How to have the perfect night…alone

August 12, 2012

So your boyfriend, girlfriend, fiance, husband, wife, children…etc. 
are out of town or just out with friends for the night.
What are you going to do?
Well you have to plan accordingly to make sure it’s most perfect night possible. 
 If they leave in the morning and won’t be back until the next day, you have a good 24 hours. 
1. Spend the afternoon shopping. 

Well at first you may think, well what is so great about shopping? I shop all the time.
Well your shopping trip will be perfect because: 
a. you don’t have your significant other/children slowing you down
b. you can take as long as you want browsing the isles of such places like Target
c. you don’t have to hide your new clothes in the car and wait to bring them in when no one will see!
2. Lay on the couch after you get home from shopping.
It’s going to feel amazing because you will be exhausted from being on your feet all day. 
It’s also okay if you fall asleep too. 
3. Turn on the TV, but it has to be a repeat of something. 
Friends, Sex & the City, When Harry Met Sally, anything that you have seen before because we all know that our partners never let us just watch repeats of our favorite shows!!

4. Eat your favorite things for dinner
Especially the things that you don’t make when you have to feed a whole family. 
I love things like this for dinner when I am alone:
a. burgers
b. mexican food
c. bread, cheeses, wine (because that is a meal)
5. Eat Dessert!!

Anything you want to eat. 
Cupcakes, ice cream, cheesecake, pie, whatever your heart desires. 
You don’t have to share with anyone, it’s your night!!
6. Finish off the night with romantic comedy movie marathon and pinning on Pinterest
The best is being under a blanket, dog by your feet, Sleepless in Seattle on Netflix, and a laptop on your tummy while you are are just pinning new recipes, crafts, fitness inspiration, cute animals, sayings that make you feel better, and home decor. 
This my friends, is the perfect night alone in my opinion. 
In fact, it’s what I did today and it was perfect. 
What is your favorite thing to do when your significant other is out of town?
Answer in the comments below!

About Lauren

Lauren lives in the Bay Area with her husband, Ernie, and their dog Mochi. When she isn't blogging, you can find her at CrossFit or a local happy hour.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08221894459900377781 -Emily-

    What a great post!! I have to keep myself entertained while my husband travels sometimes and I actually enjoy my alone time!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08155995780816962821 Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek

      E doesn’t go away often, so I really relish my alone time! I don’t have to fight for the remote!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09612781137395346025 Heather

    i love the part about not having to hide your bags in the car! i do that too! my fav thing to do alone is catch up on my reality tv! :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08155995780816962821 Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek

      bahahahha yeah I hate to admit how much I shop!! Oh yeah, I totally caught up on all my Kardashian TV too without me. He is totally ok with that:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08558475767119850748 Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In…Australia

    I loved this post Lauren! My favorite things to do are read and rearrange the house! My latest post is about ‘going at it alone’ (though a bit different to yours)

    My husband is away for four months, I’ve been looking at it as ’16Weeks’ (http://vanishaslife.blogspot.com.au/search/label/16Weekends)and planning things for every weekend, it’s been great – a mixture of things I love to do and discovering new things. I feel like I should recreate your perfect night alone on one of the weekends! xoxox

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08155995780816962821 Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek

      Girl I love your blog, I am so glad you found me and I found you!! I have totally rearranged the house while E is gone. I need to stay away from Ikea when he is away!!

      I am loving your blog!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03803772675815432282 Janna Renee

    Haha I am having nine months worth of these nights! Basically, this is like the “What gets me through this deployment” post that I have been working on!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08155995780816962821 Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek

      Oh man, I can’t imagine all that waiting, you are so strong! I just have to handle the weekends, not months!! But by the time E ges home, I get a lil stir crazy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13210453787492905189 Tiffany

    Love this post! My “alone time” usually consists of all of these steps…laptop in lap, random girly show that I don’t have to pay attention to, ice cream waiting to be eaten :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08155995780816962821 Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek

      ahhhhh way too much ice cream was eating this past weekend!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05098163816107827858 Cortney

    That is definitely what my “alone” time consists of. LOVE IT!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08155995780816962821 Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek

      Alone time is the best time!! so quiet around the home!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12504578434314895010 Mis En Place

    You literally just described my life whenever my husband is out of town. Makes me feel better that I’m not alone!

    Come visit :) http://misenplacejf.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08155995780816962821 Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek

      you are not the only one!! I love my alone time!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12908435131375210035 Rachel @lifeasMrs

    omgosh this describes my days alone to a t! Love it!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08155995780816962821 Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek

      bahahaha it’s such a girly weekend!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12405375082863665452 Meghan @ Shine On

    Friends and junk food are the perfect ingredients for my nights in!


    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08155995780816962821 Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek

      I have also been known to watch marathons of Modern Family. Perfect weekend!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14091330974863250750 Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren

    How come significant others never let you watch re-runs?! Sounds like all of my favorite things to do!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08155995780816962821 Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek

      He lets me watch friends on nick at night, but only because nothing is on that late at night!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13916567590248062795 Kristen Holmes

    I totally did this Friday afternoon & all day Saturday. Couple glasses of wine, some kettle corn, bad TV and Pinterest = my perfect night!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08155995780816962821 Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek

      you made me go get kettle corn tonight!! We watched True Blood when E got home and I munched way too loudly!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18373249962619933355 Kris

    I’m your newest follower! Your blog is adorable. And THIS is totally my perfect day. Netflix, cupcakes, pinterest, shopping. Does it get any better? :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12896313182013518803 Olivia.Dee

    sounds like the perfect night me!!! i pretty much do that when i need a day to myself whether the boy is home or not. thank goodness for the tv in that second bedroom! :]