How to Pull Off a Date Night at Home

IMG_5195So, if you’re like me and love date nights but want to switch it up a bit and show off your skills to your significant other, keep reading!

Thank God for Grocery Delivery!

Thank God for Grocery Delivery!

My boyfriend, Richard and I usually have date night once a week where we go out to happy hour or dinner. This week I wanted to do something different and bring the date night to our home. The first thing I did was order all of my groceries with the Shipt app, which is amazing and let’s me pick out everything easily on an app and then my groceries are delivered to my door with a smiling face. (Check out my other Shipt app post for even more info on this incredible app.)


Second, once my groceries were delivered I started cooking! I made a Parmesan chicken with garlic and lemon and a side of roasted asparagus with grated parmesan.

Thirdly, I popped a bottle of wine for me and poured a whiskey for Richard.

Next, I cued the Frank Sinatra. Frank is my go-to artist for date nights at home. Richard sipped his whiskey at the breakfast nook while I was cooking. Once the food was done I turned down the volume of Frank, just a little (not too much, no worries Frankie) and then we enjoyed our meal. It was delicious!


After dinner I broke out the chess and checkers and surprised Richard with a little book where I wrote all the things I love about him inside of it.  We also indulged in some chocolate covered strawberries that I also made earlier.

This date night was super simple and so much fun! If you want to try and pull one off yourself make sure to follow the most important tips from me:


  1. Get your groceries delivered ( by Shipt!) so you can set the atmosphere while the groceries are on their way and not waste 2 hours at the store!
  2. Set the mood with music. Frank Sinatra is my favorite. Also there are lots of Romantic playlists on Spotify.
  3. Make something easy so you’re not stressed the entire time
  4. Play a fun game together like chess or cards
  5. Enjoy your favorite drink together
  6. Write a hand written card to tell your significant other how much you love them. ( hand written is always more meaningful than an email, Facebook post or text in my opinion.)
  7. Have fun and enjoy!

So, have I talked you into hosting a date night at home? Let me know if you decide to give it a try and good luck!




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  1. kirsten on August 8, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    So cute! Love the idea of having date night at home, especially for those of us on a budget!

    • Scarlett on August 12, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Thanks so much, yes its def budget friendly!!

  2. Joanna on August 8, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    What a fun night in! Date nights at home are great:) I’ll have to check out that service.

    • Scarlett on August 12, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Hey Joanna! You totally should! It’s awesome. I sometimes just get it when I’m lazy and don’t want to go to the store as well. haha xo

  3. Bre | Maintaining Me on August 8, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Love this idea! I need to implement some of your ideas!

    • Scarlett on August 12, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Thanks, Bre! You totally should! Let me know how it goes! xo

  4. KP on August 8, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    It looks like you had a great date night. Date nights are great for staying on budget! My boyfriend and I are trying to be pretty strict when it comes to our budget for the next few months and a stay at home date night sounds like a great idea for the two of us!

    • Scarlett on August 12, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Yes! It’s so great for staying on a budget! Since we just got a puppy we need to stay in more as well and save mula! XO

  5. Chrisy on August 9, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    So love this 😀 My husband and I are big homebodies, so any chance to “live it up” while at home is most welcome!

    • Scarlett on August 12, 2016 at 8:56 am

      We are too! I just being home with a fluffy blanket, fuzzy socks and wine of course! HA! Hope you have a great weekend stop by again soon! xo

  6. Morgana on August 18, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Who did the dishes? 🙂

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