Put The Excitement Back Into Date Nights At Home

When a relationship is only just starting, you’re crazy about each other, and there’s no shortage of ideas for memorable and exciting dates. However, a few years down the line, once you’ve been living together for a fair amount of time, all that fire can begin to fade, and time and money can get in the way of the constant excitement you both remember. If Friday nights in with your partner usually mean sweatpants and screens, here are a few pointers for spicing up the next one…


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Plan in Advance

With modern life being so fast-paced and hectic, a lot of couples end up winging their at-home date nights, which usually ends in sitting around, not doing much of anything! Get around this by planning out your date nights well in advance. Pick a theme every month or week, and aim to plan everything from the food and drinks to your activities around that theme.

Try to Work Around your Kids

If your kids are little, they obviously need looking after pretty much around the clock, which leaves very little room for quality time with your better half. You can work around your parental responsibilities by setting a date on the calendar (write it down so you don’t forget!) when you’ll put the kids to bed early. Make the dinner something easy, and a sure-fire family favourite, so that there’s no fuss when bedtime rolls around.

Keep the Cooking (and Cleaning) Simple

Unless you’ve picked a theme that calls for a large and extravagant meal, try to create a nice relaxed mood for your date by keeping cooking and cleaning to a bare minimum. Alternatively, you can prepare everything from scratch in advance, buy sides and dessert ahead of time, and shave several minutes off the time it takes to whip up a delicious, romantic, home-cooked meal. If it’s in the budget, you may even want to hire a home catering service. This isn’t exactly a negligible expense, but when you stack up the points of catering vs restaurant dining, the experience can be well worth it. Start looking for ways to make cooking quicker and easier now, and you’ll be in the perfect mood when your at-home date night comes around.

Dress to Impress

The best at-home date nights should feel as exciting and magical as any night on the town, so give it a finishing touch by spending a long time on your hair, makeup and clothes. Though it may be a little hard to convince your guy to play ball, get him to change too! This way, you’ll both look, feel and smell your best on your romantic night in.

Have Fun

Most importantly of all, throw all these tips out the window if they’re going to make you feel a little awkward or over-the top. The whole point of nights at home is to reconnect with your partner, enjoy each other’s company, and wash away the stress of day-to-day working life. Regardless of what you read on this blog and others, make sure you’re having fun!


Stylish & Elegant Date Fashion

Every woman struggles when it comes to dressing for dates. The problem is that we want to wow our dates (of course we do), but we also don’t want to look like we’ve gone all out and overdressed for the occasion. When it comes to date night fashion, it’s easy to feel like you’re trapped between a rock and a hard place. Although dressing for a date – be it a first date or the tenth date – isn’t always easy, it doesn’t have to leave you feeling stressed out. Here are some tips to make dress for dates in a stylish and elegant way, without looking over the top, easier.

You can’t go wrong with skinny jeans

No matter what type of date you’re going on, you really can’t go wrong with skinny jeans. Black skinny jeans paired with a smart top and a pair of pretty flats or wedges is the perfect look for almost any date. It doesn’t matter where you’re going; this look will wow your date. This look is the perfect combination of dressy meets relaxed – you can add additional elegance with a sophisticated hairdo and a classy clutch, such as one of the Olga Berg designs. 

Use accessories to make a statement


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If you’re worried about your look being too boring, dress it up with accessories. As well as adding a few simple pieces, such as earrings, hair pieces, and a bracelet, consider adding a statement piece. To increase the wow factor of your outfit, adding a statement accessory, such as a piece of jewelry, is ideal. It’s just a case of finding that perfect piece of jewelry that matches your outfit and adds extra elegance and style to your look. Don’t forget to pair your outfit with a cute bag or clutch purse, to add additional style.


Make your little black dress your go-to outfit

Every woman needs a little black dress (also known as LBD), as for dates it’s the perfect choice for throwing on. When you’re not feeling jeans, or you wore your favorite jeans on your last date, a little black dress could be the ideal outfit option. Pair it with tights, a cute cardigan or jackets, a statement piece of jewelry, and your favorite pair of heels, and you can make a real impact when you walk through the door, without looking overdressed, of course.


Ensure that you feel good

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When it comes to dressing for a date, the most important thing is to ensure that you feel good in what you are wearing. You see, if you don’t feel confident and comfortable in what you’re wearing, then you won’t enjoy yourself as you will be constantly thinking about your outfit. So, it’s important to make sure that you’re happy with whatever you’re wearing.

Dressing for a date is never easy, as there’s a lot that needs to be taken into account. However, there’s no need to get stressed out, like dressing to impress is much easier than you would think.