Whether it’s a three-course meal at an upscale restaurant or board games at home, date nights provide quality alone time for couples. Sometimes it can be hard to think of fun or romantic ideas, especially if you don’t want to spend too much money. That’s why we’ve come up with five creative in-home date ideas to rekindle the romance without breaking the bank.
1. Theme Party
Choose a theme of interest to both of you, then center the entire night around that theme. For instance, an Italian theme can include home-made baked ziti, some great Italian wine, gelato, and a sunset stroll. Another fun option is to create Christmas any time of the year. Wrap up something small (a hidden treasure in the house, maybe?), bake cookies together, and make a fire. Snuggle up with some hot chocolate and tell your partner about Christmas traditions you had as a child.
2. Slumber Party
Kids shouldn’t be the only ones having fun at slumber parties. In fact, a sleepover can be a great option for a stay-at-home date night. Spend all evening in your pajamas and make a cozy spot on the living room floor with pillows and comforters. You can even make a pillow fort! Alternatively, turn your bedroom in a romantic oasis with a bed canopy and comfy down bedding. Of course, it would not be a slumber party without snacks and movies. Pop some popcorn, pull out your favorite films, and cuddle up together in your newly created love nest.
3. Trivia Night
Show off your hidden talents in trivia night. Bring out your favorite trivia game or simply create your own, writing down two truths and a lie about yourself, then guessing which answer is which for your partner. Set your own rules and have prizes for each correct answer. Some heated competition and wacky answers can keep you and your partner laughing all night long.
4. Dance Club
Avoid the hassle and expense of overcrowded clubs, and build a dance club in your living room. Turn the lights down low, crank up the music, and put on your dancing shoes. First go for songs that are fun to boogie to, and get silly. Later, light the candles and put on some sentimental tunes. Let the music take you away while you hold each other close.
5. Wine Tasting
A wine tasting can provide a truly relaxing and romantic evening. Instead of going to a winery, choose your personal favorites from a local store or try some recommended favorites. At home, uncork the wine and let the tasting begin. Taste each others favorites, then dream together about future plans to visit famous wineries.
When you're resourceful, you'll find that everything needed for a great night can be found in the comforts of your own home. Grab your partner and try these five excellent date ideas soon.
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