It's our eleventh wedding anniversary this month and I've been trying to decide what we can do to celebrate. We're passed the stage of partying because we have no babysitters, but we still like to do something either during the day or late at night at home while the kids are in bed. Most couples find it hard to spend nights in together, but it's important to dedicate some time to date night or to celebrate special occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays.
These were some of the ideas that I came up with when planning our anniversary, I'm still undecided because I really want to make it a day that he will love because he does so much for me generally (and without cause) that it's time to show him how important he is and how much I love him - planning some fun activities is a start. Hopefully, though these may also inspire your own date night - don't be scared to mix and match these and really make a day [or night] of it and to think outside of the box.
An Evening of Poker
You don’t have to be huge gamblers to enjoy an evening of poker together. Just pick up some beginner poker accessories from a reputable seller. You’ll find lots of them online and in your local town. Presuming you don’t know how to play the game, you can also get books and instruction guides online. It’s not complicated to learn, but it could be a great way of spicing up your relationship. If you must play for clothing, so be it. You’re guaranteed to have a great time, and he’ll enjoy trying to beat you.
A Movie Night
We all enjoy watching movies, and so downloading some new ones for your night together could be perfect. Just make sure you get at least one film he’s going to like. Most men will watch dramas and chick flicks to keep you happy. However, they still want to view a new action movie from time to time. It’s all about compromise. We've recently watched Avengers Age of Ultron, The Duff and Pitch Perfect 2 and fully recommend them as unromantic date night alternatives. Don’t sit there complaining all the way through his film. Try to enjoy it like he does with yours.
A Meal For Two
A wise woman once said the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That couldn’t be more accurate. You shouldn’t just cook his favorite meal on his birthday you know. You can do it at any time you want to be together and enjoy each other’s company. He is sure to know how much you love him when you surprise him in the kitchen. Just make sure he returns the favour at another date.
A Good Chat
Believe it or not, women are not the only people who like a good chat. Presuming you don’t get to spend that much time together, your man will probably love a conversation. Try turning the TV off and sitting with each other for a few hours. Discuss your day. Let him know if you have any worries. Listen to his concerns. Put his mind at ease and remember why you love each other.
Now you’ve read our awesome ideas; we hope you will have lots of fun with your partner. As you can see, it’s often the simplest things in life that matter most. Just being in each other’s company can help your relationship to grow and survive. That is especially the case if you have children. You need to make an extra effort to love each other and let the other person know they are the most important thing in your world.