Whether you’re too tired to go out or want to skip hiring a babysitter, there are plenty of ways for parents to enjoy a date night at home. Dress comfortable and spend some quality time together with these at-home date night ideas. Fingers crossed you can get the kids to bed early.
Order a special dinner
Skip dinner with the kids and plan a meal just for you two. You can order takeout from one of your favorite local restaurants. Pro tip: have it delivered right to you with one of these food delivery services.
While you’re at it, why not set up the table and light some candles, too?
Do a puzzle together
After a long day, break out a puzzle that you can work on together and still be able to have a good conversation. Consider buying a puzzle roll mat so you can save puzzling for a future date night — and not worry about that the kids ruining it!
Host a virtual game night
You can still connect with your friends without leaving the house. If you’re missing game night together, try out some virtual gaming apps like Houseparty and Jackbox Games. We suggest video chatting at the same time to make the experience even more fun.
Have a movie marathon
Instead of binge-watching your current show obsession, pop some popcorn and watch a few flicks. Make it a themed movie night so you can watch two or three similar movies together. Some ideas include horror films, ’90s night or movie musicals.
Create your own spa
You both deserve a break with a stay-at-home spa night. It’s up to your mood on how you want to plan this time to relax. It can be as elaborate as setting up roses near a tub filled with scented bath salts or as simple as putting on face masks while watching TV.
Sip and paint
If you don’t feel like spending so much money, recreate the Sip and Paint experience at home. Buy your art materials and a bottle of wine as you following along with this tutorial on YouTube.