So we always share ideas for date night, but what about a date morning? You wake up to the sunlight streaming through your bedroom windows. You stretch as you look next to you at your partner still sleeping. You smile subconsciously knowing you get to wake up every morning next to the person you love most.
Usually you’d begin getting ready for your day about now, but this morning is different. With nowhere to go, you can stay in bed as long as you like. You stay snuggled up together, warm under the covers making small talk, and just like that you’re on a date!
You are arguably the most relaxed when you first wake up in the morning. As the day goes on and your list of “things to do” grows longer, the stress creeps in. By the end of the day, you might not always feel like a date night. So instead, try out date morning with these tips.
Plan a Date Morning Adventure
If you don’t feel like staying in bed and sleeping in, pick a great place to watch the sunrise. Make a breakfast picnic (or at least a thermos of coffee!) the night before. Check what time the sun is expected to rise and plan for drive time to your destination.
If you’re doing the math in your head as you read this, you know that you have to get up early to make this happen. And the sun rises 365 days a year. Every single day. But when was the last time you paused your busy life to actually watch it happen? Especially with someone you love!
There is something special about experiencing a new day being born as you’re reminded how small you really are in the grand scheme of things. You don’t have to use words to build a deeper connection with your spouse. Sitting quietly together as you enjoy experiences like the sun rise together will give you memories to last a lifetime.
Or Stay in Bed for Date Morning
If you opt for staying in for your date morning, breakfast together is a must. And when we say breakfast, we mean breakfast in bed! If you want to stay totally relaxed, prepare something the night before that you can easily warm up if needed. Muffins, yogurt parfaits, fruit and oatmeal are all great choices. Get out of bed just long enough to fix a plate and then climb back in bed to enjoy it.
Or maybe the two of you enjoy cooking together. If that’s the case, set the stage the night before. Mix pancake batter, organize ingredients and take out your pans. Go all out – bacon, eggs, biscuits, hash browns – and then go back to relaxing after you cook. Leave the dishes in the sink for later.
Either way, isn’t there something naughty about eating in bed when you know you’re not supposed to?
Don’t Forget to Clear Your Schedule
Nothing ruins a date like being in a hurry. Plan your date morning for a day that you have plenty of time to relax together. Drop your kids at grandma’s house the night before. If you make plans with family or friends, do so for the afternoon or evening. This way, you and your spouse don’t have to check your watches and cut off your time together too soon. While you’re at it, silence your phones so that dings and notifications aren’t competing for your attention.
It’s not often you can go to bed excited knowing you’ll wake up on a date. But with these ideas, your next morning adventure can be just a night’s rest away!