March 18, 2021
8 Date Night Ideas To Chill at Home Without Netflix
Having a date night at home is an excellent option to spend some quality time with your partner and relax. However, you can easily find yourself in the middle of a boring routine that no longer brings you joy.
If going on another Netflix binge round with your loved one is not the way you would like to spend your next date anymore, it is time to search for alternatives. Luckily, there are many things you can do without leaving the comforts of your home.
In our article, we list a few date night ideas you can use to spend a pleasurable night in the company of your partner. If your next date is approaching swiftly and you are still unprepared, try one of the options below.
Cook Dinner Together
Cooking classes are cool, but sometimes it is hard to find the time to attend one of them. Instead, you can learn how to prepare something delicious together or cook it for your partner. Pick something you have never tried before! For example, try this home-made chocolate with marzipan recipe if you are not sure about baking, but would like something fancy for dessert.
This activity will help you get closer to each other and leave you feeling happy and satisfied. Just remember that cooking is not an easy task and requires a lot of attention to detail. You have to be fully focused on your cooking if you do not want to burn everything or make something inedible.
Have a Pillow Fight
Pillow fights are always fun and are excellent for letting off steam after an intense day at work. You can have this fun activity at any time, but having it at night is an excellent idea for your romantic date night.
Before you jump on each other, decide on a few rules to make sure that no one gets harmed or injured. For example, everyone should have one pillow in hand and should not use the other hand or feet to throw the pillow. Once you start out enjoying this, it can be impossible to stop.
Have a Makeover Night
If you like fashion and makeup, so why not use them to impress your loved one? You can have some fun with this activity by choosing outfits for each other or applying makeup to transform each other into recognizable celebrities or fictional characters.
When someone does not know how to apply certain products, it is always better to ask for help from someone who knows how to apply makeup – watching YouTube tutorials together will help you do everything right.
Play Board Games
Board games are a great way to spend quality time together. You and your partner can decide on a game that both of you enjoy and figure out who is better at it. This activity can be entertaining, even when playing a Monopoly, which can be exciting and intense at the same time.
Have a Candlelight Dinner
If you’ve got tired of eating at your kitchen table, try and transform your living room into a perfect location for a romantic dinner. For this, you will need to spread out an elegant tablecloth, and set the mood with a few romantic songs and a couple of candles.
If you do not have a dining table, you can set up a folding table and place it in front of your sofas or arrange an in-house picnic for the night!
Have a Picnic at the Backyard
Picnics are always a good idea, especially if you want to spend some time with your loved one and your dog. If you like spending time outdoors and have a lovely afternoon, you can just pack up the dishes and blankets and have a picnic in the backyard, if the weather treats you fine.
If it is getting cold at night, prepare some hot chocolate with marshmallows or cupcakes. Try some hot coffee or tea while talking about your life and your mutual goals. Stay up until nightfall, and watch the stars while lying on a blanket with your loved one.
Go Out for a Drive
After all, leaving your house and staying safe is still possible! Going for a drive is one of the best ways to spend some time together without requiring much effort.
If you live in a big city, you may want to allocate more time to get out of these tiresome traffic jams, and go for a drive outside the city. A couple of iced non-alcoholic beverages and an ambient playlist (the original motion picture soundtrack from Drive is highly recommended) will create the atmosphere.
Trying to invent something new to spend some time together with your loved one may become challenging after a year of the lockdown. Sometimes even the surest option – a movie night – can bore you to death, so it’s time to look around your place and make the most out of it!
Even regular dinner cooking can become one of your favorite mutual rituals, and you can bring even more joy into the process by taking it outside your kitchen! For your next date night at home, pick something you’ve never done together before – but make sure both of you are interested in trying!