Date Ideas for Valentines Day

Date Ideas for Valentines Day

With Valentine’s day coming up I have been thinking about ways James and I can have a date without the worry of childcare. With us living so far away from family until next month we need some ways to enjoy each others company at home once Ailsa has gone to bed. No fancy pants dinner for us. So if your stuck at home too, why not try one of my ideas below.

1. Living room picnic
This is something that could be quite fun and could be done with your kiddies around too. Grab a big blanket and pop it on the floor, maybe make up some yummy sandwiches or maybe some quiche and other snacky foods, I like to pick up a nice bottle of fancy juice like Shloer or Belvoir to enjoy.

2. Movie with a bottle of bubbly
One thing we really like to do is watch movies or even just our favourite TV shows. Before Ailsa came along we would often share a bottle of wine and after our wedding we would often crack open a bottle of bubbly as we had some left over. It’s been a long time since we have had some bubbly so after Ailsa has gone to bed we may just crack open a bottle of something and watch a movie.

3. Cook a fancy meal
James and I both enjoy cooking and our usual valentines day dinners would be a lovely home cooked 3 course dinner. With Ailsa around now cooking can be a little more challenging for us on our own so it could be that whilst one of us does bath time the other can be whipping up a beautiful dinner. We would normally have something we wouldn’t normally eat like Duck and potato gratin.

4. order a takeaway from a nicer restaurant
We don’t often order takeaways as we are trying to save money but we do have some lovely restaurants around us that offer the option. So we may just sit back relax and let someone else cook a meal for us without having to leave the house. bliss.

Those are just some ideas that James and I use for at home dates. Is there anything you like to do? Leave a comment below.

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  1. 3 Little Buttons
    February 2, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    I really like your ideas. 3 years on and hubby and I still have not had a chance to go out on a date night. We do similar things, but my favourite is cooking or ordering in something a bit special for tea and then after Little Button is tucked up in bed, enjoying a fab movie. #TwinklyTuesday

    Annette x

  2. February 2, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    aww these are lovely ideas, we dont really do valentines day but after seeing your list i think we will! haha! thanks for sharing! suz x

  3. February 7, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Ooh I love the idea of a living room picnic! x #KCACOLS

  4. February 8, 2016 / 11:38 am

    These are great ideas! I love the idea of a living room picnic!
    Laura xx

  5. February 8, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    I like the idea of a living room picnic, that sounds cute and romantic. We could add delicious treat foods and candles.
    Have a great Valentines Day.
    Amanda. #kcacols

  6. February 11, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    I love your ideas! Living room picnics are the best – we had one almost two years ago that triggered SB's birth! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday Xx

  7. February 11, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Love all of these ideas. I never thought of ordering a takeaway from a nicer restaurant and a picnic in the living room would be so cute. I might have to put Taylor to bed first though otherwise it would probably turn into a messy play session! ha x Great list #KCACOLS

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