Overview: Here are some fun date night ideas that will let you have fun without leaving the house
A homebody would rather stay home instead of go out, so you need some ideas on how to have a fun date night while staying indoors. Thankfully, we’ve got a list of 10 fun date night ideas that you can enjoy without leaving the comfort of the great indoors!
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1. Use Netflix to Watch Their Favorite Show/Movie:
We all know Netflix has become the quintessential go-to date night for a homebody. Millennial’s love spending an evening tucked into a couch with good friends, good food, and good flicks. But why is this considered one of the best indoor date night ideas?
Compared to your typical movie theatre, Netflix gives you the option to choose (and watch) many movies and shows in one setting; you get to stay in the comfort of your home so you don’t have to deal with other distractions from the movie theaters like bright phone lights, loud popcorn-chewing, or having to spend money on the (overpriced) snacks! It’s like you get an at-home movie theatre for half the price!
It helps that there’s always something to watch on Netflix, too. If you like True Crime and your date likes Comedy, everyone can be satisfied.
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2. Cook Their Favorite Meal Together:
Another awesome indoor date night idea that’s also underrated for the homebody is cooking dinner together. Regardless of how well you cook, planning an evening to prepare, cook, and eat your favorite meal with your date is both romantic and practical!
You can play a YouTube cooking channel or shop for cookbooks and ingredients together based on your favorite type of cuisine.
Not only is this fun and therapeutic, but you and your date get to treat yourselves to delicious food and extra time together without the cost of buying dinner in a restaurant (and without having others around). It’s an intimate setting where both of you can hone in on your Master Chef skills without the pressures of others around.
3. Channel Their Inner Artist:
So maybe movies and dinner aren’t your thing. Well, most of us have heard of paint-and-sip sessions where you paint a picture while sipping your beverage of choice. This is basically a play on that, except it’s for you and your date and it can take place at home.
This isn’t so much about your talents as an artist as it is more about spending time together without having to leave the house.
You could go all out and purchase easels, painting palette, spatulas, and aprons. You and your date could paint something that reminds you of your first date, or you can even have fun and paint goofy versions of each other!
There are hundreds of tutorials available on the internet that will teach you the basics, from how to appropriately hold the paintbrush to the actual painting. The only difference is that you don’t have to leave your home!
You can start by searching for affordable beginner paint sets or simply pick one up from a nearby crafts store. Pour yourself a beverage and enjoy the aesthetic pleasures of life indoors with your date.
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4. Treat Them to an At-home Spa/Pamper Day:
Kudos to you if you’re someone who can afford to go to the spa every week! However, not everyone’s schedule (or budget) will afford them this type of luxury.
Consider getting a fancy bath with some scented candles around, a glass of wine, and a massage for you and your date. Bath balms, candles, and a relaxing massage should be experienced at least once by everyone.
For the ultimate date night, pair this idea with any of the others on this list.
5. Tackle a Long Overdue Project Together:
Clearly, we’re fans of doing something creative or practical with your date. We all have tasks we tend to ignore and keep aside for a more convenient time — only that better time rarely comes around.
If your date wants to simply spend more time with you, this might be a good opportunity for you two to tackle a long-overdue project. Get that room organized, sort through memorabilia (and share stories with your date so they can learn more about you and vice versa), and bond.
Manual labor might not sound fun, but what seems heavy to do on your own will be nothing but enjoyable time spent with your date.
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If you’re an old-school romantic and deep-thinker who enjoys nature, stargazing isn’t an old-fashioned option… it’s the best option.
Depending on where you live, the stars might be more or less visible, but that’s the great thing about telescopes — they help you gaze at the stars even if you’re in the city.
If your date is into nature or science, stargazing might be the perfect date night idea because it’s relaxing, requires minimal equipment or advance planning, and gives you time to bond with one another.
The main thing you have to consider is a comfortable place to lie down, blankets in case it cools down as the evening progresses, and maybe a small basket of snacks.
7. Play Video Games:
Whether you or your date is a gamer or not, playing video games is a great way to kill time while having fun. You don’t have to be a professional twitch streamer to enjoy video games with your date, either!
Take a look at some of our previous articles to get some ideas on what to play! You don’t need a huge gaming set up to enjoy this indoor date night idea — we have mobile-friendly games that you and your date can play together to avoid the cost of gaming consoles and the like.
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We hope you liked our selection of fun date night ideas for the homebody who isn’t really into the hustle and bustle of the nightlife scene. If you want to enjoy your time in peace, indoors then follow these tips and let us know your favorite way of spending weekends!