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10 Date Night Ideas For Staying Inside

10 Date Night Ideas For Staying Inside

Okay, so maybe it’s rainy outside and you and your partner are feeling lazy, but you still want to do something special together. On the flip side, maybe you’re both trying to save some extra money. Regardless, there are tons of fun date night ideas to keep you and your person occupied – and these won’t require leaving the house! Keep scrolling to start planning for your next indoor date night.

1. Cook Together

Cooking together is a fun, intimate way to spend some time with your partner. Try cooking something entirely new, or simply create your favorite meal together! You could also consider your favorite restaurant and try to recreate a meal from their menu! Find a recipe to try out step-by-step, or make things interesting by attempting to make the meal without any instructions. Regardless, you’re bound to have tons of laughs as you work together to make something edible. Crack open a bottle of wine, light some candles, play some music, and above all else, have fun!


2. Movie Night

You really can’t go wrong with a Netflix-and-chill session. The best part about movie nights with your partner is how low-maintenance it is. You can get super comfortable on the couch, put some sweat pants on, and kick up your feet. Whether you’ve found a new show to binge-watch together or you want to have a movie marathon, this date is guaranteed to have you both entertained as you spend time indulging in your favorite streaming services. Go the extra mile by ordering some food and hanging up fairy lights for an ambient vibe.

3. Stargazing

If you and your partner enjoy looking at the night sky, consider sitting on your roof or in your yard at night and stargaze together! Stargazing is bound to bring out some deep conversations about the universe. Try to identify the different constellations on your own, or get an app that will show you where each constellation is located! You can take this date to the next level by creating a cozy campout in your yard with candles and blankets.


4. Board Games

Are you and your partner competitive spirits? You can never go wrong by pulling out a board game to play together! Play something familiar like Monopoly, or try something entirely new that neither of you have ever heard of. Target has a great selection of board games and card games to choose from. You can also go for a more intimate game like We’re Not Really Strangers that requires you to take a deeper look at your life and answer questions about both yourself and your partner. Learn something new about each other by exploring the more intimate side of things, or keep it lighthearted and fun by playing an intense game.


5. Spa Night

If you and your partner have both had a long week and need to unwind, creating a spa night is the perfect way to do this. Run a warm bubble bath and relax together with a glass of wine. You can go the extra mile by soaking your feet and doing face masks together! Light tons of relaxing candles and give each other massages to make things a bit more intimate. You and your partner will both be smelling good, sleeping good, and feeling good by the end of the evening.

6. Paint Each Other

Whether you’re artistically inclined or not, painting each other is a great way to bond with your significant other. Sit across from your partner and try to capture them in the best way you can. This date is bound to result in tons of laughs, and you may even get a gorgeous work of art out of it! If you’re not down to paint one another, consider pulling up a Bob Ross painting tutorial and try to copy it the best you can. Comparing the same paintings will be interesting, and you can hang them up somewhere in your home to commemorate the experience when you’re done.


7. Karaoke Night

Music is one of the best ways to bond with someone else, and a karaoke night will result in tons of fun with your partner! You don’t need a karaoke machine for this date – all you need to do is pull up YouTube on your TV or computer and find the karaoke version of whichever song you want to sing. Take turns singing, or sing together with your partner. If you’re in a serious relationship with your partner, you can even figure out which songs you want to play at your wedding and practice dancing to them. A karaoke night is guaranteed to bring you even closer to your significant other.

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8. Living Room Picnic

Bring your kitchen to the living room by setting up a living room picnic date. You can get creative with this date night idea by hanging up lights, creating a pillow fort, or simply laying down a blanket and setting up something comfortable. Cook your partner’s favorite food, or simply order in and eat in your cozy space together. Play some soft music in the background and create comfy seats with your pillows. You can also put a movie on to enjoy together. There are endless possibilities when it comes to setting up a living room picnic!


9. Couple’s Book

To get to know each other even more, consider grabbing a couple’s book to answer intimate questions about one another. You can find unique couple’s books at Barnes And Noble or Amazon with questions regarding your personal lives, your lives together, your likes and dislikes as a couple, etc. Having a couple’s book on hand and finishing it together will give you something to look back on at this point in your lives as you grow together. This would also be a sweet piece of memorabilia to show your children someday! You could also pick out a book to read to one another if that’s more your speed.

10. Bartenders

Instead of spending a ton of money on drinks, try making them at home! Find some fun recipes for mixed drinks online and do your own at-home tasting. You could even get creative with this by coming up with your own unique drinks for one another and writing the recipes down (if they end up tasting good!). Learning how to make different mixed drinks will also be helpful in the future for when you’re tight on money and want to hang out at home together. This will be a fun, romantic learning experience for both of you.


Which date night idea will you be surprising your partner with? Can you think of any other ideas we may have left out? Let us know in the comments!

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