This one goes out to hard working, busy couples for that moment when the stars align and you magically have an unexpected night free. It’s the perfect time to create the ultimate date night in. Planning the perfect evening in your house is not easy (especially when you have kids!), so we’re here to help you out. We’ve partnered with The Home Depot to provide you five tips for an extra special date night. With a little extra help from the Samsung Family Hub™, you and your loved one can switch things up and spend a relaxing night in. Read on!

Tip 1: Order Your Food + Drinks to Your Door

Save yourself the trip (and the stress) to the market by ordering groceries directly to your door. You can take advantage of a grocery delivery service of your choice or, even better, from a smart fridge like The Family Hub™. This smart fridge is seriously legit. You can search and select your favorite recipes, and then have the ingredients (and wine!) delivered to your door. It’s especially helpful for parents managing a busy household. It can coordinate your family calendars and keep you on track with to-do lists and food expiration dates. Talk about the wave of the future! This fridge will be a crucial part of your home.

Tip 2: Make a Meal Together

Couples that cook together, stay together. That’s not a real saying, but it should be, right? Regardless, crafting a meal together is a great way to collaborate and clock in some quality time.

Tip 3: Make a Killer Playlist

There’s something profoundly romantic about dancing with your boo, no matter how long you’ve been together. With everything from soulful slow songs to tunes that get your booties shaking, there’s no better dance floor than your kitchen. So, pull together a playlist of your favorites to get the mood right.

Tip 4: Lock Down Post-Dinner Plans

After dinner, avoid making it just another night scanning through the TV, and pick out what you want to watch ahead of time. It’s one less thing to worry about and you can let yourself kick back and relax at the night’s end. You may want to make sure it’s a feature-length film (to prevent mindless binge-ing), and different than what you find yourself watching on a weeknight.

Tip 4: Don’t Forget About Dessert (or Second Dinner?)

If you’re going to do a dinner and movie date at home, you may as well commit 100 percent. Make a tray filled with all of your favorite theater snacks and then some. Do it up right!

Tip 5: Embrace Your Inner Teen

There’s nothing wrong with reverting to your days of youth and getting extra schmoopy. It’s a date, after all! Use this evening to hold hands, cuddle close, and make that spark for one another burn even brighter.

It’s a night that dreams are made of.

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Photography: Kurt Andre

Models: Michael and Jen Sullivan