Surprisingly you get a call from your parents saying they'd watch your kids for the night so you and sweetie can go out. But do you REALLY want to go out? Or just have alone time? Here are some thought starters for an at-home date night!
Pick Your Theme
Maybe you've always wanted to break out that '60s style Mad Men dress but haven't yet found a venue. Make your own party at home perfectly suited (get it?) for your desired theme. Choose the theme you desire and you'll always have a good time. It's the perfect way to get away. Summertime in winter? Crank up the heat and put on that bikini. Christmas in July? We know you have that ugly sweater Aunt Helga gave you last Christmas. Find your theme and live out your fantasy.
In Your Skivvies
Here's something you could never pull off in public — your clothes! Hey, who doesn't love seeing sweetie in as little clothing as possible, so strip down and do your normal date night routine. Make dinner, drink wine, watch a movie. It's all the fun of a night in, but with a twist. Heck, maybe by the end of the night you'll strip down even further.
It has all the intimacy of a club without the downside of slipping in spilled drinks. Rehash the days of the high school dance. Turn down the lights, turn up the music and be sure to dance two feet apart. Just kidding! Getting close is the point, and what better way to get close to your guy than dancing in your own private gala?
Those people at the bar don't want to hear your rendition of "I Will Always Love You" as you look longingly into each other's eyes anyway, so do it in the privacy of your own home. Buy some karaoke tapes and belt it out. Be silly, be daring, be romantic, but above all, be yourself! There's nothing quite like letting completely loose with your best friend, so go wild.
Hey, you're not afraid to look stupid in front of the person who knows you best, so why not test your knowledge? Break out your favorite trivia game and make up your own rules. Wrong answer? Remove one article of clothing. Right answer? Choose your own reward.