It’s my first Valentine’s Day themed post of the year! I know, I know. You and a majority of the population hate V-Day, but I absolutely love it. Pink & red everywhere and no shortage of candy or flowers sounds like a dream holiday to me. Plus Eddie always gets me the sweetest and most thought out little gifts. Last year he gave me a Mary Kate & Ashley DVD collection, a RuPaul Funko Pop, a t-shirt from one of my favorite YouTuber’s merch shop and some doughnuts. I just thought it was so thought out and included a ton of my favorite things!
Okay, I’ll stop trying to sell you on Valentine’s Day. But, today I wanted to share my date night in essentials. Eddie & I are such homebodies especially when it’s cold out so we know a thing or two about having a fun date night in at home.
Date Night In Essentials:
A Cozy Set Up
Pull out the extra pillows, extra blankets, the fluffy comforter, whatever it is, pull it out! I think the most important thing when having a date night in, is creating an ambiance so you don’t feel like it’s a normal day on the couch. Sometimes Eddie & I like to throw the comforter on the ground and pile some pillows on top and sometimes we like to just pull out some extra blankets and bury ourselves under them on the couch.
Just because you’re staying in, doesn’t mean you have to throw on that stained oversized shirt and call it a night.
We all have a stained oversized shirt right? Or am I the only one with the oversized white tee with nail polish and spaghetti stains that I refuse to give up cause it’s so comfortable?
Anyways, I think throwing on a cute pair of pjs or loungewear will help create a fun date night in vibe and again really differentiate from a normal lazy night in. I can’t get over how cute and comfortable this sleep romper is. VS has been doing the sleep romper thing for a while now and this is my first time trying it and I am in love.
Your Favorite Meal
Food brings everyone together. So whether you’re making dinner in or ordering out, start your night off with your favorite meal. It’s also nice to create excitement around the date night because you have something to look forward to at the end of a long week.
Luckily, Eddie is normally up for anything and I’m the picky one so we never butt heads. We always love getting a large pepperoni pizza or splitting dumplings & sesame chicken from the Chinese restaurant and our all time favorite is Thai food from Viv in NYC.
A Movie Night
This is an obvious date night in essential. But, Eddie & I normally have a list of Netflix or Hulu movies or shows that we want to watch, but will only watch with each other so neither one of us spoils it for the other. So we always look forward to settling in on Friday night and watching a new movie or catching up with our favorite t.v shows.
Make It A Game Night
It sounds so cheesy, but I love a game night. I picked up Uno Attack a few weeks ago and it is literally my prized possession. Eddie & I can get quite competitive so we spend most of the time laughing and arguing about what’s a rule or not a rule. And recently we’ve been really into playing Super Mario and Mario Kart on his Nintendo Switch. As much as I love settling in with a good movie, it’s nice to switch things up and do something with more communication required.
Thank you so much for stopping by & reading.
What’s your date night in essentials? Or are you more of a night out on the town couple?