Time passes quickly, every single day. Between the errands, the meals that need to be cooked and the work day, it’s easy to go through the entire day without getting a real chance to connect. Though we’re connecting with text and phone calls through the day and with each other during the night in person, date night brings this to an entirely new level because we’re often trying something new or learning something together – creating that healthy competition.
Keeping date night a priority, for us, is essential. It’s the way that we connect with each other after a busy few weeks, and one of the ways that we keep things fresh, by trying something new. It’s not always easy though – here are a few of the ways that we make date night easier.
Make Dressing Up Simple
Date night is a reason to dress up. Most of the time, I’m going to be clad in leggings and my hair pulled back off of my face, not curled or straightened for that Monday night trip to Costco, Tuesday night swimming lessons or the weekday trip to the indoor playground. Date night gives me a reason to bring out something new, like the perfect shade of pink lipstick from Covergirl. It goes on smooth, and it’s a very affordable way to update your look for Spring.
Find a way to dress something up, with a simple blazer, a pair of leather boots or a pair of earrings. Try something new with your hair, that’s easier than your regular routine. Use this tutorial to curl your hair with a flat iron, it’s easier than using a curling iron to get beachy, casual waves and the curls and waves last longer than traditional curls created from a curling iron.
Get Dinner… at the Movie
One of our favorite date nights to see a movie that we’re both excited about – Hello Jurassic Park that comes out during my birthday week – is to catch it at the VIP Theater. First, we save money because you can use scene points, that we collect from using our debit card. Second, we save money because we’re having dinner while we’re watching the movie, saving time (and money) on the costs of hiring a babysitter for a night out.
If you’ve got children in preschool, or school – or family members with children, it’s easy to get together a babysitting swap to ensure that you’re going to be able to have at least one date night a month, to connect. Swap times with each other, in the form of playdates, for fun day dates that are going to help you both to save on the cost of a sitter.
Think Outside the Date Box
Finding a new idea for date night, or choosing something that you may not consider a date, like checking out a new workout class together can help to make date night simple (and keep it exciting). One of my favorite date nights to create a little competition is to hit up a spin class and see who’s got the most distance through the class. There is a fantastic beginner class at Exist Cycle, in Sherwood Park, that we love, or a Friday Night class with a DJ.
You can find lots of date night ideas by following me on Instagram, at @lorigodin. I love sharing some of my favorite ways to get out there, enjoy our city + connect. This post has been brought to you by P&G, I’m a P&G Mom and that comes with special perks for sharing some of my favorite things.