The best part of having a partner is that you have a companion for all your escapades. Going out for date nights and parties are pretty common and done by all. But it isn’t something one can do every day.
So, make the most out of your time at home. Spending quality time with your significant other at home and making every day like a date can deepen your connection. In this article, we bring 43 cute date ideas—things you can do at home as a couple.
1. Cook new dishes
Cooking new dishes as a couple can be fun and fulfilling. Find new recipes on YouTube and discover your inner cooking marvel. Capture photos of your most impressive (and disastrous) date-night-at-home creations and post on social media platforms.
2. Do exercises/yoga
Hit the home gym, indulge in in-home workouts, or enroll in an online yoga class together. Not only will the exercise boost your mood, but working out together will keep you both motivated to stick with a healthy lifestyle.
3. Learn a new language
Learning a new language is great for the brain, as well as a fun skill to acquire with your partner. Perhaps you can simultaneously plan a trip to a country with the same predominant language.
4. Learn how to play a musical instrument
Music is a mood lifter and can trigger production of oxytocin, also known as “the bonding hormone.” Furthermore, learning an instrument provides a satisfying sense of progress and an enjoyable shared activity. Once you learn the basics, you can add at-home jam sessions to your date-night routine.
5. Do gardening
Plant seeds or saplings together in your kitchen garden. Care for your plant and watch it grow. Nurturing a live creature, even of the flora variety, can be quite a rewarding shared experience.
6. Play board games
Board games are an excellent way to bring everybody’s competitive side out. Invest in a good board game and play it together. Keep a record of who won the game each time. You might also try playing some cooperative games where players must strategize and cooperate with one another to defeat the game.
7. Redesign your house
Come up with interesting ideas for redesigning your house. Decide on a budget and pick things accordingly. Even minor changes to your home can bring about a sense of greater comfort and a new beginning. Your newly decorated room may even give you the feel of a fancy hotel room at a low cost. Look up ideas online for low-cost home improvement solutions.
8. Paint your house
Paint your house together. Painting is a simple way to beautify your house inexpensively, and it will be a fun thing to do in each other’s company.
9. Have an indoor picnic
Decorate your living room well and set up those picnic baskets with some PBJ sandwiches, juice, or hot chocolate. It will be a playful, inexpensive, and romantic experience. Do not forget to take pictures.
10. Chalk out travel plans for future
Sit with the globe or the world Atlas and decide upon or fantasize about dream vacations. You might even set a budget or timeline and start planning.
11. Have a karaoke night
Sing your heart out on karaoke tunes. Make beautiful, or hilarious, memories with each other. Don’t forget to shoot videos when you sing together!
12. Solve jigsaw puzzles
Solving complex jigsaw puzzles can provide a great, shared escape from the stressors of everyday life. You can even create personalized puzzles. Find a good picture of the two of you and get a customized jigsaw puzzle created. Once solved, you can get the puzzle framed and use it to beautify your living room.
13. Play with Legos
Legos are a fun activity for people of all ages. Many couples find Lego nights to be their best date nights, as planning and creating something together can be very satisfying. Who knows: you just might generate some architectural masterpieces!
14. Make jewelry
Use items available at home and make some unique jewelry. It will be one of your designer products, and you will certainly never see another piece like it on the market.
15. Volunteer for a social cause
Giving back to the community as a couple can be very fulfilling and gratifying. You might indulge in some online teaching programs for kids who do not have access to basic education, for example. You’ll not only find the volunteer work to be rewarding, but will discover that it quickly puts your life and relationship’s struggles into perspective.
16. Host an English tea party
Dress up and organize a charming English tea party on your porch or in your backyard. For inspiration, browse the iInternet for traditional tea party recipes and games.
17. Create some DIY art pieces from waste at home
Gather unused items at home and look up DIY ideas on the Internet. Believe it or not, sometimes discarded items make for the best showpieces! Consider gifting these unique artworks to your friends and family during festivals.
18. Read a book
Read a book together and then discuss it, or take turns reading aloud to one another. It can be an interesting activity.
19. Invent a code language
Invent a code language that stays just between the two of you. Write cute letters in your secret language and frame them in the hall. No one else will know what they mean. Creating and using a code language can be both intellectually stimulating and a joyful way to bond.
