Having an occasional date night with your partner is important for your relationship. It helps you stay connected, increases intimacy, and keeps you from falling into a rut. Dinner at a fancy restaurant may be out of the question right now, but you can always have a romantic date night at home. Here are some fun date ideas to try.
Unleash your creativity with a couple’s paint and sip
Spend the evening sipping wine as you create a beautiful masterpiece together. No art skills required. Simply order a paint party kit online and you’ll receive all the supplies you need including written step-by-step instructions or a video tutorial. Then you can paint, drink and laugh the night away.
Pamper yourselves with a DIY spa day
Relax and unwind with a spa day in the comfort of your own home. Set the mood with some candles and rose petals from your local dollar store. Then take turns giving each other a massage. If your bathroom has a big enough tub, you can also pick up a soothing bath bomb so you can soak together.
Enjoy a virtual travel experience
After being cooped up in the house for so long, you’re probably dying for a change of scenery. Virtual tours can fulfill that need. There are tons of museums, zoos, national parks and major tourist attractions you can explore from your couch. You can tour the Great Wall of China, enjoy art exhibits at The Louvre in Paris, or watch the animals play at the San Diego Zoo just to name a few.
Cook a delicious meal together
Many people believe that couples who cook together, stay together. Even if you’re an inexperienced cook, you can still pull off a delicious meal. The trick is to use a meal delivery service like EveryPlate or Blue Apron. Just choose one of their recipes and they’ll deliver perfectly portioned ingredients to your door along with step-by-step instructions. When dinner’s ready, eat at the kitchen table instead of in front of the TV. You can even set the mood with some soft music and break out the good china.
Put on your dancing shoes
Going to the club is off the table for now, but you can always dance the night away in your living room. So, make a playlist, grab some drinks, and pump up the volume. If you’re really feeling fancy, you can even get dressed up like you’re going somewhere.