How do you make a date night home special?
Instead of heading out, would you rather spend quality time at home with your partner? With many people still stuck inside and restaurants still closed due to lockdowns and quarantining, it would be difficult to find ways to spend quality time together, especially if you are in the house together all day already.
Let’s look at it another way. You already have the things that you like to be comfortable at home, so all it takes is for you and your partner to make use of it all to have a wonderful night together.
It also doesn’t have to be your usual movie marathon or streaming binge scenario.
There are plenty of other things that you and your partner can do while at home.
There are infinite options for date night at home. One of the important things about a close, intimate event like a fancy date night is that it brings the focus in on the two of you. Often, depending on your relationship (dating, married, living together, etc.) the work that goes into a night like this can vary.
My partner and I like to take turns taking care of each other, and the ways that we pay attention to the things we know the other person really responds to is a way of showing how much we care for each other.
Relationships feel more valuable when each person puts in the effort to make the other feel appreciated
If something on this list (like flowers) isn’t something your partner is interested in, then replace it with something you know they like.
The recipe for a good time works best when everyone likes the ingredients.
There are plenty of ideas to choose from, but the following list of 5 things is a good place to begin.
Best of all, you can wear nice but comfortable clothes and shoes for them.
Just enjoy a perfect evening with your partner.
Romantic Candlelight Dinner and a Movie
Prepare you and your partner’s favorite dishes and serve them in your best dinnerware (which doesn’t have to be designer, just your best). Be sure to set the table with your nicest tablecloth and do things to go the extra mile, such as with scented candles or flower petals. You may even want to use a crystal bowl and fill it halfway with water. Then, add scented candles to the bowl, for beautiful floating candles. Be sure the candles are lighted.
Turn off the television, computer, and cell phones. You want the focus to be on the two of you. Instead, dim the lights and play nice romantic music in the background. Be sure the music sets the tone you are looking for.
After a romantic candlelight dinner, it is simple and inexpensive to prepare an at-home movie night; all you need is a couple of movies and great snacks.
The secret to this one is to make it special and distinct from the ordinary.
Every couple has different tastes in movies. You may want to choose the movies that you and your partner first enjoyed together.
Don’t make your partner watch a movie that they have to tolerate, and don’t feel you have to tolerate one as well. Use what you need to get comfortable, such as blankets, pillows, or even a mattress.
Be sure to have plenty of snacks you both like such as popcorn, cookies, or ice cream. Wear something that is comfortable (such as cozy loungewear), but very attractive. Maybe wear an outfit that your partner loves.
Dessert can conveniently be picked up from a restaurant or the supermarket. You might also pick up something from a nearby bakery. For example, you could choose a bakery that sells a wide variety of ice cream with toppings.
The more unique the dessert, the more it shows you put thought into it. For a build, your own dessert night, purchase different flavor combinations and toppings or make ice cream sundaes.
Since it will be the highlight of your date, go all out on your dessert date night. Feed each other ice cream toppings, to make the mood even more romantic. Enjoy the dessert either on your patio, porch or while curled up in your bedroom.
Romantic Carpet Picnic
An ideal place to have a romantic picnic is on a coffee or dining room table. To make the mood even more romantic, you can always spread a nice blanket on the floor. Surround the blanket with rose petals. Then, place a few scented candles around the room strategically.
Have the food, drinks, dessert, and utensils within arm’s distance. This will prevent you from getting up to grab something from the kitchen. Prepare light foods for the picnic, including sandwiches, h’orderves, fruits, and a salad. Also, prepare snacks that don’t require utensils. This can include nuts, olives, fresh cookies, and a cheese plate. Non-alcoholic champagne or sparkling water are great alternatives for drinks. Hot chocolate, tea, or coffee are other great options.
Spa and Craft Night
A spa night for couples is a worthy expression of love and affordable when it is at home.
Try making one at home when you’re low on funds and still want the soothing spa experience. With this, you can be as creative as you would like and have a few spa sessions.
Facials, massages, a bubble bath, or bath bombs are some suggestions. You may want to even include manicures and pedicures for date night at home.
Include spa foods, such as strawberries, fruit-infused water, or chocolate. Be sure to have towels laid out and light some candles. Also, play relaxing and soothing music in the background. Take turns providing spa sessions to one another.
After your spa session is over, make it art and crafts night. Purchase some fabric, paintbrushes, watercolors, and other art supplies. You can even settle on some kind of craft project, such as glassware etching, or creating a steppingstone mosaic.
Couples who work on a project together will have fun and walk away with a sense of accomplishment and achievement as well.
Regardless of the craft, you decide to create, remember that having fun and relaxing is the goal. I don’t suggest undertaking a project for home improvement.
Craft night is exclusively a time for you and your partner to bond and has a great time together, and then you have a physical reminder of time spent together.
Once you are done with your artwork, maybe wrap up the night with some delicious chocolate-covered strawberries.
Use puzzles to turn date night into a competitive, fun experience. See who can complete a mini crossword puzzle the fastest.
Once you start having fun you will feel a sense of relief from the pressures of the day.
Besides putting puzzles together, there are lots of other board games, such as Monopoly, Uno, and Connect Four for couples on-at-home date night.
Focus on the things you enjoy.
Do you like comedy? Play a game that is silly or makes you laugh or be ridiculous. To make the room romantic you can fill it with fairy lights. Also, be sure to have plenty of snacks.
There’s nothing better than having some romantic time with your life partner alone.
You might think that it’s very boring for a regular dinner and a movie date.
However, date nights in the comfort of your own home are a perfect chance to show that your relationship can be exciting. For an at-home date, try the five great romantic ideas listed above.
These ideas will help bring your partner close together and create a lifetime of memories.