Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas – No Babysitter Needed

If you are looking for some Valentine’s Day Date night ideas, you have come to the right place! With Valentine’s Day coming up so quickly, finding some great Valentine’s Day date night ideas for you and your significant other may be on your mind. If you can’t find a sitter, or don’t want one, you can still have a date night at home once the kids are tuckered out in bed. 

You can use our Family Valentine’s Day Ideas for during the day to make sure the kids are tuckered right out and ready for a good nights sleep.

After the kids are in bed, you can have a date night right from the comfort of your own home.

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Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas

1. Game Night

Invite some of your couple friends over, Make some snacks and play a game! You can play anything that you all enjoy, anyone want to play some Charades?

If you don’t want to invite over some other couples, you don’t have to! Get out some cards and play some strip poker, just make sure you have a lock on your bedroom door.

2. Share Memories

Watch your wedding video together while snuggling on the couch and drinking the same wine that was served on the tables during your reception.

3. Dance Together

Put on the song that you chose for your first dance at your wedding, if you aren’t married, dance to the first song you have ever danced to together. Dance the night away.

4. Cook Together

I love to cook with my husband, moving in the kitchen in harmony to create a beautiful dish. I find it so romantic. Choose a recipe and make it together!

5. Spa Night

Pamper each other with a spa night. Give each other massages, facials and even manicures!

6. Have a TV Marathon

Watch ever episode you can of a TV show you both love, don’t skimp on the snuggles.

7. Play Video Games

I know, after all my complaining about being part of Wives Married to Video Gamers Anonymous, I am suggesting gaming. It is after all Valentine’s Day though, and if your significant other wants to play a game with you, give it a shot. You might just enjoy it.

8.  Eat Dessert in Bed

Make a decadent dessert and enjoy it together in bed. Mmmm Chocolate and fluffy blanket goodness anyone? Yes please.

9. Put Chocolate on Everything.

Ok, well not EVERYTHING… but close. Make chocolate dipped strawberries or drizzle some chocolate over a banana. Whatever you want!

10. Enjoy Each other

Simply put, just use the evening to enjoy each other’s company!

Do you have any Valentine’s Day date night ideas? 


  1. Amy Desrosiers on February 10, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I think these are great ideas that my husband and I do, do! We will be having a game night filled with yummy foods!

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) on February 10, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Those are all fun ideas. We have 2 grandmothers fighting each other to babysit the boys,so getting a sitter is never an issue for us.

  3. Daisy on February 10, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    I love ideas where there is no babysitter needed! My husband wants for us to cook together. Hehe – he’s all about the food!

  4. Debra @A Frugal Friend on February 10, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Love the idea of dancing to our wedding song…..we haven’t done that in quite a while!

  5. aimee fauci on February 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    We normally just treat Valentines’ Day as another day but I love the Movie on the Couch idea, after the kids go to sleep.

  6. Emma Jayne on February 10, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    This sounds like a perfect romantic evening in! I’ll give some of these a try, especially the share memories and spa night. Going out for a meal by candle lit dinner can seem a bit cheesy, so by staying in, you’ll save money and feel comfortable in your own home at the same time! 🙂

    Emma Jayne x

  7. lisa on February 10, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    I really like the idea of chocolate on everything! Great ideas!

  8. Jennifer on February 10, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    I think a spa night would be so much fun! I just have to get my husband to come around to the idea. =D

  9. Kelly Hutchinson on February 10, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    We are all about the family Valentine’s Day time together. I think cooking together with the kids is a great pan and the mom and dad can have desert in bed.

  10. Carlee C on February 10, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I think cooking together would be so romantic! Now I need to convince my Hubby of that.

  11. Liz Mays on February 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Wow there are so many fun things we could try out for date night. I think it would be fun to play some classics and dance!

  12. Michele on February 10, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    These all are great ways to celebrate the holiday at home!!!

  13. Jenny on February 10, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    I can’t believe how expensive babysitters are now. These are great date night ideas for at home.

