Since the COVID-19 pandemic has altered our lives in ways we couldn’t have ever imagined, people are now looking for creative date night ideas at home. It is very normal to miss the things we have been accustomed to, like going out for a cup of coffee, spending time with family and friends, and especially date nights with that special someone! If you are lucky to be spending these uncertain times with your significant other at home, then consider creating your own magic right there in your home.
According to relationship experts, date nights are the perfect way to keep the sparks alive in any relationship. Since you have been or will be spending the most time at home with your partner, it is important to make each home dates feel different and special.
Are you running out of date night ideas? Bored of watching Netflix in bed with your significant other every night? Well, you’re in luck! Here are the top 10 date night ideas at home that will revive and reconnect your feelings of love and romance.
1. Have a cooking competition at home
This never gets outdated. Making dinner or cooking, in general, may seem like a daunting chore, but cooking together with your other half is a fun and romantic way to reconnect. I know that most couples already enjoy doing this. What’s even better is having a cooking competition between yourself and your partner. Try a new recipe, something you’ve never made before, like sushi or shrimp with vermicelli.
To make things even more interesting, invite your kids to do the tasting and judging. Don’t tell them whose meal it is until they decide on the winning dish.
2. Have a backyard picnic
If the weather is warm and friendly outside, consider having a scenic outdoor picnic. Layout a blanket in your backyard space, and set the scene with lanterns, baskets, and play some jazz music. Eat dinner or dessert with your significant while staring at the stars. Quite dreamy! isn’t it?
3. Screen a special movie night outside
Change things up and add some flare to your romance by bringing your movie outside to watch with your partner. It is romantic, fun, and cozy. If you have kids, and this will be the perfect family evening. Set up a projector, chairs, or a sheet. Choose amazing movies you think you significant other, or kids would love. Make some home-made popcorn, get some chilled drinks, and enjoy the fresh air flick!
4. Take a bubble bath together
Who doesn’t like long relaxing soak! It’s even better when it is done with your significant other! So, this might be the perfect time to use that bathroom jacuzzi or ample tub you barely use. So, take a break from your usual routine, pamper yourselves with a nice soak, light up scented candles in your bathtub, throw in rose petals in the water, listen to slow music, and have meaningful conversations. Make sure the bathroom is clean and smells fresh, so it will be very comfortable as well.
5. Throw together a game night
Games nights are always fun nights! Play some scrabble, puzzles, monopoly, twister, gin rummy, or whatever you enjoy playing with your partner. Take it up a notch, play some fun music, and spend time challenging each other. To make things more interesting and bit naughty, you can play a strip version of anything.
6. Pick a room and give it a total transformation
What better time to make your home as aesthetically pleasing as possible, right? Decluttering, renovating, and redecorating is often a daunting task. But you’d be surprised how much you and your significant other will enjoy doing this together. Rearrange the furniture in your room, repurpose the items that you don’t use, and put up a gallery wall that will add character and maximum interest in your space.
7. Draw each other
Organize your own mini sip-and-sketch at home with your significant other. Grab the drawing and coloring utensils you need for this, some notebooks, and become each other’s muses. To make things even more interesting and a little frisky, paint each other naked. Compare your drawings and find out who has more drawings skills.
8. Have an at-home spa day
Miss having spa dates? Give each other a full-body massage. Bring out all the lotions and oils you have in your home. Listen to nice slow music while at it. Set the scene with dimmed lights and scented candles. Take your time and do this like a pro!
9. Have a karaoke night
This is one of the most fun date night ideas at home. Whether your voice sounds like that of Whitney Houston or like an owl, karaoke night with your significant other is one of the most fun indoor dates you can have. If you don’t have a karaoke sound system at home, simply go to youtube, and play the karaoke version of your favorite album. And also, dance if you feel like it!
10. Watch a comedy special
Watching comedy with your significant other is a fun way to spend quality time. After all, nothing is better than seeing your partner laugh or smile. If your relationship is still in its early stages, this might be a great way to mitigate any awkwardness between you two.