Can’t find a babysitter? 5 ways to get romantic at home

It’s hard not to reminisce about the days when date nights were elaborate affairs, when you could spend hours getting ready and enjoying the night stress-free. Reality is, once kids are in the equation, it’s a lot harder to escape the house for a much-needed date night. But it’s important to keep the spark alive!

If your usual babysitter isn’t free for the night, put the kids to bed and try out these hot tips for a romantic night in the comfort of your very own home.

Bring the restaurant home!

If you have picky eaters or just don’t have the energy to cook anything remotely fancy, once the kids are fed and asleep, get your apron on!

Cooking together is a great way to bond and spend some quality time with each other. Choose a recipe that you both love, perhaps one that you used to get at your favourite restaurant, and enjoy treating yourself to something a little more gourmet. Complete the night by bringing out your special cutlery and lighting a candle for some candlelit romance!

Set the mood

Speaking of candles, a nice massage and flickering candle are perfect ways to set the mood – so why not combine the two? A massage candle such as the DONA Kissable Massage Candle will create a romantic ambience, and once it’s burning, you can drizzle the wax over your partner for a delicious massage. A massage will help connect you on a physical and intimate level, while helping rub away all of the week’s stress!


Nice lingerie

Maybe you already have some sexy lingerie hiding away in the back of your drawer – or maybe it’s time to invest in some! Lingerie is the perfect way to easily heat things up a bit and send the romantic sparks flying.

Try a simple babydoll dress such as the Lace and Mesh Babydoll and Thong Set. This flattering set is guaranteed to help you feel that little bit sexier and boost your confidence! Your partner will love this sexy surprise.


Quiet, discreet toy

If things are starting to get a little heated towards the end of your romantic night, why not pull out a toy or two and have a little fun? Adding something new into your relationship will help keep things interesting and a little exciting.

Whether you’ve introduced sex toys into your relationship or not, something small and discreet like the We-Vibe is ideal. This toy won’t get in the way as it is designed specifically to be worn during sex, providing pleasurable vibrations for both of you. Plus, it’s whisper-quiet, so it the kids wake up they won’t suspect a thing!



It’s important to remember that you don’t necessarily need to be doing much on your date night! Simply watching Netflix, cuddling on the couch, having a wine or two, or talking about your day might be your idea of the perfect romantic night. Spending quality time together is the most important thing, so don’t get caught up in all the little details. Make an effort to do something special every now and then, but if you find yourself ordering takeout for the third Friday night in a row, you’re not alone!

This article was written by Georgia May, sex toy expert, at

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  1. SarahBlair 02/12/2018 at 10:47 pm

    It can be really difficult to get a baby sitter, especially now that we live so far away from friends and family, luckily we have teenagers that will watch their younger siblings for short periods of time but not overnight. If we want to get romantic it has to be at home after the kids are all asleep, there are great ideas here, I love the idea of having a romantic dinner with just the two of us!!

  2. dawnblyth 02/12/2018 at 5:28 pm

    Sometimes by the time the kids have gone to bed, my hubby and I are too knackered to even consider doing anything other than watching tv and chilling out. This can be nice too. We don’t have family or babysitters so we often just spend the nights quietly doing this – watching tv, enjoying a snack and a drink and just chatting (or falling asleep in the chair). Making the most of what you have is the only way to go.

  3. Alezandra 01/12/2018 at 11:06 pm

    Got interested with the massage candle. Although i’ve never understood the fascination of pouring wax onto each other’s body. But if this was meant to be good for a massage, it doesn’t hurt to try. Love it that Netflix has now been included in romantic things to do at home.

  4. Mands1980 27/11/2018 at 7:55 pm

    These are great ideas and we do both enjoy getting out of the house as well as our own company at home. Having a couple of drinks and adult conversation is great for relaxing and there is nothing better than a back massage makes you feels so good. The kissable massage candle sounds interesting too.

  5. MuddledUpMolly 26/11/2018 at 3:16 pm

    Great ideas for some in-home fun! I personally prefer to head out as then the dishes and cooking are up to someone else, but the other fun stuff can definitely happen once home 🙂

  6. Bevik1971 22/11/2018 at 10:24 am

    Great ideas 🙂 I definitely need to buy some new lingerie though, drawer is looking a bit shabby haha. It is pretty hard to try and spice things up, we hardly ever go on dates without child, but we are determined to have a date night and get a sitter (if possible) once a month. Toys look really good too!! Hehe

  7. Shorrty4life1 20/11/2018 at 10:29 pm

    Good ideas. Sometimes it’s very impossible to find baby sitters so these are great ideas. I love the set up a home restaurant. How cool would that idea be. Might have to try it when I get stuck on a romantic dinner away and have to spend it at home.

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