By Ché Blackwood
Craving a romantic night but don’t want to spend a fortune? Are you simply tired of the same old restaurant scene? Then get creative and bring the excitement of a night out into your own home. There’s no reason you and your partner can’t share an intimate evening dancing and dining together without breaking the bank, and with a little work, your living room can rival even the fanciest of dinner dates.
Begin by wearing something sexy. Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t get dolled up. In fact, staying in means you can actually dress a little more outrageous without the risk of judgmental stares from passing strangers. This is one time when you can feel free to overdress (or under dress) for the occasion.
You might want to share a drink to kick the night off on a romantic note. Stop by your local winery or liquor store and ask the manager to choose a good bottle of red for the best value. When you buy wine directly from the store rather than at a restaurant, the prices are drastically reduced, leaving you with a higher priced bottle for less cost. If you’re really game, purchase a few different bottles and do your own wine tasting. Just pop the cork, swirl your glass and pretend your kitchen table is the most coveted spot in town.
Plan a special menu and cook dinner together. Choose a difficult recipe to really test your culinary talents or remake the first meal the two of you ever shared together.
After you’ve wined and dined, it’ll be time to relax. Fortunately, you don’t have to go very far! Run a bubble bath for two if you really want to get the romance flowing, or curl up on the couch with popcorn and watch a movie with your sweetie. The comforts of being home mixed with the luxuries of a long night out will leave you feeling refreshed and swept off your feet, without any looming stress over next month’s credit card bill.
How do you like to spice up a night a home? Tell us in the comments below!
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