Maintaining the romance in your relationship can be hard as life changes and your family grows. Having a healthy relationship with your significant other is key to your happiness as parents. How do you make this happen when life is crazy and money isn’t something you’re willing to spend as if it’s going out of style? We have a handful of great ideas for you and your honey to enjoy time together without even needing to leave the house!
I don’t know about you, but a little competition with my hubby can be so fun! If being competitive isn’t your thing, there are all kinds of cooperative games you can play together.
Get lost in your favorite card or board game. Some of our favorites include:
- Double solitaire
“Camping” in the living room
Camping was always one of my favorite activities when I was younger- the tent, the ambiance, the fire. I was not, however, a fan of sleeping on the ground and especially while pregnant. Recreate the great moments of camping, though, right in your living room. You can build a fort or set up a tent, build a fire in the fireplace, and roast some marshmallows. By far the best part of camping was always the quality time spent just chatting.
Have a tapas party
Each of you can make (or order!) 2-3 small plate appetizers to share. Instead of needing to make a whole meal, if each of you makes a couple small plates, the night is filled with tasting delicious treats. I suggest making things you don’t normally eat to make it even more adventurous. A few of my favorites are pigs in a blanket (seriously, could eat the whole bunch!), this bloomin’ brie bread, and cheesy garlic bread. You can find many more options here.
Redesign a room in your house
There are several apps out there that you can download (a couple of my favorites include Ikea’s home planner or Home Renovator) or go old school and draw out the room on a piece of paper. You can use Pinterest as inspiration or magazines, but the goal is to spend some time dreaming together. You can create a realistic plan to redesign a room in your home, or one more on the silly side. Whatever suits you.
Plan a babymoon trip
You’ve spent so much time planning and prepping for your upcoming arrival. Spend a night planning out a trip for you and your honey to take (or not! Sometimes it’s fun to just plan it out). Look up air flights, hotels, airbnbs, excursions, etc.
Have a book reading night
One of our favorite things to do is each grab a book we’ve been reading, curl up on the coach with a delicious beverage (I prefer hot apple cider) and a blanket. Simplicity can really be the most needed way to spend time together.
Write each other love letters to give to each other the day the baby is born
The day the baby comes will be all-consuming for sure. Spending a night writing letters to each other expressing how much you love and appreciate each other, not only is a wonderful way to spend an evening, but will be a wonderful gift for each other in the future.
Sometimes creating something together is more fun than creating something on your own. You can search DIY crafts on Pinterest and pick to create something for the baby or for yourselves. Pinterest has a variety of crafts- home signs, name signs for the baby, or any of these ideas.
Have a video game marathon
Are you more the video game types? It can be fun to have a marathon of your favorite game. This can be done with just the two of you, or you can invite over your favorite couple friends.
Create a scavenger hunt for each other around the house
This one is a fun one! Each of you spend a few minutes finding random things around the house and then create a scavenger hunt for the other person to find things. The more creative you are, the more fun it will be! If you need help coming up with clues, here’s a website specifically built for this reason.
Make sure to take pictures of your date night in and tag us in your Instagram pictures- @labellebump!
About the author:
Ellyse works with amazing female entrepreneurs to master their content strategy to bring in more sales. She started her business back in May 2018 to better support her family and free up time to spend with them. She lives in Denver, CO with her husband and two small children. They love spending time at the zoo, going on adventures in the mountains, and watching baseball.