How to have a classy night out whilst your kids are at your parents

One of the things you learn very quickly as a parent is the importance of date night. When it comes to getting out of the house for a night out with your husband, wife, partner or even just your friends, the power of the parents (or in-laws) is not to be underestimated. Not only do you get a free babysitter for the night but the kids get the “treat” of visit their grandparents and you get to enjoy a night off. Of course, there’s the usual option of a dinner and a movie, but it’s nice every once in a while to jazz things up a little. Here’s how to make the most of your time off by having a classy night out.

That being said, your classy night out should still start with a dinner at a nice restaurant. This is a great way to ease into the evening, helping you slow down and unwind at the end of another hectic week. You don’t have to dress to the nines and head somewhere posh if you don’t want to, just as long as you go somewhere with a decent level of service where the food is good and you don’t have to worry about washing up at the end. Instead of heading to the movies after your meal however, why not try stopping by a local theatre? Save the Hollywood blockbusters for a night in on the sofa and check out any plays or musicals that may be on in the area. Not only are these far more unique and personal, but more often than not you can help support the local community by buying tickets, which is always a nice feel-good bonus to any activity.

If you aren’t up for a being a spectator, there are plenty of other relatively high octane ways to spend a classy evening. If James Bond taught us anything, it’s that there are few places which are classier than a good casino. With the air of luxury, a touch of decadence and the chance to feel like royalty, there is a lot that a casino can offer. However, you need to be careful that you don’t burn cash here, as raising kids isn’t exactly the cheapest thing in the world. The trick here is in finding the right classiness-to-cost ratio. Games like Roulette and Baccarat are always classy, though they’re not particularly forgiving for new players. Penny slots are cheap, but they don’t have the same lustre as the felt-lined card tables. If you’re looking for something welcoming for new players with a low house edge, Blackjack is the way to go. This low house edge is the reason why Blackjack is the world’s most popular casino game, and has been for decades.