After several years in a relationship, the things you used to do for your partner are no longer done. The cute date nights have stopped along with loving texts and gestures throughout the day. Healthy relationships need a spark to keep them alive, even if it’s only a weekly or monthly notion. Are you tired of the same boring routines you and your partner have made habitual? Let us help. Here are three easy last minute date night ideas that can transform any regular night into date night with your partner:
Plan a movie night.
Usually, a movie night between you and your partner includes Chinese takeout, the couch, NetFlix and your dog. You end up binge-watching your favorite show instead of taking the time to enjoy your partner’s company. Don’t take Netflix for granted. It can be much more than just a Netflix and Chill session. Before the next time you turn on your TV, plan on enjoying a movie night between you and your lover. This includes picking a “showtime” and picking a great movie.
Since you’re no longer hanging out in your living room, try to spice it up a bit by dressing up for your partner. Ladies, pull out that dress you’ve been dying to wear that still has a tag on it. Men, a quick shave never hurt anyone. Looking nice for your partner easily rekindles a flame allowing you to remember why you fell in love in the first place. This will allow you to take your routine movie night into a date night making it a perfect last minute date night idea.
Dinner by Candle Light.
You’ve already planned to cook dinner, just as you do every night. Why not make this dinner special? Instead of preparing the regular meals you rotate every week, look up a new recipe for something new and make it a last minute date night idea. While you’re making a change to the menu, make a change to the scenery as well. Instead of dining at the kitchen table try moving things to the dining room or outside in your backyard. This will truly set the ambiance for your dinner. Add some candles and a bottle of wine to put the icing on the cake for this perfect date night.
The average game night probably includes a few card games, Jenga and a bottle of wine. But, it doesn’t have to be boring. Instead of inviting over couples who can’t cooperate to take a single turn in a board game, try keeping game night at home with just the two of you. This way, you can spice things up with a bottle of hard liquor and raise the stakes. Twister is a popular game that can be used with a group of people but with your partner, you can spice it up. With every turn, add the rule in of removing an article of clothing allowing the game to be more fun. This rule can be implemented into many other games such as Uno, Jenga, and more. By the end of the game, you’ll be having more fun making game night the perfect last-minute date night idea.