Date night has turned into an at-home activity for a lot of people recently. When you can’t go anywhere, it can feel like you’re limited on what you can do. But the reality is that there are just as many things that you can do at home, even if you have to think a little outside of the box. When a special occasion is coming up, whether it’s Valentine’s Day or a birthday, the pressure can feel on to come up with something extra special for your indoor date. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some of the things you could do to create the perfect at-home date night.
Design a Date Night Menu
It’s not date night without food of some kind. But what exactly you see as the ideal food for your date can vary, depending on who you are as a couple. Maybe it’s your favorite greasy takeout, which you can eat on the sofa while you watch a movie, or maybe plate up like it’s a restaurant meal. It could be a three-course home-cooked menu or maybe even a meal that you cook together. Or for the best of both worlds, you might order a restaurant box or meal kit so you get restaurant-quality food cooked at home.
Set the Stage
The right atmosphere is essential for your date night. From setting the table for dinner to creating a romantic feel in the bedroom, you need to set the mood. You might start with some Valentine’s Day roses to begin creating a romantic setting for your date. Put some music on and get some candles burning to inspire the right feeling for a successful date. You might even want to decorate especially for your date, whether you hang up a string of lights or just create a nice table setting.
Choose a Fun Activity
There might be some things that you can’t do at home, but there are still plenty of activities you can enjoy. In fact, you can recreate a lot of your favorite “outside” activities right at home. A movie night is easy to set up, with your own popcorn, drinks, and snacks, and you can even set up a big screen. Who needs to go to the theatre? You could do all kinds of things, from cooking together to watching a virtual event or having a wine tasting evening.
Make Plans for the Future
A date night at home is the perfect time to dream about the future. But instead of just dreaming about it in an abstract way, why not finally make those plans that you’ve been meaning to make? If you’ve always had a dream to go traveling as a couple or you’ve been thinking of buying a house but haven’t made any solid plans, now is a great time to do it. It can be a lot of fun planning what you want to do in the next few months or years.
Date nights indoors can be just as fun as going out. And when you’re ready to head to bed, the bedroom is right there.