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.
There are always ways to 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 try your cooking marvel (or disaster!). You could click pictures of your favorite food and post them 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. It will be enjoyable and challenging for both of you and will help improve your fitness levels.
3. Learn a new language
Learning a new language is always advantageous, and there is no better way to do it than with your partner. You can also decide on your next international travel destination, and learn the language accordingly.
4. Learn how to play a musical instrument
Knowing how to play a musical instrument can be fun and satisfying. Learn to play the same or different instruments together, and who knows, you might someday have a band of your own!
5. Do gardening
Plant seeds or saplings together in your kitchen garden. Care for your plant and watch it grow every day. It is a very rewarding date idea.
6. Play board games
Board games are the best 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 play together and against the game.
7. Redesign your house
Come up with interesting ideas to redesign your house. You can decide on a budget and pick things accordingly. It will break the monotony and will be enjoyable and satisfying. Your newly decorated room may even give you the feel of a fancy hotel room at a low cost. You can look up ideas online for low-cost home improvement solutions.
8. Paint your house
Paint your house together. It will be a nice 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 fun, inexpensive, and memorable experience. Do not forget to take pictures.
10. Chalk out travel plans for future
Sit with the globe or the world Atlas and decide on your dream trip for the future. You can set a budget and start planning the trip.
11. Have a karaoke night
Sing your heart out on karaoke tunes. You can make beautiful memories with each other. Don’t forget to shoot videos when you sing the melodies together.
12. Solve jigsaw puzzles
Solving complex jigsaw puzzles can help you bond and be fun too. 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 the joy of building something together can be very satisfying. You can make some architectural masterpieces with the Legos.
14. Make jewelry
Use the items available at home and make some unique jewelry. It will be one of your designer products, and you will never see another piece of the same in the market.
15. Volunteer for a social cause
Giving back to the community as a couple can be very fulfilling and gratifying. You can indulge in some online teaching programs for kids who do not have access to basic education.
16. Host an English tea party
You can dress up and organize a pretty English tea party on your porch or the backyard. You can get many ideas on the Internet regarding the recipes and games for tea parties.
17. Create some DIY art pieces from waste at home
Find some unused items at home and look up DIY ideas on the Internet. You can use discarded items to create showpieces. You can gift these personalized gifts to your friends and family during festivals.
18. Read a book
You both can read the same book together and then discuss the book, or one of you can read the book aloud. It can be an interesting activity.
19. Invent a code language
Invent a code language that stays just between the two of you. You can write to each other cute letters in the code language and frame them in the hall. No one will know what it means except for the two of you. It can be a great thing to bind the two of you in a unique way.
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 all stores. You can both learn it online and make some frame-worthy pieces.
21. Have a photoshoot
Have a photoshoot of each other with a camera. Take prints of the pretty pictures and get them framed to create lifetime memories. It can be one of your favorite dates since the photographs won’t let you forget them for a long time.
22. Have a barbecue night
Set up a grill in the backyard and barbecue some good food. A glass or two of your favorite wine and some romantic music with delicious barbecue food can make your evening very romantic.
23. Have a spa night
You can have a spa night at home and give each other a good massage. You can prepare for it by purchasing scented candles and essential oils.
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. You can also glue collectibles found from your trips together. Don’t forget to write about some precious memories associated with the trip.
26. Plan a backyard romantic date
You can fix a tent in the backyard and plan a romantic dinner and a night out in the backyard. Find some comfortable beddings and pillows to spend the night. You can have a great stay in the comfort of your own home.
27. Learn a new form of dance
Join an online salsa or waltz dance class. It will be a fun and refreshing way to learn to dance and have a great 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. You can 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. You can also indulge in a movie marathon with a huge tub of popcorn. It will be a good experience.
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. You can use them to decorate your house, office, or gift them to a friend or a colleague. Click pictures of all these moments and paintings.
32. Have your own stand-up comedy night
Sharing jokes and laughing together can bring you both closer. You can organize your own personal stand-up comedy night. You and your partner can decide on a genre, then prepare and present your skit 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, get a small telescope. You can enjoy each other’s company throughout the night, 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 wish list.
36. Have a confession night
Honesty is the best policy. You can 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 exciting activity as a couple.
38. Write promises to each other
Wedding vows need not be the only promises you make to each other. You can write some 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. You can also 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 can 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 how far they would complete a daring challenge. It can be a different but memorable date idea.
41. Go through your family photo albums
You can look at each other’s family photos and share your family, childhood, and other memories.
42. Make your own bar crawl
Bar brawl or bar hopping is a famous vacation or weekend activity. You can have a very special evening by setting up your own bar hopping at home. You can set up mini bar counters in different areas of your home and set the tempo right by setting up a perfect playlist and neon lights.
43. Play private party games
You can have a delightful evening by indulging in some interesting couple games. It will help you bond with each other well. It will be a fun way to spend some quality time with each other, and you will make memories for a lifetime.
You can try multiple activities mentioned above by assigning one for each night or weekend. Pick a date idea loved by both you and your significant other. Making memories is one of the best parts of being in a relationship. Indulge in these great home activities to spend quality time and make the most out of your togetherness.