If you’re struggling to come up with ideas for at home date nights, you’re in the right place! This list of date night ideas to do at home should give you plenty of inspiration!
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Knowing what to do for a date night in can be tough! Coming up with ideas for at home date nights can be even tougher!
Mix it up with this list of awesome date nights you can do at home. Pick and choose a few things, or keep it simple by choosing just one from the list!
Some of these at home date ideas might not work based on where you live, or the season of the year, BUT there’s plenty of ideas to choose from!
Want some awesome date nights you can do outside the house? Check out these 100 Date Night Ideas!
Have a first date and need ideas to make it perfect? See all my first date ideas!
How do you plan a perfect date night at home?
Planning a perfect date night at home is easy with this list of ideas for at home date nights!
- Pick your activity.
- Plan a date and time.
- Get dressed and ready (don’t skip this step!)
- Have fun!
100+ Ideas For At Home Date Nights
1. Soda Tasting
I’m not talking about regular sodas, get some of those super weird soda flavors like grass, bacon, and ranch dressing and have a blast trying them out!
2. Scrabble Game Night
We spent many a date night playing Scrabble and drinking hot tea at coffee houses, but this is totally doable at home!
3. Mario Kart Tournament
3. Bake Cookies
4. Make a New Recipe Together
5. Date Idea | Target/Walmart Date Challenge
There’s several videos on TikTok with a date challenge. You can watch this video to get an idea, but it’s pretty simple. Both of you, on your own, will go and get each other things from different categories and then exchange them on date night!
6. Paint Bob Ross Paintings
There’s a bunch of Bob Ross video tutorials. Buy your supplies and get painting!
7. Give Each Other Makeovers
This can be fun and hilarious! Play it up and take plenty of pictures!
8. Doordash Buffet
Take advantage of food ordering services like DoorDash and order all your favorites from all over town!
9. Make Candles
10. Watch a Movie Trilogy
Pick your favorite, or pick a trilogy neither of you has ever seen!
Youtube is FULL of karaoke songs for just about every genre!
I talk about this in my big list of date night ideas (for when you can go out), but this is an AWESOME subscription box where they plan an entire date night at home for you and send you everything you need to do it! SO COOL!
Play a New Board Game
There’s SO MANY board games out there to choose from! You can see some of my favorites in this board games post HERE.
Play Beat Saber
Beat Saber is a virtual reality game that’s a ton of fun! You need the virtual reality game system in order to play it, but it’s my favorite gaming investment we’ve ever made!
Watch Each Other’s Favorite Disney Movie
Nothing more fun than a little nostalgia! Find out your date’s favorite Disney movie is and then watch them together!
Make up your own or follow one like this to find pieces of the date, or gifts for each other around the house!
Play Among Us
Among Us is a popular video game that’s free to play. Play with friends, or join a random group. It’s a blast!
Several pottery shops offer take home kits since the pandemic and you can bring them back to be fired once you’re done creating and glazing!
Some of my favorite laughs have come from playing this game with my husband!
Chocolate and Cheese Tasting
Find some gourmet chocolates and cheeses and do tasting boards! Rate your favorites and compare your likes and dislikes!
Make Gourmet Coffee
Binge a Whole Season of a Favorite TV Show
Find a new series to watch together, or watch a favorite season of one you’ve seen before!
Build a Tower of Cards
I’ve always wanted to do this!
Make a Rube Goldberg Machine
You know those awesome machines that make a ball roll into a domino that knocks over and hits the…yeah you get it. Design one of those!
Camp in the Backyard
Use a tent and everything and make it fun and exciting!
Make a Blanket Fort
Go all out. Bring in all the pillows and blankets, add in strings of lights, go all out like on the show Community! When you’re done making it, you could even watch a movie and spend the night inside!
This can be done indoors and outdoors! Use a constellation finder app and see how many you can find!
Take it up a notch and place some friendly bets!
Play Old School Video Games
Old school may mean something different to you depending on your age. Old school could mean PS2, or it could mean Sega Genesis and 8-bit Super Mario!
Do a Puzzle
I’ve found puzzles are something to keep your hands occupied so you can enjoy a relaxing evening of conversation.
Have a Campfire
Make a little campfire in your firepit and enjoy the fire with just the two of you! Roast hot dogs and marshmallows and soak it all in!
Draw Each Other
Even if neither of you has any artistic ability, this is a fun activity! Take turns (and take your time!) drawing portraits of each other!
Camp on the Trampoline
I did this as a teenager, and it was so much fun! Bring blankets and pillows and camp out there!
Play Badminton in the Backyard
You can find whole sets for cheap!
Learn to Speed Stack Cups
There are lots of teaching videos on this (like this one) and after a while you can compete against each other!
Make Amazon Wish Lists and Share Them With Each Other
Take your time and make wish lists for all those random things on Amazon you’ve wanted. Then when you’re done with your list, go over it with your date!
Do a Virtual Room Remodel
This is one of my favorite ideas for at home date nights! Go to Ikea or Lowe’s or any other home improvement store’s website and find all your dream items for remodeling a specific room.
Have a Tea Party
Skip the princesses and stuffed animals that come to mind when you think tea party, and go more sophisticated. Make little tea sandwiches and pastries and get some awesome tea blends to try!
Read a Book Together
Read the same book together for date night with a warm glass of tea or coffee, or read your own selections.
Do a Virtual Game Night With Friends
Make it a group date and hangout with friends digitally! Play games like JackBox , or some board games even have digital versions you can play together like Catan.
Immerse Yourself in a Place
I love the Gilmore Girls episode where Rory doesn’t get to go on her trip to Japan, so her mom decorates the whole house like Japan and they eat Japanese takeout and wear kimonos.
