Date Ideas to do at Home

Baby it's cold outside or maybe you're just feeling lazy. Not all dates have come in the form of some sort of extravagant outing. You could have a joyful, romantic, unique date experience at home. For the most part these are extremely budget-friendly, fun, & engaging. No excuses. If you cross off one of these simple stay-at-home date ideas per week you'll have three months worth of dates. Take a look at these date ideas to do from home. 

date ideas to do at home

1. Massage exchange - Take turns giving massages. You can break it down by body parts such as one person massages the other person's back & then you switch or you could do a good old-fashioned 30 minute massage swap. You can ask the other to focus on certain problematic areas or have them wing it.

2. Online cooking video - Look up a video or cooking show & choose a meal to recreate. Be sure to purchase your ingredients beforehand. Then the two of you can create your own version & learn something new without the cost & inconvenience of attending a cooking class.

3. Beer tasting - Many grocery stores give you the option of purchasing beers individually. You can pick six various beers  & create your own wonky six pack. Pick a couple that you like, have your significant other pick a couple, & then the both of you can choose two new ones to test out. Now you have your very own at home beer tasting without the expensive brewery price.

beer tasting

4. Game night - Go Fish. Monopoly. Jenga. Scrabble. Yahtzee. Ticket to Ride. Guess Who? There are a myriad of games just waiting to be played & it's the perfect date idea for homebodies. Have fun. Be youthful. Break out of your date night rut & enjoy a game. Guess Who? is one of my personal favorites!

5. Bubble bath - You always see couples in movies cuddling up in a bubble bath, but when was the last time you did it? Recently or never? You should give it a go. I'm dying to know if two people can realistically fit in your bathtub. It always looks so spacious in the films. If it doesn't work out you can pick another choice from these date ideas to do at home.

6. Movie marathon - This is different than the average sitting home & watching Netflix days. The movie marathon is where you choose a movie series or genre & watch them all. Be it a Harry Potter movie marathon or a Christmas themed movie marathon, enjoy the ride.

7. Order delivery -  Some of you may think this isn't a romantic date idea, but it is to me! My boyfriend & I normally create our own meals & eat at home so ordering delivery would be a unique date experience. Give yourself a break & have the food come to you. You can give a restaurant a call or some places even allow online orders. Enhance the delivered food by eating it in a nice dish.

chili ramen noodles


8. Karaoke - Go to YouTube & search "karaoke songs with lyrics." Instead of going out & embarrassing yourself in front of dozens of people, why not do karaoke at home? Sounds like a plan to me. That way I can sing — well, attempt to sing — without doing it in front of an audience. Then only people laughing my atrocious voice are me & my boyfriend.

9. Build a blanket fort - I talked about building a blanket fort in my Non Cliche & Totally Not Lame Valentine's Day Date Ideas post & I'm mentioning it again because it's a true classic. Cozy up together & bring out your inner child by assembling an awesome blanket fort.

10. Reminisce with photos - Good memories. Bad memories. All of the memories come flooding out when you look at photos. I did this with my boyfriend a few weeks ago & it was a mind-boggling experience. We've been friends for over eight years & dating for about three; looking back at ancient Facebook photos, printed photos, & whatever else we could find brought up memories & recollections from moments long past.

love is in the air
Actual photo of a photo of me & my boyfriend circa 2007!!

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Indoor picnic - This date idea is perfect if it's cold, rainy, snowy or if you're generally feeling lazy. Prepare your food, snacks, drinks, & picnic basket as normal; then establish your set up in an open space. Add blankets, pillows, & you can even pop in a movie. Hey, it's only a handful of steps from the kitchen to the picnic spot. Simplicity is good.

12. Sports & drinks - Taken from the wise lyrics of Olivia Newton-John, "Let's get physical!" Technically you don't have to get physical; you get to watch other people get physical. Whether it's the latest soccer game or MMA match, watch a sport & drink up! You can create your own cocktails or maybe get fancy with wine while you watch the sporting event.

13. Seven Minutes in Heaven - Turn your at-home date night into a blast from the past. Every teenager has at least heard of this game if not played it. I personally have never actually played Seven Minutes in Heaven so it would make an interesting "date" experience. Basically, the idea is you & your partner spend seven minutes in a closet. Nobody else. No lights. Just two people. Nobody knows what goes on in there but the two of you.


