Hopefully you’re laughing as much as me when you read that title.
At 46 years old, I’m starting to feel like a senior citizen! Don’t get me wrong. I still love a night out to dinner or just drinks, but man…a night IN sound fantastic too!
Plus, Valentine’s day is for teenagers and 20-somethings – sort-of like New Years eve. I mean come on! You expect me to stay up ’til midnight on New Year’s Eve? Why??? Impossible.
I will buy a Valentine’s Day card and put a little extra effort into things, but it won’t include a hotel room and an elaborate restaurant.
I’m open to flowers (white peonies in a mason jar please if you’re taking orders).
So, I thought I’d put a little bit of thought and effort into our average “night in” with –
Luckily, football season is over, so I dodged that bullet of watching sports all night.
What’s a date night in TIN?
It’s a cozy night in with your favorite person/people. Could be your husband, girlfriends, or kids. Whatever.
Simply put…it’s a tin, filled with favorites.
All it takes is spending a little time gathering your favorite peoples favorite things. Just showing that you took the time to care. Nothing elaborate, just time with those people you love. And it doesn’t happen to happen on Valentine’s Day. The beauty of this is it can happen any night, any week, any time.
If I had this shed in my backyard I would definitely be celebrating in there.
But, I don’t…so…I’ll be spending the big night here…
What will our night include? Just a few of everyone’s favorites.
(no affiliate links here – just sharing of few things that our family loves)
We’re starting out the night with my kids FAVORITE meal!
We call it Trader Joe’s Chinese Chicken. Mostly because then we can start singing …”chicken a China, a Chinese chicken…”
his favorite stick wine (and mine too) and a cozy pair of slippers. Once the kids go to bed we’ll put on the Godfather, which I’ll promptly fall asleep to.
For me & the girls…
the comfiest coziest leggings ever!
Yup, you’ve heard all your friends rave about LulaRoe leggings, but, you won’t believe it until you slip into a pair. You’ll never want to take them off.
If you haven’t jumped on the LulaRos band wagon, you don’t know what your missing. Even if you think the prints are too much for you, there are plenty of solid and smaller patterns to love.
And, slippers. My girls have been dying for a pair of slippers. I’m hoping that means they’ll be running outside more when they hear the trash truck pull up.
he’ll be happy with a bag of candy and that we’re all going to play a video game with him.
We’ll wrap up family Valentine’s night with a down and dirty game of Wii Mario cart.
Yes, I said Wii. We’re old school. And if it’s not broke, why fix it?
Danger ahead. If you ever plan on wearing a bathing suit, cover your eyes.
It’s impossible to stop eating these.
Here’s what our Date night IN tin looks like…
What’s in your date night in tin?