5 Steps to a Great Apartment Date Night

Looking forward to an at-home date night may be the only thing getting you through a hectic work week. After all, what’s better than kicking back with your beau at your Forest Properties apartment? Planning a date night at home takes creativity, imagination, and some thinking outside of the box – which is where our guide comes into play. Treat yourself to a night of comfortable clothes, tasty snacks, and quality time at home with these 5 steps to a great apartment date night!

1. Get to Cleaning

A clean apartment is a happy apartment – especially when hosting company, impressing a date, or having a night in! From giving your Florida apartment a deep cleaning to simply freshening up the space, here are some spots not to overlook:  

  • Kitchen (mop the floor, disinfect countertops, dust appliances and top of cabinets)
  • Living room (vacuum area rugs, clean wooden furniture, fluff throw pillows)
  • Bathroom (mop the floor, wipe down countertops, dust mirrors)
  • Outdoor living space (sweep, add greenery and bright decor)

A Helpful Tip: Check out these housekeeping shortcuts to ensure your living space is on point everyday of the week!

2. Decide on the Menu

A great way to set the mood for your at-home date night is to decide what’s on the menu. From ordering takeout to preparing a tasty recipe together, the menu is in your hands! Not to mention, you’ll be able to recreate your favorite restaurant experience for way less – all while staying in your pajamas. Here are some ideas:

Cook at Home Together

Perhaps one of the most enjoyable parts of cooking at home (besides being in comfy clothes) is enjoying the features of your Lexington apartment. The two of you can get your hands dirty by making homemade pizzas, a classic seafood dish, or decorating cupcakes for dessert. Don’t have time to run to the grocery store? Check out meal subscriptions like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh to have stellar recipes and crisp ingredients delivered right to your door.

Treat Yourself to Takeout

With so many bustling food options in the Bradenton-Sarasota area, you and your date can enjoy local cuisine from the comfort of your own home. From fresh calzones at Palermo Pizza to freshly rolled sushi from Wild Ginger, the options are endless! Place an order for delivery through Seamless for the ultimate convenience.

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3. Pamper Yourselves

Once all of your apartment cleaning and cooking is said and done, it’s time to kick back and get comfy. Throw on your favorite pajamas, grab a plush throw blanket, and light a scented candle for ultimate relaxation. Everyone has their own idea of pampering themselves, and here are a few ways to create a night of rest and relaxation with your beau at home:

  • Set up an at-home manicure, pedicure, or facial
  • Indulge in a favorite dessert (or two!)
  • Play board games, do a puzzle, or watch a movie marathon

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4. Spend Time Outdoors

As Florida residents, we know there are a ton of outdoor activities that are perfect for daytime or nighttime dates. However, you don’t need to travel far to make the most of your surroundings! Lace up your sneakers for a bike ride around your apartment community, take a sunset stroll with your beau, or kick it back on your private balcony at Audubon Cove. These are all great ways to spruce up your average at-home date night while enjoying fresh air.

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5. Enjoy Apartment Amenities

It’s no secret that Forest Properties apartments boast some of the best amenities in the Sunshine State. From updated swimming pools at Forest Pointe, game rooms, beautifully maintained putting greens at Ranch Lake, and grilling picnic areas, our apartment communities present plenty of ways for you and your date to enjoy time together.

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