53 At-Home Date Ideas That Are Actually Fun

by Melissa

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Yippee! It’s date night! Here’s 53 fun at home date night ideas that are fun, cheap, or free! 

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AT HOME DATE NIGHT IDEAS

It’s almost the weekend and you want a date! But you need at home date night ideas because you can’t find a babysitter.   Or maybe your favorite dates locations aren’t accessible right now due to Covid-19. No worries! Here’s tons of fun at home date ideas you can do. 

No babysitter required! So put the kids to bed and get excited for these fun date night ideas! 

STAY AT HOME DATE IDEAS FOR COUPLES

Just because you are having  a date at home doesn’t mean it needs to be boring! These creative, simple, and cheap date night ideas will make date night fun again! 

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53 STAY AT HOME DATE NIGHT IDEAS

Here’s 53 fun things for couples to do at home. Enjoy!

Be sure to grab the free printable Date in a jar ideas at the end of this post! 

1. ROOT BEER TASTE TEST 

Have you ever tried root beer brands side by side? They are not created equal. Do a root beer taste test with these printables and ideas! 

2. MAKE YOUR SPOUSE’S FAVORITE DINNER

You know that one dinner that your spouse always get seconds of? Make it for them! They’ll feel the love! Need an idea? Try my husband’s favorite Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe. 

3. WATCH A SCARY MOVIE 

There’s nothing like a scary movie to get you to snuggle close. 

4. WATCH A CHICK FLICK 

Or pick your favorite romantic comedy that both of you love. 

5. WATCH A SPORTING EVENT

Even if watching sporting events aren’t your favorite, watching a game together could be your spouse’s love language and they will thank you for it! 

6. WATCH A MUSICAL OR PLAY

Can’t afford the theater? Watch a musical or play in the comfort of your home. 

7. NERF WAR

For an active at home date night idea, grab your Nerf guns and have a war. Winner gets to choose the prize! 

8. PLAY GAMES 

Date night games at home don’t have to be complicated. Pull out your favorite 2-player card games or board games for some fun together. Winner has to clean up the mess. 

RELATED: 35 Creative Ideas for Date Night 

9. DECORATE CANDY HOUSES

You don’t have to wait for Christmas to decorate candy houses! Make graham cracker gingerbread houses together! 

10. PAINT NIGHT

Channel your inner Bob Ross and paint together! 

11. PLAY JUST DANCE 

Just search Youtube to play Just Dance together. 

12. COOKING COMPETITION 

Find out who is the best cook by having a cooking competition togther. 

13. BAKING COMPETITION

Don’t feel like making a full dinner? Have cupcake wars or bake 2 desserts and see which one is the best! 

14. SPA NIGHT DATE NIGHT 

One of the most romantic things to do at home is to pretend  you are at the nicest spa around. Light some tea candles and turn on some relaxing music. Take a bubble together, give foot massages, or full-body massages. 

15. NEWLYWED GAME-QUESTIONNAIRE 

16. VIRTUAL DOUBLE DATE

Do a Zoom double date with your couple friends! 

17. CHOCOLATE TASTING

Which chocolate is your favorite? Do a chocolate tasting to find out! 

18. PLAY “WOULD YOU RATHER?”

Would You Rather questions never get old. This game for couples will help you learn new things about your spouse! 

19. TACKLE A PROJECT TOGETHER

Need indoor date ideas but have a huge project list? Tackle a project together. Build an accent wall, hang some photos or organize the closet together. Be sure to break for kisses! 

20. TELL JOKES 

Tell Jokes to each other…the cheesier the better. 

21. REARRANGE FURNITURE

Time for a change? Rearranging a room together is a free date idea that will make you feel like you have a new space to enjoy! 

22. CHINESE NIGHT

A fun date night theme is Chinese night! Order from your favorite Chinese restaurant, learn origami, learn to use chopsticks and watch a Chinese movie. 

23. BUILD A FORT

Channel the inner kid inside of you for this fun at home date ideas. Grab all the blankets and make the most epic fort together. Enjoy dinner or your favorite dessert inside, or kissing. 🙂 

24. MAKE ICE CREAM SUNDAES

Get all your favorite ice cream sundae toppings for an ice cream sundae bar at home. The more the merrier! 

25. WRITE OR RECORD YOUR LOVE STORY

Have you ever taken the chance to write down your love story? Where did you meet? Where was your first kiss? How did you get engaged? Think of all the fun details your kids and grandkids will want to know and write it down together. 

