Set up a blanket — maybe grab some mosquito repellent — light some candles, and set up a nighttime picnic in the yard! Then when you’re done eating.
Board games and video games alike have come a long way from their origins. You can find just about any kind of board game at a reasonable price for two players.
Your poetry doesn’t even have to be good! Just make it fun and entertaining. You can make your love notes humorous — or maybe even a little risque.
Pick something new, something you’ve seen a million times, or even something cheesy. You can create “theme” nights to get snacks that go well with the movie you’re watching, too.
Pick an old favorite or something you’ve always wanted to make. Get the ingredients and spend the night in the kitchen with a bottle of wine and some music.
Play an eye-opening game of “Never Have I Ever…” or search for fun “Truth or Dare” ideas online. You might discover something new about each other, no matter how long you’ve been together.
Challenge each other to come up with interesting things you can discuss or debate, like, “which Care Bear is the most powerful?” or “which fruit tastes the worst?” The wilder, the better.
Even if you’re the only guests. Dress up, do your hair, and deck the table out with candles. Or alternatively, you can put on your best Halloween costumes and make them wacky.
Use this time to make it happen, whether it’s making sure you hug and kiss each other when you walk in the door, or it’s sitting down to a home-cooked family meal at least once a week.
Take the day off and just hang out in bed. Forget the chore list — order a pizza and be lazy together.