While at home during the self-quarantine, your regularly scheduled date nights may be stuck in a rut. But staying at home doesn’t mean you have to cancel the romance. Check out our list of 10 new and exciting at-home date night ideas to keep your love alive while staying in.
Idea #1: Attend a Virtual Wine Tasting
Skip the trip to Napa and get a taste of your favorite varietals from your living room. Many wineries are now offering complimentary tasting classes via Facebook or Instagram. Just make sure you have the corresponding wines to follow along. If you’d prefer to have the legwork done for you, options like In Good Taste ship tasting flights right to your door. Then simply schedule an interactive virtual tasting. Don’t forget to whip up a charcuterie board to pair with your selections for the full winery experience.
Idea #2: Cook a Meal Together
Cook up some romance by creating a delicious meal together and enjoying it over candlelight. Try a fresh, new recipe like our Mango Fish Tacos or Ahi Tuna Poke from the Omni culinary team. Then pour a glass of wine and turn on some music inspired by your cuisine to set the mood.
If you like cooking and want to avoid the shopping and prepping, you can try a meal subscription service. Services like HelloFresh or Home Chef allow you to choose your favorite recipes from their rotating menu. Then they conveniently mail the instructions and pre-portioned ingredients directly to your doorstep and you’re ready to start cooking. Bon appétit!
Idea #3: Have a Game Night
Have some laughs, show your competitive spirit, and maybe get out some of that quarantine energy with a game night. You can find several two-player games on Amazon that are sure to be a hit. Some of our favorites are Scrabble, Qwixx, and Sushi Go .
Make it a double date by using Zoom or Skype to play a game with friends. Pictionary and the Heads Up Charades! App (free in app stores) are fun options that are easy to play via video conference. Just make sure you trust your opponents to use the honor system — no cheating!
Idea #4: Spark a Great Conversation
Now that you’ve spent all day for more than 40 days with your significant other (but who’s counting), you might feel like there’s nothing new to talk about. Enter Our Moments conversation starter cards. With uncommon questions like “What was your favorite childhood toy,” or “What is something you have tried and will never try again,” these cards are sure to ignite an exciting conversation. You may be surprised by how much there is to learn about your other half!
Idea #5: Use a Subscription Date Box
Want a fun date night without all the planning? A date subscription box service can help! Services like Happily and Date Box Club deliver new, out-of-the-box (pun intended) dates to your door every month. From learning to make your own donut creations to an 80s-themed game night, you’re in for a fun surprise. The boxes contain (almost) everything you need for your date. Just bring your sense of adventure.
Idea #6: Stream a Concert
Whether you’re into country music, pop, hip-hop, rock or something in between, chances are you can enjoy a live-streamedconcert of one of your favorite artists from your living room. Many artists are playing free shows and asking the audience to donate to specific charities, such as Feeding America. Check out Billboard and LiveNation for an extensive lists of live events.
Idea #7: Attend a Virtual Painting Class
Tap into your inner artist with a painting class. Studios like Pinot’s Palette offer classes that show you how to recreate a stunning piece of art. With their virtual offering, you can follow step-by-step instructions to create your own masterpiece. As a bonus, their BYOB format is even more convenient at home.
Idea #8: Have a Karaoke Night
Get ready to show off your skills and sing along to your favorite songs. Create a stage in your home and use a karaoke playlist from Spotify or Apple Music for the perfect background vocals. Make it a contest to see who can remember more of the lyrics to a classic tune, or just have fun belting it out! You may discover a hidden talent, or at least spark an impromptu dance party.
Idea #9: Dinner and a Movie Under the Stars
What could be more romantic than enjoying a beautiful night under a starry sky? Create this perfect night with a few simple steps. First, set the scene by laying out a picnic blanket, some pillows and lanterns or candles. Then, plan a light dinner of finger foods and pair it with your favorite wine. Last, choose your favorite rom-com to watch under the stars. You can project your movie onto a screen or sheet, or simply watch on your laptop or tablet. End the night with a delectable dessert or make a whole night of it by glamping outside.
Idea #10: Do an at Home Spa Treatment
In need of a little rest and relaxation? Create your own spa day at home with your significant other. Enhance the ambiance with candles, put on a plush robe, and enjoy some refreshing champagne and spa snacks. Try giving each other a relaxing massage or an invigorating facial.
We hope we inspired you with some new and exciting at-home date night ideas to keep your romance going during quarantine and afterward. If you try one of these ideas, don’t forget to post a picture with #attheomni so we can follow along. Happy dating!