Immerse yourself in a place. Decorate, eat the food, play the music, all the things!
Learn a Song
If you’re not musical, this may not be as fun. BUT if you are musical, or can sing, this will be a blast! Learn a song together or maybe even write one!
Write Poems for Each Other
Write them for the date night, or write them in advance and read them for the date night!
Put Together Model Cars
This is a fun activity that will require concentration and creativity!
Make a Hot Chocolate Bar and Listen to Old Music
Go all out with the hot chocolate mix (make your own or get hot cocoa bombs) and toppings. Listen to old music (from the 1920s – 1950s) and enjoy the atmosphere and conversation together.
Play Virtual Pinball
Use your gaming system or computer to play pinball digitally!
Plan a Trip
Where is somewhere you’ve always wanted to go? Research where you want to go, the best time of year to go, the places you want to see, food you want to eat etc!
Look Through Childhood Photos
Take a walk down memory lane and look at old pictures of each other as kids!
Have a Dance Party
Make a playlist with a mix of fun songs and slow songs to make your evening fun!
Play the Ultimate Game for Couples Board Game
This is a new discovery for me, so I haven’t played it yet, but it looks like a blast! It’s a board game just for staying in on date night!
Play Would You Rather
Get a Massage
Lots of massage therapists offer in-home bookings. Book a couples massage right in your own house!
Make an At-Home Movie Theater
Set up an old sheet and get a projector and turn a room into your very own movie theater! Don’t forget your popcorn!
Watch a Virtual Concert
Lots of artists are offering live virtual concerts now! Buy tickets and enjoy the experience!
Have a Photo Shoot
Take your own pics, or hire a photographer to come do a shoot at your home!
Make TikTok Videos
Find a challenge or a dance and do it for TikTok!
Have a Pizza Night
Make your own pizzas from scratch! Everyone gets what they want and you have fun cooking together!
Go to a “Hotel” in Your Guest Room
Light some candles, dress up the guest room, and check-in for the night! This one of my favorite ideas for at home date nights and I can’t wait to do it soon!
Build Something Together
Whether it’s a piece of furniture or something else, build something together!
Seems weird, but I was surprised when my husband said he had always wanted to do this!
Take a Bubble Bath
Go all out! Get a nice bubble bath, light candles, play soft music, and take a bath together.
Make a Bucket List
What are some things you want to do before you die? Make a list!
Themed Movie Night
Pick a movie and then make a whole date night out of it! Wear themed outfits, eat themed food, and watch the movie!
This can be fun! Play some good music and sweat together!
Dessert Only Meal
Make or order in all your favorite desserts and then have dessert for dinner!
Try Unique Snacks From Other Countries
There are awesome snack packs you can order from other countries on Amazon. OR you can visit your local international food market and get some fun new snacks and try them out together!
Take a Class Together
Any class at all! SO MANY OPTIONS are available to choose from! Dancing, sign language, coding, painting – anything!
Virtual Museum Tour
Lots of museums now offer virtual tours! Pick one and go together!
Make an At-Home Prom
We did this with Some Good News and John Krasinski last Spring and it was a BLAST! Dress up! Decorate! Have prom food! Take pictures!
Make Playlists and Share Them With Each Other
Each person makes a playlist of their favorite songs, or songs that mean a lot to them, and then on date night you take turns listening to each other’s songs.
Watch Music Videos
We always listen to music, but there’s a lot of music to WATCH too! Make a Youtube playlist of favorite music videos and new ones you haven’t seen!
Night by Candlelight
Turn off all the lights and have date night by candle light. It’s romantic and quiet!
Take a Massage Class
There are virtual classes you can take to learn how to give an awesome back massage! Take the class then exchange massages!
Have a Fondue Night
Dinner and dessert!
Watch the Sunset Together
Take blankets and enjoy time spent together watching the sun go down.
Play Paintball with Paint Guns
Not traditional paintball (that hurts!), but there are these awesome guns that shoot soft, squishy paintballs that explode OR squirt guns made just to hold paint!
Hangout in a Hammock
This is such a nice, relaxing at-home date night activity!
Have a Picnic
Do this indoors or outdoors depending on the weather!
Plant a Tree
Not only is this good for the environment, but it’s such a fun way to watch time pass in your relationship as the tree grows over the years!
Listen to an Old-Fashioned Radio Program
Find an old story-telling radio program and listen to it together with a nice cup of coffee!
Have a Nerf War
Have a Water Balloon Fight
Weather permitting of course…
Lots of bakeries offer take-and decorate sugar cookie kits. This is so much fun to do together!
Take Personality Tests
Make a Scrapbook
Get actual prints of you together and make a scrapbook or photo book!
SO many things you could tie-dye! See some of my favorite designs and get tips on how to tie-dye HERE.
Play 20 Questions
This is a lot of fun – make it as easy or as difficult as you want!
I know this may seem silly, but adult coloring books are all the rage for a reason! Buy a couple of them, or make your own custom adult coloring pages with this tutorial HERE.
$5 Bin Movie Night
This is another idea I stole from TikTok! Each person sticks their arm in the $5 movie bin at Walmart and pulls out a movie. Whatever you pull out, that’s what you’re watching on date night!
Pizza Tasting Night
Order as many pizzas as you can from different places around town. Find out who makes the best pizza!
This one is HILARIOUS and gross at the same time! Spin the wheel and see if you get a normal jelly bean flavor or one that tastes like barf or old socks!
Want more date night ideas?
- 100 Date Night Ideas – Unique ideas to make your next date night out a ton of fun!
- 37+ First Date Ideas – first dates are different than regular dates! Use these ideas as inspiration!
I’m sure these ideas for at home date nights will give you new ways to make date nights at home special and fun! If you have any more ideas, leave them in the comments below!