Date Night Ideas for Exhausted Parents

With Valentine's Day coming up it can seem like a pressure to enjoy a big outing with your loved one. Reality is though, us parents are often exhausted and all we want to do is relax and unwind. We've got five fun suggestions of ways to enjoy some quality time with your spouse, minus the stress and huge expense.

Date Night Ideas for Exhausted Parents - Creative QT

1. Catch a Movie and Scoff All the Snacks!

Yes, it's as simple as that. This classic date night never gets old and that's because you can sit back, relax and munch your way through all the snacks without having to share with sticky little fingers from kiddos. The only possible hiccup might be agreeing on the movie.

2. Enjoy a Massage

This can get expensive pretty quickly but it doesn't have to be. Why not just enjoy a half hour foot. hand or head massage side by side. It will get you both relaxed and refreshed before heading out for dinner or grabbing a hot cocoa together.

3. Grab a Coffee and Chat

This might seem like nothing special but when you are exhausted from looking after tiny humans the thought of sitting and drinking a coffee while it's still hot is actually pretty appealing! If your kids are anything like ours you probably won't have finished a single conversation you started in the past decade so this is also a great opportunity to just talk to each other. Sometimes we even take a board or card game with us too.

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4. Go Out for Breakfast

If you've got young kids this can actually be one of the most amazing date nights ever! When you haven't slept well and you wake up with a list of demands from little people, getting dressed and heading out the door to sit down to a yummy breakfast is a sure fire way to re-energize both parents. Make sure you head somewhere you normally don't go with the kids to make it special.

5. Ship the Kids off for a Sleepover

If you are lucky enough to have family nearby why not ask if they can look after the kids for a night. There is nothing quite like having the house all calm and quiet for 24 hours to help you relax! Enjoy working to your own schedule instead of the littles' routine. Stay in PJs all day, watch movies, chat, play games, and best of all enjoy waking up the next morning at whatever time you want to without your bed being invaded by wriggly kids!

Date Night Ideas for Exhausted Parents

What's your favorite way to enjoy time with your spouse when you are both tired and in need of a break?


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