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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 creative date 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!
55 STAY AT HOME DATE NIGHT IDEAS
Here’s 55 fun things for couples to do at home. And be sure to check out these 32 creative date night ideas at home as well! Enjoy!
Be sure to grab the free printable Date in a jar ideas at the end of this post!\
1. ESCAPE ROOM AT HOME
Finder’s Seekers is the ultimate escape room at home date! And I’m not exaggerating when I say this has been the most fun at-home date night we’ve ever done. So I have to mention this one first. I gifted a box to my husband for Valentine’s Day and we had so much fun working on solving this puzzle together!
Finder’s Seekers has monthly subscription options (where you get a new mystery to solve each month) or you can just buy a one-time mystery box. Not only is this great for date night, but family fun!
I was amazed at the detail and thought that goes into each mystery. We worked on our mystery for almost 3 hours, although you could easily split it up into more than one date. We didn’t want to stop!
Each box content varies, but each month there are abundant cryptic clues and puzzles to get your heart racing and brain ticking. You’ll transport to a unique locale for each ‘Find’ where you’ll uncover underground cultures and explore local traditions. You’ll need to rely on good ‘ole fashioned research and online tools to make your way to the ‘Find.’
Ready to have a creative date planned for you? Order this fun date night here. I promise you will love it!
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
An easy Friday night date idea to snuggle close as you watch a scary movie together!
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.
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
Fun dates could be a paint night. Channel your inner Bob Ross and paint a canvas together or seperately.
11. PROGRESSIVE DINNER
For easy date ideas, go to a different fast food restaurant for each course! Ideas could be: salad at Wendy’s, main dish at In N’ Out, and dessert at your favorite ice cream shop.
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
For unique date ideas, do a chocolate tasting. Pick out chocolate bars with different cocoa levels or different gourmet brands to see which one you like the best.
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 (even though technically it’s Japanese), 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. 🙂
Or play date night games together!
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
A cute date idea at home is to write all the fun memories of your 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
For a fun couple activities at home, do a 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.
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
For a cute date night idea, find an empty parking lot and pull up “your song”. Dance together reminiscing on the good old days.
34. CANDLELIGHT DINNER
Elevate the ordinary with romantic at home date ideas. Put together a surprise candlelight dinner! Or recreate your first date.
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
Need a date idea for couples? Blindfold each other and eat dinner together. Laughs guaranteed.
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.
39. MAKE PIZZA
40. DRAW SELF-PORTRAITS OF EACH OTHER
Pull out a pencil and sketch pad and put your art skills to good use.
Once it’s dark, head out to the backyard or trampoline and stargaze.
42. S’MORES NIGHT
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!
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 simple 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.
54. MAKE A YUMMY DESSERT AT HOME
Another fun in home date night idea is to make a delicious dessert together. Here’s 17 easy and delicious desserts to make at home.
55. 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!
Which one of these fun things to do for date night are you going to do next? I’d love to hear your favorite date ideas!
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FREE IDEAS FOR DATE NIGHT AT HOME PRINTABLES
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