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Spicing up a date night at home can be a blast! Here are some unique and creative ideas for a memorable evening. Most of these are reasonable, if not FREE. The spontaneity and novelty of trying something new or unexpected can turn an ordinary evening at night into a memorable adventure. It adds a touch of excitement and keeps things fresh in a relationship. What’s something out of the ordinary that you’ve done or would like to try for a memorable night?

25 At Home Date Night Ideas

25 Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas: 

  • DIY Home Spa Night: Create a spa experience at home with homemade face masks, scented candles, and relaxing music. Pamper each other with massages and enjoy a tranquil evening.
    • Look through your cabinets and see what you have.
    • Check out Dollar Tree, Dollar General or Five Below if you have to get Spa items. 
    • Make 3 ingredient Sugar Scrub:
      • 1 cup granulated white sugar (or any sugar)
      • 1/2 cup oil (avocado oil, coconut oil or grapeseed oil)
      • 8-12 drops of essential oils
      • Enjoy! 
  • Indoor Picnic: Lay out a blanket on the living room floor, prepare your favorite snacks, and have an indoor picnic. It’s a cozy and intimate way to enjoy a meal together.
  • Cook-Off Challenge: Turn your kitchen into a culinary battleground. Pick a theme, set a timer, and see who can create the most delicious dish. Bonus points for presentation!
    • This is a great way to use what you have without spending money. Get creative and have fun. 
  • Themed Movie Marathon: Choose a theme (80s classics, superhero movies, etc.) and have a movie marathon. Create a mini-cinema with blankets and pillows for an extra cozy setup.
    • Pro Tip: Check out FREE movies with your Libray card. They have an extensive collection at the new Advanced Learning Libray

 

 

  • Virtual Travel Night: Pick a destination you both dream of visiting. Cook a meal inspired by that culture, wear an outfit you would wear, watch a documentary, and plan your dream trip together.
    • Watch Lucas T. Jahn on Youtube. He has travel documentaries visiting all over the world. 
  • Have Breakfast in Bed for Dinner: Cook up your favorite breakfast staples, grab a couple of newspapers, and spend a couple hours relaxing in bed with your loved one.

Date Night at Home

  • Have a Candle Light Night: There is something romantic about candlelight. 

 

  • Have a Unplugged Evening: Say goodbye to your screens for the night and spend some quality time together.

 

  • Recreate your First Date but Have it at Home: If you meet while having a margarita, make a margarita and try to recreate your first conservation or get take out from your first shared meal together or any other activity unique to your meet-cute.

 

  • DIY Paint and Sip Night: Grab some canvases, paints, and your favorite beverages. Follow an online painting tutorial or just let your creativity flow. It’s a fun and artistic way to connect.
  • Board Game Tournament: Dust off your favorite board games or try some new ones. Have a friendly tournament with a prize for the ultimate winner.
    • Come up with some funny bets for the winner or loser. 
  • Learn Your Love Languages: 
    • Take the Official Quiz and find out each other’s love languages, which will give you insight on ways you receive and express love in a relationship. 

 

  • Karaoke Night: Belt out your favorite tunes with a karaoke night at home. Create a playlist, dim the lights, and unleash your inner rockstars.
    • Singa is a free Karaoke app.
    • YouTube Sing King has songs with lyrics. 
  • Home Treasure Hunt: Create a treasure hunt with clues leading to small surprises or romantic notes hidden around the house. It adds an element of excitement and mystery to the evening.
  • Campfire and Stargazing: If you have a backyard, set up a small fire pit (safely) and enjoy a night of roasting marshmallows, telling stories, and stargazing.
    • Fun Fact: the coolest portion of the flame is red, and the hottest is bluish-white.
    • S’mores have been a campfire tradition ever since the recipe first appeared in the 1927 edition of the Girl Scout handbook, “Tramping and Trailing.” 
  • DIY Pizza Night: Make your own pizzas with a variety of toppings. It’s a delicious and interactive way to enjoy a meal together.
    • We do this often and buy all our supplies at Aldi. 
  • Memory Lane Movie Night: Watch home videos or look through old photo albums together. It’s a wonderful way to reminisce about your favorite shared memories.
    • See who has the most embarrassing photo and walk down memory lane.
  • Yoga or Workout Together: Find a workout or yoga video online and break a sweat together. It’s a healthy and energizing way to bond.
  • Virtual Game Night with Friends: Use online platforms to host a virtual game night with friends. Play trivia, Pictionary, or online multiplayer games together.
    • Houseparty is a fun app to use
  • Language Learning Night: Pick a new language you both want to learn and spend the evening practicing. There are plenty of language learning apps and resources available.

 

  • Dance Party: Craft a playlist of your most cherished romantic tunes and let the music guide you through a dance-filled night. Transform your kitchen, living room, bedroom, or backyard into your personal dance floor. The enchanting melodies might just transport you to another era or a dreamy destination.
  • Cooking Class at Home: Choose a cuisine you both love but haven’t tried cooking. Follow an online cooking class together and savor the results.
  • Letter-Writing Night: Take a break from technology and write handwritten letters to each other. Share your thoughts, memories, or future aspirations.

 

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