Guest Post by Bryanda of Quirky, Brown Love!
After working a long week, it can be hard to commit to a date night every week, but it is important to do so to keep your relationship going strong! When most people think of date night, the first thing that comes to mind is dinner and a movie out on the town; however, for a busy couple, the traditional date night can seem impossible. Luckily, I have come up with a tried and true list of 6 easy date nights for even the busiest couple. And the great thing about these dates-you won’t have to hire a sitter because they can all be done at home!
1. Try Something New Date
Since you are going to go grocery shopping anyways, why not pick out some new snacks that you have never tried before? Take a break from the usual chips and cookies and try something that seems downright weird! The best place to go for off the wall snacks, in my opinion is Trader Joe’s. When Matt and I did this date, we found a lot of interesting snacks!
2. At Home Indie Film Festival
There are so many talented filmmakers on YouTube that you have probably never heard of. Use this date to show some love to indie filmmakers by watching a few shorts on YouTube and then featuring a full length movie as the ‘main feature’. Matt and I found a great indie movie on Netflix when we had this date.
3. City Themed Hangout
No time for traveling? No problem! Matt and I have been planning to go for New York City forever, but just can’t find the time to go. Therefore, we brought the city to us in our New York Inspired Hangout. We were able to find some Brooklyn Brewery beer, we had chinese take-in and watched Mad Men.
4.Homemade Happy Hour
This is a fun date, especially after a hard day at work. It can be tempting to just go to a bar at the end of the week, but if you are trying to save some cash, it is a lot more affordable to make your drinks at home. What’s better is that you get more bang for your buck when you buy your own alcohol AND you don’t have to worry about who is driving home! Need some brushing up on your bartending skills? Check out my super easy recipe for my signature drink, Tropical Turn Up.
5. Netflix Discovery Party
Just about everyone has Netflix nowadays. Why not use it for date night? Just make dinner and make it your goal to find something that neither of you has ever watched before. It could be something random or something silly. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your new favorite show like we did!
6. At Home Comedy Show
As much as I would love to see Kevin Hart when he comes to town, my bank account doesn’t always find him to be that funny! Instead, we have made at-home comedy shows a thing at our house. Netflix has a great variety of stand-up comedians, so all you have to do is pop some popcorn and let the good times roll! Our favorite at-home comedy show date was when we watched “Delirious” by Eddie Murphy!
Looking for more fun date ideas? Check out Bryanda’s blog!
Bryanda Law is the author behind the blog, ‘Quirky, Brown Love’, a blog that focuses on the importance of the positive portrayal of brown relationships and lifestyles in the media. On her blog you will find love stories, date night ideas and her latest series, the “Quirky, Fit + Fabulous” Challenge.