10 Stay-at-home Date Night Ideas

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If you’re anything like me, then you’re a huge procrastinator. It’s one of my biggest downfalls. But luckily, I make up for it in creativity, plus I’m a pretty big romance buff.

My husband and I have been together for 6 years and married for a year and a half. We also have a 9 month old daughter and recently moved to a new state with no close relatives nearby.

Now, I am ALL about a date night and getting out the house, especially with a new baby. BUT, I am also all for a stay-cation and coming up with romantic date night ideas at home.

Sometimes it’s just easier to stay in, especially when you don’t have a sitter on hand and you’ve procrastinated too long to plan a big night out!

So, if you find yourself scrambling to figure out what to do for Valentine’s day, but also just want to stay in the comfort of your own home, read on my friend!

I have provided you with 10 fun stay-at-home date night ideas for this Valentine’s day or any other date night!

Have a game night

I lovvvve game night. This website has a great list if 2-player games you can play with your spouse. Or you could even turn it into a little party and invite other couples to play games too. Some of my current favorite group games to play are 5 second rule, and What Do you Meme?

Cook together

Whip up an all time favorite or look up a yummy new recipe. Make it together while enjoying a nice glass of wine. If you’re looking for some unique recipes to make my pesto chicken gnocchi or sweet potato lasagna are very yummy and simple!

Take a dance lesson/have a dance party

When my husband and I lived in Tennessee we had a dream of learning how to line dance so we could be the next hip country couple at the Cotton Eyed Joe. While our dream didn’t quite come to fruition, we still had a fun and definitely some laughs while we learned. You can easily look up how-to videos on YouTube for some couple’s dancing lessons.

If that doesn’t sound fun to you, another idea is to make a playlist of songs that came out the year you fell in love and host a dance party in the kitchen.

Take fun couples tests online

I’m a solid ENFP and my husband is a definite ISTJ. Only cool people will know what I’m talking about😉 Now, this isn’t just your average test. You can take personality and couples tests online, which can be fun and beneficial.

I find it so fun and interesting to learn more about myself and my spouse. My favorite tests I’ve taken are the Myers-Briggs personality test and the five love languages test. Enjoy a glass of wine and compare your results!

Do a puzzle

You can also turn this into a little game. Make a bet and whoever puts together the most pieces in a specific amount time has to give the winner a nice massage afterwards.


Break out the wedding album or video and reminisce on the best night of your lives. Or better yet, look up old childhood photos of yourselves and have a good laugh.

Give a massage

Read this article, dim the lights, light the candles and take turns giving each other a deep tissue, relaxing massage.

Read together

Pick one of your favorite books and read aloud to each other while indulging in a glass of wine or sweet dessert.

Roast some marshmallows!

Get the ingredients to make some s’mores and have a backyard bonfire. If you don’t have a fire pit use your gas stove or make this yummy s’mores dessert.

Plan a future vacation

Map out your dream vacation. Go online and watch videos, look up pictures of the most luxurious hotels and locations. You can also take this mini online test called the Seeker Project.

It asks questions through imagery, maps your heart rate and tracks how long you linger over photos in order to give you 3 destinations for your perfect vacation.

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I hope you guys got some good ideas for your next stay-at-home date night! Let me know what your favorite stay-home-date night activities are!

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