35 Fun and Exciting At-Home Date Night Ideas All Couples Will Love

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The Best At-Home Date Night Ideas for Couples

Finding time for date night with your spouse can be TOUGH! You could be held back by finances, health, or even kids. However, it IS possible and it IS IMPORTANT! Even if you can’t go out, there are so many options for an at-home date night!

Luckily, we’re here to help you with the best at-home date night ideas you can pull off at home! That being said, if heading out on the town and trying local hot spots is your idea of a perfect date night, don’t you worry! These stay at home date ideas for couples found below are JUST as good and just as fun – trust us!

It’s time to put those kiddos and laptops to bed and have some important alone time with your spouse using one of these fun at home date ideas!

Basically what we’re saying is, cheap date night ideas at home don’t always have to be dinner and a movie. With any of the ideas below, you can connect and make memories from the comfort of your home!

11 Unique At-Home Date Night Ideas

Alright, the kids are sound asleep and it is time to reconnect with your spouse after a long day! Here are some one-of-a-kind date night ideas that you can do from home while the kids are sleeping! These date nights are 100% fun and unique. Most of all, they’re easy to do!

Enjoy this at-home date night idea - a backyard campout. | The Dating Divas
Backyard camping at-home date night idea.

1 . Backyard Camping Date – Whether you’re an “outdoorsy” person or not, you’ll love this backyard campout date! You can make it as rugged or as comfortable as you like! Additionally, the best part is that you don’t even have to leave your backyard!

2 . A Date That Scores! – Is your spouse a sports fanatic? This themed date is perfect for any basketball lovers!

3 . Family History Date – How much do you know about your spouse’s family? Most likely, you have met a grandparent or two. But what do you about your sweetie’s great-grandparents? What do you know about YOUR great-grandparents? This date is a great way to get to know your spouse’s roots as well as your own.

4 . “Read My Mind” Easy Date Idea – Can you guess what your spouse is thinking? Get to know your spouse better by making choices for them while they make choices for you!

5 . Tie-Dye Date Night – Get ready to get GROOVY! This Tie-Dye Date Night is a brilliant idea for a date night that is the complete opposite of your usual dinner and a movie!

Fun outdoor date night idea for when you need to stay home. | The Dating Divas
Soak up the sun with a fun and active date night in.

6 . “SOAK” Up The Sun – Who doesn’t love a good water fight? In our opinion, this date makes an ordinary squirt gun fight beyond extraordinary!

7 . Nerf Wars Date – Enjoy an epic night of nerf gun wars! Additionally, see who is the better aim as you complete different, unique, and clever challenges! Don’t forget your weapons!

8 . Facebook Get–to-Know-You Game – Normally we would suggest putting away your electronic devices and to get off social media for date night. However, for this date, we’ll allow it! Pull out the phones, pull out the computers, get on Facebook, and have some fun!

9 . Time to Unplug Date Night – Make a plan to put all technology out of sight and out of mind. Then, spend a night where it really is just the two of you connecting!

10 . The Ultimate Lip Syncing Date – It’s time to put your lip-syncing skills on display for this super fun and hilarious at-home date night! Start by grabbing your spouse and getting ready to put those lips to work!

11 . Indoor Snowball Fight Date Idea – Have a snowball fight inside without the cold and wet! If you aren’t a fan of cold or live somewhere where it doesn’t snow, but still want to enjoy a good snowball fight, then this date is for you!

7 of the Best Movie Dates for a Stay-at-Home Date

Sometimes you want to have an intricate and well-thought out date night, but other times you just want to relax and watch a movie. We get it! We’ve been there! Check out some of these brilliant ways to make movie watching into a fun and memorable night at home!

Movie date night ideas for when you want to relax. | The Dating Divas
At-home movie date night ideas.

12 . Backyard Movie Night – It’s time for a Backyard Movie Night! Invite some of your favorite couples, family members, or make it an intimate night for two!

13 . Dine-in & Drive Movie Night – Check out these 50’s movie ideas and create your own diner and drive-in date night at home! How fun would it be to have movie treats that were popular at theaters in the 50’s?! We love how easy that is with this vintage candy box!

14 . Double Feature Date Night – One of the easiest date nights to do with your spouse is watching a movie! However this time, make movie watching something different and special!

Stay at-home date ideas for couples can't get better than a movie marathon! | The Dating Divas
Superhero movie marathon for an at-home date.

15 . Superhero Movie Marathon – For starters, select your favorite series of superhero films and get cuddly. Then, settle in for a super fun movie marathon!

