Stay at home date night ideas can create a connection with your partner better than going out.
Spending time at home blocks out distractions that take place around you when out on the town.
But more importantly, they can get you to interact in activities and engage, rather than just mindlessly watching a movie, scrolling through your phones, or forcing awkward conversations just for the sake of having conversations.
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50 Creative, Fun Stay Home Date Night Ideas for Couples
1. Homemade Pizza Together
Who doesn’t love pizza?
Easy to make and you can choose whatever toppings you want.
2. Wine Tasting and Cheese and Meat Board
Time to get a little fancy.
But guess what?
It doesn’t need to get that expensive.
You can get inexpensive yet still good bottles of wine at your local supermarkets or convenience stores like Walgreens.
I love using my charcuterie board for meats, cheeses, crackers, and dried fruits.
3. Learn a Magic Trick
Try out this interactive activity together.
How cool would it be to impress your friends and family with a trick you both learned?
4. Homemade Loaded Fries
Another easy recipe to make together while letting your imagination run wild on the kinds of toppings you wish to slap on top.
And guess what?
You can prepare healthy French Fries with an air fryer.
Ever since I got one recently I can’t imagine what it was like to live without it.
One of my favorite things to make is loaded tater tots.
It doesn’t have a fryer basket, but it comes with 4 racks which is plenty of space for making homemade fries.
It’s also a little more expensive than other air fryers but I’ve used it every day almost as much as my microwave.
5. Craft Cocktails with Starter Bartender Kit
Here’s my favorite hobby and I love crafting homemade cocktails for my gf.
You don’t need a cocktail shaker to make homemade cocktails, instead, you can just use an iced coffee mug with a lid, but it just feels more legitimate to do it with a cocktail shaker.
6. Indoor Fort and Make Out
Who said you have to go out or spend money?
Feel like kids again and make a fort out of sheets.
7. Indoor Putter Golf
You can try this with or without golf clubs.
Instead, just roll a ball.
And instead of a hole just use an object to hit the ball against like a can or cup.
8. Retro Video Games
Simple and fun to compete.
Try your hand at classic retro video games like Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, or Frogger.
9. Virtual Class- Learn a New Skill Together
Here’s one of those free fun home date night ideas that feel very satisfying.
Brainstorm a list together.
Try cooking a specific type of cuisine, how to make sushi, paint, draw, edit wedding or special event videos, try out homemade cocktail recipes, or try out couples massage.
10. Funny Karaoke
Sing silly songs together.
11. Solve a Rubik’s Cube
How cool would it be to learn how to solve a Rubik’s Cube?
12. Taco Tuesday (or Any Night)
Make homemade tacos with whatever ingredients your hearts desire.
13. Chocolate-Covered Apples or Strawberries
Ever made homemade chocolate covered apples or strawberries?
Then place whatever toppings you want on them.
It’ll be much easier to do with a double boiler.
14. Learn to Juggle
No, it’s not as hard as you think.
I learned it by watching a video and so can you two.
15. Improv Comedy
One of the most interactive fun home date night ideas you’ll find because it requires both of you.
Just prepare yourself for some real zany comments.
16. Act Out Famous Movie Skits
You said you always wanted to act in movies.
Now’s your chance to practice.
Act out popular skits from movies.
17. Fake and Funny Newscast
Here’s another one of those zany and fun home date night ideas for couples.
It will require you to come up with the newscast first before performing it.
One of the best ways to feel together is to make each other laugh.
18. Build House of Cards
Yes, it can get stressful, especially after you’ve added several levels of cards.
But it forces you to work together as a team.
And what better way to feel together than to work as a team?
19. Break Crazy Unknown World Record
You’d be surprised how many crazy world records exist.
Here’s a list.
Choose one together and then begin to strategize how you will achieve the feat together.
You can do it just for fun or let the world know about your accomplishment with a video.
20. Learn Origami
Ever made a leaping frog or lion out of colored paper?
Check out how in these videos.
21. Internet Scavenger Hunt
Make a list for each other.
Decide to do it just for fun or compete with a timer to complete as much of your scavenger hunt as you can.
Look for odd places around the world, historical facts, strange animals, abandoned cities, etc.
Write in question form so that your partner must complete each item with an answer.
22. Rent Inflatable Playground
Some fun home date night ideas involve playing with kids.
Got nieces or nephews?
Rent inflatable playgrounds for a weekend afternoon and have a blast together with your little friends.
23. Virtual Cooking Class
My girlfriend and I took an in-person cooking class in New Orleans and it ended up being one of the most satisfying experiences for us as a couple.
Currently, with the pandemic, virtual classes are the only way to go.
This is more than just watching a YouTube video.
Here you will sign up for a class led by an instructor.
