Most adults who are also parents are not able to get out as much as they’d like. With kids often in tow, a night out consists of heading to the McDonald’s play place and letting the kids burn off some of their energy so they can maybe (just maybe) get some good rest that night. When adults do get a night out to themselves, they should make the most of it and keep it going as long as possible.
Have Cocktail Mixes Ready at Home
Bars and clubs often close at specific times, such as 2 a.m. meaning the fun will have to stop there for many people. If those who rarely get a night to themselves want to continue to enjoy the night, they should have cocktail mixes ready and waiting at home to be made. That way, the party can go back to their place so the night doesn’t have to end quite yet. There are plenty of cocktail recipes to choose from so everyone can get a drink they like.
Plan a Romantic Date
Rather than simply heading out to the club, couples who rarely get alone time should take this night to plan something romantic. Chances are, they don’t get much time for romance with kids in the house, so taking advantage of a night out can help bring back some of that spice in a relationship. Countless romantic restaurants exist. It’s just a matter of finding the right one.
Hire an Overnight Babysitter
Many parents hire their babysitter for just a few hours, meaning the night has to end when the babysitter’s shift is over. Instead, hire an overnight babysitter who can either take the kids to their place or stay overnight at your house to check on the little ones should they wake. If you’ve had one too many drinks, there won’t be any worry about having to get up with children in the middle of the night or early morning. This allows parents to make the most of their night without having to feel guilty.
Find an Adults-Only Event
Plenty of events around town are kid-friendly, allowing parents to bring in their children even during late night hours. Those who don’t have their own kids for the evening would typically not prefer to be around others’ kids as well. Finding an adults-only event ensures only grown-ups are allowed inside, free from tantrums, crying, and fits that parents see regularly.
Get a Driver
Driving kids to school, soccer practice, and all their various activities probably seems like a huge chore to many parents. Rather than having yet another place to drive to, couples should do themselves a favor and get a driver for their special night out. They’ll be escorted to their restaurant, event, or other places of choice and get chauffeured around town like they often spend their time doing for others. It’s a nice way to start the night out relaxing and comes in handy once drinking starts.
When the time finally comes for adults to get a night out alone, they should make the most of it. Hire an overnight babysitter, get a driver, plan a romantic date to start the evening, find an adults-only event afterward, and end the night at home with some homemade cocktails. With the right ingredients for a fun night out, anyone can have the fun time they’re hoping for.