If you are looking for date night ideas that you can do at home, look no further. Going out for date night each week gets a little boring sometimes. Here are some of the best date night ideas for days when you just want to stay home and chill:
1. Good Old Fashioned Movie night:
This one is a no-brainer and honestly the easiest thing to do. There are so many movies available online on Netflix and you can’t go wrong with a classic movie night.
So get in your comfy PJs and get the cosiest blankets and put on a movie. This is my favourite blanket ever.
Snacks are a must too and are that one thing where we experiment. All movie date nights don’t need to look the same. have some fun with it.
One of you could be in-charge of snacks and the other of picking a movie or one could get the snacks and the other person could be responsible for drinks.
We also love making popcorn at home or sometimes a whole platter of small finger snacks.
And if you have a projector, take your movie night out in the balcony to make it even more romantic. All you need to do to make these date nights more memorable is to switch things up a bit.
2.Cooking Together/Cooking Competition:
One of our absolute fav things to do for a date night is to cook our fav meal together and have a candle lit dinner. And if you are a couple that likes challenges, then you could also do a cook off.
Try a recipe that none of you has made before and compete who makes it better. Or have a timed cook-off like they do in Masterchef.
Or go to the supermarket and buy ingredients that they other person has to make a meal out of. Have fun with it.
Wine tasting doesn’t always have to be an outdoor affair. Just select some wine from a local wine shop or order some that you have always wanted to try and have your own DIY wine tasting date night.
You can also select an array of dry fruits/nuts or cheese to go along with the wine. And figure out what kind of wine and nuts/cheese combination does the other person like the best.
4.Make a Bucket list:
This is something that we love doing at the beginning of the year. We like having a date night when we discuss what all we want to accomplish this year. What places we want to visit, what restaurants we want to try.
It is just a fun little exercise and the list comes in handy when you have to surprise gift your partner something. And you can be sure it will be something that they like.
It is also amazing to make a vision board together. We did one this year. It is amazing because you both can talk about a lot of things and what you want to really achieve this year.
Dream big and start saving for things that you both want to do together.
Again, one of our favourite things to do. Even if you don’t have a big back yard, you can still start a kitchen garden or a balcony garden with your partner. It is super fun.
And there is something so special about sowing seeds together and watching them grow.
And it is a great date night idea to plant some new plants and to take care of the existing plant babies.
Now reading something together or reading something out loud to your partner like in the movies sounds quite romantic, but it’s now always possible. But you could always read something together.
If there are some books that each of you has been meaning to read, then it is an amazing date night idea.
Couples who DIY together, stay together. Find out a cute DIY on Pinterest and make something together.
It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate. You can both pain together too, it’s super fun.
And before you say that you do not have any creativity in your blood, let me tell you all the fun things that you have been missing out. Trying something new and pushing out of your comfort zone is super fun.
And who cares if the DIY doesn’t turn out as planned, you will definitely have good memories.
Often times in our busy lives and different schedules we don’t get to workout with our partners. So why not make a date out of instead.
Get ready in your best workout gear and break a sweat together. And if you don’t go to the gym, then you can try an online yoga class or a guided meditation on youtube. It is super fun and a great way to bond too.
Also, it is great for your physical and mental health, talk about a win-win.
Honestly, board games are super fun and playing these games with your partners can bring out a competitive side of them that you haven’t seen yet.
We love playing UNO, chess, carrom, and even the good old LUDO and Monopoly or snakes and ladders.
10.Solve a Puzzle together:
This might not be everyone’s cup of tea but I honestly love puzzles.Specially the 1000 piece or the 4000 piece puzzles. Some of these can go on for a few date nights as well and make for some really relaxing and quality times together.
Don’t get one that is too difficult though. You do not want to be frustrated at the end of your date night.
11.Paint your house/room:
If you have been meaning to paint your house or any room in your house, but can’t seem to find enough time, why not make a date out of it instead?
All you need is some paint, some snacks and maybe some good music. We love doing such projects for date nights because they get the work done and make for such amazing memories.
Now, I know it doesn’t sound very romantic, but it is one of my favourite things to do. Decluttering with your partner can be tricky sometimes but at the same time it is important so that you don’t end up throwing away something that means a lot to them. (speaking from experience)
13. Planning your next Holiday:
This is probably one of the most exciting things to do for a date night. planning your next holiday can be super fun. Make chits for all the places that each of you want to go to and pick a place at random.
Or if you are feeling adventurous, throw a dart on the map and plan a trip to a place where your dart lands.
planning your holidays is also fun because going on a vacation is super fun and the planning gets you even more excited for the upcoming holiday.
14. Learn Origami:
There are tons of videos on youtube on how to make an origami.
Watch a few videos and learn something together.
Get some origami paper and some snacks and you have the perfect recipe for a super fun date night.
15.A Blind folded Taste test:
Each of you can make some small meals for the other person to try blindfolded. And they have to guess what it is or what the ingredients are. Or you could both buy 5 weird items from the super market for the other to taste and guess.
it might sound childish but it is so much fun and super romantic too.
16. Learn to Make Cocktails/Mocktails:
This is one of my fav date night ideas. We love trying out new recipes and watching youtube videos and trying to recreate some of the drinks.
And later you get to enjoy them while watching your favourite movie.
We love date night ideas where you can learn something super fun together. And we love learning how to make new drinks which come in handy when you are hosting friends.
17. Take a love languages test:
Did you know there are 5 love languages and that each person has a preferred love language. Love language is essentially things how one knows they are loved. While some people prefer big gestures, some likes verbal expression of love. So take a love language test with your partner so that you understand them more.
This will help you in finding out what makes your partner feel loved. Because so often we show affection like how we want to be loved and not how that other person wants. It is a great test and you can discuss this
You know how they say that to make good memories, you need to try different things. And if you are watching tv/movies for every date nights and not doing much else, it doesn’t end up being that memorable. So give one of these ideas a try on your next date night.