It’s mid-September, and there’s a chill in the air. And while I have to admit that summertime outings are lovely and all, there’s something simply magical (and not-to-mention, cheap) about staying-at-home for a date night with your loved one at this time of year.
For today’s post, I thought I’d share my top 5 really fun date night ideas to do at-home with you guys in case you should be looking to indulge in a little one-on-one time with your loved one this winter. So, are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s go!
01. Snuggle up on the sofa and watch a movie
OK, let me start with the most obvious one: snuggling up on the sofa and watching a movie. With subscription services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video at your fingertips, it’s never been easier to find a movie (or TV series) that both of you would enjoy watching together. Make sure you stock up on things like popcorn, drinks, chips, and dips to snack on during the movie. And guys, if you let the lovely lady in your life watch her favourite rom-com, take my advice and have a box of tissues to hand. Trust me, she’s going to need them!
02. Enjoy a romantic meal for two
If you’re the sort of person who likes to cook, then why not show off your culinary prowess and treat the love of your life a romantic meal for two? It doesn’t have to be anything particularly fancy, as long as it’s edible. And I reckon a nice bottle of wine would go down a treat with it too. Sitting down for a meal together will give you a chance to chat to your loved one face-to-face. And if cooking isn’t really your thing, then you could always order a takeaway instead. Yummy!
03. Play a board game
One of my favourite things to do on an at-home date night is play board games. Scrabble, Monopoly, Battleship, Chess. You name it, I’ve played it! Not only will playing games keep your mind sharp, it’s beautifully interactive. Part of a competitive couple? Not to worry, as this can make things very, very interesting. A little competitive conflict can help to keep the spark alive!
04. See the stars
If your at-home date night is happening when the weather is fairly warm, why not head outside, lay down on a comfy blanket on the grass, and look up at the stars? As cheesy as it may sound, there’s nothing more romantic than doing a little stargazing while chatting away to your significant other. You’ll be amazed at all the things you’ll see up in the sky on a clear night. It’s so romantic!
05. Create a relaxing ‘at-home’ spa night
And last but not certainly not least, how about creating a nice, relaxing at-home spa night? You could take turns at giving each other a back massage, foot massage, hand massage, or even a pedicure! It can be romantic and hilarious at the same time. Just remember to dim the lights and add a few scented candles for ambience. I promise you guys will love it!
And there you have it, my 5 favourite at-home date night ideas. They’re perfect for this time of year when the sunshine disappears early on in the evening, and you might not want to head out in the dark. And don’t worry if you haven’t found that special someone to share a date night with yet – there are literally hundreds of dating sites out there with men and women signed up and waiting to find ‘the one’.
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