This story originally appeared on West University Moms.
A regular date night out is a great thing, if you can make it happen. As any good therapist (or Instagram meme) would say, the foundation of your family starts with your relationship and keeping it strong will benefit everyone. But date nights can be tricky to plan (i.e. finding a reliable babysitter) and expensive (i.e. paying said sitter plus whatever entertainment you choose for the evening). That’s why we also love a good date night in. There’s nothing wrong with a classic Netflix and take out combo post-bedtime, but we’re sharing five creative ideas to freshen up your regular routine.
Bring the Bar Home Can’t remember the last time you had anything other than a glass of wine or a beer? Brush up on your mixology skills and try out a new cocktail. Mix it up together and then sample your creation. Don’t drink? Try the same with coffee drinks, or simply whip up a new dessert together.