Are you looking for ways to keep the spark alive while staying at home? Look no further! Here are eight creative and fun at-home date night ideas to help you and your partner connect and make lasting memories.
Think back to the beginning of your relationship. Was it often filled with fun and plenty of date days and nights? Am I right? The honeymoon period of any relationship is always full of great memories; however, as your relationship progresses, routine kicks in, and so does commitment.
You may be married now and have children. Perhaps you have demanding careers or little downtime with one another.
Whatever the reason is, you may not be able to get out on so-called “date nights” anymore.
However, we all know that taking the time to reconnect with one another is very important for your relationship to continue to thrive, so what can you do? I have come up with some great date ideas for when you can’t leave the house. There really is no excuse not to reconnect and have some “couple time.”
Stay-at-Home Date Night: 8 Fun Ideas for Couples
Take the Movie Viewing Outside
Every couple might indulge in a box set or a movie from time to time, so what’s new about that? If you want to freshen things up, why not make the movie viewing outside? Set up a projector and arm yourself with all of the blankets, cushions, snacks, and drinks, and enjoy doing something you might ordinarily do in a different way.
Make Homemade Pizzas
Pizza is usually a firm favorite for many people, but you might not necessarily make your own. So one evening, why not have a date night where you make homemade pizzas together? You might be surprised by how fun and therapeutic making the dough can be. It is also a different way to enjoy a meal that you have prepared together.
If you can’t leave the house and want to do something a bit different from watching a movie, why not play some games instead? Board games have seen a bit of a revival in the past few years, and they can be a lot of fun that you enjoy together.
You could also give the game “Twister” a go, which can be very testing for couples as you find yourself in some strange positions. Card games can also be a lot of fun. You could even try and learn something new together, such as learning to play poker.
What is a “blackout” night? This is where you enjoy time together without any distractions—putting your phones in another room or switching them off. No TV, computers, or tablets are allowed.
It is all about having time one to one to talk and reconnect. You could cook, play a game, or talk. The truth is we can all be guilty of not being fully in the moment if our phones are close by, so this is the perfect chance to give your partner your undivided attention.
Pick a Recipe for the Other Person To Cook
Cooking is one of the obvious choices for a date when you can’t leave the house, but why not mix things up a little? You could hit the recipe books and pick something for your partner to cook for you. This could be an ongoing thing you do weekly where you each take turns cooking something different.
“Throwback” Date Night
Sometimes it is nice to look back on how far you have come, so a “throwback” date night can do just that. Spend time looking through old photos and videos you have and talking about some of your fondest memories together.
This is a lovely way to reconnect and appreciate how your relationship has developed.
Create a Vision Board or Bucket List
Talking about the future is a great way to spend time with your loved one, so while you do it, you could create a vision board or a bucket list. A vision board is where you place some of the things you want to achieve on there so you can be visually reminded of them.
For example, talk with each other about where you want to be in a year, five years, or ten years, and then find words and images that will connect with those things. A bucket list is a little different. For example, you could write a list of the places you want to go to and the things you want to do together.
Dine Al Fresco
Finally, why not take the evening meal outside? We can all get stuck in a routine, so this is a great way to mix things up a little and do something different.
When times are as tough as they are today, it is more important than ever for couples to take the time to spend quality time together. It’s easy to get caught up in work and never take a moment for yourself. Dates night at home can be a simple way to reconnect with your spouse and can help strengthen your relationship.
Many couples find themselves caught up in the daily grind and forget to take time for themselves. But, when it comes to date night, something as simple as a home-cooked meal and a good conversation can be just what the doctor ordered.
Hopefully, these suggestions will have inspired you for some romantic date nights at home!