Updated: Mar 1, 2021
Over the past year we’ve all gotten really good at staying home. We work from home, learn from home, and heck we even socialize from home. This new normal probably has you feeling more stir crazy than romantic when watching movies from the couch on a Friday night-again. Even though quarantine has made dating harder to imagine, date nights are essential to maintaining a healthy and happy relationship. With everything going on dating may be last on your never ending list of To Do’s, so we thought we’d take some of the guess work out of quarantine dating for you. We have options to help you connect as a couple even if physical connection isn’t feasible at the moment. So, that’s it- clear some time on your schedule, gussy yourself up, and try out one of these fun ideas to “date night” at home.
Make a Vision Board
With a new year comes a new opportunity to set your intentions. We do it for our businesses, we do it for our health, why wouldn’t we do it for our relationship? This is the perfect opportunity to sit down and discuss your goals for the year as a couple.
Check out this great book from Amazon that will provide plenty of material to make your vision boards.
Make it Virtual- This is a conversation that can be had via skype or zoom. You can make separate vision boards but be sure to include each other
Pro-tip- Get frames and make a gallery wall. You can print out the photos and have a nice sleek show stopping piece that also reminds you of your goals.
Pretend you are on a Cooking Show
Hasn’t everyone pretended that they were the host of their very own cooking show while making something yummy in the kitchen? No- Just me? Well here is your opportunity to try it out with this fun and delicious date night. No script or recipe needed.
Turn it up Iron Chef style with this Kitchen timer.
Make it Virtual- Take a virtual cooking class like the one offered here.
Pro-tip- Record your shenanigans and then have fun reliving the moment while you enjoy your meal.
Write Love Letters
When was the last time you sent or received a handwritten letter-let alone a LOVE letter? There is always something more personal about someone taking the time to handwrite their feelings for you. So, this date night is an opportunity to slow things down. Set the mood; play some soft music, light a few candles, and really allow yourselves to be vulnerable. For some this can be hard, so don’t be afraid to retreat into separate rooms and come together to read them. However, you choose to execute this date night, I guarantee you and your spouse will be closer than ever by the end of the night.
Make it Virtual- Hand pen love letters and mail them to each other.
Pro-tip- Make a few extra love notes and have them pop up throughout the week- on the bathroom mirror, in your partners lunch, or a special place only the two of you know about.
Have a Picnic
A picnic is a great option for a last-minute date night idea because you don’t need much more than a blanket, a few pillows, and some snacks- Fondue is one of our favorites. Whether you setup on the living room floor, the dining room table 16 candles style, or in your backyard/patio picnics help you to slow time and just enjoy the moment. Keevents specializes in romantic event planning and picnics. Get your setup HERE.
Make it Virtual- Coordinate with your spouse on snacks, throw a blanket down, and get to video chatting.
Pro-tip- Try this one at night, stargazing while picnicking is particularly romantic. Check the weather if you are planning an outdoor rendezvous. While all the most romantic scenes in movies involve a rain-soaked kiss, in reality we’d rather not have rain in our Fondue, however if rain is your jam, go for it - no judgment here.
Old School Movie Night
Over the last year, we have all probably spent more time binge watching shows than we care to admit. So, it stands to reason that this may not be your first thought for a romantic evening, but we challenge you to turn it up a notch with an old school movie night (wait for it) in the back yard.