Taking advantage of the social activities that enriched our lives is not as simple as it once was. This may mean that you and your significant other are running out of ideas when it comes to planning the ideal date. If you and your loved one have been looking for romantic ways to “go” on a date night, you may be faced with a few obstacles. Since many states and cities are still under a quarantine order, you’re likely limited in the places you can go for a date. Fortunately, there are some ways you can enjoy a memorable date night while staying safe.
Here are three romantic date night ideas you and your significant other will enjoy.
If you and your sweetheart love playing interactive trivia or word games, you can plan a date night when the two of you can make game night into a fun date. You can set up a variety of games in the living room, along with a table filled with your favorite snacks. There are also some games you can play online with friends, which can make the date night more interactive and allow you to see your friends on the screen. Play some of the songs you both enjoy listening to while you play your games, and end the night by awarding “prizes” to each other based on who wins each game. You can also put together small baskets of gifts like candies or soft drinks your partner loves, or give your partner creative prizes like allowing them to binge-watch their favorite show or listen to songs they enjoy for the rest of the date night.
If you and your loved one miss going outdoors and enjoying a great meal, you can plan a beautiful date night indoors with a picnic. Offer your loved one a platter of gourmet cheeses, meats, crackers, and fruits, and prepare a picnic-friendly meal like sliders made from pulled chicken or turkey, potato salad, or a rotisserie chicken with a pasta salad. Or, you can order from your partner’s favorite restaurant and enjoy dinner on a plush blanket in the middle of your home. You can make the indoor picnic extra special by lighting candles and using an oil diffuser to emit floral fragrances into the room. The picnic is a great way to engage in stimulating conversation with your loved one, so you both can be reminded of how much you have in common and the interests the two of you share.
Art and Culture Night
If you’ve been missing putting on a men’s dinner jacket or seeing your significant other in a formal gown for a night at a ballet or art museum, you can have art and culture night at home. You and your loved one can dress up in your favorite formal clothing and have a gourmet dinner, complete with champagne and appetizers, delivered to your home. Play classical music on your speakers and watch a documentary or live art exhibit online featuring your favorite creative professionals. You can also book online tickets to a ballet or opera that you can enjoy at home. Of course, this will spark conversation between you and your partner to make the night more interesting. If there are outdoor shows or exhibits in your city that you can attend while maintaining social distancing mandates, you can experiences these events and head home for a homemade dinner or have your meal delivered to you. Or, you can have an interactive date by buying some oil paint or watercolors, paintbrushes, and canvases so you and your date can create some artwork of your own. If you decide to prepare your meal together, this will allow the two of you to spend more time together and make you look forward to the main event of the date.
These fun and engaging ideas can help you reconnect with your partner and offer a relaxing retreat from the busyness of life. Even if you have to get a little more creative to pull your date night off, your sweetheart will likely remember your effort and appreciate the fact that you’ve organized a special evening for the two of you to spend more time together.