Although we’d all like to be able to take our other halves on the date night of their lives every week, sometimes you just want to stay in. Never fear, you don’t have to go out to have a good time! Besides, a cosy evening with a glass of wine each can be far more romantic than standing in queues freezing your faces off or battling for the attention of bar staff. Here are 7 fun, comfortable date night-in ideas that you and your girl will enjoy:
Most date nights consist of entertainment and food, so why not combine both of them? Decide on a dish you both enjoy, grab the ingredients, turn up the music and get cooking!
If you or your partner have any board games laying around then now is the time to whack them out and play to win. If you don’t have a usable Twister mat or a Trivial Pursuit with readable cards, there are plenty of games you can play online. There are hundreds of free online games sites like Kongregate or you can play on one of the multiple online casinos available. Smart Live Casino has plenty of mobile slots and table games you can play for free, plus this way you get to pick the penalty for the loser.
Have A Wine Tasting Night
Whether you two are into wine, whisky, tequila or vodka, you can create a fairly fancy tasting night where you test different brands or concentrations to see which ones you like best. Take it a step further researching tasting notes (Decanter feature a great guide), creating cocktails or adding the fitting finger food.
Stock up on snacks, popcorn and pop, then prepare the best movie marathon any relationship has ever created. If you both have a favourite actor then pick his or her best movies and watch them in order of release date, or pick a genre you’re both into and Google the best movies in that field. Cuddle up on the couch and watch until you, erm, fall asleep.
Speaking of genres, why not base the whole evening on a theme? For instance, have an Italian Night-In by making pizza, drinking Italian wine, eating gelato and watching Italian movies. Don’t worry, The Italian Job counts as an Italian movie. Of course, the theme doesn’t have to Italy or even a country; you could pick anything from Film Noir to Space.
Remember mix tapes? Well now you can create playlists for each other almost instantly without having to wind them back with pencils. Using YouTube, Spotify, iTunes or pretty much any other music provider you can create the ultimate playlist for the other person for any occasion.
Of course, we can’t forget the ultimate date night-in idea: cooking your date a dinner she’ll never forget. Before she arrives set up a table for two, dim the lights, light candles, put some soft music on and open the wine. Serve her favourite meal and enjoy a romantic, lavish evening together.