Choose some interesting cuisine to prepare together.
24. Full-body Massages with Essential Oils and Scented Candles
After a hard day’s work, a full body massage with essential oils and candles is just what you both need.
Add in some relaxing nature sounds from this app. (I use it every day to go to sleep to thunderstorm sounds).
25. Jigsaw Puzzle
At first, I thought that my girlfriend and I would find this boring, but we discovered that this was one of those fun home date night ideas that build great teamwork.
You both work together to strategize the best ways to face the challenge of finding the pieces that fit together.
Then look at these jigsaw glue sheets to keep your puzzle together as a wall decoration.
And here’s a video on strategies on how to put puzzles together more easily.
26. Virtual Roller Coasters
“Go on” some of the best roller coasters on the planet virtually. Then plan a future trip to one of the amusement parks.
27. Funny Fake Newscast Idea 2.0
This time create a funny face-to-face newscast around each other’s funniest moments. Each of you make a list ahead of time before conducting the newscast.
28. Find Four-Leaf Clovers
You’d be surprised how relatively easy it is to find them. Find them in your yard or in a nearby field. I used to find them relatively often when I was a kid. I’ve even found several 5-leaf clovers and seven-leaf clovers.
29. Indoor Camping and Ghost Stories
Pitch a tent or sleep in a fort made of sheets. Find some ghost or scary stories online and tell them to each other with the lights out.
30. Play a Sexy Board or Card Game
Finding new board games or card games for two players make for great interactive fun stay at home date nights- especially kinky games that help bring sparks to your relationship.
31. Glow-in-the-Dark Bedroom Ceiling
Stick glow-in-the-dark stars on your bedroom ceiling. Turn out the lights make out or make love.
32. Hire a Chef for Your Anniversary
Have a personalized, professionally-made meal and candlelit-dinner.
33. Herbal Garden on Deck or Balcony
Start an herb garden to use for home cooking and cocktail garnishes (basil, mint, rosemary, thyme, etc.)
34. Homemade Gift Basket/Box Exchange Night
Create gift baskets or gift boxes of your partner’s favor items.
35. Challenge Each Other to a Dance Off
Play music from your favorite apps or play music videos from YouTube. Set up some competition rules to determine a winner, but keep it fun, not too competitive.
36. Memorable Moment Calendar
Create a calendar with the dates something special happened. Insert the details of the memory, plus day, date, and year.
37. Favorite Recipes Book
Create a recipe book of your favorite dishes, desserts, cocktails, etc. (Digital or paper format). Keep it handy for when you want to prepare them together or for each other- especially at special occasions.
38. Memorable Moments Video
Make a video together reliving memories you experienced together. Re-watch it a year, 3, or 5 years later.
39. Gag Gift Exchange Night
Another one of the funny stay home date night ideas on this list. Exchange gag gifts (or novelty gifts). Consider creating a scavenger hunt with map to find them hidden around the home.
40. Toy Foam Bullet Gun Fight (or Target Competition)
Buy toy guns online and create a target practice competition or duke it out in a toy gun fight. For the competition, use random non-breakable items around the house for targets (plastic cups, toys, hats, lamp shades, boxes, etc.).
41. Cook Off/Bake Off Challenge
Challenge each other to a cook-off/ bake-off only using the ingredients you have lying around at home.
42. Guessing Game
Blindfold each other. Hand your partner random items. Allow them to ask questions for clues. Determine the limit on guesses.
43. Kinky Fantasies
Let’s face it. You both have some sexual fantasies you’d love to live out. Bring these sexy, creative, outlandish fantasies to life. Go all-in, dress up to live them out (examples: nurse-patient, teacher’s pet, pilot-flight attendant, devil-angel).
44. Romantic Meeting Fantasies
Make up cute, romantic meeting-as-strangers scenarios (examples: meeting for the first time at a bar, park bench, or on a plane).
45. Date Idea Box/Jar
Create a decorative date night ideas box or jar. Drop date idea cards in it. Pull out a card whenever you run out of date ideas or just want to look for new stay home date ideas.
46. First-Date Picture Book
Create a picture book of drawings telling the story of your first date.
47. Home Treasure Hunt
Create a scavenger hunt with a treasure map for each other to find prizes around the house.
48. Time Capsule
Create a time capsule together to open in 3, 5, or 10 years.
49. Christmas in July
Christmas in July (or any middle-of-the-year month). Watch Christmas movie, make Christmas cookies.
50. First-Date Keepsake Frame
Create a keepsake memory frame of your first date.
Staying at home can be relaxing and even fun, but above all bring couples together by finding activities that make you interact and engage.
These activities limit or even eliminate distractions.
Some of my most memorable home date night ideas I’ve experienced were either cheap or completely free.
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