10 Date Ideas without Leaving Home

Do you want to have a “night out on the town” with the one you love, but worry about the big price tag? I understand. It’s not cheap to eat out and see a movie anymore. 

My husband and I always laugh about while we were dating we had money to “go and do” for dates. Now that we’re married, we laugh about how empty our wallet tends to be.

(This usually happens with three children). 

Do you want fun date ideas without spending money? These 10 date night ideas without leaving home is the perfect solution. For couples who love competition to romantic ideas. There is something for everyone. Click to read and find your favorite idea.

However, it’s important to keep dating your spouse even after you’re married. So, instead of losing hope and giving up on dating, consider these 10 date ideas without leaving your home.

10 Date Ideas without Leaving Home

Idea 1: Board Game

Are you ready to challenge each other to your favorite board game? Consider playing Twister, Risk, Battleship, Guess Who, Connect 4, or any other favorite game. You could make this date idea more fun by having a wager on what the winner receives after their win.

Idea 2: Movie & Popcorn

You can try looking through your video streaming choice for 20 minutes only to be left without a movie to watch (we’ve been there before). Or, you can watch the first movie you two saw together. Pop some popcorn and enjoy the movie (along with some cuddles and a walk down memory lane).

Idea 3: Fancy Dinner & Dress Up

Instead of spending tons of money dining out, consider making a meal together. After the meal is made, dress in your fanciest attire, light the candles, then turn off the lights. For bonus points consider turning on some soft romantic music in the background.

Idea 4: Cook-Off

For those couples with more of a competitive edge, consider doing a cook-off. Set a budget (or see what food you have already at home to make this idea more interesting). Make a meal for the other person. Then move on to “date idea #5.”

Idea 5: Indoor Picnic

Pull out a blanket and lay it flat in your living room (or kitchen) to have an indoor picnic! You can make sandwiches, subs, or the food you made for each other in “date idea #4.”

Idea 6: Massages

Find a nice bottle of lotion and take turns massaging each other’s hands and feet. A neck or back massage is also a great idea.

Idea 7: Contest

Have a contest with each other to see who could make the most creative structure from random blocks. You can use anything from Jenga blocks, Legos, to a random assortment of blocks you find around the home.

Idea 8: Karaoke Party

Make a pretend microphone (if you have a real one at home, even better). Play a few rounds of karaoke. To make this idea even more exciting by picking the song for the other person.

Idea 9: Video Games

I’ll be the first to admit: I’m not a fan of video games. My husband loves them. For every time our sweethearts hold our purses for us, watch the newest chick-flick, and just for them being their sweet selves, consider playing their favorite video game with them willingly (and without complaining).

Idea 10: Camping Indoors

If you have a small tent, set it up and go camping in the living room! If you don’t have a small tent, consider purchasing a few packets of the glow-in-the-dark sticker stars, put them on the ceiling and camp under the “night sky.”

Remember, dating doesn’t have to be expensive or stressful. If done right, dating without leaving home can be tons of fun. Do you have a favorite date idea without leaving home that you have done? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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