At Hinkle Hardscapes, we work with homeowners in Kansas City and the surrounding areas to create beautiful spaces where they can build memories with their loved ones. An outdoor retreat can serve as the perfect location for family parties, early morning chats and stay-in-date nights for your family and your closest friends.
After a long week of work, many couples would prefer to enjoy each other’s company in the comfort of their own home. For some couples, getting away isn’t always an option because they have young kids to care for. A beautiful outdoor space is invaluable for couples looking for unique ways to spend more time connecting, simply step outside to get away from the distractions of everyday life. Are you looking for unique ways to connect with your partner? Here are a few ideas for stay-in date nights in your backyard retreat.
If your stay-in date nights are feeling uninspired, considering trying themed date nights based around unique foods, new movies or activities you want to try. Sip on a mai-tai, grill pineapple and pork kabobs in your outdoor kitchen and take a dip in your pool for a tropical date night in your backyard. Pick up a bottle of champagne, throw together a charcuterie board filled with french cheeses and set up a projector to watch a french film like Amelie on your back patio. Are sports your thing? Throw some hotdogs on the grill, grab a few beers and watch a baseball game instead of a movie.
Staying in with just your partner is certainly romantic, but it isn’t your only option for an at-home date night. Invite another couple over for a double date in your backyard retreat. Grill steaks and fresh vegetables, asking your guests to bring a bottle of wine that pairs well with your menu. Enjoy the company of your partner and your closest friends for a sweet change to your typical Saturday night routine.
Sometimes the perfect activity for a date night is learning a new skill together. With your outdoor kitchen, choose a new recipe you have been dying to try out and learn to cook something new together. Share a bottle of wine while you prep food and wait for it to cook on the grill and you will see how easily the conversation flows when you are working together to create a delicious meal.
Think back to how you spent your time together when your relationship first began or when you had newly returned from your honeymoon. Did you enjoy playing card games together or reading together by the fireplace? Use your new outdoor space as an excuse to return to these old habits and reconnect over the memories of your budding romance.
Exciting date nights don’t require you to drop big bucks on a fancy restaurant or even leave the house. With a little creativity, you can easily plan an enjoyable and fun time to connect with your partner in your backyard retreat.
To learn more about creating the perfect environment for stay-in date nights in your own backyard, click here or call (816) 741-2035 to schedule a design consult with the team at Hinkle Hardscapes.