For my hubby and myself, it can be easy to get caught up in the same “at home movie date night” routine with our, definitely not normal, schedules. My husband’s job leaves us with “weekends” not on the weekends and “nights” not necessarily at night. So, we make the best of it and take a date night whenever we can! This takes some creativity!
When babysitters aren’t available our go to date-night-in is a fun movie night! I’m sure your thinking, “Big deal! That’s not very creative!” Well here are two simple things you can do to take your movie nights to the next level.
You always need snacks
Make something different! Make something together! Microwave popcorn is a staple over here at my house when it comes to movie night. (or any other night for that matter!) One of the things we like to do is try out different kinds of popcorn recipes. To find a new idea, do a simple Pinterest search of “popcorn” and you will have more options then you know what to do with. You might want to try out this Marshmallow Popcorn that is super cheap and easy to make. It calls for two bags of popcorn but that doesn’t stop us from consuming the entire recipe in one movie!
Think of foods that you don’t usually eat on a regular basis. My husband and I both LOVE cheese, the more options the better. I think for our next date night I am going to make a stop at our local grocery store and pick up a variety of cheese and crackers and create a platter. What kind of fancy foods do you and your sweetheart like to splurge on?
Oh! Don’t forget to watch out for deals on your special sweets! The other night I stacked a $1 off coupon with a 2 for $4 sale on Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Making this delicious pint of spectacular ice cream only ONE dollar! That was a sweet treat for our movie that night!
Doll up the ambiance
We have our same spots were we always sit on our couch. I am sure one day you will be able to see our exact shapes imprinted on the cushions from us consistently sitting in the exact. same. spot. We need to mix it up! How about transforming your living room or maybe your bedroom into a completely different space for the night. Or at least for the next two-ish hours.
Making a tent is always a romantic idea, add some stringed lights to really light up your night. If you aren’t quiet a fort building expert you can go a simpler route by just decorating the room with an abundance of Christmas lights. The more the better, you can’t over do it for this special décor occasion! How about half and half? Half stringed lights and mix in some dreamy candles.
Are you excited to try out some new ideas to makeover your movie night?! I am! Make sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter to see how these ideas play out for our at-home-date nights. Also, I would love to see you show off your fancy night in! Have fun!
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