We are all going to be spending a lot of time at home (and by a lot of time, I mean ALL THE TIME). A few weeks ago I was creating a very different London related post with date ideas but while that is on the back burner for the time being, I thought I’d create something a little different.
So to bring a little bit of joy during these tough times, I thought I would share some fun “date night ideas” which gives you the opportunity to get creative. And they also may be essential to stop you from murdering each other being is such close proximity 24/7.
We’ve all got board games under the bed which we only bring out at Christmas and ignore for the rest of the year, yet when we go to a pub with Guess Who or Jenga on the table we are like omg this is the best thing ever. So dig out the Monopoly board, as you no longer have the excuse that you won’t have time to finish the game.
If you don’t have any board games but like my boyfriend, your partner is a gamer, why not see if there is something you can play together. It means you can spend time together doing something fun but you are also keeping them sweet too. And you can totally remind them of that when you want to watch that Netflix series they’ve been resisting.
At Home Cinema
Watching a movie on your sofa is nothing new, but you can take this cinematic experience to a whole new level. When the warmer evenings arrive, why not bring your laptop, some blankets, cushions and fairy lights to the garden and make an outdoor cinema.
Our sofa is a sofa bed, so we are planning on pulling it out, bringing our duvet to the living room along with all the snacks and cosying up. My local cinema has reclining seats, but do you know what is better than that? A full on bed!
And no one will judge you for wearing your pjs and fluffiest slipper socks.
Cheese & Wine Night
If you have these ingredients at home (even if you only have a block of cheddar), get inventive with your presentation on your fanciest chopping board and see what accompaniments you can find in your fridge and cupboards. You know that extra chutney you bought at Christmas? Well, now is the perfect time to use it.
At Home Restaurant
Create a menu and cook a delicious meal with several courses. Make sure that the TV is turned off, sit at the table wearing actual clothes (instead of the pjs you have lived in for the past two weeks) and light a candle for that full dinner date ambience.
Use the special plates you’ve never actually used and the good glasses even if your inner Monica is telling you that are just for “fancy guests”.
Open the Champagne
I feel like everyone has either a bottle bubbly they got for their birthday several years ago or that expensive bottle of red wine your boss gave you which you don’t know how to pronounce sitting in their cupboard. You always say to yourself that you’re saving it for a special occasion. Instead, why not make an ordinary day special but sharing it with your partner.
If you haven’t already heard about the hype which is the House Party app, you need to get it. Basically it is FaceTime but with loads of fun games and you can talk to multiple people at once (so potentially even a triple date?!). Couple vs couple games, a general catch up over a few drinks or you could even have a meal together but from the comfort (and safe distance) of your on homes.
At Home Beer Garden
If you are lucky enough to have a garden, be totally British and the second the sun shines, have your cider outside (even if the temperature is only 8 degrees). Instead of being cooped up at the office/stuck on a sweaty tube when the sun is shining, get outside (once all your WFH is done of course) and get some vitamin D whilst enjoying a couple of drinks with your partner in crime. You’ll also be surprised how much a change of scenery can make it feel more like a date.
I don’t have a garden but I do have a balcony, so you’d better believe I’m going to be sipping on a glass of prosecco and pretending that I’m at an exclusive rooftop bar.
What date ideas are you going to be trying when you’re at home?