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My husband travels for work, so it’s rare that he’s home during the week. Which means that weekends are the perfect time for us to reconnect and catch up!
Although we love going out, sometimes there’s nothing better than spending a romantic night at home. I love any chance to relax together after a long week, and all it takes for a memorable night is a fun activity and delicious food and drink.
Joel and I recently had a fun date night at home, and it was the perfect way to kick off the weekend. Our night was spent chatting and laughing over a delicious meal, and the best part was there was no cooking involved. Yes!
Keep reading to learn how you can recreate my sushi date night, plus I’m sharing 40 more at home date night ideas! These unique dates will keep you busy all summer long!
My husband and I love sushi, but it’s pretty rare that we go out for it. I’m not sure why, but it never seems to happen. Probably because it’s not exactly a cheap date idea … sushi is expensive!
So last week when I was at Kroger, inspiration struck … I’d plan a sushi night at home! I found everything I needed for our romantic at home date night, and like I said earlier, there was no cooking involved (unless you count heating up some edamame).
I picked up two kinds of sushi—veggie rolls for me and a mixed box for him. For drinks, I got smartwater and Diet Coke, which paired perfectly with our dinner.
This fun night was such a unique date idea and affordable, too. I don’t know about you, but I love cheap date ideas!
To make the meal feel a little more special, I took the sushi, wasabi, and ginger out of the box and arranged everything on a plate.
I also put soy sauce in a little dish and heated up the edamame and sprinkled it with a little salt.
Of course, I couldn’t forget our drinks! Texas summers are hot, so I served the smartwater over ice, which was so refreshing!
This presentation and fun date idea only took a minute to get ready, but it made it feel like we were eating out.
I’m so glad I found out about this meal deal, and I know I’ll be recreating this date night in the future. It was super easy, so delicious, and totally effortless.
I love these kinds of romantic date night ideas … all fun and no stress.
We spent the evening talking and laughing at our chopstick mishaps. It was perfect. And if you wanted to invite your friends, you could even make this a double date!
40 At Home Date Night Ideas
After our romantic night at home, I was inspired to come up with more home date night ideas.
I’ve got at home date night ideas here for every couple … from funny to romantic. So tuck those kids into bed, then try one or try them all. Bonus points if your significant other does the planning!
- Pull out your favorite board games and have game night.
- Grab a blanket and clean out your refrigerator for a backyard picnic.
- Hold a spa night complete with DIY pedicures, homemade masks, and a bubble bath for two.
- Pop a bootcamp workout into your DVD player and sweat it out together. Banish Fat Boost Metabolism will kick your butts!
- Rearrange your living room.
- Binge watch a new or favorite TV show.
- Find a few delicious sounding recipes and cook a meal together.
- Camp out in your backyard or living room.
- Make a big batch of Parmesan Pepper Popcorn and cuddle up on the couch for movie night.
- Light some candles and give each other massages.
- Buy a bunch of novelty food (like drinks or candy with strange flavors) and do a taste test.
- Work on a fun DIY project together.
- Make out in your car.
- Pull out a deck of cards and play a card game.
- Go through your old photo albums and relive your favorite memories.
- Put together a cheese plate to enjoy with a bottle of wine. Bonus points for making homemade crackers!
- Brainstorm travel ideas and plan your next getaway or simply daydream about the possibilities.
- Raid your cupboards for random ingredients, then hold a cooking competition.
- Play 20 Questions. (One person comes up with a subject, then the other person ask yes or no questions until they guess what it is.)
- Spend a night in Italy, France, or another dream location. Pick a destination, then cook a themed meal, listen to music, and watch a movie from your chosen country.
- Pick out your favorite photographs and set up a DIY photo display.
- Make a fun drink and talk until you fall asleep.
- Have a video game competition.
- Talk about your dreams for your family and make a five year plan to achieve them.
- Read a book together (ahead of time), then have a Book Club discussion.
- Get dressed up in your best clothes, turn on some music, and spend the evening dancing.
- Watch a comedy special on Netflix and enjoy a few laughs together.
- Sing along to your favorite songs (find videos online) for an at home karaoke night.
- Put a puzzle together.
- Get cozy in your pajamas, then make breakfast for dinner. Watch cartoons while you eat it.
- Write down your 10 favorite memories as a couple, then share them with each other.
- Go stargazing in your backyard or on your roof. Download an app to help identify constellations.
- Pull out your coloring books and do some adult coloring together.
- Recreate your first date.
- Research your genealogy and create a family tree.
- Have a water fight or run through the sprinklers.
- Grab some snacks and watch a game together.
- Turn off the lights and anything else electronic, then light some candles and spend the evening reconnecting.
- Set up a mini ice cream sundae bar. Search your cupboards for fun toppings.
- Buy a few bottles of wine and some bars of chocolate, then do a wine and chocolate tasting.
I hope these stay at home date night ideas for couples inspired you to plan your own romantic night at home! What are your favorite date night ideas?
Looking for more creative ideas? Check out my massive list of 130 Things to Do at Home!