Lockdown has meant alot of time at home for all of us. Sometimes it can therefore be hard to think of ideas for date night at home or how to celebrate a special occasion with another evening indoors. Even without the restrictions of covid lockdown, it is not unusual for couples to be looking for cheap date ideas because funds are short or at home date ideas because you can’t find a babysitter. Here are five fun suggestions…
Date Ideas: Cocktail Evening
There are different variations of this idea. You could get some ingredients in and make an evening of shaking and stirring up your own cocktails; either from recipes, or improvise and make up your own speciality cocktail! Or find out if any local services deliver expertly made fresh cocktails to your door; we have found a few different companies who offer doorstep delivery of cocktails and it is an excellent fun alernative to going out for drinks. And even if one of you is teetotal, virgin/ non-alcoholic cocktails are a thing too of course!
A games night can mean different things, depending on what you’re into. You could go for a music quiz (or whatever topic interests the participants), general knowledge games, pictionary, charades, other more physical style party games (with or without a drinking twist to them), cards, board games, RPG games or computer games. There are so many options to choose from, making a games night a fun date idea for everyone.
Much like the games night idea above, a pamper evening can mean different things to different people. However you decide to approach it, the focus should be on indulging in some self-care together. Having a bath or shower together, or taking turns in the tub while the other relaxes next to you, can work well. You can add an audio book or some music into the mix too for added entertainment. Massages are another relaxing and intimate addition to a pamper date night. Pamper nights can be really special cheap date ideas for a date night at home.
Date Night at a Virtual Museum or Art Gallery Tour
‘Visiting’ a virtual museum together, or taking a virtual art gallery tour, is a lovely at home date idea that my partner and I haven’t done yet. There are plenty of places offering free virtual tours; one I particularly want to check out is Kaiser Chief’s collaboration with York Art Gallery to produce When All Is Quiet exhibit.
Escape Room Date Night Ideas
Aaron and I have completed a few different escape rooms online over the course of lockdown. They make a really fun night in together!
An alternative to online escape rooms is The Wexell Escape Room Kit by Welbeck Publishing (read The Busy Papa’s escape room kit review here). It is another exciting way to enjoy an escape room at home. Better yet, one lucky reader can win a copy!
Wexell Escape Room Puzzle Kit Giveaway
One reader can win a Wexell Escape Room Puzzle Kit. Enter via rafflecopter below. Comp ends 11/10/20. UK residents only. Other T&Cs apply.
Have you got any unusual, romantic or cheap date ideas for date nights at home? Let me know!
*I was sent an escape room kit to review. All opinions my own