20. Learn calligraphy
Calligraphy is a well-known technique of writing words in a beautiful way using special pens. Calligraphy books are available in the stationery section of many stores, and calligraphy instruction is also available online. Learn together and make some frame-worthy pieces.
21. Have a photoshoot
Enjoy a photoshoot together. Produce prints of your favorite pictures and frame them for a lasting memory.
22. Have a barbecue night
Set up a grill in the backyard and barbecue some savory food. A glass or two of your favorite wine and some music alongside delicious barbecue food can make for a very romantic evening.
23. Have a spa night
Have a spa night at home and give each other a good massage. Prepare for it by purchasing scented candles and essential oils. Don’t forget to play relaxing music to set the tone.
24. Play charades
Charades is a well-known game and is enjoyed by people of all ages. Play some unique charades with each other.
25. Make a scrapbook
Find all your pictures, get them printed, and make a scrapbook or a photo album from them. If you’re feeling particularly artistic, decorate your scrapbook with collectibles from your shared adventures. Don’t forget to write about your precious memories.
26. Plan a backyard romantic date
You can fix a tent in the backyard and plan a romantic outdoor dinner. Gather comfortable bedding and pillows for a cozy night’s sleep. You can have a great and inexpensive stay in the comfort of your own backyard.
27. Learn a new form of dance
Join an online salsa or waltz class. It will be an invigorating and healthful way to spend time with each other. Show off your dance moves at the next party!
28. Blog together
Blogging is a new trend, and many people enjoy it. Start your blog as a couple and write various interesting things about your vacations, relationship, work, recipes, etc.
29. Watch TV and movies
Cuddle on the bed or sofa and watch shows or movies. Or indulge in a movie marathon with a huge tub of popcorn. Movie nights make for relaxing and low-key dates.
30. Play video games
Buy a video game console or a gaming PC and engage in playing video games together. You can play several multiplayer games against each or other players through the Internet.
31. Create art or paint
Start painting or creating art pieces together. Use them to decorate your house, office, or give them to a friend or family member. Take pictures to document your creative moments and paintings.
32. Have your own stand-up comedy night
Sharing jokes and laughing together can bring you both closer. Organize your own personal stand-up comedy night. You and your partner can decide on a genre, then prepare and present your skits to each other.
33. Write love letters
Love letters never go out of fashion. Write love letters to each other and read them together. You can spice it up by setting themes for the love letters before writing them or play some fun games, like giving each other tiny love letters inside tiny bottles.
34. Indulge in stargazing
Plan a serene stargazing night in the backyard. Arrange for a comfy mattress, pillows, and comforters. If possible, invest in a small telescope. Get lost in the stars together, and you will find your own backyard a great place to be.
35. Make a wish list
A date night at home provides a good opportunity to write your wish list. Make a list of all the things you would like to purchase. You can take it a step forward by planning your finances and setting deadlines to buy an item on the list.
36. Have a confession night
Honesty is the best policy. Have a confession night with your partner. Confess all your deep, dark secrets and try not to be judgmental towards each other.
37. Take an online personality test
There are many online personality tests. Many of them are interesting and also yield relevant results. Taking such an online quiz can be an entertaining activity as a couple.
38. Write promises to each other
Wedding vows need not be the only promises you make to each other. Write cute promises to each other and preserve them as memories.
39. Shower or have a bubble bath together
A shower together with warm water and some lovely music can help you both relax. Or, indulge in a long, luxurious bubble bath to unwind and have a perfect time together. A glass of your favorite wine in the bubble bath just might be the cherry on the cake.
40. Try the truth or dare game
A truth or dare game can be a lot of fun. You can dig out all the secrets of your partner or see just how daring they are willing to be in a challenge. Notice how quickly you revert to your playful, younger selves.
41. Go through family photo albums
Share each other’s family photos and exchange family, childhood, and other memories.
42. Make your own bar crawl
Bar crawl or bar hopping is a famous vacation or weekend activity. You can have a very special evening by bar hopping at home. Set up mini bar counters in different areas of your home and create the right tempo with a playlist and neon lights.
43. Play private party games
Have a delightful evening indulging in engaging couple games. Determine whether you prefer a game of strategy or humor.. It will be a fun way to spend some quality time and to form new memories for a lifetime.
You can try multiple activities mentioned above by assigning one for each night or weekend. Take turns selecting activities. Making memories is one of the best parts of a relationship. Indulge in these great home activities to spend quality time and make the most out of your togetherness.