Our Mini Family: Date Night Idea | Build a Romantic Indoor Fort!


Apr 27, 2016

Date Night Idea | Build a Romantic Indoor Fort!

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When was the last time you surprised your significant other with a special date night? 

Adam and I try the best we can to have our date night on a regular basis, but since it can get expensive to go out every week we enjoy planning at-home date nights. A few days ago, I decided to build a romantic indoor fort for our date night--not only is it an inexpensive date night idea, but it's also such an easy at-home date night idea that anyone could do it!

How to Build a Romantic Indoor Fort

To make our romantic indoor fort we used: 2 chairs, a tall lamp, 4 craft foam boards, a fluffy throw blanket, 2 sheer white sheets (about 3 yards wide), 1 decorative sheer white sheet (about 3 yards wide), solar string lights, a solar mason jar lamp, and three throw pillows.


Use a set of chairs and something skinny and tall (like a lamp) to create the tent shape of this indoor fort (you can use two chairs by themselves, but it won't have the same look to it). Set the chairs apart by about 9 feet, and lay the craft foam squares on the floor so that it is more comfortable when you sit inside the fort. Then, lay a comfortable throw blanket on top of the foam, and drape one of the white sheets over the lamp in-between the two chairs. 




Stretch the sheet over each chair. Adjust the sheet accordingly so that it drapes down all the way and touches the floor (by doing this, it will give your fort a cohesive look). 



Drape another sheet over the lamp on top of the first sheet. Stretch the second sheet over each chair, and stretch this second sheet over the ends of the chairs (so it's covering almost all of the back of the chair). 


Drape the inside of the fort with solar-powered string lights. Toss a few throw pillows inside, and decorate with a solar-powered mason jar lamp.


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Like most of our date night ideas, Adam and I try to find the most inexpensive and memorable ways to enjoy our time together. Dating your loved one, even after being married for years, is so crucial to a happy marriage;  my husband makes me feel special when he takes the time to come up with a creative way to spend time with me! All of our date night ideas are special in some way or another--we try to be unique when coming up with how couples can spend time together to create bold and exciting memories!

Before any date night we have, I always try to get dolled up a little bit. While I am getting ready, I like to make sure that my breath smells fresh as well in case we decide to do a little smooching during our date! ;-)


Our friends over at LISTERINE® encouraged us to share how we "bring out the bold," and we wanted to share with you how we like to make our date nights extraordinary and absolutely memorable!



LISTERINE® COOL MINT® Antiseptic Mouthwash 1L, LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE Fresh Mint 1L, and LISTERINE® POCKETPAKS® Cool Mint 72c are all available at Walmart in the personal care section. 


No matter what time of day you and your loved one want to spend some time together, this romantic indoor fort looks beautiful and whimsical both during the day as well as at night. Whether you want to enjoy a lunchtime picnic in your new indoor fort or maybe turn down the lights and cuddle up in the fort in the dark, make sure you use some LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE Fresh Mint while you're getting ready for your special date night! 



This indoor fort is romantic during the day and at night!

Check out this video promo we made to spread the word about this date night idea on Facebook! If you enjoyed this stay-at-home date night tutorial we'd love it if you shared this blog post or this promo video to your own Facebook page!



Planning your next date night? You'll want to download this free LISTERINE® coupon!


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26 comments :

  1. So fun! It would be super romantic until my daughter decided to crash the party haha!

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  2. I love this idea! Even with older kids it is tough to get a lone time. The mouthwash is hilarious too:)

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  3. What a great idea for the grown ups. Need tons of pillows.

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    1. Totally!! I'll never say no to more pillows!

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  4. How cute! I want an indoor fort too! #client

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  5. That looks like a lot of fun! I'm always looking for great ways to connect with my hubby and this would definitely be a great activity.

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    1. Absolutely a great way to spend time with and connect with a significant other!

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  6. This is so cute and such a good idea! My boyfriend and I just bought a house and need to have some budget friendly dates and this would be perfect :)

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    1. Congrats on the house! Yes, this is definitely budget friendly (even more so if you have some sheer sheets already!)

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  7. Who doesn't love a fort??? Really cute idea!

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    1. The LISTERINE® TOTAL CARE Fresh Mint is awesome! ;-)

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  9. This is a super cute idea. I would have never thought to do this on my own!

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    1. Thanks, Ruthie! Glad you liked the idea!

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  10. a grown up tent to do grown up things in...lol jk love this idea, very romantic!

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  11. you are never too old for forts. i would love to make this and watch movies from it

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  12. My boyfriend and I did this recently and I made us keep up the fort all week, so cute and romantic!!

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