Up until recently, your typical date night with your darling went something like this: you’d go out to dinner and then usually see the latest movie or art opening. But since Covid, you might have learned the art of appreciating spending some more time at home. Still, staying at home walks that fine thread between crashing on the couch and still throwing in a load of laundry or washing the dishes. With some creativity, you can have date night right from the comfort of your couch. If you’re trying to come up with some ways to celebrate, these date night at home ideas can let you have a lovely night with your honey.
Break out the board games and turn date night into a fun and festive time. You can find games that you’d both like to play to put you in a playful mood. Whether it’s an online game or a puzzle, make the most of your time together, and remember to laugh…a lot.
With all the stress that everyone is under lately, a spa night sounds pretty amazing right about now. Light some candles that are guaranteed to promote serenity (like lavender or vanilla-scented candles) and whip up a yummy mask to slather on your face. You can even indulge in couples’ massages to help work out the knots from all the stress you’re surely feeling.
Let’s face it: life is busy. So after the kids are in bed, sit down with a glass of wine and talk about your plans for the future. It might be something as simple as where you’d like to take a vacation in the upcoming months, or it might even be more meaningful and discuss goals for your relationship. And remember, having an open and honest conversation can help create connection, which can be very sexy, indeed.
Sure, you could order in, which is something that can definitely help your local restaurants to stay in business during this challenging time. But why not try cooking with your partner instead? You might have to improvise a little since some pantry staples still might be scarce, but you can always make a meal together. Even if it’s not exactly the gourmet masterpiece you might have imagined, it will be delicious because you made it together.
Do Some Decorating
Like most homeowners, you probably have at least one or two (or ten) home improvement projects that have taken a backseat to life. That’s why you can use your date nighttime to pick a to-do and get started on it. So don your comfiest clothing and get ready to dive right in, whether it’s painting an accent wall, putting up a shelf, or even start designing a new layout for your kitchen.
Make It A Movie Night
Can’t get to the movie theater? No problem. Rent the latest flick, and sit down to watch it with your loved one. If you want to recreate the moviegoing experience, you can always use a projector and watch the movie on a blank wall, screen, or even a sheet. Make some popcorn in the microwave, and get fancy by adding extra toppings that your local theater probably doesn’t have, like Parmesan cheese or chocolate.
These date night at home ideas can help you have fun, despite what’s going on in the world right now. In fact, you can make it even more delightful (and delicious) by spending some time in your favorite place…with your favorite person.