Sometimes you just don't want to go out... but the same old thing at home - let's be honest, gets a bit stale. Here are 20 fun date ideas to keep that spark, without leaving home.
Grab some face masks, put on relaxing music and light some candles. Maybe try some foot rubs or massages to really get into the "spa" vibes. This at home date night will leave you nice and relaxed.
BUILD A FORT
Nothing says romance like, well - building a house for someone. But that may be overboard... so let's take it down one notch for this date night at home. Why not build a fort instead? Bring back your youth, get some sheets, throw down some pillows, grab a bottle of wine and your laptop and watch a movie in your cozy club house.
SHARE SOME OLD PLAYLISTS
Share your thirteen-year-old-self with your partner and take turns playing each other some of the music from your past that you still know all the words too.
MAKE SIGNATURE COCKTAILS
Pick your own spirits, mixes and garnishes and make your own signature cocktails for each other or work on a recipe for your signature cocktail together to serve at your next dinner party.
SKYPE A CHEF FOR A PRIVATE COOKING CLASS
Bring the restaurant to you! Skype a chef into your home from Spain, New Orleans, Thailand, Singapore, Italy or other countries. Get step-by-step coaching from a chef who teaches you, then watches and coaches you as you cook your way to an awesome meal together! After your private class, say goodbye to your personal chef, light some candles and enjoy your meal.
BRUNCH IN BED
Who says it needs to be date night? Why not date day? Forget breakfast in bed - sleep in and have brunch! Stay in your pyjamas and eat some yummy foods in the comfort of your bed.
TURN UP THE HEAT...WITH HOT SAUCE!
Ready. Set. Pick your Peppers! This at home date night is called "Battle of the Hot Sauces" as you bring the heat in the kitchen. Each make your own hot sauce, use it to top off your favourites and see who can take the heat. Now that's one spicy at home date!
HAVE A FUN PHOTOSHOOT
Get silly or risqué. You decide. Enough said.
MAKE A BUCKET LIST TOGETHER
This cute date night idea is also good for creating long term commitments to each other! Sit down and write out all the things you want to do together. You could even break it up for specific timelines like listing things to do this summer or even different categories like an adventure list.
Or beer tasting. Or whiskey tasting. Whatever you enjoy as a couple, get a couple different bottles, serve with some perfectly paired snacks and sample each noting the differences and your individual preferences. This is a great reoccurring at home date idea, too! Just change up the countries of your wine!
WATCH A CLASSIC
Have an old school themed movie date night and watch a black & white film.
HAVE A VIDEO GAME NIGHT
Even if you don't have a gaming console, there are interactive games like JackBox or Heads Up! that allow you to use your phones as controllers which interact with the game on your TV screen!
LEARN SOMETHING NEW
Nothing says love like 'mi amor'... Literally! Spend the night at home learning a language from a country you both want to visit... Or just learn something new in general. Surf the net with a mission - to explore the world together. The Chef & The Dish at-home and date-night cooking classes are a cultural experience where you can test out your foreign language with your chef!
TURN UP THE MUSIC AND DANCE
Find your inner Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers for this adorable at home date night! Turn up the speakers and move the coffee table, then take turns picking the songs or create a playlist together. Cheesy? Maybe. Fun. Definitely.
RECREATE ONE OF YOUR MEMORABLE DATES
Watch the movie you saw on your first date. Make the dish you shared while sitting in a piazza in Rome. Buy the bottle of champagne you had the night you got engaged.
BLIND TASTE TEST
Take turns picking things in the kitchen to feed to each other and see if you can guess what it is. Pickle juice anyone?
CANDLELIT GAME NIGHT
Put away the phone and break out the board games. Light some candles, because, candlelight makes anything more date-ish.
HAVE A PICNIC INSIDE
Prepare a whole meal that can be packed up and carried...to the other room. Put a blanket on the floor, cozy up and make sure to have everything with you you need, just like a picnic in the park.
SWEETS FOR SUPPER
Ice cream sundaes, M&M's, caramel corn, milkshakes, chocolate cake. Load up on all your favourites and have a night of a decadant dessert for dinner. Why? Because... why not?
Get a canvas and paint something together for a fun (or potentially fun-ny) piece of art you can put in your house. Another fun idea for an at home date is to paint mugs for each other. You'll wake up every morning and remember how sweet your love is. :)
The Ultimate Date Night At Home.
The Chef & The Dish has been rated 'Best Gifts for Couples" by TimeOut NY and "Best Fresh Date Ideas" by Prevention Magazine. Have some fun in your kitchen! Cook alongside a chef from around the world - all without leaving your kitchen! Skype a chef into your home for a great date-night at home, girls get-together, epic dinner party or gift for someone you love.