Our time at home has changed the dynamic of the relationships in our lives drastically. While we may not see friends or distant family members at all, we are seeing others, especially significant others, more than ever. Whether you’ve been with your partner for years or just a few months, here are three at-home date night ideas to keep things fun and romantic while in quarantine.
3 At-Home Date Night Ideas
Puzzle and Game Night
Game night is always a great option for date night, and puzzles and board games seem to be all the rage right now. Map out your meal and select your game, and hunker down for an entertaining evening with your significant other.
What to eat: Enjoy this easy chicken recipe that’s got a spicy twist to it. Not only does it result in some delicious and tender chicken, but it’s perfect served on top of rice and vegetables. For dessert, indulge in a classic Southern favorite: peach cobbler.
What to play: We recommend starting on a True South puzzle from Made in TN. You can choose from a variety of images, including Southern landmarks and cities, a map of foods across the U.S., dogs around the world and more. And the best part? You’re supporting a small business while exercising your brain. If you and your partner are more of the competitive type, you can never go wrong with the classic game of Monopoly, and it’s a great option because it’s known to take a while. So settle in with a glass of wine and get ready for some friendly competition.
A Fancy Night In
If you and your sweetheart typically enjoy getting dressed up for a night out on the town, this one is for you. We know it’s easy to stay in your pajamas all day during quarantine, but this at-home date night idea is a black-tie affair. Put on your fancy clothes and enjoy a romantic evening with a candlelight dinner and dancing. After you’re both done getting gussied up, find the perfect playlist and hold your partner extra close.
What to eat: This flank steak is equal parts easy and delicious — and bonus points for no grilling required. Pair it with some in-season veggies or a baked potato for an elevated dining experience. For dessert, we suggest satisfying your sweet tooth with some Peanut Butter Incredibles.
What to listen to: We suggest finding a Spotify playlist filled with old and new favorites. We included a couple of options below to help get you started.
Dinner and a Movie With a Twist
While you may not be able to do the classic “dinner and a movie” right now, you can still enjoy the same concept at home. For this date night, channel your inner child and have a sleepover in your living room while watching one of your favorite go-to movies. Grab some blankets and pillows and maybe even some candles and Christmas lights to make things a little cozier. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, grab the air mattress and get super comfortable.
What to eat: We recommend something fun and easy to bring into your new living room sanctuary. This Cuban quesadilla brings new life to a classic dish. Ready in under 15 minutes, this delicious recipe calls for most of the ingredients in a Cuban sandwich — just in quesadilla form. To round the meal out, complement your quesadilla with this vegetable combination that pairs perfectly with Mexican food. For dessert, we recommend you and your significant other work together to bake delicious kitchen sink oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies.
Enjoy your date night in — however you choose to spend it!
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