When The Bright Lights asked if we could document an at home date night, our go to idea was to pull out the fire pit and roast marshmallows in our backyard. Then, on second thought, it is the middle of February and the last thing we wanted to do was freeze our butts off. Also, not everyone has access to a backyard let alone a fire pit. SO, we took it indoors to our living room!
Pitch a tent - This did require a bit of effort but what tent doesn’t?. Just grab the biggest sheet you can find and hang it from something on your ceiling, or install a hook to suspend it from.
Food - Everyone knows a party isn’t complete without something tasty to munch on. Our “thing" is cheese and crackers. We could probably live off a good wheel of brie cheese on crispy Melba rounds, topped with a mango habanero spread. However, maybe your thing is mac & cheese, pizza or focaccia bread dipped in olive oil with balsamic glaze. Whatever floats your boat!
Wine tasting - Grab a couple small bottles of wine of different price ranges and variety. We blind folded each other to see which one we each liked best. Dave ended up liking the middle range wine and of course I fell in love with the most expensive one!
Don’t drink wine? I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to do this with tea, beer, coffee, etc.
Board game - Nothing better then a little healthy competition! We LOVE the game "Mad Gab".
Although it is a 4-6 player game, we find it just as great, if not better, as 1 on 1. Just watching the other person repeat a phrase over and over again not knowing what they’re saying is hilarious. I have to admit, although Dave completely schooled me I kept my cool pretty well.
S'mores - A sweet treat, we had no idea stove top burners could work so well for marshmallow roasting! You might want to make sure the fan is on, or your unplug your fire alarm because it can get a little smokey. ;)
Oh, and make sure you buy fresh graham crackers. We realized too late that ours were stale and that is just not a fun taste in your mouth for the rest of the night…
It’s amazing how easy it is to connect and enjoy each others company when you turn off all your electronics and have something planned for the night at home. The best part is that you don’t have to put the effort into getting all dressed up!
Mads & Dave
Huge thanks to Madison and Dave from M&Him for sharing their date night with us! How cute are they!? They're a Vancouver-based Photographers and Videographers. If you haven't seen their work yet, make sure to check them out at their website!