As we know Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly! I prefer to come up with fun and romantic Date Nights without leaving the house. It doesn’t always have to be for Valentines Day it can just be a fun surprise for my significant other. Date Nights without leaving the house are just a nice way to plan to spend time together nurturing your relationship.
Are you not necessarily creative and could use some hints? I have a list of twenty-five things to do at home that are simple but fun. Read over the list and see what fits your lifestyle and the two of you as a couple.
25 Date Nights Without Leaving the House
Having a home fondue night with wine is always a romantic way to go. Think about adding some favorite music and feeding each other. The recipe used for the chocolate sauce comes together in a few minutes. Dipping fresh fruit is amazing. A recipe by Simply Recipes.
Break out the picnic basket, a blanket, candles and plastic wear. You can dim the lights and pretend you are on a picnic with a great salad, fresh fruit and a bottle of wine or champagne.
Relax, eat and talk. An easy salad to bring along but is filling is the Ribeye Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette by Joyful Healthy Eats.
Create an area for a candlelight massages. Treat each other to a full body massage with a great smelling DIY Sore Muscle Rub by Popsugar. Add aromatherapy to the room and you will both be relaxed and ready for a good night’s sleep.
Home Photo Shoot
If you don’t have the opportunity to get really dressed up or whatever attire you like best, take the time. Plan a fun photo shoot of each other for the evening. It doesn’t have to look like a professional photo shoot but use some fun backdrops or added essentials and be creative. Here is a Circle Backdrop by Oh Happy Day that can be colorful and fun.
What makes movie night romantic and fun? In our house, it is being able to wear comfy PJ’s, a big comfy couch, pillows and blankets and a popcorn bar. Select a favorite movie or a new romantic movie and cuddle up with a big bowl of popcorn. Follow easy ideas for a popcorn bar at Family Fresh Meals.
All chocolates are not created equal. Finding a fun way to rate chocolates as a date night challenge is fun. You can decide to do it with blindfolds on or just having the chocolates laid out. Read the suggestion by Dating Divas to create your night.
If you live where it is cold, go play in the snow. Come back in with those cold feet, red noses and rosy cheeks. It will feel good to warm up with hot cocoa from the crock pot. If you are feeling adventurous make a hot cocoa bar for fun by following Re-Fabbed.
It can be fun to play some of the board games you played years ago. Here is a list of games that can be played with just two people. Pick a few of your favorites and play all night, A game night by Beauty In The Mess.
Tape a sporting event that you wanted to watch together and pretend you are at the event. Make hot dogs, simple nachos and drink beer. Even put on your team’s colors if you want to. Don’t forget to take some photos of your home sporting event. If you want to bump it up a notch make these Bacon Wrapped Brats with Cheddar Beer Sauce and Sriracha by Shared Appetite.
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Make Ice Cream
It can be so much fun making ice cream together and then creating your favorite sundae. If you don’t have an ice cream maker here is an easy recipe to follow. Follow one of these 13 No Churn Ice Cream recipes by Community Table.
How about checking on Youtube for your favorite songs to sing karaoke in the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to have the karaoke machine just stream in on your laptop and sing your heart out. Review the top 10 songs for karaoke on Youtube according to Youtube.
Making s’mores always brings back fond memories of when we have gone camping or spent time outdoors with friends. So recreating this memory on a cold night is fun to do. Easy s’mores made in a pan then dip in with graham crackers. A great recipe by Snackworks.
Video Game Night
Do you have certain video games that you played together before life became so busy? Set up a fun night of playing video games together all night long. Order a pizza and make its fun-filled easy night. Make it competitive and keep a scoreboard.Make a DIY Dry Erase Board for the games by Dragon’s Den Curriculum.
Cooking with your significant other can be fun! Why not have a chili cook-off night so you can both create your favorite type of chili. It can be a little more fun by serving it in a sourdough bread bowl. It is great then because you will also have lunch for the next day made by your best friend. Be creative and utilize unusual chili recipes like this Easy Chicken Chili Recipe by Gimme Some Oven.
