15 At-Home Date Night Ideas

April 6, 2020

couple holding a painting at-home date night ideas

Who else is in need of some at-home date night ideas?? 🙋‍♀️ In January Alex & I decided to make it a priority to have date night once a week and have a big ‘date day’ once a month. For our ‘date day’ we decided we would alternate months with each of us taking turns to plan a surprise date with a bunch of different activities.

March was my month and so, unsurprisingly, I found myself trying to come up with something fun and unique for an at-home date night . I actually came up with a ton of at-home date night ideas and so I thought I would share them with you all! I waited until we had our date night to do this post (we did #1 below) so that I could get Alex’s input on all of these without ruining our date night surprise! All of these ideas have been partner approved lol.

15 At-Home Date Night Ideas

1. Learn to Paint with a Couples Painting Class
I came up with this idea because we have a studio here in Vancouver that does a monthly ‘date night’ where you and your partner are given a bottle of wine and a teacher teaches you to do a painting. When I found out we were going to be stuck at home for a while I wanted to see if I could recreate this idea at home. It was actually fun and easy to do! I ordered these canvases & acrylic paints, opened a bottle of wine and Alex & I learned to do the sweetest ‘couples painting skyline via this YouTube video! I highly recommend this for a date!!

2. Make a Travel / Adventure Bucket List

Do you want to go to the hot air balloon festival in Cappadocia? Or visit Flamingo Island? What about going white water rafting or learning to surf? Curl up with your partner and plan your adventures!

3. Do an Online Cooking Class
YouTube to the rescue again! You may have thought about going to do a cooking class with your partner, there are tons of YouTube videos walking you through an entire recipe! This is a great way to try out a new recipe.

4. Have a Games Night
Pull out some old board games, some cards or even some online games and get competitive! Alex and I found this Jeopardy App where you can find Jeopardy games people have made and play them with your partner.

5. Have an “Around the World” Dinner
Pick any country and make your meal around that! For Mexican you can make guacamole and margaritas, for Japan you could make sushi together, for France you could have a picnic style wine and cheese! Get creative and enjoy!

6. Have a “Cook Off”
This one is great if you’re competitive haha! Plan on each of you cooking a dish for dinner but then you each get to surprise the other person with a mystery ingredient they need to include in whatever they cook. Set a timer for it and get the creative juices flowing. When you sit down to eat you each get to vote on who’s dish is better!

7. Recreate Your First Date – At Home!
I love this one, I am such a sap. It’s pretty self-explanatory, think about your first date and re-create it! If you went to dinner and a movie, make whatever food you ate and cuddle up and watch the movie you watched!

8. Have a Movie Marathon
You can pick a genre and grab a bunch of movies in this genre or each pick a favorite movie and watch them back to back. Make it a real movie theatre experience by making an insane amount of popcorn!

9. Watch a Movie “At the Drive In”
If you have a projector, play a movie on an outdoor wall! If not, you can play a movie on your laptop while outside on your balcony or backyard. Make up a comfy spot with lots of blankets and snacks and enjoy watching a movie under the stars!

10. Re-Create a Favorite Holiday
Are you a Christmas fanatic? Do you love Halloween? Pick a holiday and just pretend it’s that night! For Christmas, you can fill and hang stockings for each other, drink rum and eggnog, wear an ugly Christmas sweater and watch Elf! For Halloween you could dress in costumes, watch scary movies and even carve pumpkins!

11. Have an At Home Spa Day
Turn your home into a relaxing oasis! Put on relaxing music, pick up some of each of your favorite magazines and relax! You can have a bubble bath ( I highly recommend getting this bath tub spa pillow!) You could listen to a meditation podcast, you could and have essential oils or candles. I’ll link some of my ‘at home spa day’ favorites below!

12. Plan a Trip
You may not be able to travel right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan! Pour a drink or curl up with hot chocolate and plan a future trip to somewhere you’ve always wanted to go. Look into hotels, things you want to see, watch YouTube videos and read articles! Alex and I are planning a trip to Italy & Croatia and one to Hawaii!

