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5 Fun & Affordable Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for Parents

11 February 2020
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Think Valentine’s Day is a romantic holiday reserved for those starry-eyed couples without kids? Then think again, because we’ve rounded up some great ideas especially for moms and dads. While we know that planning a date as a parent is easier said than done, these special (and parent-friendly) ideas are easy to do and a great way to reconnect with your partner. And, big plus, they’re all fun and affordable!

1. Plan a Games Night In

For a Valentine’s Day date with a difference, why not plan a relaxed ‘games night in’ with your spouse! Here are 20 awesome two-player games you might like to try. Games night is also the perfect excuse to take the night off cooking and order in some pizza and wine, so you can eat and sip as you play. 

2. Create an At-Home Spa

You might not be able to splurge on a couple’s spa day, but you can recreate a cosy and relaxing spa experience right at home. Light some candles, put on calming music, and try out some DIY spa treatments. This article shares some fantastic ideas on how you can turn your bedroom or bathroom into a blissful sanctuary for the two of you.

3. Have a Fondue Evening

Fondue may be an oldie, but it’s still a goodie! So dust off that fondue set and stock up on some House of York skewers for a delicious date night in. Huddling around a bubbling pot of cheese or chocolate is a simple yet intimate way to enjoy each other’s company. Click here for advice on how to make the perfect cheese fondue and here for an easy chocolate fondue for two.

4. Go for coffee & dessert

Dinner and a movie will set you back by a couple of hours (and Rands), so this is the perfect option for parents who can’t leave the house for too long. Simply find a spot that serves great coffee and dessert and head out for a short but sweet date. Unsure where to go? Then take a look at this list of 25 of the best coffee shops in South Africa.

5. Take a cooking class

As someone wise once said, “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” So why not share your love for food by taking a cooking class together! Cooking classes are often themed according to different cuisines, and you might even be able to find a romantic class especially for couples. Besides enjoying the fruits of your labour, the best part of this date is that you’ll get to go home after a fun evening to a spotless sink.


Which of these date ideas will you try with your partner this Valentine’s Day? Let us know via any one of our social media pages on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

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