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My Favorite Things for Planning a Couples Date Night

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It’s a new year and many of us have been planning for all the great things we’re going to do to better ourselves, our job, our family. Often I find myself focusing on my role as mother when I think of planning for bettering my family life, but I need to also remember my husband and how I can improve and strengthen my marriage in the new year. One of my resolutions for my marriage this year is to plan a date night more often, and make them good ones! I’m going to play the role of a famous tv personality and introduce you to my favorite things for a couples date night!

Marriage Resolutions? Plan some great date nights with your spouse - here are my favorite things! #sponsored

My favorite things for planning a great date night!

Babysitting Bonuses

Pick up a fun activity for your babysitter to do with your kids. Perhaps something crafty, a game, or a new movie. Also consider a little dessert for after dinner. Your babysitter will appreciate having something new to do with your kids, your kids will love having a special treat, and you’ll feel better knowing your kids are having fun and enjoying their time while you’re away. Also consider offering a babysitting date night trade with some friends if you want to save some money or don’t know a good babysitter. You watch their kids one night for them to have a date night, and they return the favor another night.

Add some babysitter bonuses for your date night plans. Kids and babysitter will be thankful!

Plan fun for the kids and babysitter while you’re enjoying Date Night!

Not Your Usual Date Night

We’ve all done the dinner and movie route for date nights, so I’m planning to think outside the box and plan activities that are aren’t your typical date night. I recently bought certificates for indoor skydiving and have plans to buy certificates for a local ropes course & ziplining place. If you and your spouse are foodies, consider finding a city food tour or wine tasting. There are tons of local activities on some of the popular deal sites, so see what you can find to branch beyond your regular date.

Don't always have the same old date night. Plan something new and exciting!

Try something new together! Have an adventure!

Dress To Impress

This might not be for everyone, but I’m going to say dress up as one of my favorite date night things. I think back to my first date and how I made my hair look nice, picked out a cute outfit, and applied just the right eyeshadow and lipstick. I felt great! My husband loves me in jeans and a t-shirt, but he also loves how I look when I make a bit of extra effort on my hair and makeup. Perhaps even giving yourself a little mani or pedi will help you feel good about your appearance. Whatever it is, just make an effort to look nice and feel like you’re dressed for a date night.

Remember your first date and how you worked hard to look your best. Don't stop trying to impress your spouse on date night!

Make an effort to look and feel your best for your date night!

Conversation Starters

While both my hubby and I love technology and find dual phone use acceptable, we both know it’s not ideal for a date night. So, one of my new favorite ideas for planning a couples date night is to create some conversation starters. Grab a piece of paper and think of a few topics or questions you can bring up at dinner to spark some conversation and increase your closeness. Some ideas might be: goals for the year, best memory as a couple, favorite date night, dream vacation, hobby interests, career plans, most anticipated upcoming event, etc. Think of what your spouse loves to talk about, and think about what you’d like to share.

Plan for communication and sharing on your date night. Write down some conversation starters for the evening.

Write down some conversation starters to talk about with your spouse!

Spice Things Up

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Date Night is the perfect time to share some intimate moments and spice things up with K-Y YOURS+MINE.

Spice things up in your relationship!

Will you join me in making your marriage a priority for your resolutions in the new year ahead? Share your ideas below for how you improve date night or how you increase intimacy in your marriage. Plus, for more ideas on how to spice up your relationship, visit

Here are my favorite tips for planning the perfect date night with your spouse. Make a resolution this year to have more date nights! #sponsored

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Carrie @huppiemama

Sunday 8th of February 2015

What an exciting date night idea! You're a lot more adventurous than I am, but it sounds super fun! #client


Monday 9th of February 2015

Thanks Carrie! Love having fun date nights with my hubby!

Carissa Bonham

Wednesday 4th of February 2015

It's so important to remember your spouse when you become a mom. Great tips. Thanks!


Monday 9th of February 2015

Absolutely Carissa! Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday 4th of February 2015

Some great ideas! I need to work on getting into normal clothes before the hubby gets home so I can look nicer. Workout clothes are so comfy....


Monday 9th of February 2015

I hear you Britney! Love my lounging clothes. My hubby works from home too, so some days neither of us make much effort!

Anne Campbell

Wednesday 4th of February 2015

These are wonderful ideas for a date night gift. It's even more special that you put a lot of thought into it. Thanks for sharing your tips.


Monday 9th of February 2015

Awww, thank you Anne. I appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment!


Wednesday 4th of February 2015

Love how you mention getting all dolled up for a date... make it special like you did for your first date. Thanks for some fun ideas. :)


Monday 9th of February 2015

Glad you liked them Brittney! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday 4th of February 2015

Thank you Brittney! I'll admit that I don't do it everytime, but it's nice to do every once in a while. In addition to impressing my hubby on our date night, it also makes me feel good too!