This is something a group of my girlfriends and I started back over a year ago. We all decided that we needed to get a much needed night out once a month, but with the cost of babysitting on top of your evenings entertainment it can turn easily into a pricey night out, for a few hours of peace and quiet. So we put our heads together and came up with our Couples night out idea. Each couple in our group takes turn hosting dinner in their home. Hosting couple provides the main dish for dinner and the other couples bring a side dish to compliment it or dessert. Usually the hosting couple provides the beverages for the evening as well but we all usually bring a bottle of wine with us anyways or a favorite beer for the men. After we finish our meal we then sit around and play a game.
Our evenings out with our friends have never been short on laughs, jokes and conversation. We all leave feeling refreshed having enjoyed some adult conversation and time out. We always have something nice to look forward to each month. This month marks the start up of our couples night again as a few of us had babies over the summer and fall so we took some time off. Also by rotating the house each month we each get a break from having to find a babysitter and get that little bit of savings as well.
We find these evenings far more entertaining than a night out at the movies or a meal in a restaurant. You can’t simply put a price tag on friendship. Hopefully our dinner nights turn into family trips and many other memories in the future. For now we all enjoy the refuge of being a mom or a dad for one night and enjoy being silly for a change.
From our Happy Family to Yours