Attention Married Couples: 9 Great Date Night at Home Ideas to Spark up Your Relationship

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Dear married couples, there’s still every reason to impress your partner on a date. For starters, your date night arrangement can show how thoughtful or refined your tastes are. Doing it right can also set the mood for a remarkably exciting evening.

A lot goes into a date night at home. Perhaps it’s your first date, and you want her to have a great first impression about how you keep your apartment. Or maybe you’ve been together, and you desire to bring back the romance and remind her how the affection hasn’t waned.

Don’t fret; here are some ideas for a romantic date night at home.

1. Make your lighting more romantic

This isn’t a time to use your regular ambient lighting. Ditch your white ambient lights and replace them with colored accent lights. Or install a new set of accent lights and keep the regular ones off for the night.

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Color temperature is critical to creating a romantic mood for a romantic night. So, for your date night, you want to use a warm orange or red hue like the sunset color, as this can change the appeal of a space entirely. It’s also important to dim the light to create a romantic feel. If you can’t find bulbs with dimmers, buy those that are already dim.

Avoid cool bluish or white lights for your date night.

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2. Dine with the candles only

Candles (with their orange-reddish flames) would make a great lighting accessory. They are romantic and relaxing. And their warm flame is just the right color and temperature to create a five-star honeymoon ambiance for your date night.

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Look towards scented candles and pick your fragrance carefully. Desert Rose or Lavender, among other floral scents, would be a perfect choice any day (or night).

Romantic lighting is necessary if you’re having dinner together for your date night at home.

3. Watch your favorite childhood movies

After dining, how would you spend your time before heading for the bedroom after dining? You could do many things, including watching an incredibly interesting and famous childhood movie and having a nostalgic movie night. A comical one would make much sense — think Home Alone.

A childhood movie for your date night at home is romantic because it gives both of you a chance to get nostalgic. No matter how old we grow, we can’t beat our childhood memories.

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Top it off with a bowl of popcorn in hand; a perfect movie date night.

To ensure you’re not selfish, ask your partner about their favorite movies days before the date.

Along with movies, you can take out your favorite photos and physical photo albums and look at old photos.

4. Gaze at the stars

What could be more romantic than staring at the night sky stars from your backyard late at night with your partner’s head on your shoulder?

Stargazing is one excellent idea you should try for a wonderful night experience. It reminds both of you of how vast and beautiful the universe is compared to your troubles and to make each moment count.

5. Play fun board games for your date night at home

Now, this is a perfect fun date night idea, especially if you’ve been married for years; playing those college games is a great way to travel down memory lane and have a fun date night or a game night; set aside your electronic devices and feel that nostalgia.

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Truth or dare, adult board games, flip a cup in your dining area or kitchen table and get yourselves high while playing your favorite board games. Feel youthful again, and get your blood flowing as it did when you were still fooling around in college and high school, playing fun games and having deep conversations.

Life can be beautiful only if we can treasure the little things.

6. Cook an incredible dinner

Cooking your dinner yourself is a perfect idea for an at-home date night. Of course, you’re having it at home, so why order? You’d be defeating its purpose.

This would be even more exciting if your partner loves trying new restaurants and dishes or showing off their cooking skills. This is a chance to show them how great you are, too.

To make it fun, try a recipe you’ve never done or one your partner mentioned they love. It doesn’t matter if you ruin it; it makes it fun.

Light candles add a couple of bottles of your favorite wine for wine tastings and your best china to spruce things up.

7. Spend your at-home date night outdoors

This may seem paradoxical, but the outdoors is your balcony or backyard. If you’re lucky to have such spaces in your home, take your date there and have some calm and peaceful quality time.

Nothing could be more perfect for your date night at home than having your meal or date night in the fresh, open air with brilliant stars above you. Pack the food and a few bottles of wine as if you’re heading for an indoor picnic, don’t forget to take your picnic blanket too.

Please talk about your dreams; it might be about a dream trip you want to make in your lifetime, going on a dream vacation, talking about childhood memories, or anything that makes you and your partner feel good.

8. Turn your bedroom into a hotel room for a date night at home

Staying at a 5-star hotel comes with its perks: romantic bedroom, butler services, and luxury at its peak!

But if you don’t feel like footing the cost or going out for a date night, you can turn your bedroom into a 5-star hotel and have a fancy dinner.

Set the mood by:

  • Lighting up a few scented candles (hand-poured massage candles preferably)
  • Turning on soft, romantic music (RnB preferably)
  • Collecting luxury body lotions with incredibly soft fragrances to create romantic vibes
  • Placing a nice bottle of wine or champagne in a bucket of ice by the bed.

Finish things off by sprinkling flower petals on the bed, pouring wine, and taking comfy blankets.

9. Sing your hearts out

Karaoke is undoubtedly one of the most exciting at-home date night ideas for couples! Download the karaoke versions of your favorite songs (you can get them with lyrics on YouTube) and buy wireless mics, then have a dance party and sing to your heart’s content.

When you sing in a group (of course, you and your partner are a group of two), you release endorphins that make you feel good. Indeed, singing together is an incredible idea for a date night, any time, any day.

Finally… Never struggle for perfection.

Be who you are, as that’s the best way to enjoy each other’s company. That doesn’t mean you should bring bad table manners or undesirable habits.

You should always put your best foot forward, but striving for perfection would make things less natural and more mechanical. Ultimately, you would feel unfulfilled because perfection is often a mirage.

Do your best to make your date night at home special with a combination of these ideas, and your relationship will be off to a great tempo.

Whether you’re already married, having an anniversary, or dining together for the first time, there’s every reason to impress your partner on a date. For starters, your date night arrangement can show how thoughtful or refined your tastes are. Doing it right can also set the mood for a remarkably exciting evening. And a date night at home is one to be most thoughtful about.

A lot goes into a date night at home. Perhaps it’s your first date, and you want her to have a great first impression about how you keep your apartment. Or maybe you’ve been together and desire to bring back the romance, have some quality time by spending time with your loved one, and remind her how the affection hasn’t waned.

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Aaron Smith
Hi, my name is Aaron! I’m glad to be the founder of Wedistry, a collection of tools and tips to prepare couples for their wedding day. I am currently the manager of the Wedistry Blog and Wedistry for Wedding Parties on the App Store. Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you find this content helpful during your wedding planning process.

2 responses to “Attention Married Couples: 9 Great Date Night at Home Ideas to Spark up Your Relationship”

  1. moretha Avatar

    Every week, my husband and I spent time together, and Victory North Savannah ( witnessed these moments since we first met here, and it’s been unforgettable.

    1. Aaron Smith Avatar

      This is so wonderful to hear!

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