This post is part of a sponsored campaign by Collective Bias on behalf of their client.  Have you ever enjoyed a coffee date night at home?  There’s nothing I love more than sipping a hot cup of coffee and munching on a delicious treat while spending quality time with my man.  Pumpkin Spice coffee and quality time are two of my love languages, after all.

Around here we are super busy, but long to slow down.  We have to schedule our date nights and make them fit in to our routine and our budget.  We have several methods for finding time for connection without breaking the bank.  We swap babysitting with friends, sign up for cheap Parents’ Night Out functions, and have date nights at home.

What does a date night at home look like?  Typically we put the kids to bed and then enjoy a quiet dinner together, and then maybe a movie or just time together to catch up and enjoy each other’s company.  We always try to have a little special treat on date night.  One of my favorite treats is sitting on our back porch enjoying a cup of coffee (probably decaf) and a little dessert.  Coffee-mate Pumpkin Spice flavored creamer adds a coffee shop touch to our budget evening for much less than a popular coffee shop chain I won’t name.  I’m excited for the Peppermint Mocha flavor to come out for the season soon as well.

Recently we had the opportunity to try Coffee-mate Pumpkin Spice powdered creamer in our Taster’s Choice coffee.  The flavor is perfect for the cool fall weather, and was such a great little treat snuggled up on the back porch.  What I love about Taster’s Choice is that in about two minutes I can have a cup of delicious coffee without having to brew a whole pot.  Just add hot water and a teaspoon of coffee and stir, then add your Pumpkin Spice creamer.  It was so warm and soothing.

To create your own instant coffee shop, you just need a few minutes of prep time.  Here’s how to set the scene… Pick a quiet spot, maybe a table on your porch.  Set a pretty table cloth and maybe a candle.  Grab two coffee cups and fill with water heated in the microwave or in a tea pot.  Take your Taster’s Choice coffee, Coffee-mate Pumpkin Spice creamer (both found at Walmart), sugar, and spoons out to your spot.  Stir up some delicious coffee and conversation.  Taster’s Choice also is great to have on hand during the holiday season for neighbors and friends who drop by.

Need a conversation starter?  Here are a few ideas:
Tell me a story from your childhood I’ve never heard before.
If you had $100 right now to spend just on yourself, what would you buy?
If you could rename yourself, what name would you pick and why?
What are you thankful for this week?
What was the best Christmas present you ever received as a kid?

How do fit date nights into your busy schedule?

3 Comments on Date Night on a Budget: Create Your Own Instant Coffee Shop #LoveYourCup

  1. I love creative ideas for date nights like this! We try to do one at least once a week and it is nice to have ideas that we can make spending an evening at home special!

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