10 Date Night Ideas at Home You Need to Try This Year

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Looking for fun, romantic ways to spend time with your loved one? These date night ideas at home are perfect for a memorable evening together.

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1. Cook Dinner Together

Cooking is an intimate thing you can do together, and it’s very simple to do. Involve your loved one in the preparation. Choose a meal you would both love to cook together. Get the ingredients ordered to your home, and set aside a few hours to cook together, without pressure. Split your prep, and play some relaxing music in the background. At the end of it all, you get to enjoy a delicious meal together.

2. Have a Movie Marathon

You don’t need to go to the movies when it’s so simple to turn your front room into a home cinema. Spend some time choosing several movies. Pick a theme for the night, such as Rom-Coms, or pick a trilogy.

You can buy home projectors for as low as $50-60, and they’re brilliant at creating a cinema-like atmosphere. Also, get yourself a popcorn machine and make a huge batch of popcorn. Snuggle under some blankets together, grab a couple of drinks, and enjoy the show.

3. Have a DIY Spa Night Together

You don’t need fancy equipment to help each other relax and unwind. Pour a hot steaming bath, with plenty of bubbles. Add some soaps or essential oils. Lavender and jasmine are great choices. Take a bath together, and let the water soothe your aching limbs.

Once you’re dry, give each other massages. Unwind, and help relieve the tension from each other’s back and shoulders. Finish up your relaxing evening with some face masks, or a manicure and pedicure.

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4. Create a Bucket List

Talking about your dreams and aspirations together never fails to ignite romance. Get a piece of paper or a journal. Have a laptop or phone handy to do research. Take it in turns to write down your most desired bucket-list wishes. Nothing is off bounds, so be as creative as you want. Once finished, choose one, and do some research together on how and where you can do it. Defining one of your bucket-list will make it feel more real, and give you a goal to aim for.

5. Build a Fort in Your Living Room

In a world where we constantly have to be professional, behaving like kids again is one of the most fun things you can do. Together, grab as many spare blankets and quilts as you can. Along with pillows and cushions, pile everything into the middle of the room. Have fun putting together your fort. Once finished, lie beneath the sheets inside the fort. Share your hopes and dreams, and enjoy a soothing drink together.

6. Work Out Together

Working out doesn’t have to be as intense as a bootcamp. Find something that’s more relaxing, such as tai chi or yoga. Wear some comfortable clothes, and set up in your front room. Watch a YouTube video, and do the exercises together. Yoga and pilates are great because you can help each other with form. This helps make exercising a team effort and more of a sensual experience.

7. Stargaze

If you have a backyard, wait until nightfall. Head out into the garden barefoot. Lie on the grass together, holding hands, and look up at the sky. No matter how bright or dim the sky, appreciate being in the moment with your loved one. Talk about memories and about when you first met. Talk about the future, and let time pass you by. If you live in an apartment, head up to the roof and try stargazing from there.

8. Game Night

There are so many ways you can enjoy a romantic evening playing games. Make it less about winning, and more about having fun. Games like Jenga and Scrabble are great fun. Make up silly rules, and interrupt the games with cuddles and kisses. If one of you is an online gamer, play with your loved one. Play offline in easy mode, and just enjoy having fun and exploring levels together.

9. Have a Deep Conversation

For true intimacy, nothing can beat opening up fully. Sit facing your partner, cross-legged. Make yourselves comfortable with pillows. Hold hands, and look into each other’s eyes. Talk about your fears, your hopes, your dreams, and where you want to be with the other person. If you’re stuck for ideas, here are some great questions to increase closeness.

10. Take a Virtual Vacation

Sure, you’re not on a paradise island together: but that doesn’t mean you can’t pretend to be. Set up your TV, projector, or laptop, and try some virtual vacations. Sit back, relax with a glass of wine or beer, and let the tour take to a beautiful place, hand-in-hand with your loved one.

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Being at home doesn’t mean the romance has to dwindle. Use these great ideas to create a date night full of fun, laughs, and buckets of romance!

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