4 Myths of At-Home Themed Date Nights – Part 2

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Myth #2 – Themed at-home dates are expensive.

This couldn’t be further from the truth! It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money to pull off a great themed date night. Especially if you plan your date around one of the annual holidays, like St. Patrick’s Day which is coming up next month.

The library is a great resource for travel DVDs and books to give you ideas for your date. Some libraries even offer a home delivery service, so you don’t have to drive there.

The internet is another great resource to come up with ideas by doing a Google search of your theme, which I did to get the St. Patrick’s Day ideas below. It took me 5 minutes.

Below are some ways you can plan an at-home themed date around some not so common holidays on the calendar.

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St. Patrick’s Day: Make Irish Stew and Soda Bread for dinner. Or Corned Beef and Cabbage based on what your spouse likes. Serve Guinness, if you like, and play a traditional Irish game like croquet or darts, if you have them. If you don’t have either of these games we’ve found a fun table-top version of croquet you can play using domino tiles or even pocket change as your wickets. You could listen to an Irish comedian share some Irish folklore. “I love it, write it down!” 🙂

The most important aspect of planning a themed date is to taylor-make it for your spouse.

Don’t do what someone else has done if your spouse wouldn’t enjoy it. Do something they will love, no matter how simple it may seem.

Myths in review:

  1. Themed dates at home are hokey.
  2. Themed dates at home are expensive.
  3. Stay-tuned for the next one tomorrow.


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About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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6 Responses to 4 Myths of At-Home Themed Date Nights – Part 2

  1. Ah, now I get it.
    Then, I guess every night is a themed night at my house. My dinners are all related to some event of the day- be it a holiday, a news event, or a visitor. (For example, yesterday was President’s Day- a bastardization of the eminent Presidents Lincoln and Washington birthday- as a means to only provide one day of holiday, versus the two proffered when I was younger. So, I decided to celebrate Thomas Jefferson- who is the patron saint of Virginia… and served a wonderful vegetarian meal, with local vegetables- and bulghur, a wheat not grown at Monticello, but clearly a farmer’s dream…)


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  4. Adam's Eve says:

    I love the library and the wealth of resources you can get there. I even planned a date night around the library recently. And the Internet has so many wonderful date night ideas out there if you know where to look for ideas. I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest… and your website, of course. Keep up the good work!


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