You don’t need to go to a fancy restaurant to have a romantic date with your partner. There are plenty of romantic date ideas that can be planned and organized from the comfort of your own home. Because of the global pandemic, many couples prefer these stay-at-home date ideas for safety reasons. They either don’t feel comfortable going to a public restaurant, or there are restrictions in place that are preventing them from doing so.
February is ‘Love Month’ and it’s a time of year when romance is in the air. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, or just celebrating your love for each other in general, you don’t need to leave the house to do it.
If you’re planning a date night at home, you may want to at least clean up the place. Tidy up and make your space beautiful, then try out one of the following stay-at-home date ideas.
Below are 5 romantic date ideas for a lovely date night in:
1. At-Home Wine Tasting
An at-home wine tasting is a fun and romantic date idea that doesn’t involve much planning. All you have to do is buy a few different types of wine from different countries, perhaps some fruit and cheese to pair it with and set up a candlelight ambiance in your living room.
You’ll be tasting different wines, perhaps you’ll have some flowers in a vase, and you’ll feel as though you have your own private wine tasting bar at home.
Red wine is especially calming and relaxing, which will likely get you in the mood to be affectionate with each other and cuddle up next to each other.
To make it an extra special evening, splurge on some luxury wines instead of the typical cheaper brands you regularly drink.
2. Themed Movie Night
Why not choose a theme for your date night? For example, an ‘Italian-themed’ date might involve red wine from Italy, a lovely pasta dinner, and a movie based in Italy to watch together such as the romantic comedy starring Kristin Bell, When in Rome.
A ‘Paris themed’ or French themed date night at home could include the movie Midnight in Paris starring Owen Wilson, some French champagne, and a classic French meal such as Boeuf Bourguignon.
3. Music and Mixology
For this date night in, you’ll want to spend some time creating a romantic playlist on Spotify or Apple Music, to set the mood. Then, surprise your partner with a fun cocktail-making kit, complete with all of the accouterments.
You can make craft cocktails together and listen to your favorite songs, which feels like a night out without going out.
4. Candlelight Dinner
It may sound cliche, but a candlelight dinner is one of the most romantic date ideas when it comes to date night in. It’s such a thoughtful gesture to cook someone a nice dinner. It showcases a lot of thought, love, and effort. Light some candles, put some flowers in a vase as a table centerpiece, and set the table nicely. Use your nice plates and good glasses!
Candlelight is key for setting the romantic mood at home. The soft glow of candlelight creates the ultimate romantic ambiance, especially if you turn off your regular lights.
5. Dessert and Dancing
Due to the pandemic, many couples miss going out dancing together. Why not organize a playlist of your favorite songs to dance to, and dance in your living room? Since you’ll be exercising, you’ll have earned some dessert. Order some of your favorite desserts off the menu of some of your favorite restaurants for delivery. Or, bake a pie together! Dessert and dancing is a cute and fun stay-at-home date idea for couples who miss going out dancing.