Here are some inexpensive ideas for a stay at home date night:
Dinner for two
Have dinner delivered or get takeout. You may also choose to cook together. Eating alone without the kids is still a luxury. Have a picnic outside or eat by candlelight inside.
Rent a movie and make popcorn and splurge on other goodies like boxes of candy or pop. Since it is summer, if you have a projector you can watch movies on the side of your house.
Take a walk down memory lane
Look through old photo albums of the two of you and reminisce. Remember those new feelings of falling in love and what made you fall in love with your spouse.
Spread a blanket on the ground outside or sit in your favorite outdoor chairs and look up at the stars. Pick a star for your star that belongs to just the two of you. Check out a book about the constellations from the library and try to find them in the night sky.
Try something new
Sample wines and desserts from a local winery and bakery or try a variety of local or international beers. Or teach each other something new. If he is handy at wood working, build something together. Maybe you are good at cooking. Show him how to make his favorite dish. The key is that you are doing something together.
Have hubby give you a foot massage and you can return the favor or maybe he would prefer a back rub. Lounge around in your robes with your feet up. Enjoy a relaxing bubble bath or an uninterrupted shower.
It is hard to make time to exercise in the busy life of a mom. Sweat it out with your hubby after the babies go to sleep. Maybe do laps around your house or do cardio together with an exercise tape. If you have a pool, go swimming. If you have any outdoor games such as a volleyball net, play outside.
Shake your booty
Put some music on and dance the night away. Don't forget the cocktails and that little black dress that has been hanging in your closet.
Have a competition
A little competition is good for the soul. Have a game night. Pull out the Wii, a deck of cards, or your favorite board game. Twister is always a favorite classic.
Sit around and just enjoy each other's company. Pull out a book and read aloud or read the newspaper together. Pull out a crossword and work on it as a team. Make time to just talk.
Make smores and camp outside in your backyard. Build a fire and snuggle. Tell each other stories. Have an adventure.