You and bae are desperate for a date night, but you’re both trying to save some coin or you simply can’t be bothered getting all done up and going out. That’s fine, I have the perfect solution! Date night at home with dinner and a movie. Even better, a themed dinner and movie date night. Here are 8 dinner and movie ideas for you and your SO. Get ready for Netflix and chill, with lots of cuddling and delicious home-cooked meals.
1. “When Harry Met Sally” + Pastrami Sandwich
Date night at home with dinner and a movie has never looked better. Pop on the classic film “When Harry Met Sally” and enjoy some delicious home-made pastrami, just like Katz’s Deli–style pastrami sandwich. We hope your homemade pastrami tastes as good as Meg Ryan’s.
2. “The Other Woman” + Sticky Bourbon Chicken with Rice
Cheat with some alcohol-enriched food whilst watching this (not-so-romantic) comedy. Cook up some sticky bourbon chicken with rice and enjoy the tale of three women exacting revenge on the man who cheated on all of them.
3. “Lady and The Tramp” + Spaghetti and Meatballs
This Disney classic never gets old! Try recreating the iconic spaghetti scene with your SO. It could get messy. You’ve been warned! This dinner and a movie idea is perfect for the couples who are feeling nostalgic and enjoy an animated film every once in a while. Oh, and also couples who enjoy spaghetti and meatballs. I mean, who doesn’t?
4. “Friends With Benefits” + Burgers
Are you and bae keeping it casual? Not putting a label on it? This dinner and a movie idea is perfect for the ‘couples’ in this situation. Cuddle up to bae and watch “Friends With Benefits” with some easy, tasty home-made burgers.
5. “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” + Chicken BLT Wraps
In the mood for something lighthearted? Watch “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” with your SO for a lighthearted, rom-com. Keep it light with some delicious, home-made chicken BLT wraps. This date night dinner and a movie idea is great for those of you who love Jason Segel. *cough* That should be everyone *cough*.
6. “Hitch” + Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Fried Rice
“Hitch” has to be one of my all time faves when it comes to rom-coms! I mean, how can you not love Kevin James and his dance moves? That was a rhetorical question BTW. If you and your SO aren’t allergic to seafood and won’t swell up like a balloon (like Will Smith in “Hitch”), then a lemon garlic shrimp and fried rice dish will hit the spot for you and your partner.
7. “Never Been Kissed” + Pesto Chicken Pizza
What does the movie “Never Been Kissed” have in common with pesto chicken pizza? They’re both incredibly cheesy and make you feel warmhearted and good! Snuggle up to bae on the couch, watch Drew Barrymore (or “Josie Grossy”) get high on space cakes and demolish a whole pie, and enjoy your yummy pizza!
8. “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” + Pork Loin with Cherry Sauce
For those of you couples who like a bit of action with your romance, I got you. “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” is packed with action, humour and sweetness all in one. That’s why pork loin with sweet cherry sauce is the perfect dish to go with this movie. I’m sure the guys out there will appreciate this dinner and movie choice. You’re welcome fellas.