Dating for homebodies can be a big struggle. Whether you're newly dating, or you've been married for 50 years, there are nights when date night can seem like more of a hassle than a fun night out. Finding a babysitter, making a reservation, squeezing into your skinny jeans, going out into the cold when all you want to do is cozy up in your sweatpants, all things that can interfere with date night.
Well, friends. We've got you covered! Here are eight killer date night ideas that don't require leaving your cozy home.
1. Custom Wine Tasting
Set your budget, hit the wine aisle and pick your favorites! There are lots of ways to approach it. Each of you could pick a red, a white and a blush, or you can go by the prettiest labels, or even cheap, cheaper, cheapest. It's up to you! Throw together a cheese board, pour some tiny glasses and settle in for the evening.
2. Movie Night
Go with a classic, binge a series or snag the newly released flick you've been dying to see. Complete the event with popcorn, candy and of course pajamas. Bonus points if you host the event in your gorgeous home theater room.
3. Make Your Own Fondue
Is there any better meal than one that consists of dipping treats into cheese and chocolate? I think not. Break out a double boiler pan, search the internet for recipes and ideas and enjoy a night of chocolate covered strawberries and cheese covered bread. That's our idea of romance.
4. Get Crafty
Find a step by step painting video online, gather canvases, paint and paintbrushes, and definitely pour yourselves a drink! You'll get lots of laughs and time to chat between making mistakes and creating masterpieces. Romance at its finest.
5. Take on a Home Project
You may be thinking that there is nothing romantic about painting the bathroom or tidying up your closet, but I'm here to tell you, it's all about the mindset! Before you know it, you'll be splashing each other with paint or talking about how cute your spouse looks in the shirt he's folding. So why not cross something off the honey-do list while enjoying some quality time together?
6. Take a Sunset Walk
Is it just me or is there something special about holding hands with your sweetheart and taking a romantic walk around the neighborhood? Whether you're in the city or suburbs or even a rural area, there is likely a great place for a long walk near you.
7. Snuggle Up on the Porch
There are lots of memories to be made cozying up with your loved one on the porch or patio. It’s the perfect place for playing cards, enjoying a cup of coffee and dessert or talking about dreams and plans. It's a simple date for sure, but one that can be enjoyed in any season. Just remember, there's no bad weather, only bad clothing! So, bundle up and join your sweetie for some quality time together.
8. Get into a Good Book (Alone or Together!)
Last, but certainly not least, dive into a good book. Go shopping at your local book store and find an old favorite, a new release or a literary classic. Then grab some takeout, snuggle up on the couch and read together. You can read the same book, or simply be together while you read separate books. The best part about dates like these... there's no rules!
Date night doesn't have to be a huge investment or a big ordeal. It can be as sweet, simple and romantic as you'd like, and all within the comfort of your home sweet home.