Life can get busy as a mom and wife, but don’t let the demands of each day keep you from enjoying your time with your husband! It’s important to schedule regular date nights to keep your love life romantic. It’s too easy to get caught up in taking care of the children day in and day out instead of taking care of the relationship. Days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, months turn into years, and before you know it, you may realize that your relationship is a bit neglected. Don’t let the months go by without planning for regular date nights out. Here are 10 ways you can prepare for a date night with your husband!
10 Ways to Prepare for a Date Night
Plan the Date and Find a Babysitter – If you have children, you’ll want to secure a babysitter at least a week in advance or earlier. If you wait until the last minute, you may not have luck finding an available babysitter.
Look and Feel Good – The week of your scheduled date, be sure to take good care of yourself. Eat well, exercise, drink plenty of water, and get plenty of sleep.
Pick Out a Pretty Outfit – Plan out your outfit ahead of time and make sure it fits properly and feels good on. The last thing you want is to waste time on date night trying on outfit after outfit and getting discouraged because it doesn’t fit or look the way you thought it would. Don’t forget about the accessories and shoes!
Get Clean – Take a nice bubble bath the day of your date or a long shower. Wash your hair well with a quality shampoo or conditioner and relax during this time. Use a body wash to smell extra fresh.
Brush Your Teeth and Floss – Brush your teeth well and floss. You may be sharing a few kisses during date night and you’ll want to have a fresh breath! Gargle with mouthwash for extra freshness!
Go Light on the Makeup – Save time on date night by going light and natural on the make up. Use the basics to feel pretty including foundation, a little blush, eyeliner, and mascara. Make sure you moisturize well first!
Give Yourself a Manicure and Pedicure – Trim your fingernails and toenails and coat with a fresh coat of nail polish.
Smell Good – Spritz yourself with your favorite perfume before your night out so that you’ll be smelling your very best and don’t leave home without putting on deodorant!
Listen to Upbeat Music – While getting dressed, listen to upbeat music to help put you in the mood for the night. Dance around and visualize yourself having the time of your life on your date.
Rest Up! – If you’ve had the kids all day long and your energy levels are low, you’ll need energy to be able to enjoy your date and stay out late. Take an early nap if you can or go to bed early the night before so that you have plenty of energy on your date.
What do you do to prepare for date night?