When you want to have a good time with your partner but you do not want to venture outdoors, there are many ways to have fun at home. In fact, you can check out this detailed list of 50 stay-at-home date night ideas.
Consider trying some of these different at-home date ideas with the love of your life. A fun date night is at your fingertips!
50 Stay at Home Date Nights
- Cook a Meal in the Kitchen Together
One great way to spend time with your partner at home is to make a meal together. Get in the kitchen and try a new recipe. If you know what you would like to make, get the ingredients ahead of time. It is better to try a new recipe with helping hands than to do it alone!
- Have a Painting With a Twist Night at Home
If you like Painting With a Twist, you can recreate the experience at home. Purchase the supplies needed to create beautiful paintings. You will need paint brushes, paint, and blank canvases. Choose an image to paint and get started. You and your partner can even watch a painting tutorial on YouTube before getting started.
- Watch a Good Movie While Eating Snacks
Get some of your favorite snacks together on a baking sheet to use as a serving tray. Pull out the blankets and pillows, get cozy on the couch, and put on a good movie. Make sure to choose a movie that you can both agree on watching! Or have a movie marathon in your living room.
- Prepare a Fondue Date
Instead of going to the Melting Pot, make fondue at home. You can melt chocolate and even cheese in your slow cooker. After melting the chocolate or cheese, provide little treats for dipping, such as pieces of bread, mini brownies, strawberries, and meats. There is something so fun about dipping food while dining with your loved one.
- Have a Picnic in the Backyard
Pull out an old blanket, set it out on the ground, and have a picnic in the backyard. You can make your favorite food and beverages to eat outdoors. It is a relaxing experience and a great way to spend time at home with your partner.
- Play a Card Game
Choose a card game to play together. There are tons of great card games to choose from, including Phase 10, Speed, Rummy 500, and Goat Lords. These games will keep you both entertained for hours.
- Play a Board Game
Pull out some board games and play with your partner. While you can choose any of your favorites, some good ones to play include Jenga, Ticket to Ride, and Battleship. Or go for a classic game of Chess or Checkers!
- Draw a Portrait of One Another
Pull out some blank paper and pencils to draw portraits of one another. You do not need to have any artistic skills to do this. It is just for entertainment purposes. You and your partner can have a great time attempting to draw one another on paper.
- Learn a New Dance Together
Put on an instructional dance video on YouTube and try learning a new dance together. You can vibe out to the music while getting your groove on with your partner.
- Make a TikTok Video
TikTok is all the rage, so why not make a TikTok video? You can find lots of challenges and trends on there to attempt to do with your significant other.
- Have a Spa Day
Plan an at-home spa day. You may want to do massages, pedicures, facials, and hair masks to feel pampered together.
- Do an At-Home Wine Tasting
Set up a wine tasting with assorted wines in small serving glasses. You can serve the wine with grapes, cheeses, crackers, and other tasty treats.
- Bake Fun Cupcakes Together
Make cupcakes together and make them fun by adding ingredients to them. You can stuff the cupcakes with chocolate truffles and other extras to make them special.
- Decorate Sugar Cookies
Try decorating sugar cookies with assorted frosting. You can use different colors and extra toppings, such as edible pearls and sprinkles, to give your cookies the perfect appearance.
- Do a Puzzle
Pull out a large puzzle consisting of at least 1000 pieces and work on it together. It will take some time to put together, but the end result will be amazing. My personal favorites are from White Mountain Puzzles.
- Do an Online Challenge
Go on YouTube and look for different online challenges to do. One popular challenge is the “Try Not to Laugh” challenge.
- Do a Blind Taste Testing
Put a blind fold over your partner’s eyes and get him or her to taste different foods while guessing what they are. After your partner does some guessing, it is time to switch roles!
- Watch Your Favorite Movie From Childhood
Take it back to the good ol’ days by watching your favorite childhood movie. There are so many great classics to choose from!
- Camp in the Backyard
Put up a tent in the backyard and enjoy the camping experience. Make sure you have some non-perishable food and drinks, along with flashlights!
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- Play Video Games
Hop on your favorite console and play video games together. The time will pass by so quickly when you are having fun playing some of the latest games.
- Watch a Concert on YouTube
Even if you cannot physically go to a concert, you can watch one on YouTube. Turn up the volume and rock out with your partner.
- Do a Dollar Tree Date
Buy little items from the Dollar Tree to set up a date night. It is the perfect way to have an affordable date at home. You can buy pasta, snacks, and other treats to come up with a great meal and dessert to have.
- Complete a Workout Together
Find a new workout to do together. You can find plenty of great options on YouTube to consider doing together, including ones made specifically for couples.
