitive game of Scrabble, and make the loser cook breakfast!

 

Transform your living room into a pillow fort.

You are never too old for this. I repeat, you are NEVER too old for this. Drag all of your furniture together, throw a blanket on top, and scatter pillows all over the floor beneath it. Sit in your pillow fort for the remainder of the night, telling stories + jokes and reminiscing on all the good times you two have shared together. If anyone attempts to enter the pillow fort unwarranted, make them give you the password.

 

Get crafty.

Peruse Pinterest to find a fun project that the two of you would enjoy doing together. A few that I frequently find on there are decorating mason jars, painting coasters, and curating holiday wreaths. I’ve been wanting to re-stain my coffee table for the longest time, and I think this would be a great date night activity! If DIY’s aren’t exactly your forte, you can always head to your local home improvement store and pick out a funky color to paint your bedroom, or another room in the house.

 

IMG_0462-1024x683DIY Coffee Mugs are always a good idea!

 

Plan a vacation together.

Seriously, who doesn’t love a vacation? Sit down together and brainstorm ideas for the next trip you two will embark on together. Nothing brings you closer than a out-of-town adventure. My boyfriend and I just got back from Savannah a couple of days ago, and we had an absolute blast! If this is out of your budget, plan a faux vacation and pick out all of the places you’d go and attractions you’d want to see. Whether it be to Europe or the Caribbean islands, the possibilities are truly endless!

 

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Savannah is such a charming, romantic little town.

 

I hope your indoor date night is nothing less than spectacular. Hosting an indoor date night is one of my favorite ways to celebrate togetherness, because it’s fun, relaxing, and allows us the opportunity to get to know each other a little better. However, no matter how you celebrate togetherness, I think we can all agree that summer is full of good times.

 

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6 Comments

  1. June 29, 2016 / 12:57 am

    ummm delish!!! I so want some but if I want summer abs….. lol

  2. June 29, 2016 / 2:41 am

    We love playing board games together.

  3. June 29, 2016 / 7:12 am

    Such fun ideas – planning a vacation together can be half the fun of actually vactioning!

  4. soniya Saluja
    June 29, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Lovely choices !! thanks for sharing 😀

  5. June 30, 2016 / 1:05 am

    This is a good idea for a date night.

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