18 Stay at Home Date Ideas During the Lockdown
Are you quarantining with your partner? Social distancing might restrict your usual date nights but this doesn’t mean that you have to completely ditch your quality time!
Here Are Some Creative Stay at Home Date Ideas for Couples
With the C-situation looming the globe, it’s currently impossible to see a movie in theater or share your favourite brekkie in your preferred restaurant. But don’t worry! Through a bit of creativity and effort, you can still have an amazing quality time while doing your quarantine.
To encourage the relationship and to keep yourselves from driving each other nuts, here are some fun date ideas that you can do while in lockdown.
1. TikTok Battle
Don’t mind making fun of yourselves? If you and your partner are both competitive, you can do a TikTok contest at the comfort of your home.
You can each upload your competition piece in the social media app and see who gets more engagement. To fuel the battle, the one who wins will get a price (e.g. exemption from household chores for one day!)
2. Board Games
It must have been a while since you and your person spent time playing board games.
Pull out that monopoly or chess board from your closet to get those brain nerves working!
3. Backyard Picnic
If you’ve never tried doing a picnic with your partner, this is the perfect time to do this old-fashioned and romantic activity!
Enjoy the sunshine in your backyard by rolling out a blanket on your lawn. Don’t forget to take out a picnic basket with your favorite snacks and a bottle of wine.
You don’t need a lavish karaoke system to have a karaoke party. If you have a speaker, a phone, and a mic, you are good to go!
As for the song choices, there are apps and tons of YouTube karaoke videos that can bring out your inner Beyonce in no time.
5. Indoor Glamping
Glamping stands for glamorous camping and you can do it at home! Set up a tent in your living room and bring in everything that makes you feel comfortable.
If you want to rough it out, you can take your tent in your backyard, instead. To create a real adventure, you can practice your usual chores in an exploration-fashioned way!
Take out your butane cook set to process your meal or create a bonfire (if you have a safe place for it) to keep you warm during the night.
7. Bake your Favorite Cake
During a normal day, buying a saccharine creation is much more practical than baking one at home.
Since the extensive quarantine gives you more time, you can spend one of your free nights baking your favourite pastry dessert in the comfort of your own kitchen. A total delight!
If you live in a place without light pollution, you’re in for a treat. Lay outside together and trace those constellations that you can identify.
If you can’t recognize any, just spend the time to relax while the blanket of stars amazes your eyes.
9. Create Art
Unleash your inner artistic self and spend an afternoon doing any type of artsy activities.
Among these activities are DIY crafting, sketching, calligraphy writing, or oil-in-canvas painting. The options are endless!
10. Movie Marathon
Thanks to Netflix and Disney Plus, a movie marathon has never been easier! This is not the most glamorous date idea but it is an easy option that you’ll surely enjoy. Besides, it is one of those cheap date night ideas at home!
11. Make Smore’s
No need for a fancy smores maker to create this favourite camping snack! If you have a gas stovetop, a fireplace, or an oven, you can already indulge in this fluffy goodness. Yum!
12. Dance Party
Aside from being one of those fun stay at home date ideas for couples, a dance party is also a perfect excuse to get those bodies moving. Create a playlist of your favourite songs and dance the night away!
13. Video Gaming
Do you have a video game console at home? Play games together or turn it into something competitive by using a reward system.
14. Candlelight Dinner
Nothing beats this classic! If you want to be a little extra, you can experience a romantic candlelight dinner within the vicinity of your home. You can prepare your own meal but if you just want to sit back and relax, ordering takeout is a great option.
15. Wine Tasting
While you can’t go out to visit a winery, you can recreate your own version of wine tasting at home.
If you have a stock of bottles of wine (or any of your favourite beverages), you can sample each variety and call it a date night!
16. Plan a Vacation
Daydreaming about your next getaway? Forget the C-situation for a while by planning your upcoming adventure with your beau.
Whether it’s a beach trip in Sorrento or a mountain escapade in TAZ, having something to look forward to is one of the great ways to deal with the stress of the current situation.
17. Play a Conversation Starter Game
Aside from being a fun way to spend your quality time, a question game is a unique way to know more about your partner. There are tons of date night games for couples that encourage deep talks but if you don’t have any of them at home, you can just research for question ideas on the internet!
18. Spa Day
A DIY spa is a wonderful way to practice self-care at home! Enjoy a romantic spa-at-home by creating your own facemasks, giving each other a real massage or indulging in a bubble bath!
Make the most out of your quarantine life and use this season to deepen your relationship! The C-word might have canceled the mundane processes of the world but it shouldn’t cancel the love between you and your partner.
If you have more stay at home date ideas in mind, share them in the comment section below!