  14. Mama to 5 BLessings on February 10, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    That is probably we will do it play games and eat a nice meal. We do not go overboard for Valentine”s day since our wedding anniversary a week later >

  15. Autumn @Mamachallenge on February 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    These are really great ideas! I can be hard to have a date night when there are children to incorporate into the mix.

  16. Dawn McAlexander on February 10, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Eating dessert in bed while watching your favorite TV show sounds good to me. That might be what we do on Valentine’s Day.

  17. Jenny Temcio on February 10, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    I think game night with the kids is really fun! It doesn’t have to be just me and the hubby to be a great Valentine’s Day.

    • Ninja Mommers on February 12, 2015 at 9:41 am

      Oh I agree. My kids go to bed usually around 8 and then it’s just the two of us. We spend all day on Valentine’s Day together doing family things though!

  18. courtneylynne09 on February 10, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    This is a great list of ideas! I love the idea of dancing to your wedding song.

  19. Stacey - Travel Blogger on February 10, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    A massage sounds really good right now. I wonder if I can talk the hubs into that.

  20. Kristin on February 10, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    I love the idea of making the night into a family night and not needing a baby sitter!

  21. Ann Bacciaglia on February 10, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    We like to have a movie night. We make snacks and get cozy to watch the movie.

  22. Mary O'Malley on February 11, 2015 at 1:13 am

    Going for a walk is a good way to go out for a date night. Especially if there’s a romantic walking path nearby.

  23. coolchillmom on February 11, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Nothing like a little celebration at home. I love the no baby sitter ideas 🙂

  24. valmg @ Mom Knows It All on February 11, 2015 at 10:51 am

    We have completely opposite schedules which is a bit of a bummer sometimes. We spend time when we can, most often watching a tv show we both enjoy or a movie we both wanted to see.

  25. Kristen from The Road to Domestication on February 11, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Great ideas! I love #4 – I really enjoy getting in the kitchen and cooking with my hubby!

  26. Pam on February 11, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Cooking together is such a cute idea! I’d have to give my husband the easy tasks because he can burn water, though. At least he’s a great griller! Ooh, maybe grilled steak?

  27. Heather on February 11, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I hate having to stress about finding and paying a sitter. Especially on a night where everythings busy and overpriced. Nice ideas!

  28. Sarah Bailey on February 11, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    I love a good TV night – there is something nice about settling down under a blanket and just enjoying a film or TV programme. x

  29. Jeanine on February 11, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    All sounds great to me! We will be staying in so I may just do some of these!

  30. Pam on February 11, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I am all for putting chocolate on everything. LOL Chocolate is my vice. I hope my husband feeds that on Valentine’s Day.

  31. Ask Coach Donna on February 11, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Yes – chocolate on everything – I like chocolate covered strawberries with champagne – soft music and my hubby…hmmm

  32. Alice Chase on February 11, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    We are staying in this Valentines Day for date night. Love these suggestions.

  33. Theresa on February 11, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    We usually celebrate as a family. I think we’ll end up doing game night, or just watch some Disney movies together.

  34. Debi on February 11, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    We don’t do much for Valentine’s Day. I love these ideas.

  35. moesly15 on February 12, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Nice list of things that won’t cost an arm and a leg

  36. touristmeetstraveler on February 12, 2015 at 10:10 am

    These are some really cute ideas to do on Valentine’s Day, thanks for this little list!

  37. chrissy4gordon24 on February 12, 2015 at 11:30 am

    These all sound so good to me! We barely have the money to do anything so these ideas are great!

  38. Ashley Gill on February 12, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Oooo! I love the chocolate everything! heehee! What a great idea!

  39. Janell Poulette on February 13, 2015 at 10:24 am

    My kids go to bed early enough that my husband and I can watch a movie and enjoy some dessert together. This is a good list!

  40. Amber Nelson on February 13, 2015 at 10:42 am

    We usually like to include the whole family on Valentine’s Day. This year we are finally going out.

    • Ninja Mommers on February 13, 2015 at 11:56 am

      We LOVE to include the family during the day! 🙂 It’s so much fun!

  41. NPC on February 13, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    These are great ideas! We may be celebrating at home! 🙂

  42. Debbie S. on February 1, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Great ideas! I really love the put chocolate on everything!

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