Breakfast For Dinner in Bed
There are many times one might want to serve breakfast in bed but there just is not enough time. So pick a night and serve breakfast in bed to your significant other or create the meal together and have it in bed. A hearty make-ahead breakfast Casserole by Sally’s Baking Addiction that can be served with fruit and mimosas
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Wedding Video and Pictures
It is always fun to watch the wedding video again and look at the wedding album. Why not do it while having a glass of wine with a cheese tray designed for a romantic evening. This is a guide to prepare a great cheese tray by Pinch Me I am Eating
Online Cooking Class
There are so many places to sign up for an online cooking class. Check out your local listings or check out this listing by She Knows. Cooking together can be fun and romantic as you learn to cook some of your favorite dishes.
Some people think feet are gross, but a relaxing foot massage with a DIY peppermint scrub is the best. Try using a loofah sponge and a tub of warm water. A great way to relax and take care of one another. Only 3 ingredients to make this Peppermint Foot Scrub by One Essential Community.
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Shop earlier in the week and pick a great winter night jigsaw puzzle or grab a word puzzle online.Then spend hours in your pajamas working on the puzzles together. I love brain teasers and found this one to be challenging but fun. This is by Moms Of Three Critters.
As a workout or learning a new dance move, a video can teach the two of you new moves. Learning new moves with your significant other is romantic and fun. This list of available dance videos by Life As Momma is a great place to start.
Turn things up a notch by making a romantic bedroom. Place candles and rose petals all around the room. Have a pitcher of your favorite drink or champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to nibble on. Make The strawberries together the day before. By using a simple Chocolate Covered Strawberry Recipe by Rae Gun Ramblings.
Related: Chocolate Tart with Strawberry Mousse
Dinner for Two
A great meal together is a wonderful way to reconnect with each other. This Easy Pork Chop with Sweet and Sour Glaze is an amazing dish that pairs well with a salad. This delicious recipe is by Damn Delicious.
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Either you are already a vegan or want to try a vegan meal together. Creating together is a great way to build relationships and trying new foods is fun This recipe has won awards, Vegetarian Zucchini Boats, by Krazy Kitchen Mom.
So fill up the bathtub with bubbles or a bath bomb and soak in the tub together. Apply a homemade face mask and then wrap up in fuzzy robes. A night of pampering together will feel great. A homemade face mask by Tone it Up is a great place to start the evening.
Start a Daily Couple’s Journal
Purchase a daily journal together and share your secrets from each day before bed. Spend a night getting the journal prepared for a few weeks and talking about how the two of you would like to utilize the journal as time progresses. Someone should write in it every day and then you can make a new date to look back at each other’s thoughts.
These 25 Date Nights Without Leaving the House has many creative ideas and it is only a matter of matching up what fits you and your significant other best. However, it is fun to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. So which ones are your favorite and will you allow yourself to be silly and try a new one?
Sarah Bailey says
Now these are some awesome ideas, hands up I love having movie nights with my other half. They are always relaxing and fun!
Jay Colby says
These are some great ideas for stay at home date nights. I love romantic bedroom idea!
Dee Jackson says
All of these date night ideas are fantastic. I love the indoor picnic idea!
Maria Carbone says
Wow, these are some pretty great ideas! We’re always trying to plan something outside the house but I like the idea of staying in.
Shannon Graham says
My husband and I prefer staying in more times than not. Love a lot of these ideas!
Louise Bishop says
The video game night sounds so fun! We always have to play with the kids so it can’t be an all out competition, ha!
Our wedding anniversary is the same week as Valentine’s Day so we don’t often go out to celebrate. But these date ideas mean we can still do something special without having to get a babysitter. Some, like the photo shoot, would be super fun to do with the whole family.
These are awesome ideas. Photo shoot will be fun idea to do.. Loved the ideas
What fun ideas! Some I would have never thought to do. And I definitely think date night is important, especially after having kiddos!
Tania Artemova says
Dancing and home spa are really cool ideas for staying at home! That could be a fun!