How to Create a Fun Date Night IN

Create a fun date night at home that DOESN'T involve the TV with a DIY Photo Booth. #datenight #DIY #love #Valentine'sDay #NewYears

As parents of small children, it’s extremely difficult for Derrick and I to find the time- or the energy- to go out. We typically spend our evenings in front of our computers, or me in front of the television watching really bad made-for-tv movies. We’ve made it a goal in 2014 to start calling a babysitter more often and having date nights IN. New Year’s Eve was the perfect day to try one of our date nights in, since we definitely weren’t going to be able to nail down a sitter. While our families and friends were together celebrating, we were watching two sleeping babies on a video monitor. We could’ve been down in the dumps about this, but we decided to create our own fun at home.

We had a wonderful meal of spaghetti and chocolate by candlelight! We tried drinking wine, but realized that our 4-year-old bottle was no good. FAIL. So we drank coffee and hot chocolate instead. We played cards together and laughed, and we created our very own props for a DIY photo booth. Derrick and I had so much fun cutting out little mustaches and stars out of foam and felt to “bling” out our pipe cleaners. It was so easy and inexpensive, and this New Year’s Eve will definitely be one of our most memorable.

Create a fun date night at home that DOESN'T involve the TV with a DIY Photo Booth. #datenight #DIY #love #Valentine'sDay #NewYears

Smart School Houserecently posted a how to photo booth complete with printables here. To create your own photo layout to get that photo booth printed look, you can download some digital frames or upload your photos to PicMonkeyand create a collage.

What do you think? Is this something you could see your family having fun with? If you liked this post, please share it. And of course share you DIY photo booth photos with me when you do this date night yourself.

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  1. says

    Hi Steffany! I LOVE the idea of date nights in. My husband and I should do more of that :) I love that your wine was old so you switched to coffee! Looks like you have twins, too! Our twin girls just turned 3. They are so fun {but of course, I feel like I am always tired}!

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