Date Night Ideas for Parents in Lockdown
Lockdown is a stressful time for all of us as we adapt to a completely different situation from what we are all used to. With many of us having to adapt to working from home, educating our children at home and the restrictions imposed upon us, it can be difficult to make time for ourselves and find time to spend with our partners.
Try Something New
I don’t know about you but my husband and I definitely had to find new ways to have a date night since we can’t go out. We would usually head out for a meal or to the cinema but this obviously isn’t possible right now.
Here are a few things we have been doing:
HAVING VIRTUAL QUIZ NIGHTS
You might have missed it but many people are doing lockdown quizzes on YouTube and other mediums. We have been spending time doing the Jimmy Carr lockdown quizzes that he uploads daily. We wait a couple of days until we have a few and then sit down with a gin and lemonade and some snacks and see who will win. It can get a bit competitive.
PLAYING SOME SPORTS
Obviously some sports will be out of the question due to space and equipment but there are plenty of things you can do from home. If you like a laugh and aren’t afraid of looking silly in front of your partner, then an obstacle course or something similar should provide plenty of entertainment during the evening!
We’ve been playing a lot of darts recently - we are lucky enough to have an annex room off the kitchen with its own bathroom and utility room. We’ve turned it into a games/gym room and it has been a lifesaver during the lockdown. It keeps us sane!
Keep It Simple
You don’t even need to try something new if you don’t want to. There is nothing wrong with keeping it simple and using the tried and tested at-home date night ideas that you have been for years.
COOK FOR EACH OTHER
On date nights, alternate who is cooking for the other. We’ve been spending much more time in the kitchen cooking up some treats, and a home cooked meal will always go down well on a date night at home.
HAVE AN AT HOME CINEMA EXPERIENCE
You may have noticed that many of the film production companies who were due to release their films to the cinema recently have been allowing viewers to buy or rent at home. Why not grab a blanket, some drinks and snacks and purchase a new release for the ultimate at home cinema experience?
Let me know in the comments what date night ideas you and your partner tried during the lockdown!