26. ONLINE DANCE LESSONS

One of best cheap date night ideas at home is to take online dance lessons! Now is the time to perfect your dance skills and you can learn basic dance skills with these free dance lesson videos

27. DO A PUZZLE

Looking for some free date night ideas at home? I bet you have a stash of puzzles just begging to be used! Have a race to finish a 100-piece puzzle or do a big puzzle together. 

28. SERVICE PROJECT

Check out justserve.org to find a Service Project you can do at home! 

29. BLIND TASTE TEST

Have you ever wondered what fries, chocolate shakes, donuts or cookies are the best? Pick up a one of each from a few local restaurants and do a blind taste test so you know once and for all. 

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30. CREATE A COUPLE’S BUCKET LIST

Make a couple’s bucket list of all the things you want to do together. 

31. PICNIC TIME

Another creative indoor date idea is to have a picnic! But have a picnic in an unusual place like under the table, in the office or in the basement. 

32. GO THROUGH OLD PHOTOS

Get all sentimental together by going through old photos. 

33. DANCE TO “YOUR” SONG

Pull up “your song” and dance together reminiscing on the good old days.  

34. CANDLELIGHT DINNER

Elevate the ordinary with a candlelight dinner! No matter if you eat cold cereal or make a fancy dinner, eating by candlelight will make stay in date ideas seem that much more special! 

35. EAT BLINDFOLDED

Ready to laugh together? Blindfold each other and eat dinner together. 

36. EAT WITH WRISTS TIED TOGETHER

Good date ideas include activities that are out of the ordinary! Plan to eat your favorite dinner but with you wrists tied together. A couple who eats with wrists tied together stays together. 

37. PLAN YOUR ULTIMATE VACATION 

Throw your budget to the curb and plan your dream vacation! This fun at home date lets you both design your dream trip together. Where would you go? What hotel would you stay in? Spare no expense…tonight it’s all about dreaming. 

38. TRY TAKEOUT FROM A NEW LOCAL RESTAURANT

Play tourist in your town and try take-out dinner from a local restaurant you’ve never tried before. 

RELATED: 35 Creative Ideas for Date Night 

39. MAKE PIZZA 

For this fun date idea, you just became the newest pizza restaurant in town. Make your own pizza with this best pizza sauce.  Not feeling dinner? Make a delicious fruit pizza instead! 

40. DRAW SELF-PORTRAITS OF EACH OTHER

Pull out a pencil and sketch pad and put your art skills to good use. 

41. STARGAZE

Once it’s dark, head out to the backyard or trampoline and stargaze. 

42. S’MORES NIGHT

There’s two fun ways to do this at home date idea. Make these cute mini s’mores or try these incredible indoor s’more bars. No campfire required! 

43. FANCY DRINKS ON THE PORCH

Make lemonade, Italian soda or a fancy drink while you talk on the porch. 

44. WATCH SUNRISE OR SUNSET

It’s the simple things and watching the sunrise or sunset together is a great simple date idea. 

45. COUNTRY-THEMED DATE

Put on your cowboy boots and saddle up for a night of fun. Eat country-style BBQ and corn bread, learn a country dance and have fun! 

46. DECORATE SUGAR COOKIES

Make the best soft sugar cookies and decorate them together. 

47. CHOCOLATE FONDUE NIGHT 

Fondue night is fun-due night! Make the easiest chocolate fondue recipe for a night of deliciousness. 

48. PLAY CATCH OUTSIDE

Just because you’re looking for stay at home date ideas doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. Grab a football or baseball and play catch in the backyard.  

49. MAKE A PIE

You don’t need to wait until Thanksgiving or Pie Day to enjoy pies. Make one of these delicious and simple pies. 

50. LEARN SOMETHING NEW

Date night at home is a great chance to learn something new. Learn to change a tire, bike tire, use a power tool, bake something or build something together. 

51. BREAKFAST IN BED

Cute at home date ideas don’t need to be saved for evenings only. Have a breakfast in bed date! Make your favorite waffles or pancakes and drizzle this amazing buttermilk syrup on top. We call it Preview to Paradise for a reason. 

52. MAKE ICE CREAM IN A CAN 

If you love ice cream, this creative date night is for you! You can make ice cream without any special ice cream maker. Use this ice cream in a can recipe for delicious ice cream you make together! 

53. 10 REASONS WHY YOU LOVE EACH OTHER

Feel and share this love with these romantic date ideas at home– roll the dice and tell your spouse that many reasons why you love them. Or give them Top 10 reasons you love them. 

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FREE IDEAS FOR DATE NIGHT AT HOME PRINTABLES 

We’re making it easy for you to have at home date ideas up your sleeve…or should we say jar? Print off all of these Date Night Jar ideas, place them in jar and whenever you need a date idea, pull one out! 

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