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Keep the romance alive, even if you're lazy. Hopefully you were inspired by this list of date ideas to do at home. Not all dates have to include a pricey restaurant & a movie. Switch it up. Jazz it up. Which of these date ideas appeals to you? Do you have a date idea to add to the list? :]

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57 comments

  1. These are some cute ideas and Im glad we do some of these :)

    Cookies, Chaos
    & C'est la Vie

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  2. Aww such cute ideas. Especially for the upcoming holiday. You and your bf are too cute!

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  3. oooh, i wanna try this <3

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  4. never seen any of these foods before, S.C looks fun x

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  5. Cool post would love to try that halva, they dont do lebanese food where i am though!

    xxx

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  6. These are cute thanks for the ideas I'm awful at choosing things to do!

    - Eternalleigh.blogspot.com

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  7. You guys are so cute together! My fiance and I love to give each other massages, he gives the best ones! We also enjoy ordering pizza and having it delivered. We definitely want to cook more though to prepare for married life!

    Hannah
    http://floraful.blogspot.com

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    Hannah
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  9. This is going to sound so silly but I love building forts!! Haha all these are such great fun ideas. Thanks for sharing!

    elainea
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  10. Wow! This ideas are so cool!!!! I really want all of them! jajaja GREAT!!!

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  11. Love these ideas Carmen! ... I'm particularly feeling the karaoke date - just not sure if the other half would be as keen, but it's worth giving it a try right? hehe :)
    Thanks for sharing these fun ideas! xx
    Lauren

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  12. Kay (shoesandglitter)February 4, 2016 at 4:02 AM

    Great ideas. :) Me and my better half do almost all of these and not just on valentine's... x <3 Wine, pizza and xbox games is our fav way to spend the evening!

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com

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  13. Thanks for these great ideas! definitely gets me in the romantic mood ;)
    xoxo

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  14. these are all so fun! I wanna build a tent
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  15. Lovely tips, great post xoxo

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  16. I love these! My boyfriend and I are always looking for fun things to do at home!

    Mary Kate
    www.mynewchicagolife.com

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  17. Delivery is totally our favorite date. Not having to do the dishes and not having to wear pants?! Win!

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  18. These are such cute ideas! Who said you always have to spend money and go out?! :)

    Via Sora

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  19. These ideas are so cute! Love the indoor oicnic the most, mmm finger sandwiches and prosecco that is actually cold!

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  20. so many cute ideas :)
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  21. Those are great cute tips! Staying at home can be so relaxing (:
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  22. Great, great post. Very informative for all of us here. I knew few of this tips, but it's good to remind yourself from time to time, and learn new things always.

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  23. Awww I love the blanket fort idea that's so cute! Lovely post and thank you for the lovely comments too on my last post. - Tasha

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  24. Loved all these cute suggestions <3

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  25. Nice post! I love tasting beer with my husband :)
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  26. Always a good idea. Have any favorites? :]

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  27. It can still be a date without a ton of money. :]

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  28. That sounds like a delicious picnic. :]

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  29. Nobody. There are a lot of ways to enjoy date night. :]

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  30. Haha love it! What type of food do you order (pizza, Chinese, etc.)? :]

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  31. Absolutely, this is in no way only Valentine's Day related. :]

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  32. We cook allll the time, so it's a nice change to get delivery. :]

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  33. Hopefully these keep you inspired. :]

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  34. Pizza is his preferred, but I do like to pick up take out Pho or Cuban sandwiches!

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  35. your ideas are cute!! :)

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  36. These are really cute ideas especially for Valentines day coming up

    Vicky
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  37. Beer tasting - finally a home date idea my husband might get on board with! Thanks for sharing so many great suggestions!

    Laura - http://lauratells.com/

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  38. Thanks for tips regarding social media. I am in the beginning phase of starting my blog. I am a sponge soaking up everything I can about blogging. How often d O you post?

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  39. So cool! I wanna do this as soon as I can. What would happen if it was a white shirt? Maybe nothing?
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  40. Nice idea! I definitely want to give this a try since I really love this style!

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