25 Date Nights at Home Slideshow
February 11, 2013
S’mores are an ideal treat for any night at home, whether as an after-dinner treat or the main event. Create a station filled with fruit and pretzels in addition to the usual fixings — get creative!
Head to the Drive-In
Bake a pie and when your date arrives, whip up burgers and shakes with all of your favorite toppings. Pop in a classic movie and immediately get transported back to the '50s at a drive-in theater. Don’t forget to make a move.
Paint by Numbers
Order in takeout, grab a six-pack of beer, and get to painting. That blank wall in your apartment that you've been fighting over? Play rock-paper-scissors to see who gets to pick the color.
Homemade is the key word here. Attempt to make your own dough, your own sauce, and the rest will fall in to place. Create a bar of toppings and hold a face-off — whoever makes the best pie wins. What’s the prize? You decide.
Get your mixologist on and whip up some liquid courage to sing your favorite songs in front of your new beau.
Indulge yourselves. Whether you make it a Saturday afternoon soirée for two or a lazy Friday night in, light the candles, get the massage oils out, and pop the bubbly. As for fare, go with something light and refreshing
Sushi Night at Home
It’s time to get gutsy and attempt to make sushi at home. It can be done, but it's best completed with the work of two hands. If you’re looking for a great kit, head here.
When it's cold and ugly outside, there’s no better time to get into that show that you've always wanted to watch. Pop some popcorn with all the gourmet fixings — bacon, Parmesan cheese, truffle oil, dark chocolate, etc. — and let the marathon begin.
Play Dress Up
Dressing up starts at age five — and never stops. So dress up like you’re going out for a serious night on the town, and stay in instead. Have a luxe dinner in the comfort of your own home and make a serious statement with your attire. The best part? You can kick off your heels any time you feel like it.
Grab the panini press, make a bountiful salad, pour the wine, and lay out a blanket in the middle of your living room.
Take a Soak
Two words: Bubble. Bath. Intrigued? We’ve got a play list to set the scene and a menu of small plates that are ideal for the tub.
Dinner in the…
Nude? Dare we say it? Don’t fret, we have an entire list of things you CANNOT cook naked, you know, for obvious reasons.
Board Game Showdown
The ideal two-person board game is obviously Scrabble, but here’s the twist: Whoever loses the first game cooks dinner, and whoever loses the second game cleans up.
Go luxe for the night: cheese, wine, artisan breads, and olives — the works. Create the best pairings by trial and error and write them down so you are one step ahead for your next cheese night.
Whip out the Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, or dare we say it, Atari, and have a serious battle of the gamers. Pig out on fast-food favorites and voilà, — you’re back in the seventh grade.
Yes, we went there and no, it doesn’t get old. Whiskey (or something equally strong) required.
Watch Your Wedding Video
For the married couples out there, relive your wedding night and cook the meal you ate on your big day while reminiscing about all the memories, including the bad hairdos and dated outfits.
Pitch a Tent
Create a cozy fort filled with flash lights, scary stories, and hot cocoa and snacks in the comfort of your own living room.
A Serious Movie Marathon
We’re not joking — serious movies only. Just in time for the Oscars, catch up on all the Best Picture nominees. Break out the tissues and the ice cream sundaes — it’s about to get real sad, real soon.
Couldn’t score tickets to the big game? Serve up your favorite game day fare at home to cheer on your favorite team. If they win, a serious celebration is in order. If they lose, console each other over ice cream and kisses.
All Desserts, All Night Long
From milkshakes to ice cream sundaes to cookies and a cake-bake off, create a night full of treats and give it a sweet, sweet finale.
Build the List
Create your ultimate bucket list. Whether it’s an individual list or a combined list, start mapping out your goals together. Then, make plans to cross off the first thing over dinner and drinks.
Finger Food Menu
Use these dishes as an excuse to feed each other. Need a little inspiration? Check out these great party foods.
Make a night filled with all the foods you crave from your childhood!