Fun Quarantine Date Night Ideas
During this time of social distancing due to the impact that the corona virus we're all spending much more time indoors. It’s still important to connect with your other half with laughter and fun. Why wait on date night? If you're passing the time with your significant other, relieve a bit of the anxiety we are all experiencing and get creative!
First of all, turn off the news and de-stress. Date nights at home don't have to be any less fun than a night out on the town. So what are you to do when you can’t go out? Here’s are our favorite date night at home ideas to try.
Play Board Games/Card Games
Grab a game, turn on your favorite music, and have a blast! Just be sure to turn off your cell phones to keep it all about the game at hand.
A few of our favorites:
If you get bored with the games you already have, swap games with your neighbors. If you’re in serious quarantine mode, just leave games on the doorstep with a note and then switch them back when you’re ready.
Have a Dress-Up Night
If you love to dress up for a night out on the town, you still can! Dress up, then take some fun pictures together...before during and after your date night. We love to make a candlelit dinner and then plan a romantic activity.
Our favorite suggestions:
If you want to keep things interesting we suggest that you select out outfits for each other to wear and then alternate who gets to choose that evening's activity.
Work on a puzzle together
Attempt to complete a puzzle one weekend a month. But we have specific rules that must be followed. If you’re parents, absolutely no talk about your kids. Don’t discuss worries or work, either. And with each section of the puzzle piece you put together, change your topic of conversation.
Some conversation starters:
What’s your favorite memory of us dating?
What’s a new hobby you’d like to try?
What’s something that would surprise me about you?
What’s your favorite childhood memory?
What’s one goal you’d like to achieve by the end of the year?
What do you remember the most from our wedding day?
This challenge will not only help you build your level of patience, but will also rekindle your relationship regardless of how long you’ve been together. Share your favorite memories, details of your childhood, or exciting plans that you have that you may not have had time to share.
Have a Spa Night
When was the last time you actually too time to really relax? Consider transforming your home into a spa-like oasis for the evening. Light some candles, put soft relaxing spa music, and create a serene environment to unwind in.
To have the ultimate spa experience:
Get into soft comfy robes
Do face masks (yes, together!)
Soak your feet
Offer foot or shoulder massages
Enjoy a glass of wine or beer
If you have kids, wait until they’re in bed and totally settled in. Then you’ll be able to fully enjoy the peace and quiet like you were in a real spa. Consider taking some fun selfies in those face masks for a photo memory of your date night.
Make A Pizza Together
Some unique toppings to try:
Oregano & Basil (use the fresh herbs!)
Beets & Goat Cheese
Chicken Tikka Masala
Jalapenos & Bacon
Test your Karaoke Skills
Challenge your partner to a fun-filled game of karaoke. Singing some of your favorite tunes is guaranteed to boost your spirit. TheYouTube page Sing King has a bunch of songs for you to try out.
Our recent favorites to sing are:
Say My Name
Livin' On A Prayer
Let It Go
Total Eclipse of the Heart
I Want It That Way
Love Me Like You Do
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Time Of My Life
Born To Run
Teach Each Other Something New or Learn a New Skill
Every couple has their individual talents, strengths, and interests. There’s no better time than now to discover your other half’s passion. Teach one another a skill that you normally don’t have time for. Or, learn a new skill together.
Some ideas to explore together:
There are so many skills that can be learned. Pass along your love for hobbies during a stay at home date night. Just keep an open mind and be sure to get excited about whatever your spouse is passionate about. It will make it all the more fun!
Have Your Own Wine Tasting
Miss going out to your favorite local winery? (Ours is Arrington Vineyards, who is doing curbside pickup these days, by way.) If your favorite doesn't offer curbside, its likely that they offer shipping. Keep supporting them by having your favorites shipped to your house. Once it arrives, set up flights like you would enjoy at an actual winery tasting. You know, if wine isn't your thing you can do the same with beer!
To make it feel like a night out:
Get out actual wine glasses
Set the table
Make an hors d’oeuvres spread or a charcuterie board
Play dance music
Pop open your favorite wines
Do a blind taste test to make it even more exciting. Write down what “notes” or strong flavors you taste and compare your written notes to the bottle to see who got it right.
Eat Takeout by Candlelight
There’s not much that’s more romantic than dinner by candlelight. Support local restaurants by giving them much-needed patronage right now by ordering delivery or curbside pickup, whichever you prefer.
A few ways to set the mood:
Dim the lights
Turn on your favorite soft tunes
Light candles you love
Talk about anything other than worries and stress
The best part of ordering in is that you can enjoy a no-fuss dinner. That means no dirty dishes or loud customers to disturb your evening. Plus, you can still satisfy your taste buds with the best cuisine in town!
Watch a Concert at Home
Since most shows have been canceled, consider watching a concert from the comfort of your own home. Singers are adapting to the new changes by live streaming their shows and special events. Some will even host Q-and-As with fans with can be super fun!
A few of the stars you can watch live:
Join in and watch these celebrities on their Instagram and other social media platforms. Have fun with it by dropping your favorite singers a note when they go live.
Binge Watch Netflix or Amazon
Is there anything better than cuddling on the couch and binge-watching your favorite t.v. shows together? Sure, it’s not super productive. But date nights are meant to be relaxed and enjoyed.
Not sure what to watch next? A few suggestions:
The West Wing
Parks and Recreation
The Good Place
Big Bang Theory
Crime Drama TV:
Better Call Saul
There are a ton of excellent binge-worthy shows on Netflix and Amazon, but these are just a few to check out. Create a queue of your favorite shows and save it for your next binge night.
Make Your Own Dessert Night
Now is the time to hit up your Pinterest dessert board! Each of you select a different recipe, make them and then taste test to see which you like best.
Dessert night ideas:
Like a little competition? Set a challenge to use only the ingredients you have on hand. It’ll be like your own little version of Chopped.
Have a Picnic
Even if you're on a mandatory “stay-in-place” or lockdown order, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying a nice picnic together. You just have to get a little creative. Toss out a blanket either in the living room on backyard, grab your favorite finger foods, and savor a picnic-style meal together.
Our favorite picnic at home places are:
On the balcony
In the living room
On the screened-in porch
In the backyard
We love to make it extra fun by “packing” several types of foods and blindfolding each other for a mystery taste test. See who can guess the most correct answers!
Stay at Home Date Ideas for Couples Can Be Fun
Now are you excited to try some of these stay at home date night ideas?
You can get super creative with how you spend your one-on-one time together. Pinterest always has a plethora of ideas. There are even some date night boxes you can get shipped to the house, too, for a fun evening in. And date night doesn’t even have to wait until the weekend. Try these any night of the week! If you’ve got kids, just make sure they’re down for the count so you’re not interrupted. Whether you do one or attempt them all, the point is to spend quality time together. If your spouse is getting extra time at home thanks to the new quarantine rules, take advantage of it. Being at home and doing dates a little differently doesn’t have to be boring. The experience is what you make it!