You might be thinking: “Do I really need to plan a date night with my partner when we’ve literally been glued to the hip since March??”
Trust me, I get it. We’ve all been cohabitating a little TOO much for our liking. But what better time to be intentional about the time you spend with your significant other? Romance might not be at the top of your priority list right now, but here are ten fun date night activities to do in the safety of your home.
Eat In: Pull off those stale sweatpants (and maybe toss them in the washer, while you are at it) and put on your fanciest clothes. Get some take-out from a local small business or make a nice home cooked meal. Turn off the TV, put away the phones, pour a glass of bubbly, and have a lovely dinner together. Ah…just like old times.
Double Date: My partner and I have been playing Zoom charades with our friends, and it is a BLAST. This game translates surprisingly well to a video chat. Next challenge: turn Charades into a drinking game.
Order a Date Box: I’m in love with these date night boxes. Pick the kind of date you want, whether it be 1920’s, HGTV, or trivia themed! Plus, there is nothing like getting a box in the mail right now. Anyone else stand at the window waiting for Amazon to bring you a little piece of the outside world? Just me? Okay.
Virtual Tours: The National Park Service and museums far and wide are doing virtual tours. Strap on your hiking boots or pour a glass of fancy wine and go on a virtual adventure with your partner. It might even lead you to plan a trip in the near future when the world opens back up again!
Pick up a Joint Hobby: Be it juggling, playing the ukulele, or dancing the salsa, try learning a new skill together. Who knows, you might realize you should start a band together.
Blind Portraits: If you need to get a good laugh (and who doesn’t these days), take turns drawing your partner’s face while blindfolded. Maybe you’ll even end up framing your works of art, and someday you’ll get to tell your children about how these are artist renderings of you and your partner after being stuck inside for 2+ months.
Take a Class Together: If you love learning, find something new to learn with your partner. Master Class has been running some great deals during this time, and I can’t wait to start watching “Ron Finley Teaches Gardening.” Pro tip: a class schedule can help keep you on track (i.e., every Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm).
Drive-in Movie Night: The weather is finally getting nice, and it’s the perfect time to throw a backyard movie night. Project a movie onto a white sheet in the backyard, lay out some blankets and pack a nice picnic dinner. Bonus points: Let the neighbors know about your movie night so they can watch from the safety of their own yards, or even let friends park at your house (but keep 6-feet away, everyone!).
Karaoke: Break out the hairbrush, designate a stage area, and hook up your Spotify to some speakers. Zoom with some friends if you want to make an event of it, and don’t forget the pitchers of beer for the table!
Book a FaceTime Photo Session: I’ve been having a great time working with old and new clients with my new FaceTime photo sessions! Get cozy with your partner and get some photos taken of the two of you through a webcam! These sessions have been a ton of fun and if nothing else, it’s an excuse to tidy up your home (and mine!) a little.
Comment below if you try any of these out, or if you have more date night ideas to add. Happy date night!
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