Date Night “IN”
How many different hats do you wear daily? Uber Driver, Multi-tasker, Organizer, Referee, Laundress, Chef, Boss, Coach, Friend, Spouse, Teacher, Doctor, Employee, Volunteer…the list goes on and on. Certainly, there is no hat more rewarding than PARENT. But let’s face it, parents are totally stressed out at times. A few hours of kid-free sanity, sipping your favorite cocktail with a significant other cocktail, is certainly well deserved!
No sitter? No problem! Rest assured, your “kid-free” evening isn’t ruined!
Try the perfect solution …Date Night “IN.”
SPA NIGHT: When’s the last time you visited a spa? Pour a glass of your favorite beverage, grab your bath robes, crank up the spa tunes, and slather your faces with an antioxidant rich face mask such as Beautycounter’s Brightening or Charcoal masks.
STRAIGHT FROM THE BOX: Companies like Cratedwithlove.com or DateBox Club deliver a unique date night experience to your door. Want your family to join in the fun? Datelivery.com offers family night and date night options such as “Be a Kid Again” or “Cookie Baking Family Date Night.”
COOKS IN THE KITCHEN: Testing your culinary skills has never been easier. PLATED.COM ships all the ingredients and recipes directly to you. Tie on an apron, chop, cook, and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal made with love.
FAR, FAR AWAY: Do you ever find yourself day-dreaming of an exotic vacation? Why not choose a different ethnic food and rent a foreign film?
LET THE GAMES BEGIN: Channel your inner child and may the best person win. Bananagrams, like Scrabble but much more exciting, is a fun one to play.
GOOD EATS AT YOUR DOORSTEP: Are you a real foodie and enjoy trying the trendiest restaurants in town? Goldbely.com brings the restaurant food adventure right to your doorstep. They ship “America’s most famous foods” directly to you. Craving Texas style BBQ, Lobster Rolls from Maine, Boozy Ice Cream, Chicago Style Pizza, Muffuletta from New Orleans? No problem! Goldbely.com can make it happen.
FANCY PANTS: Throw on that LBD or Sport Coat, pop open the bubbly, and dust off the china and crystal that probably hasn’t been touched since you registered for it!
TWENTY QUESTIONS: Whether you’ve been together for 5 years or 25 years, a good ‘ole game of 20 questions is a great way to connect. You never know what else you may learn about your significant other.
WINE FLIGHT: Create your own wine bar at home. Blendtique.com (recently featured on Shark Tank) allows an individual to channel her/his inner sommelier skills and create and design a personalized wine blend in your own home. Grab your favorite cheeses, olives, and nuts, dim the lights, and start sipping.
ELECTRONICS GONE WILD: Skip watching a show on DVR. News flash…Xbox and PlayStation aren’t just for kids. Turn on a game of bowling, Mario Brothers, or Madden Basketball, and you will quickly learn why your children have become so addicted!
Remember, when there’s a will, there’s a way to save a well-deserved date night!
*Article originally appeared in the North Caldwell Magazine, Andrea’s Anecdotes column.