Every relationship expert preaches the importance of having date nights, but few offer suggestions on how to do this when you have circumstances that make it difficult for you to get out of the house. Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to have an at-home date night, and here is how.
Put the kids to bed, and make sure they stay there.
The last thing you need is to have your romantic night interrupted by your children, but if they are not used to mommy and daddy staying downstairs temptation will likely draw them down. Tempt them to stay in bed by telling them that they will get a prize in the morning if they stay in bed all night.
Transform your space.
It is not good enough to simply send the children upstairs. While your partner is getting the children settled set the stage for your romantic night. Remove all the toys from the room, lower the lights, and set the mood.
Bring out the goodies and a movie.
Whether it is gourmet popcorn, heart-shaped brownies, or chocolate covered strawberries, make sure you have a special snack to share while watching a romantic comedy.