Relationship gurus everywhere will tell you that to keep the spark alive, you have to woo your partner continually. However, in the current world situation, this may not be as easy as it seems. Going out is an option, but there are a million things you can do without ever leaving your house. So we made a list of the Best Date Night At Home Ideas that’ll take date night to the next level!
Here are a few of the best date night ideas that you and your significant other can do at home. You can choose one or do them all, give them a little tweak, or you can even add to the list. Enjoy!
Go to a New Country (But at Home)
Find a world map online and choose a random country that you can go to for your date. Or pick one that you’ve always wanted to visit but didn’t have the chance. Once you’ve decided where to go, do a bit of research about that country.
Look for recipes of the country’s best dishes and drinks and make them. If the ingredients are hard to find, try to look for alternatives. Immerse yourselves in their culture and try to replicate how locals do the dating game. It would be better if you can find costumes to make the experience more authentic.
Finger Food Only
Want to indulge yourselves in a variety of dishes but worried about the calories? A finger food-only party at home is your best bet. You’ll get to taste as many finger foods as you want with less guilt.
From buffalo wings, sliders, popcorn, mini quiches to dumplings, breadsticks, and many other appetizers. You can either make them yourselves or have them delivered to your doorstep. Make sure to stock up on dips and all your fave drinks ready.
Make Dinner Together
Dining at a fancy restaurant can be so overrated these days. Why not make dinner together with your partner? You decide if you want fancy-schmancy or just a plain mac and cheese dinner. Make it memorable by preparing the meal together.
From doing the groceries to setting the dinner table, make it one long and romantic date. Fill the table with all your favorite dishes or try something new and different. It doesn’t matter if you’re not good with your cooking skills as long as you both enjoy the process.
Do a Spa Night
Pamper yourselves with a Spa Night right at your home. Transform your space into a relaxing oasis. Get some hot towels, aromatic candles, and essential oils to spice up the evening. Nothing says zen than scented candles, so be generous and spread them around.
Play soft music to make the atmosphere calming and romantic. Fill the bath with bath bombs and have some massage oil or lotion ready. If you want, you can add facial creams, manicure and pedicure supplies, or even meditation videos.
Build a Charcuterie Board
Make your home date night an adventure in snacking. Build a charcuterie board with your special someone. The best thing about building your own charcuterie board is you get to decide what stuff you add to it.
When we hear a charcuterie board, we usually picture meats and cheeses. After all, charcuterie is a French word to describe a variety of cold cooked or cured meat. This time, you can either go vegetarian or even vegan. You only have yourselves to please, so don’t be afraid to pull out all the stops.
Have a Wine Tasting
If you love wine, do a wine tasting date night with your better half. The idea here is to taste as many wines as you can and have fun while you’re at it. Find your favorite ones but experiment with others unknown to you. This will add to the excitement as you both brave the uncharted world of unfamiliar wines.
Of course, you also need to prepare food to go along with your wines. Find out which goes with what or even break tradition by pairing the wines with whatever floats your boat. Who knows what new favorite you will discover. Make that discovery something special to you and your partner only.
Plan Your Dream Trip
If you find that the country-themed date night is frustrating, set a date to plan your dream trip. Check your passports and settle on the date to take the trip. Brush up on the culture of your dream country, as well as bookmark the places that you’re dying to go to first.
Check out hotels and other accommodations. Find a tour guide if needed and arrange to have these booked as early as possible. You can also choose to find the most cost-effective to make the trip longer and more enjoyable. If you don’t have plans of going out of the country, you still need to do a little prep to make the most of your trip.
Do Some Watercolor Painting
Buy some cheap watercolors or any painting medium that you like. You don’t have to be a Picasso to enjoy this activity. Get some big pieces of paper or canvas and have fun with the paints and brushes. Keep the masterpieces and have them framed for posterity.
You can watch video tutorials on how to start to paint or just dab some happy little trees with wild abandon. You’ll never know if this can be a real hobby or something you can do after the date night is over.
Have a Horror Movie Marathon
A movie marathon can be cliche, but if you only watch horror movies, date night becomes a hug-fest. Select from either DVDs or an online movie streaming service and choose the scariest movies they have. You can always stop them and switch to the old trusty rom-coms if the night is starting to become nightmarish.
Have your popcorn ready, as well as beer and other alcoholic beverages of your choice. Make sure that you’re in your most comfortable sleepwear. Get prepared with the blankets and futons when the gory scenes come in. Or ditch them and just make do with each other’s arms to comfort you.
And there you have it! The Best Date Night At Home Ideas that’ll make your significant other love you even more! Don’t forget to share this list with your friends and give them ideas on their future date nights!