19 Fun At Home Date Night Ideas (Something For Every Couple)
Sometimes a date night in is the best way to spend quality time together. We’ve got ideas for all couples, from affordable date nights and unique activities to romantic experiences and double-date ideas. Below, we’ll share our favorite at-home date night ideas – don’t skip #3!
Whether you have a new love interest, you’ve been together for years, or even if you’re planning a virtual date with your long-distance partner, there’s something for everyone.
19 At Home Date Night Ideas – fun, romantic, relaxing, & more!
Dates can be just as enjoyable at home as out on the town. We’ll share our favorite ideas below. But, first, here’s a quick rundown:
- Have a movie marathon.
- Start a couple’s book club.
- Give each other a massage.
- Have a game night.
- Make a new recipe together.
- Set up a living room fort.
- Do a puzzle together.
- Create an at-home spa
- Sing karaoke.
- Get takeout and make a sweet treat.
- Put together a DIY cocktail bar.
- Create your own wine tasting.
- Do a craft together.
- Write each other a love letter and share them with each other.
- Learn your love languages.
- Go camping in the backyard.
- Take a trip to another country – at home.
- Plan a vacation.
- Get a date night subscription box.
1. Have a movie marathon.
Looking to unwind with your love? Have a movie date night. Throw on your comfy clothes, pop some popcorn, and watch a movie or a few.
Idea for movie night: Each of you picks a movie and a favorite snack. Take it up a notch with a fun drink pick for each movie.
2. Start a couple’s book club.
*great for long-distance couples too
If you and your date enjoy reading, a couple’s book club is a unique way to spend quality time together. Head to the bookstore or order a book online in advance.
Schedule a date night or day date and read together. Make it a thing and schedule your book club date once a week until you’ve finished the book. This is the perfect way to reconnect and give yourselves something to look forward to.
3. Give each other a massage.
*romantic date night
One of our favorite at-home date night ideas is giving each other a massage because it’s a fun way to relax and spend time together. It’s also great for rekindling your romance!
What you need for your at-home couple’s massage:
4. Have a game night.
Whether you’re in a new relationship or have been together for years, playing games always make for a fun date night. Grab a few board games for 2 or plan a double date to play with friends.
5. Make a new recipe together.
“Cooking with love provides food for the soul.”
Instead of your regular Friday night dinner, change things up and make a new recipe together. Grab a recipe book or find a virtual cooking class in your area. Set the tone with candles on the table or set up your outdoor space for a date night.
6. Set up a living room fort.
Set up a living room fort like kids to get comfortable with a new love interest or reconnect with your significant other. Grab some pillows and blankets, turn down the lights, and light some candles.
The exciting thing about setting up a fort is that you can spend your time doing whatever you both enjoy. Hang out and chat, watch a movie, or even play video games together.
7. Do a puzzle together.
*cheap date night
If you’re looking for simple but fun at-home date night ideas, doing a puzzle together is a great idea! Challenge yourselves to complete it in a night (or a day). This is also the perfect activity to pair with your favorite snacks and drinks!
8. Create an at-home spa
We know how challenging it can be to schedule self-care time, so why not do it for a date night? An at-home spa day is always a success, whether you’re celebrating a special day or you want to treat your loved one to some rejuvenation.
Here are some ideas for your at-home spa day:
- Prepare a delicious beverage.
- Apply a face mask.
- Take a bubble bath.
- Do an at-home manicure and pedicure.
- Give each other a massage.
You might also be interested in reading: DIY Spa Day: How to Have a Relaxing Spa Day at Home
9. Sing karaoke.
Sing karaoke together if you’re looking for the ultimate fun date night. Look up the karaoke version of your favorite songs on YouTube. There are so many to choose from! Take it up a notch and grab a couple of microphones before your date.
10. Get takeout and make a sweet treat.
Sometimes getting dressed up for dinner doesn’t sound so appealing. For those nights, put on your pj’s and order takeout. Make it fun by preparing a tasty sweet treat together. Ideas – ice cream sundaes, cupcakes, or homemade cookies.
11. Put together a DIY cocktail bar.
Another one of our favorite at-home date night activities is a DIY cocktail bar. Skip drinks out and make them at home.
Find a cocktail recipe or two, gather your supplies, and set everything out. Play bartender and make cocktails for each other. Get cozy on the couch or create a romantic space outdoors while you sip and chat like you would at the bar.
12. Create your own wine tasting.
*excellent double date idea
Prefer wine over cocktails? Create your own wine tasting at home. Grab a few bottles of wine or order a wine tasting kit. This date is also good to do with another couple!
13. Do a craft together.
If you’re a crafty couple, spend an evening doing a craft together. Whether you have a home project you’ve been talking about or you’d enjoy working on a craft kit like one of these together, there are tons of ways you can execute this date night idea.
14. Write each other a love letter and share them with each other.
For a romantic date night, grab a glass of wine, some paper, and a pen and write each other a love letter. Then, share them with each other. We love this activity for an anniversary date, couples wanting to respark the romance, and even long-distance couples looking for a virtual date idea.
15. Learn your love languages.
If you and your love haven’t taken the love language quiz, this is a must-do date. It’s also great even if you know your love language but haven’t talked about it with each other.
The 5 love language concept allows couples to have strong communication skills and a long-lasting successful relationship.
Each partner can take the quiz and share their results with one another. Then, you can share ideas for how you can each make eachother feel cared for. You can also jot these ideas down on pieces of paper to keep in a jar for each partner to pull from when they need a suggestion for showing love to the other.
16. Go camping in the backyard.
*for the adventurous couple
If you enjoy adventure or want to change things up, camping in the backyard is a must for an at-home date night. Create a cozy tent setup, build a fire, and make s’mores. Play games together like 20 questions, would you rather, and truth or dare.
17. Take a trip to another country – at home.
If you’re looking to spice things up but can’t go all out right now, take a trip to another country from the comfort of your home. Pick a place – Italy, Japan, Mexico – and set up a date night. Decorate your space to match the country, prepare a local recipe, and maybe throw in a movie too.
18. Plan a vacation.
Are you and your love craving a vacation? Plan your getaway together during a home date night. Over your favorite cocktail (or other beverage), decide on a destination and start planning your trip.
You might also be interested in reading: 14 Best Romantic Getaways in Denver Colorado
19. Get a date night subscription box.
Want to make at-home date nights a regular thing? Get a date night subscription box. There are many options for these. But, most come packed with a theme for the month and everything you need for your date. This is an easy and exciting way for any couple, no matter how busy, to have a consistent date night.
Enjoy Your At Home Date Night!
We hope this list of home date ideas has inspired you to spend quality time with your love together doing something new and exciting. There are endless ways to reconnect, from having a movie marathon and creating your own cocktail bar to a DIY spa day and camping in the backyard.
Interested in planning a self-care Sunday to recharge together? Check out this article!