16 . Harry Potter Marathon – Who doesn’t love a good Harry Potter movie night?! If you’re team Harry Potter, then sit back and enjoy an entire night of Harry Potter fun with these adorable printables and ready-to-go ideas!

17 . Star Wars Movie Date Night – Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away… (or maybe not so long ago!) you and your sweetie fell in love. Why not keep that love alive and strong with another creative at-home date night idea?!

18 . Scary Movie BINGO – First, pick a scary movie to watch. Second, mark off a bingo card when cliche scary moments happen throughout the movie! How fun is that?!

6 Sexy and Romantic Date Night Ideas To Try At Home

The kids are tucked safely in their rooms and its time to take your spouse to YOUR OWN room for a little spouse play time! Just for this night, put aside the roles that run your daytime hours and remember what it was like to be dating when you first met! These are some amazing at-home date night ideas that are full of romance. Most importantly, rekindle your fire with these ideas below!

Romantic date night ideas to try at home. | The Dating Divas
Choose some favorite romantic date night ideas at home for him and her.

19 . Spouse Sleepover – Remember the days of sleeping over at your BFF’s house? Now you can have just as much fun with your spouse! This is a romantic date night idea at home for him that you will both love!

20 . Love Shack – Turn your bedroom into your very own love shack! Undoubtedly your spouse will be anxious to enter!

21 . 2 Minutes in Heaven – Set your timer for the best 2 minutes of your life! Then, roll the die to reveal what you will be doing during your 2 minutes in heaven. Ooo baby!

22 . You Played Your Cards Right – Card playing just got super sexy! Invite your spouse to the bedroom for an intimate card game… or two!

Pucker up for a sexy time with this chapstick-flavor-guessing date night. | The Dating Divas
A kissing game for your next date night.

23 . Guess The Flavor – Get ready for lip-lock time with these unique chapsticks that, when lips touch, create new flavors. And if you want to relive childhood a bit, try the Coca-Cola Party Pack by Lip Smaker!

24 . Win It In A Minute Sexy Games – Not only is this a sexy date, it is also hilarious! (Sometimes you need that in the bedroom, right?) Undoubtedly, these minute to win it games will have you on the floor laughing!

4 Game Night Dates for Your Next At-Home Date Night

Game night is always a great option for a date night in! Here are some fun and unique at-home date night ideas involving GAMES to get you started. Additionally, we recommend making game night extra special! Bring out the snacks, the music, and then all the laughter will flow with these fun games.

Get giggling with a silly game night at home for date night. | The Dating Divas
Heads Up for an at-home date night.

25 . Heads Up – Spouse Edition – The Heads Up Forehead Game is a hilarious guessing game that requires some serious communication skills as you try to help your spouse guess the card that is on their forehead. In other words, get ready to laugh your head off!

26 . Couple’s Password – Have you watched the game show Password? Well, even if you haven’t, we know you will love it! We’ve included everything you need to play. Are you ready to start guessing?

27 . The Newlywed Game – Get ready for a night of laughter as you try to guess what your spouse will answer about YOU. This date night is based on the classic television game show. In addition, we have the NOT-So-Newlywed version, too!

28 . The Price is Right Game Date Night – We have created a ready-to-play version of “The Price is Right” that you can do for a fun date night with your spouse or as a group date night. That being said, are you ready to play for a big prize?

7 Amazing At-Home Dates Involving Food

Date night and food go hand in hand. In fact, all the best date nights have food some time or another! Looking for date night ideas that also tie in something delicious? Look no further! This list is as tasty as it is fun. So let’s stop talking and start eating already…shall we?

Take a "pizza" his heart for your next dinner date. | The Dating Divas
Food is a must for exciting at-home date night ideas.

29 . You’ve Stolen A Pizza My Heart – Nothing can go wrong on a date night with pizza. If you’re looking for a fun and relaxing date or a romantic at-home date, this is hands down a night you’ll enjoy!

30 . Fondue Date Night – Who doesn’t love fruit dipped in chocolate?! Fondue is always a good idea in our book! First, melt some chocolate. Then, cut up some fruit and get the fondue party started!

31 . Couple’s Cafe Dinner Date – If you are already planning on making dinner tonight, which I’m sure you are, then just print these off and turn it into a date! Super easy right?

Nibble some delicious chocolate with your spouse during a Chocolate Taste Testing Date Night. | The Dating Divas
Delicious chocolate tasting date night.