13. Have a “Double Date” with Friends over Zoom or FaceTime
It’s a great way to still connect with your friends; you can still have a virtual double date! You can even pre-plan your meal and order from the same restaurant!

14. Play Video Games!
I know nothing, literally nothing about video games (… which is really ironic because my brother is a video game director for EA Games!) Alex however, loves them. If your partner does too, spend a night playing their favorite game! You can even get some retro games like Crash Bandicoot or Super Mario!

15. Learn a TikTok Dance!
I swore I was not going to get TikTok but this quarantine I totally caved haha. It’s actually so much fun and you can learn dances and make videos without ever posting, just saving them for you! Alex and I posted our first TikTok on the weekend – we did our version of the #fliptheswitchchallenge as thirty-somethings 🤣


42 comments so far.

42 responses to “15 At-Home Date Night Ideas”

  1. Morgan Klein says:

    Such cute ideas! I love the Zoom double date idea!

  2. Rach says:

    Oo this is a great list! My husband and I were trying to come up with date night ideas!


  3. yessssss these are such great ideas! we have done a handful of these, including getting on TikTok lol! we are “thepiersols” — will follow you back šŸ™‚

  4. Maureen says:

    These are fun date night suggestions. We are big fans of food around here so number 5 and 6 really speaks to us! I have heard of TikTok but have not done anything about it. I am behind the times apparently as I am still getting the hang of IG and FB!! I hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • Lee says:

      Aw I love that, foodie dates are the best! Haha you definitely need to get on TikTok, even if you dont post your own videos, just watching them is so fun!

  5. What a fun blog post! Love the idea of doing an online cooking class during this crazy time!

    • Lee says:

      Thank you so much! and yes, it’s such a great way to feel like you’re doing something ‘out of the house’ and trying something new but actually staying home and keeping everyone safe and healthy!

  6. Lizzie says:

    These are fun date ideas! I’m going to put some of them on my list!


  7. Stephanie says:

    So many fun ideas! I’ll admit, my husband and I have been falling into the routine of wine/food/movie every night lately. It’d be nice to switch it up once in a while. And the paint night at home sounds SO fun!

    • Lee says:

      Aw thanks! And yes you totally should switch it up! As a creative i think you would just love the painting night!

  8. Rachel says:

    I was just saying to my boyfriend that we need to do an at-home spa night! Love all of these date night ideas!


  9. jenniferpickering22gmailcom says:

    These are all cute ideas!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  10. Love these! Such great ideas and perfect to switch things up…thanks for sharing! xoxo, Sarah

  11. Em says:

    So many cute ideas here! Thanks for sharing

  12. Ashley says:

    Okayyy, LOVING these ideas! They will definitely keep things fresh- the cooking ’round the world is totally up our alley!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  13. Nahid Akhter says:

    Useful post, so many interesting ideas!


  14. Kristina says:

    Iā€™d totally be down for an at-home spa day and just added that tub pillow to my cart!

    • Lee says:

      Yas the tub pillow is such a bath time game changer. It’s a cheap and easy way to make a bath feel so luxurious!

  15. Nancy says:

    We play board games! Time flies then!

  16. dousedinpink says:

    These are the cutest suggestions! I love the idea of recreating your first date and having an around the world dinner!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  17. Mica says:

    What fun ideas! It’s nice you can make nights at home special šŸ™‚ Hubby and I do sometimes try watch a movie after the kids have gone to bed but I’m usually too exhausted to stay up too late, haha!

    Hope that you had a lovely Easter šŸ™‚ Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! A new link up is live on my blog now, I’d love you to join again.

  18. Sean says:

    Some really great ideas here. This is a favorite blog post of mine.

  19. Susan Smith says:

    This is my favorite blog post of yours. Great ideas, my husband and I have been cooking together and taking turns picking out our favorite moves to watch.

  20. beth shepherd says:

    I love these great ideas! I love the online cooking class. That would be fun. This is my favorite blog post of yours. šŸ™‚

  21. GINA ROCK says:

    This is my favorite blog post!! Lots of great ideas for date night at home! We’ll have to try a few of these.

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