a comfortable date night in + a giveaway with quinn popcorn and target


with a new little one in our life, we have found ourselves spending more time at home. we did get a mini brunch date OUT together on the weekend and plan to do much more of that in the coming weeks...but the last month has been all about making the most of our time together at home. and really, there is something pretty fun about a date night in. you can still make it feel special even if you aren't going anywhere. the trick is to plan it out and give it as much thought as a "real" date night out on the town. perhaps, a theme? a theme is always a good idea.

quinn and target

so i wanted to share a fun idea for a comfy, cozy, tasty date night in. one. grab a good cookbook and all the necessary ingredients and make yourself a tasty and comforting meal to enjoy together. maybe by candlelight or maybe on tv trays in the living room. whatever tickles your fancy. two. get yourself a soft and cozy blanket so you can curl up on the couch and cuddle during the movie. three. get a candle flickering away. preferably, something seasonal and with a good wick. four. pop in a movie. something funny or romantic or maybe a good documentary. and try to go for something that is on-theme. five. pull out some fancy but relaxed stemware and pour yourself a little something. maybe a crisp white or a sprightly rosé. six. grab a big (and pretty, please) bowl for snacks. which brings me to... seven. pop some popcorn and dig in.

all those items above can be purchased at a target store near you or online. and p.s. quinn popcorn is not only available at target.com, it has recently rolled into about 500 new "health & wellness" target stores that have a focus on more good-for-you things. you can check out if there are any of these near you by viewing quinn's updated store locator.

AND, in super duper fun news... quinn popcorn is going to help make your date night in dreams come true by offering a bunch of free quinn coupons to use at target + a $25 target gift card so you can stock up on fun items to complement your popcorn. to play on the blog and get yourself an entry, just comment below and let me know what your perfect date night in looks like. but, the real fun is happening over on instagram. so make sure to head there to earn a bunch more entries. the instagram rules go a little something like this // follow @quinnpopcorn and @madameswanky + like the picture that i post + tag as many friends as you'd like to earn one entry per tag. that's it!

the giveaway will run on the blog and instagram from monday, july 20 until friday, july 24 at midnight. a winner will be chosen at random and announced on saturday, july 25. i will then collect all the contact info and hook you up with the goodies!

wahoo! fun, right? now, get to it.

and a BIG thanks to our generous friends at quinn popcorn for sponsoring this post and giveaway! and lots of love for target too! we are proud and delighted to be #teamquinn