Date nights are so important in order to stay connected in any relationship. And, just because life happens, like the babysitter cancels or you’re too tired after a long week to get dressed up to leave the house, doesn’t mean you have to skip a date night. There are plenty of fun and romantic ways to plan an evening indoors at home to de-stress and catch up with your spouse or significant other. Here are ten at home date night ideas to give you inspiration that aren’t watching a movie or binge watching something on Netflix!
10 At Home Date Night Ideas
1 – Cook a Meal Together
Peruse Pinterest and find a new recipe your both are interested in trying. It doesn’t have to be a complex 5-course meal. And to make it feel extra special, get dressed up, switch up your dining location, and set the table with a nice table cloth and candles.
2 – Take a Trip Down Memory Lane
Watch your wedding video or look at photo albums together. It’s enjoyable to watch old home movies from when you were growing up too!
3 – Start a Book Club for Two
Do you and your significant love to read? Choose a book to read together and have a wine night to discuss each chapter as you go along.
4 – Make a Time Capsule
Gather some newspaper headlines, magazines, photos, and momentos. Make a list of prices of essentials like gasoline, bread, milk, etc. Decide where you want to bury it for your kids or a stranger to find later.
5 – Have a Picnic
Nothing is more romantic than a picnic. Go for a hike or bike ride and pack a picnic lunch. Or set it up in your backyard right before sunset. Make sandwiches or a charcuterie board, bring sparkling water or a bottle of wine, and don’t forget a portable speaker for music.
6 – At-Home Spa
Everyone loves to be pampered. Take an online massage class together to learn techniques, and then show off your best massage skills. Relax in a hot bath with bath bombs or essential oils. Or just grab your robes and cozy slippers and use your favorite face mask.
7 – Have a Karaoke Night
You don’t need to have a microphone or machine. Download a karaoke app or check YouTube for karaoke channels. Choose each other’s songs or sing a duet. Either way, you’ll have a blast signing the night away.
8 – Have a Progressive Take Out Night
Take advantage of curbside pickup and get appetizers from one restaurant, the main meal, and dessert from others. This helps support local restaurants too! And you could go back to idea five and make a picnic out of it!
9 – Play the Newlywed Game
10 – Craft Cocktail Competition
Bring the bar to your home. Instead of mixing your regular drink, have some fun and friendly competition to see who can craft the best cocktail.
Bonus idea: Another way to build a connection with your significant other on an at home date night is by enjoying a fun game of jigsaw puzzles together. I’m A Puzzle has a great collection of free on-line puzzles.
I hope this post gave you some ideas for at home date nights. Which one do you want to plan?
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