- Make Travel Plans
Focus on coming up with some amazing travel plans for the future. You can start looking at different destinations you would like to visit with your partner. Talk about what is on your traveling bucket list!
- Create a List of Goals Over Takeout
Order takeout and eat at home together while creating a list of goals. Make some goals that you can work on together to improve your lives even further.
- Give and Receive a Relaxing Massage
Give your partner a relaxing massage and then allow him or her to do the same for you. It is a great stress reliever and will put you in a fantastic mood.
- Make S’mores
Roast some marshmallows and make s’mores. All you will need is marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers to put these treats together.
- Play Hide and Seek
Feel like you are young again while playing hide and seek throughout the home. Turn off the lights and make it even harder to find one another.
- Play With Nerf Guns
If you have Nerf Guns, consider using them to have an all out war together. The person who gets the most shots wins the game!
- Set Up a Game of Indoor Bowling
Use water bottles and a rolled up pair of socks to set up an at-home game of indoor bowling. It will keep you entertained and busy for hours.
- Have Fun Finger Painting
Get creative by completing finger paintings together. You will only need paint in assorted colors and blank canvases to work with.
- Make Exfoliating Bath Scrubs to Use
Create some exfoliating bath scrubs to use when showering. You can make these scrubs by mixing different ingredients, such as coconut oil, brown sugar, and blended coffee beans.
- Window Shop on Various Websites
Visit websites together and start window shopping. Make a list of things that you would both like to get in the future.
- Repurpose Old Clothes
Take an old t-shirt or pair of jeans and repurpose them. You can turn these items into new things to wear. For example, you may be able to take your partner’s shirt and turn it into a cute mini dress to wear.
- Upcycle a Piece of Furniture
If you have an old piece of furniture at home, upcycle it. You can remove the old upholstery and add new upholstery to it to give it an updated look.
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- Work Together to Create a Backyard Garden
Start working on the garden together. Plant different things in the backyard, such as flowers, vegetables, and fruits.
- Learn Something New Together
Try to learn something new together. You can easily do this by watching a documentary on television or YouTube.
- Make a Time Capsule
Create a cute time capsule that you can bury somewhere for another person to find in the future. Pick different items to add to the time capsule and make sure you include a note inside it.
- Play Truth or Dare
You cannot go wrong with a traditional game of Truth or Dare. You are never too old to tell a truth or do a dare!
- Enhance the Bedroom With Decorations
Work on adding decorations to your bedroom. You can work together to hand LED strip lights, posters, photos, and more. Pick the decorations out together before you end up decorating the room with these items.
- Wax Brows and Body Hair
Pull out the wax kit and groom yourself and your partner. You might want to wax your brows, leg hair, and other body parts. If your partner has a unibrow, it is the perfect time to wax. Not only is it fun, but you can also laugh together about the pain associated with waxing.
- Make a Kid-Style Dinner
Take a nostalgic approach to date night by preparing kid-friendly foods. You may want to make corn dogs, chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, and other kid favorites that you both ate while young. It is a fun way to reminisce on the old times while eating foods that you may no longer eat very often.
- Complete a Craft Together
Look online for a fun craft that you can complete together. You might already have some crafting supplies available to use. If a holiday is approaching, such as Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or Easter, you can make a holiday-themed craft with your partner.
- Write a Song
Sit down and write a song together. You might want to write a song about love to describe your experiences with one another. It is a song that you can share between the two of you as something exclusive.
- Record a Song
Whether you can sing well or not, consider recording a song together. You do not need expensive equipment to make this happen. Pull out your laptop or phone and start recording a duet. It might turn out really good. If not, you can at least laugh together at the results.
- Create an Indoor Scavenger Hunt
Put an indoor scavenger hunt together. Create a list of things you need to do and find to see who can get the things done first. It is a silly way to have fun with your partner on a boring night!
- Take Personality Tests
Go online and look for a website that offers personality tests. Quiz your partner first and then go over their results. After your partner takes the test, you can take it and then read your results to them.
- Play a Game of Questions for Couples with Conversation Starters
Start off a great conversation by asking intimate questions. This will help you get to know each other better or in a deeper way. You can get a deck of 150 questions to ask so you don’t have the pressure of coming up with them all by yourself.
- Lay Out in the Grass to Watch the Stars
Consider resting in the grass while staring at the stars and having a good conversation. You can talk about passions, aspirations, and even funny inside jokes that only you and your partner understand.
- Make a Game of Your Own to Play
Come up with a unique game to play. You can come up with a list of instructions and rules for playing the game before you get started. It might even become a tradition between you and your partner.
Stay at Home Date Nights Can Be Fun!
When you want to do date nights at home, these are some great ideas. You can have lots of fun doing things at home with your significant other.
Not only will stay at home date night save you money, but by staying in you will also make some of the best memories.