32 . Chocolate Tasting Date Night – Did someone say CHOCOLATE? If you are a chocoholic, as I’m sure you probably are, then this date is for you (and your spouse too, of course)! First, grab a bunch of QUALITY chocolate bars or other chocolates. Then, sit down to taste and rank them all!

33 . Build a Burger BBQ Date Night – Backyard grilling is a staple summer date night! For this one, let fate decide how you build your burger! (And don’t forget the french fries!)

34 . Dessert-Off Date Night – Nothing goes together better than dessert and a little competition! Therefore, grab your friends and let the cook-off begin!

35 . Iron Chef Date Night – Turn a secret ingredient into a delicious dish in this fun date inspired by Iron Chef.

And there you have it! 35 different at-home date night ideas you can enjoy with your spouse after the kids are in bed! Now, do you know what that means? No excuses for not spending some quality time with your spouse, starting even tonight!

By the way, if kids {or anything else} is making it hard for you and your spouse to enjoy date night, check out these Tips for Making Date Night Happen. Then, to make sure that your evening at home goes just right, try these 5 Tips for Making Your Date Night At Home a Success!

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I met my husband, in a beginning ballroom dance class at the age of 15. He was my first crush, my first date, and twelve years (to the day) later we married. Together we enjoy traveling the world, and, of course, going on creative dates! I am a former theatre teacher who now stays at home with a spunky little boy. I love dancing, hosting parties, photography, organizing & chocolate!

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  1. WOW this is an amazing resource!! I love so many of these ideas and can’t wait to try!! I’m thinking for hubby Valentines Gift I’m going to give him a year of at-home dates (1 per month). Do you have suggestions on presenting?? I’m not sure if I should give him themes ahead of time or let it be a surprise…or how to present. I’d love your ideas! We have two kiddos so it’s difficult to get out like we use too so this is perfect!!

  2. I just can’t get over how great all these ideas are!! Thank you for making it so easy to make date night happen every week!! We tried the Youtube scavenger hunt and it was SO fun!!

  3. My husband and I are trying different date ideas after our kids went to bed. Thanks for these, we’ll add this up to our list.

  4. Last night hubby and I put the kids to bed. Looked up Salsa dancing videos on youtube, and started learning. A great inexpensive date.

  5. Love the fun ideas shared on the website, however, some of us that really love your ideas have older kids. On the weekends, my husband and I tend to head to bed before our kids do. Please do some research for couples trying to reconnect with teenagers in the house. Most of your ideas are geared towards couples with children who need babysitters. My kids are ARE the babysitters for others!

    1. Nikki – this is such a great idea! We try to cater to what our readers ask us… and a LOT of our audience have little ones running around. We can definitely look into what you are suggesting. Are you hoping to find family activity ideas? To bring the family closer? We do have our 101 Conversation Starters for around the dinner table. One idea my family did growing up no matter HOW old we were was a weekly family night. Every Monday, we all stayed home and did something FUN together. There was usually a treat involved {MAJOR motivation for the teens}, a mini-lesson of some sort… usually something my parents wanted to teach us {i.e. self-esteem, manners, respect, etc} and then the FUN! We’d go on bike rides, play touch football outside, play games, watch fun movies, CREATE our OWN movies, etc. I loved that my parents were always super involved. That may be something you guys could start?

      One other idea would be Daddy/Daughter Dates & Mother/Son Dates… I know a lot of my friends do that and the kids LOVE that one-on-one time with a parent, especially if there are a lot of kids in the family. There were 6 kids in my family growing up, so my parents didn’t do that but once a month my dad would do a “Father’s Interview.” He’d pull each kiddo aside and just TALK! I loved it. He’d basically catch up on everything in our lives… how we were doing, what we were worried/concerned about, who we loved hanging out with, what made us super happy, what GOOD we’d done in the world recently. Since he was working a lot, this was his way of making sure he spent time with each child and was connected to them. My mom was home when we got home from school and we always talked to her when we ate a snack.

      I think the most important thing is to set aside regular family time each week… and make it a HABIT, and make it FUN so the kids want to spend time with you. The closer you are to your kids, the easier it is to keep them out of trouble AND the easier it is for them to GO to you when they ARE in trouble. 😉

      I hope that helps! Let me/us know if you had anything else in mind you would like us to brainstorm and I’m sure we can put a post together for ya! XOXO

      1. I think she meant that she wants to connect with her hubby….while being in the stage of having teens in the house.