Sunday, September 4, 2016

5 Date Night Ideas


Date night means many things to couples. For me, it means I finally got a babysitter and can go out for the evening. I know my kids are being taken care of and now it's some me time.


What is me time? It is that one moment each week or for some once a month that you can go out and relax with your significant other. Sometimes, as couples, we get lost in working, taking care of the kids, afterschool well you get it.  The list goes on and on that we forget to spend time with each other. These are 5 date night ideas of things to do.

1.     Dinner and Dancing

   Here in NYC, there are many restaurants, lounges, and bars.  I live in Queens (ergo Queens NYC Mom) and in Astoria, there is a restaurant called Don Coqui.  They also have a nightclub with lounge.  I have been to both.


Celebrating our friend's birthday



Celebrating a friend's birthday, my 1st date night after having my daughter


Date Night


Celebrating my birthday


I have recently had the pleasure of their delicious food in their restaurant. My drink is a frozen margarita with a corona beer. I didn’t like the drink as it had a funny aftertaste. I told the waiter and he came back with regular margaritas on the rocks. They were awesome.





2.    Paint Nite




My husband and I were in a rut.  We wanted to go out but didn’t want to do or where to go. You know the same old thing.  I checked out a deal on Groupon and booked a Paint Nite.  I wanted to try something new.  The restaurant was a lounge and bar.  My husband took a look and already said I can’t do that.  That’s when the teacher came in and said you will by the end of the night.  She was outgoing and made it fun.  By the end of the night, we knew everyone’s name at our table. 






We had a blast we booked one more with another couple. What I loved about this experience is that you do not have to be a professional and the atmosphere is fun. You are creating your own masterpiece. Go through the Paint Nite or Groupon website for deas.

3.  Couples Massage

   My husband and I take turns surprising the other with unique things to do. This time, it was a couple’s massage. Neither one of us has ever had a massage. I was on a massage table and he was next to me on the other one.  The ladies came in and I had my face down and the process starting. I now know what kind of massage I like as he got us both deep tissue massage and we were in pain for 2 days after.  Since we didn’t know what to expect I didn’t know that you can ask for the lighter touch. It will be different next time because now we know what we both like and it helped relieve some of the tension and stress we had. They had music and scented sticks it made it calming.


4.    Comedy Club




    Sometimes we need a good laugh to lift us up. We all work hard and deserve some fun times too.  What about getting a good laugh?  We went to the Comic Strip in the city (Manhattan).  We laughed the night away with a bunch of comedians.  Laughter = medicine.  We even got to take a picture with Angel Salazar.  Known for his catch phrase “scheck-it-out” from Scarface and Carlito’s Way. 


5.    Boat ride

If you are ever in NYC take the Staten Island ferry. You can take it in the morning with your family and then go back at night time.  For me, it is romantic with the city lights and the sparkling waters.  You see the statue of liberty and the Manhattan skyline.  It is all lit up at night and awake.   

The next time you are looking for places and cannot think of any. Check out this list and share it with your friends





Disclaimer:  I have not received any compensation for this post.  All opinion and experiences are my own.  
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24 comments:

  1. Hey my fellow New Yorker. You are absolutely right. New York is filled with places to go on dates and to leave your kids home and just enjoy. I am often performing with my band around Queens. Crazy to meet on the blog tip. Maybe you can come to the Fort Greene Park Jazz Festival next Saturday at 3PM in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn. I'll be performing there.

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  2. I need to plan a date nigt soon with my husband. I would like a couples massage or even painting.

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  3. What a great date ideas, our anniversary was on September 15 I think I need to plan a night date with my hubby

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  4. I love your ideas - I don't have a babysitter and I haven't actually been anywhere in 6 years! I wish I could take some of your ideas and go out!

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  5. These are some great date night ideas. I really love the Paint Night idea which I believe would be so much fun for everyone attending. Thanks for sharing the ideas.

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  6. Several of my friends have done the Paint Night before and loved it. I've actually been on the lookout for one near us so that we could do it, it sounds like a lot of fun plus you get to try something new.

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  7. These are so cute! Our anniversary is coming up in October and I'm seriously going to look into that couples massage haha!

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  8. These are great ideas! I have done paint nights before and they are quite fun!

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  9. Oh I love date night! You just have to do it, its the best thing for your marriage!

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  10. These are all such great ideas for date night. I wish my husband and I could do some of these.

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  11. Dinner is always the first thing that pops into my head when I think of date night so I really appreciate these ideas to mix thing up. I think my husband would get a kick out of painting class.

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  12. Astoria really has some cool places for date night. I love that it's not far from where I live in Brooklyn but it's still a night away.

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  13. Date nights are so important in a relationship. Great ideas. I need to plan one very soon. I love the comedy club idea

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  14. I love those wine and paint places! It's amazing what they can get us to do when it's in tiny steps. The club looked fun too!

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  15. OMG! That margarita looks amazing!! I really like your ideas for date nights too!

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  16. We always talk about doing one of those painting classes. They seem so fun!

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  17. i have been to a comedy club in NYC--it was a blast!! Of course it was many many years ago!! i have yet to take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry--sounds like a very fun and relaxing time.

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  18. My hubby and I really enjoyed the comedy club! I think the couple's massage and paint night are actually right around the corner :)
    It's always good to have time to date as an established couple, it keeps the flame burning hot!

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  19. I love the idea of dinner and dancing. Sounds so romantic and perfect. The comedy club must be fun too I will need to look for options in my area =)

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  20. So many awesome ideas. My hubby and I only get away from the kids about 4 times a year. I would love to be able to go out more.

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  21. So many great ideas! My husband and I havent been on a date night in a while! I am up for a couples massage any time! But maybe we will do dinner and a movie soon!

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  22. We just had a date night at an amazing spa hotel. It's really important to have some alone time with your signigficant other. I really would like to try a couples massage for our next date night.

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  23. These are all wonderful ideas! I'd love a couples massage but my husband won't go for it. haha

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  24. Paint nite caught my attebtion. I think that would be such fun to get creative and have a special memory attached.

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