By now, you might be thinking “when can I go out on an old-fashioned date again?” But date nights at home don’t have to be boring. Just in time for National Cuddle Up Day, we have 10 fun at-home date night ideas that will keep things creative for you and your partner, and you’ll never have to leave the comfort of your own home.
AT THE MOVIES (AT HOME)
Sure, we’ve all done a movie night (or two!) this year, but step up the game by adding a gourmet popcorn bar with toppings like chocolate candies, cinnamon sugar, or for a savory option, some powdered cheese. Get out a luxurious cozy blanket, cue the lights and you’re good to go for cinematic serendipity.
A ZOOM EXERCISE CLASS
For the more active couple, do a workout together. There are so many classes online, you can choose from yoga to virtual Zumba, to HIIT or pilates. The options are endless, and many classes are offering free trials, so you can find the one that works for you and your partner to keep it fun while working out.
WINE TASTING CLASS
You and your beau can try out new wines together or make it more professional with a wine tasting class in the comfort of your own home. And some wineries are offering fun options like wine and cheese or wine and chocolate pairings classes. You can make date night more interesting while learning about these yummy treats and finding out who knows more about the other’s palette preferences.
Cook a gourmet meal together & create your own signature cocktail. Even if one of you is usually the chef, cooking together is a great bonding experience. And creating a cocktail together, figuring out what each other likes and doesn’t like, can be fun and festive.
We’ve all watched those baking shows and whether you’ve gotten hooked or thought “I could do better than that,” here’s a chance to battle your S.O. for the “Best Baker” title. For those with a sweet tooth, this is a fun at-home date night idea.
PERFECTLY CONTENT WITH PUZZLES
A quiet activity one can do alone or with their mate, puzzles have become more popular since the start of the pandemic. In fact, we highlighted this amazing puzzle company when we spotted it, among other cool finds, at the NYC Gift show. This is also a great activity to do while binge-watching the latest must-see series you view together (Hello, The Queen’s Gambit!).
HUNT FOR FUN
For those of you who want a more active at-home date night idea, create scavenger hunts for each other with a prize at the end (for that, you can get creative and personal with whatever your fiancé/spouse loves). If you’re not sure where to start, simply google how to make the hunt and tons of ideas will surface.
Speaking of The Queen’s Gambit, channel your inner queen with a chess tournament. The show everyone’s been talking about has brought on a chess craze. In fact, the game has gotten so popular that chess sets have been flying off the shelves at many stores. But you can make your own board and pieces, which adds to the date night fun!
BORED OF BOARD GAMES?
If you’re sick of Scattergories or Sorry, try out a new game. What better time to try a game called “The Ultimate Game for Couples,” sure to stir up conversations and bring on the laughter.
A SPA DATE (AT HOME)
We’re not sure if there’s anything more romantic than a spa night, or a better at-home date night idea. Light some candles, dim the lights, and take turns giving each other a relaxing massage. You might even enjoy this so much that you’ll make it a recurring monthly event!