Whether you are too exhausted or broke to go out, are just hankering for a quiet night in, here are some date night ideas from single moms who are enjoying themselves this year.
1. Movie date night (or TV) and chill
Abagail: Wine and Wheel of Fortune.
Mica: We order takeout and binge watch our favorite shows with a bottle of wine…or rum…depending on the type of after party we're trying to have.
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2. Making dinner together
Susanne: Fondue, first cheese, then broth and then chocolate fondue. Best way to enjoy each other's company, eat food and have something to do the whole time without making it awkward.
Rachel: We love to have taco & margarita night where we make our delicious tacos & creative margs. Also playing the app “Card Decks” while enjoying a charcuterie board!
Kimberly: Cook together while listening to some great music.
Sandra: Order HelloFresh and cook together.
Mai: Spa, crackers & cheeses & wine. Oh and of course bubbles.
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3. Board games
Sarah: We had a great time playing Yahtzee and trash talking each other a few nights ago.
Jennifer: When is the last time you played a game? You forget what we loved as a child and honestly it is fun to see how someone plays back against you. Character comes out.
4. Multiplayer video games
Melissa: Play old school video games and cook together.
5. Unsolved mysteries night
Kate: We are working on an Unsolved Case Files now! It’s pretty cool!! Takes a lot of time .
Teia: I love the classes at Airbnb.
Dionne: Making homemade candles! body painting! exercising and smoothies!
Stephanie: Teach each other a new skill. How to play chess, cook a special recipe, teach a language you might know, etc.
Meredith: Sitting around our fire pit and drinking wine.
Kimberly: We have a pool table and dart board in our basement…. so we go down there and have competitions and have a fire pit …. hot dogs and s’mores ! Always a blast!
Laure: Our isn't necessarily home, but we go on free dates. We have Trek bikes and plenty of trails around us. We can load up a cooler, eat before or after our ride at a picnic area.
9. More date night ideas:
Elizabeth: “This has been my life this year!” Favorites:
- Black tie night in: wear ballgown, tux, order in from the fanciest restaurant in your town:
- Backyard or rooftop picnic
- Go through the “36 questions to fall in love” from that famous NYT article
- Find an elaborate, amazing recipe and spend all day making it together (we did lasagna from scratch once and it was amaaaazing)
- Scenic drive together
- Learn something together: a dance, a skill, something you can learn in a single evening
- Online fitness classes
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