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My husband and I don’t get the chance to go out by ourselves much. With five kids, including two little ones, no family nearby and very busy schedules, date nights out of our home are not in the cards at this time. However, just because we can’t get out for a “date” doesn’t mean we can’t stay in and still have a great date night.
Sure, you need to get a little creative, but where there’s a will there’s a way right? If you’re in the same boat and want to do something special for you and your love, I hope this inspires you. My husband and I had a land and sea dinner with balsamic marinated skirt steak and shrimp scampi, all the food was delivered fresh from Plated.com. We also watched a great movie on Vudu.com which we turned into a real theater experience with popcorn and our favorite movie theater candy.
Do you think that sounds like it might be expensive? What if I told you that it was included in a special package of K-Y Yours + Mine couples lubricants? It was, and the K-Y Yours + Mine was under $15 at Walmart. You can easily spend 6 times that going out to a gourmet dinner and a movie. You would not even be able to buy 2 movie tickets for $15 in most theaters not to mention the price they charge for popcorn, candy and drinks!
Walmart has specially marked boxes of K-Y Yours + Mine that include gift codes to Plated.com and Vudu.com (a $40 value)!
We lucked out big time because Plated.com had a special when we went online to order our dinner and doubled the amount of dinners. We then picked out a land and a sea option! On Vudu.com you can browse form hundreds of movies that will stream instantly for you.
There are a lot of ways you can enhance the date night experience at home. Pinterest can be a great source of inspiration where you can find some date night theme printables that will add a lot of fun. Pop up some popcorn and instead of eating it out of the bag, put it in some fun popcorn containers, then head off to the big candy bins that are in Walmart and pick out some boxes of your favorites. You can also whip up some special deserts to have after dinner too!
Put the kids to bed early and then have fun preparing dinner together. My husband and I like to cook and with Plated it was so easy to get to the fun part. Everything was sent fresh to us along with the recipes so there was no shopping or planning on our part. We had a lovely dinner of balsamic marinated skirt steak with creamy, corn polenta and shrimp scampi with cauliflower bruschetta.
After dinner we took our dessert, candy and popcorn into the family room. We fired up the big screen and browsed the available movies on Vudu.com and picked our movie.
After movie time, it’s time to move the party upstairs with K-Y Yours + Mine. We had a date night that rocked all night long!