When it comes to date night, making it happen means keeping it simple.

Good news is, sticking to a regular ritual of all-important one-on-one time with your significant other doesn’t require elaborate plans. Sure, mix in the occasional night on the town or trip to the spa. But some of the best date night ideas happen right at home with just a bottle of bubbly, two people, and a shared experience.

With that in mind, here are a few inspirations for a simple, sparkling date night at home.

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Light a Fire. Turn to your fireplace, or even a candle or three, to rekindle your flame and spark conversation. Pair with: cherries and chocolate and Mumm Napa 2010 DVX Rosé.

 

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Sunset Picnic. Bring a blanket, a basket packed with fresh goat cheese, and seasonal fruit to a backyard or local park at day’s end. Don’t let the season slow you down – your patio or even your living room can also set the scene. Remember the flutes and a bottle of Mumm Napa Blanc de Blancs Reserve.

 

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Just Desserts. Cap off any evening with fresh melon, crème brulée, and a luscious platter with a recommended sampling from a local cheese merchant (or artisan grocery counter). Couple with the sweet taste of Mumm Napa Demi-Sec.

 

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Home Theater. Make a list of movie classics and imagine your living room’s a drive-in, or settle in with an intriguing TV series. Bring a bottle of date night mainstay, Mumm Napa Brut Rosé.

 

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Go in to Dinner. Cooking together isn’t just an excuse to open a bottle of Mumm Napa Brut Reserve. Collaborating in the kitchen brings you together more than going out to dinner. Pick a casual seafood or pasta recipe. Leave the dishes until morning.

 

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Play Games with Heart. Pick a game, cards or board, and start a league of two. Or poach from the kid’s supply – you’d be surprised how a little nostalgia and a silly “you sunk my battleship” brings you together. Uncork a bottle of Mumm Napa Cuvée M and toast to the sweeter things.

 

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Make it a Brunch. Who says date night has to actually be at night? Who says you can’t have brunch for dinner? Expand your date night consciousness with a bottle of Mumm Napa Santana Brut, or call it date morning and mix in a sparkling Mummosa.

 

The key to date night is not the fancy ideas, but a simple intention. A bit of sparkling wine always sets the right tone; be sure to have a supply of your favorites on hand. Because in the end, the best date nights are the ones that actually happen.

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