Stuck in the house with the wife or husband? Need a "date night" . Housebeautiful.com has come up with ideas for you! Check them out below!
Have a Black Tie Cocktail Party
If you can't actually throw on a ball gown, at least institute a mandatory shoe policy for the evening.
Try a New Recipe Together
Whether you sign up for an online cooking class of just check out one of your favorite recipe sites and blogs for inspiration, trying something new will change things up and give you fun activity to bond over. If cooking isn't your thing, opt for baking instead. Then share enjoy the result over candle light.
If you don't have a designated karaoke night microphone and machine (you're missing out), then just pull up the YouTube version of your chosen song that includes lyrics and project.
Try a New Craft Together
You could knit, iron flowers into paper for some beautiful handmade stationary, or paint caricatures of each other.
Throw a Prom
Now you can finally live out your dreams of being prom royalty because there is zero competition for the title. Create a throwback playlist and everything.
Do an At-Home Scavenger Hunt
Even if you live in a studio apartment, a scavenger hunt planned with sentimental or funny clues will be a fun and entertaining way to connect.
Learn a Dance
Either do it the old-fashioned way and practice the classic Dirty Dancing dance move or make like the kid's and get yourself a Tik Tok.
Try a New Craft Cocktail
Try a new craft cocktail every date night. Challenge yourself with homemade infused syrups.
Write Each Other Love Letters
Leave love letters on each other's pillows. Do it together or surprise them. It can just be a short and sweet letter, or, if you need more structure, write down ten things you like about them or the reasons you fell in love with them.
Plan a Double Date
Round up your favorite couple friends and plan a double or triple Zoom date to shake up the dynamic and check in your with pals.
Ask Each Other the Love Questions
Remember when the New York Times published this article about the 26 questions that lead to love? If you haven't asked each other these yet, now's the time to deepen the bond.
Have a Spa Night
Do face masks, paint each other's toes, and then for the grand finale, take a bubble bath or trade massages.
If you have a fireplace, roast some marshmallows over it and then make s'mores. If you don't, a stove will suffice.
Plan the trip you've always dreamt of taking. One day, when this is all over, you can actually bring it to life. Here's some inspiration.
FaceTime Each Other From Different Rooms
But here's the catch: Do it from different rooms! Distance makes the heart grow fonder, right?
Host a Comedy Show
Whether you actually write your own jokes and practice your stand up on each other or just curate a killer lineup of standup shows on Netflix, having a laugh will be good for you.
If you have a backyard, pitch a tent and go camping! Looking up at the night sky on a balcony, rooftop, or porch will suffice, too.
And to end on a flirty note, how about sharing a bottle of wine over a game of Twister?