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27 Date Night Ideas For Busy WAHMs

No creative energy left when it comes to date night? That's okay, we've got you covered with 27 date night ideas (including 9 that don't require a babysitter).

Whether or not you love the red, candy, and flowers that come with Valentine's Day or roll your eyes and refer to it as a Hallmark holiday, getting some time away with your significant other is necessary. Date nights are a must for keeping a happy marriage, and spending all your time working and parenting can cause burnout quickly. Here are 27 fun date night ideas for busy moms, including a few ideas that work even if you don't have a babysitter.

When you have a babysitter...

  1. Browse through a bookstore together.

  2. Go bowling.

  3. Play laser tag.

  4. Re-create your first date.

  5. Go shopping and pick out a surprise for each other.

  6. Go to a thrift store and see who can find the most ridiculous outfit, then wear it to dinner.

  7. Stay home, cook together (and enjoy the quiet).

  8. Go for a bike ride.

  9. Just take a stroll.

  10. When time is minimal, just go out for dessert.

  11. Head to an arcade and challenge each other at your favorite game.

  12. Try out a new coffee shop.

  13. Go skiing in the winter or fishing in the summer.

  14. Play mini golf (or head to an indoor driving range if it's cold!)

  15. Go roller blading or ice skating.

  16. Go on a picnic—indoors or out!

  17. Head to a museum or art gallery.

  18. Visit an antique store or flea market.

Or after the kids are asleep...

  1. Play a tournament of your favorite board game.

  2. Have a campfire in the backyard.

  3. Stargaze in the backyard.

  4. Two words: Bubble. Bath.

  5. Make your own ice cream.

  6. Bake your favorite dessert together.

  7. Turn on some music and dance in the living room.

  8. Make something together (like a Valentine's day craft or a painting for your house)

  9. Have a building competition with your kid's toys (blocks, LEGOs, etc.).

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