Date nights are one of the best perks of being in a relationship. When you’re with the right person, there’s nothing more you want to do than take care of them & treat them with a nice dinner & expensive things. But sometimes, because of money situations & complications, you can’t always go out & do that. And that’s okay because date night isn’t about where you go, how fancy you dress, or how much money you spend, it’s about spending time with the person you love & having fun with them. For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of the best at-home date ideas anyone can enjoy. Alternatively, if you’re a victim of the recent global stay-home regulations, these are also some great & unique date night ideas you can do in the comfort of your own home. Let’s get started.
Cook a travel-themed dinner
One of the best stay-at-home date night ideas I’ve ever heard of is a travel-themed dinner. What this means is that you pick a place you want to travel to or a specific cultural theme, for example, greek, & attempt to make a dinner themed with that place. If you can’t decide, write down a few ideas & then flip a coin or spin the wheel to choose. Then attempt to make a dinner from that culture with whatever ingredients you have. Fun, huh? You can get creative with this & have a blast trying to do this with your partner. Not to mention, it will also help you try out the food of other cultures while in the comfort of your own home. Talk about a win-win!
Have a cook-off
The next fun date night idea is to have a cook-off. Everybody loves a little competition, & what better way to spice up a relationship with something new & competitive. This could be as simple as who can make the best salsa or guacamole, or as extravagant as making your own pizzas from scratch & seeing who’s is better. No matter what you choose to do, this is a great way to have some fun with your partner & spice some things up in the kitchen!
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Binge on a movie night
Of course, who doesn’t love a good ole’ classic movie night? Pick some of your favorite movies, make some popcorn, pour some wine & get ready to binge. You could each pick a few of your favorites to switch between, or choose a long series, like Marvel or Harry Potter & just go for it. You could even get a little crazy & only watch new movies neither of you has seen to make the most of the bonding experience. In addition, you could also take it to the next level & make this an all-night, stay-up-late event like when you were kids & remember the simpler times. Whatever you choose to do, trust us, you’ll have crazy fun!
Get crazy with karaoke
Another fun date night idea is doing some karaoke. Most of us aren’t very good at singing, & that’s what makes karaoke so fun. You can bond with your partner laughing, poking fun, & just joking with each other or challenging each other to songs. You could add a little romance & sing a sappy love duet, or even throw in some dance moves, too! Combine this with some alcohol & you’re bound to have a blast! Just don’t forget to take videos (since you won’t remember this in the morning).
Play some video games
Another great idea is to try out some video games. If you’re not already a gamer, nows your chance to give it a shot. And to be honest, even if you don’t like video games, playing them with your partner is bound to be fun because it’s you two. Some good multiplayer video game ideas could be Call of Duty, Super Smash Bros, or even Mario Kart. You could also set up a blanket fortress to climb into while you game. Who doesn’t like to reminisce of those carefree childhood sleepovers like that? To me, that sounds like the perfect night.
We touch more on video games, pillow forts, & karaoke, all in our article 10 Romantic & Exciting Activities To Do At Home With Your Lover. Be sure to check it out for more exciting ideas!
Turn off technology
The next one is having a date without technology. This is truly one of the most romantic date ideas when you give it a shot. Think of it as if pretending that the powers out. You can light some candles, use flashlights, or even curl up around a fireplace for light. Many people don’t realize how much of a connection we lose with our partner when we’re always staring at our phones all the time. But this is a perfect excuse to turn your phone off & get intimate with your partner. Play board games, have a pillow fight, channel your inner child & play hide & seek, or even spice things up in the bedroom. Trust us; it’s going to be one of your favorite memories to look back on.
Have a night-time picnic
And lastly, another fun date night idea is to create a night-time picnic. You can do this under the stars if you have a balcony or a backyard or even indoors with a blanket & some candlelight. This is a fun & thoughtful way to get romantic with your partner & just forget about your worries for a while. Add in stargazing from outside or lay under a window in a blanket and look at the stars together. Remember, it’s the little things that you end up appreciating the most in the end. Don’t waste these special moments.
For additional date night ideas like this, be sure to check out The Art of Manliness’s 18 At-Home Date Ideas for more unique ideas!