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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Andie ConnJanuary 28, 2015 at 7:27 am
These are really cute ideas! (: Thanks for sharing! I really want to build a tent in my living room now…
Brittany CooperJanuary 29, 2015 at 8:36 pm
Doesn’t a tent sound romantic!? Thanks for stopping by Andie! Have fun setting up your date!
AprilJanuary 30, 2015 at 3:55 am
These are some really great ideas! I’ll be sharing them on my social media pages today, thanks for sharing them at Friday Frenzy. Have a great weekend! 🙂
Brittany CooperFebruary 2, 2015 at 6:46 am
Thank you SO much April for sharing! It is always so much fun to find other people who share the same interests! I really appreciate you stopping by!
CrystalFebruary 3, 2015 at 9:37 pm
Thanks for the great ideas. Going to the movies used to be one of my husband and I favorite past times, until we had 5 kids. Now, the thought of paying 85+ dollars to go is out of the question, so these movie night tips will really help us recreate that special moment.
Brittany CooperFebruary 4, 2015 at 7:42 am
Yes, kids has limited our visit to the theaters. We maybe go one – two times a year lol!
Glenna @ My Paper CrazeFebruary 4, 2015 at 4:39 pm
Great ideas to make movie night that much more fun! My husband and I are retired but I love to create a fun atmosphere when the grandkids come spend the night. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party. I hope you can join us again this week, the party is live today.
Glenna @ My Paper Craze
Brittany CooperFebruary 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm
Thanks Glenna! It is always fun to mix things up! I am glad you like the ideas and for the great party!
Natasha MairsFebruary 6, 2015 at 1:09 am
great ideas! found you on the pin junkie party
Brittany CooperFebruary 6, 2015 at 6:47 am
Thanks Natasha! Movie night is one of our favorite at home dates! Thanks for stopping by!
Laina TurnerFebruary 9, 2015 at 7:39 am
I love movie night. Whether just with my significant other or with the kids. It’s a much cheaper option than going to the movies and everyone can have a chance to participay=te by making their own favorite snacks.
Brittany CooperFebruary 12, 2015 at 5:24 pm
Exactly! It can be fun for the whole fam or just for mom and dad! Thanks for taking a look Laina!
Clare SpeerFebruary 14, 2015 at 7:46 am
These are really sweet ideas!
Brittany CooperFebruary 14, 2015 at 9:18 pm
Thanks Clare! Simple and fun:-)
Kristy @ Giftie EtceteraFebruary 14, 2015 at 8:53 am
Excellent ideas! Thanks for sharing.
Brittany CooperFebruary 14, 2015 at 9:17 pm
Thanks for stopping by Kristy!
LisaApril 10, 2015 at 10:45 am
so cute. I am planning a movie night tonight with my husband. Going to do a mini concessions stand with candy a few bags of chips, wine and of course popcorn 🙂 I am going to do the lights too.
Brittany CooperApril 17, 2015 at 10:41 pm
What a fun idea! I bet your hubby loved it! Thanks for stopping by Lisa!