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Stay-at-home date ideas

Published On: Feb 13 2014 09:11:27 AM CST
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You don’t have to go out to have a fun or romantic evening with your loved one. Check out these stay-at-home ideas for your next date night.

Tournament of games: Challenge your special someone to a night of friendly competition by playing classic board games, video games, card games or even ping-pong.

Enjoy a fire: Have a romantic evening at home in front of the fire place – with maybe even some marshmallows to roast – with your date for a relaxing evening at home.

Sample cheese and wine: Set up your own cheese and wine tasting event at home for just the two of you.

Cook dinner: Cooking dinner together can make for a romantic evening. Try one of your favorite recipes or be adventurous and try something new.

Have a picnic in your yard: Pack up a basket of food, grab a blanket and head out to your yard for a quiet and romantic picnic.

Look at the stars: On a clear night, go stargazing with your date in the back yard and see how many constellations you can spot.

Have a movie marathon: Snuggle up on the couch and pop in your favorite movies. They can be new releases or even childhood classics.

Take a trip – in your home: Pick a foreign destination and let it set the agenda for your evening. If you select Italy, find a movie that takes place in Italy, get a good Italian wine, cook Italian food for dinner and enjoy your quick escape.

Enjoy a candlelight dinner: A classic but romantic stay-at-home date is a candlelight dinner. Get a bottom of wine, either cook or get take out, and enjoy each other’s company in the privacy of your home.