Erin and Ben Napier Recalled Their "Best Date Night Ever" And It's Almost Too Cute for Words

Tierney McAfee
Photo credit: Instagram/Erin Napier
Photo credit: Instagram/Erin Napier

From Woman's Day

When it comes to planning a romantic date night with his wife, Ben Napier likes to think outside the box — or in this case, inside the swing set!

Ben's wife and Home Town co-star Erin Napier recently took to her Instagram stories to fondly recall the couple's "best date night ever" — when Ben turned their two-year-old daughter Helen's swing set into a romantic restaurant for Valentine's Day 2020.

Photos from the special evening showed the swing set covered in linens, and the cozy inside space decorated with candles and a paper heart garland.

"Helen’s swing set became a fancy restaurant where the attire code is jammies," Erin wrote in her caption.

While the dress code was humble, the menu sounded worthy of an upscale restaurant.

"Ben made a menu with our friend who is a chef and had him cook the best meal I’ve ever tasted (osso buco with polenta, roasted brussels sprouts, pimento cheese deviled eggs, crostini, and chocolate shortbread)," Erin raved.

"[Ben] cut a million pink hearts from construction paper and made a roaring fire popping and crackling to keep me warm," she continued. "No matter his success in life, his gifts are never expensive, but they’re unbelievably priceless. I can’t have this night in this pretend restaurant tent for two forever, it’ll just be photos in the morning. But I will remember this when I’m old and that swing set hasn’t carried Helen into the sky in 30 years. He is the most loving person I’ve ever known. I’ve cried a hundred happy tears tonight. What a surprise for an introverted, tired working mama."

Consider our hearts officially warmed. This is the sweetest thing we've ever heard!

Ben later shared Erin's post to his stories, and added a close second for his favorite date night with his wife.

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The best #datenight ever.

A post shared by Ben Napier | Scotsman Co. (@scotsman.co) on Jan 5, 2018 at 4:37pm PST

His low-key pick from January 5, 2018 featured some delicious-looking takeout and a then-newborn baby Helen cuddled up on the couch.

Ben and Erin clearly know how to make any night special. Cheers to their adorable romance!

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