Date nights

Unless you have frequent, free and on the doorstep child care from willing grandparents or other family, date nights once you are a parent are few and far between.

It’s one of the things you hear parents complaining about a lot, but in reality we know this when we go into parenthood. We shouldn’t expect everything to be as easy as it was before. Parenting is a juggle in every sense of the word but it’s what we sign up to.

That doesn’t mean that we should never have date nights, just that we shouldn’t expect to have them all the time.

Having a date night ‘out’ occasionally makes you appreciate it so much more and the people who are facilitating it.

There is the option of course to intersperse these rare nights out with date nights at home. If you are really lucky to have great sleepers and have most evenings to yourselves then you can probably manage this once a week. If, like us you have children who think sleep is for the weak and have full calendars of various commitments from one or more of you then it might be more of a once a month thing.

  • It could be something as simple as going to more of an effort to cook something different
  • It could be a takeaway and a movie
  • It could be games night
  • It can be anything you want as long as you are focused on devoting that time to something you can enjoy together

If you are stuck for ideas then why not enlist the help of Plan Our Date, the latest exciting subscription service. Essentially an exciting, fun date delivered to your door in a box once a month for you and your partner to enjoy. You don’t have to come up with the ideas of what to do, all of that is taken care of, you just need to show up.

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No expensive babysitters, no putting grandparents out, no pricey taxis or overpriced drinks. Just a bit of fun at home, but different from your regular movie and food night in.

There are a range of subscription options and prices depending on how long you commit for, one box, billed monthly is the most popular at ยฃ24.99 – you can cancel this at any time.

An example of what comes inside is: something to make together (pancakes); a task to complete (painting); a game (who knows most about each other); something to nibble on (yummy skinny popcorn).

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If you are stuck for ideas then this will certainly help with that. If however, it is time that you struggle with you might be disappointed as I’m yet to find several more hours in the day inside a box.

The boxes would also make a lovely gift for someone, perhaps you could buy a subscription for someone else?


They arrive nicely wrapped with all sorts of bits and bobs for you to enjoy together.

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  1. My ideal date night is a surprise! A night were you were not expecting anything ๐Ÿ™‚ always the best!

  2. My ideal date night would be a nice meal followed by a nice long leisurely stroll along the river.

  3. My ideal date night would be anything my husband planned as a surprise … he’s usually not very spontaneous!

  4. I love this box idea! My ideal date night is a lovely meal out at our local Mexican restaurant (their mojito’s are brilliant) followed by a stroll down the river to our favourite bench on the embankment.

  5. A night in with the phones switched off and time just to chatter away about anything and everything. No TV, no kids, no distractions.

  6. A beautiful long walk on the beach, followed by a nice seafood dinner at our favourite restaurant ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Cooking a meal together, eating it alone! Sitting in the garden with a glass of wine and talking all evening in the sun.

  8. I would love to go ice skating, or something else which is physically active and a bit of fun together

  9. I like making some cocktails in the house then having some nice food and watching a movie snuggled on the sofa

  10. Having a nice meal and a chat, and a film together, just quality time really which is rare at the moment

  11. My ideal date night is having a takeaway (so I don’t have to cook) and curling up on the sofa with my husband watching a film – child free night of course!

  12. Great idea! My perfect date night would be some nice dinner out somewhere or a takeaway because then it means no washing up! With a movie, some tasty snacks and a foot rub from my hubby!

  13. A stroll through woodland, a meal at a country pub and then finished with a romantic film and cuddles on the sofa

  14. Ideal date night is a nice dinner – doesn’t matter if it’s at home or at our local restaurant, followed by a nice film and cuddles on the couch! Not often that we can chill together!

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