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Great At-home Date Night Ideas

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Stuck at home with your spouse? Are you not able to go out because of money? Are you both working long hours and do not have the time or energy to go out? Don't have a babysitter for the kids? Well, here are some excellent stay at home date night ideas that are super budget-friendly. 

Fort Night 

Grab your old sheets, clothespins, and create a fort. Remember when you were a child and you held a sheet up over two chairs? You would camp out under the makeshift fort for the entire day. Best time of your life, right? This childhood memory is a great date night idea. Include pillows, cushions, plush blankets, and snacks under your fort. Watch a movie, chill, and cuddle in your fort as a date night. 

Transforming your Home into Travel Destinations 

Convert the living room, kitchen, bedrooms, etc. into a travel destination. Each area will have activities based on the country chosen. For example, the living room can be converted into a ballroom for dancing. The kitchen/dining room can be turned into an Italian-themed dinner. The bedroom can be transformed into a Caribbean-themed relaxation area. 

Balcony Dinner 

Cook a fancy dinner, take out your grandma’s chinaware, wine glasses, candlelight, and a perfect centerpiece. Have dinner with your spouse on the balcony or patio in the night under the stars. It is perfect for late-night conversations and bonding time with your spouse in the comfort of your home.  

Stargazing 

Pull out your blanket, snacks, and lay under the stars with your spouse. If you have a telescope, identifying the constellations is a good way to start a conversation about the stars. This a great date night idea. 

Bubble Bath

Listening to Beethoven, eating strawberries dipped in chocolate, red rose petals, candles and scented oils, and bubbles are all you need for the ideal bubble bath date night. Neck, shoulder and back massage does not sound like a bad idea either. 

Cooking Challenge 

Do you like cooking? Indulge in a cook-off with your spouse as a date night idea. It is a wonderful way to put your cooking skills to test and beat your spouse. To make this date night interesting, you can limit the number of items that each spouse can use to prepare a meal to boost the challenge. 

Game Night 

Do you have board and card games? Why not have a game night with snacks and drinks? This date brings competition, laughter, and fun. Have kids? Let the kids join you in the ultimate game night party. It is a great way to bond with children and create family memories. Create teams - parents against kids to see who can outsmart who. Also, you can invite friends over to make it the ultimate game night. Uno, dominos, Parcheesi, trivia games, puzzles, scrabble, monopoly and various card games are some great game night ideas, whether two-player or multiplayer. 

Movie Night 

A movie marathon does not sound like a bad idea or binge-watching an entire series for that matter. Cuddle up with your spouse under the blankets for warmth and love. Bring out the popcorn and snacks for the perfect movie date night. Moreover, you can transform the back or front yard in a drive-in cinema with a large screen and a concession stand filled with popcorn, snacks, and drinks. This is an upgrade to a movie night spent indoors. Here are some classic movie ideas:

  • Jurassic Park 

  • Jaws

  • The Breakfast Club 

  • The Godfather 

  • The Godfather: Part II

  • Blade Runner 

  • Ghostbusters 

  • The Sound of Music 

  • Goodfellas

  • The Wizard of Oz

  • The Shawshank Redemption 

  • Gone With the Wind 

Karaoke Night 

With the help of YouTube videos, wireless mics, and voice box you have the perfect karaoke night. Sing your hearts out together and enjoy the joy of singing as a great date night idea at home. It is a fantastic endorphin booster which is excellent for your relationship!

Chocolate/Cheese Tasting 

Go to the supermarket and purchase your favorites types of chocolates to have a chocolate tasting date night. You could also have a cheese tasting date night with a selection of crackers. This is great for starting conversations and bonding time with each other. 

Video Games Night 

Take out your game controllers and game console for the most epic stay-at-home date night ever! Here are some excellent two-player games you and your spouse can play for your video games date night: 

PS4 Multiplayer Games 

  • FIFA 18

  • Knack II. PEGI 7 

  • WipEout Omega Collection. PEGI 7 

  • Gran Turismo Sport. PEGI 3 

  • Star Wars Battlefront II

  • Injustice 2

XBOX One Multiplayer Games  

  • Halo 5 

  • Mortal Kombat 

  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2

  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes 

  • Kung Fu Panda

  • Rocket League 

Two-Player Games for Electronic Devices

  • Ludo King

  • Basketball Stars

  • Fireboy and Watergirl 5: Elements

  • Money Movers

  • NuggetRoyale.io (Nugget Royale)

Sharing a Craft/Hobby 

You can teach each other skills and talents as an excellent relationship building date night idea. If your spouse is good at crafting, why not teach them a lesson in crafting a simple object. You may also be able to host a painting session with wine and music. What a fantastic way to relate to your spouse on their level using their talents! 

Playing "Would You Rather", “21 Questions”, or “This or That” with the Building Block Game called Jenga

According to 25 Best Home Date Night Ideas That Are So Much Better Than Leaving the House article, come up with your favorite Would You Rather, This or That or 21 Questions, and write one on each Jenga block. When you play, whichever block you pull, you must answer the question on it. Following are a few examples of Would You Rather, This or That or 21 Questions:

Would you Rather Questions:

  • Would you rather go into the past and meet your relatives or go into the future and meet your great-great-grandchildren?

  • Would you rather have more time or more money in life?

  • Would you rather have a rewind button or a stop button on your life?

  • Would you rather to be able to talk with the animals or speak all foreign languages?

  • Would you rather win the lottery or repeat life?

This or That Questions:

  • Cake or Pie?

  • Swimming or Sunbathing?

  • High-tech or Low-tech?

  • Big Party or Small Gathering?

  • New Clothes or New Phone?

  • Rich Friend or Loyal Friend?

  • Football or Basketball?

  • Work Hard or Play Hard?

  • Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?

21 Questions:

  • If you had a time machine, would you go back in time or visit the future to what year?

  • Which food do you crave most often and why?

  • If you could visit one place on Earth where would you go and why?

  • What would your dream house be like, where and why?

  • If you could own any three cars what would they be and why?

  • What was your favorite childhood game as a child growing up?

  • What makes you the angriest person in the world?

  • What always brings a smile to your face and why?

  • Which song reminds you the most of your life and why?

These questions games are great for getting to know your spouse more. It also forms a stronger and deeper connection that aids in a relationship-building exercise. 

Power Outage Date Night

Pretend there is no electricity for the craziest and fun-filled date night in the dark. Be careful not to step on each other toes or feet! No electronic devices and enjoy each others' company with candlelight and snacks.

Nerf Gun Water War

Running down your spouse in a water war battle sounds like an epic date night disaster. This is a great way to incorporate a game of hide-and-seek in the dark with the help of a flashlight. This is a recipe for disaster - darkness, flashlights, and water? But hey! You can come up with unique and clever challenges to make the date night eventful.

2 Minutes In Heaven

What will you do with just 2 minutes on the clock? Be sure to have dice to roll to reveal what will you be doing during your 2 minutes in heaven. To be prepared for this game, write your activities on a piece of paper or make it up as you go.

No one can make excuses for not staying committed to date night. All these date ideas can be just what you need for an incredible and memorable night. One of the good things about it is that as you try out these ideas, you will get inspiration for more creative ways to do them or other awesome ideas to have a blast with your significant other. Have fun and stay connected to your spouse. After all, a relationship that has zero dates usually has zero happiness.