Do you feel like you are stuck in a rut with your partner? The coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic certainly upended our traditional lifestyle. For many, we’ve embraced the opportunity for more family time, but we still need some space. And, we still need some alone time with our partners to connect. Unfortunately, the standard date night is out the window, but that doesn’t mean date night is done during COVID. From date night snacks to other quarantine date night ideas, there are plenty of creative ways to create a romantic experience at home.
How to Create a Romantic Quarantine Date Night Ambiance
Date nights are popular and necessary to remain engaged to your partner. From work and kids to the standard routine, couples can find themselves in a rut for no particular reason. As a result, the date night helps break couples out of that rut by doing something different and simply being together. A dinner for two at a new restaurant frees up time to just be together. However, dinner out brings new challenges, so the time to simply connect might not feel comfortable for everyone. Plus, finding a babysitter for couples with kids is also another difficult option for many.
A date night at home is the perfect way to enjoy some time with your significant other. You don’t have to deal with the researching restaurants that fit your health mindset or finding a babysitter within your bubble. Spending a date night at home is stress-free and a whole lot of fun, whether you spend it cuddled up on the couch under a blanket, playing a board game, or just talking for hours. Either way, you’re going to need some quarantine date night ideas and tasty date night snacks like chocolate covered strawberries to set the mood.
Top 10 Quarantine Date Night Ideas
Need some inspiration to set the right mood and feel for your at-home date night? These quarantine date night ideas mix and match the traditional and new age ideas.
With the Fresh Celebrations FruitFlowers® bouquet, you’ll start date night off right with fresh flowers. This bouquet of sunflowers and yellow, purple, and white chrysanthemums can be delivered to your door, which means you can remain at-home (and finish up all of those chores to set aside time for date night). Plus, this collection also includes a strawberry sampler box featuring chocolate covered strawberries covered with everything from almond crunch to fine coconut shavings.
Is there anything more romantic than chocolate covered strawberries? Every great date night includes dessert, so instead of watching the next movie in your Netflix queue, make dessert with your partner with this easy to use fondue kit. This kit includes dipping chocolate and a bunch of scrumptious toppings, including mini sprinkles, vanilla white crispies, and crushed almonds. Chocolate and time with your partner!
For outdoor lovers and food lovers, this organic kitchen herb gardening kit is a unique date night idea, but offers a great way to get away from the kids and embrace some of your favorite activities. This kit includes everything you need to grow your own herb garden at home. And with the DIY work, the kids may skip wanting to help while leaving you and your partner time to build the garden together. It features three seed sachets with your choice of basil, chives, dill, fennel, and more, biodegradable pots, water trays, plant markers, and organic potting soil. Plus, it’ll be great to watch the herbs grow and as you use them, you’ll remember the good times with your partner.
For foodie couples, an interesting quarantine date night idea is creating a personalized recipe cutting board. You’ll need plenty of time to review your favorite recipes, which means time discussing favorite meals or sentimental recipes. From childhood favorites from grandma to notable new recipes, you can relive some great memories in the way food can only offer. Then, when you pick the winner, you can create this cutting board!
Just because date night is at-home doesn’t mean it can’t be a traditional night out. Dinner and movie works because it is fun. So, embrace it and order in from your favorite restaurant, pick up a variety of popcorn and settle in for a cozy night with your partner.
Date night doesn’t necessarily need to be at night to be special. Take a walk around the block or set aside more time for an extended walk with your partner. Winter walks might be chilly, so surprise your partner with some new gloves like these North Face Etip gloves to keep you warm (and hese gloves feature eTip material on the thumb and index finger that allow you to use a cellphone). Plus, the gloves act as a promise for more walks and alone time, which means more “date nights” down the road.
If you and your partner are in a rut, then what better way to connect and remember why you love each other than a walk down memory lane. Pull out that old photo album or screenshare your photos on your phone to the TV and reminisce about all of your favorite pictures. Then, create a gorgeous photo collage display with a program like Collagewall® Displays. With over 30 tile arrangements, Collagewall features expertly printed photos on canvas and includes a fool-proof installation system for easy hanging and rearranging. As an added benefit, when the collage arrives, then you can relive the memories of your favorite times and hang the pictures in your home!
Have you exhausted all of date night ideas? Tired of Zoom calls with friends to replace a night out? This book ends all of that as it offers a guide for your and your partner to never be bored or starved for ideas on another date night. It’s packed with adventures and experiences you will never forget. The only catch is that your date idea is a mystery until you scratch off a challenge.
9. Game Night
Miss the days getting together with friends to share some laughs and play a few games? Either play your favorite board or card game with your partner or with technology, you don’t have to miss the good times just because you are in separate places. There are a variety of online game sites, including live trivia to relive your younger days heading out to the local pub and playing some trivia with friends. And, with no drive home, you don’t have to worry about leaving in time for the babysitter!
This 1,000-piece Vintage National Parks Puzzle features retro-styled posters and designs from the over 400 breathtakingly beautiful National Parks in the United States. It might take a few date nights to complete, but will be worth the time as you’ll have plenty of opportunities to connect with your partner. Plus, exploring the National Parks will spur on some inspiration for future vacations!
Hopefully these quarantine date night ideas provide some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. Ultimately, a great date night allows partners to have time and space to be themselves and be themselves together. Anything that helps free up time to be together or space to be together will surely be worth the effort.