5 ideas for nice at-home date nights

Looking forward to a romantic evening? These 5 ideas for the perfect at-home date night at home let you connect without leaving the house.

Kate Mulcrone

By Kate Mulcrone

a couple sits together at home

Are you looking for some creative home date-night ideas? Let’s face it, even when the world is running at full speed and you’re madly in love, you can’t go out every night!

Whether you decide to collaborate with your love on a home-cooked feast or indulge your competitive sides with an impromptu board game, these at-home date ideas will help you connect!

a couple and their dog relax on a bed

Here are five fun ways to celebrate your love at home:

1. Movie marathon

Stock up on popcorn and wine and snuggle down with your partner for a romantic movie marathon. (If you live in a comfortable, furnished apartment from Blueground it’s even easier to set the scene for romance, thanks to our stylish fittings and furnishings.)

Check out this list of the 50 most romantic movies of all time to find the perfect flicks for your movie marathon. Two back to back movies add up to the perfect date night at home.

2. Game night

Another great way to celebrate your love at home is with some warm-hearted competition. Put together some snacks and then play a game or two. We love Cards Against Humanity, Heads Up, Scattegories and Scrabble! Of course, video games work too.

If you want to add even more punch to your game night, invite another couple to join in the competition. Your Blueground apartment is an ideal place to hold a small group gathering, thanks to our custom furniture and thoughtful extras like Marshall Bluetooth speakers to make sure your playlist sounds great all night.

3. Top Chef: Home Edition

You can also heat things up — literally — by cooking together at home.

Fondue is easy but 100% romantic, or you could up the difficulty level with an elaborate recipe from kitchen goddess Ina Garten. (Hello, devil’s food cake!) If shopping and cooking from scratch seems overwhelming, you can split the difference with a meal kit from Green Chef.

If you want to be even more ambitious, you could prepare a full three-course meal together! There’s no reason your date night at home can’t top dinner together in a 5-star restauarant!

A fully equipped kitchen with dark wood cabinets and plates and cups on each shelf. There is a red pot on the stove and a white coffee maker on the counter

4. At-home spa

Change into your fluffiest robes and get ready to relax! All you need is the right chill playlist and plenty of candles to transform your furnished rental apartment into a den of Zen.

Start your couples’ spa night with a warm bath with all the trimmings. Use bath bombs, rose petals, fragrant oils, or bubble bath for a truly posh experience. After you’re done relaxing in the tub together, you and your partner can put on your comfiest clothes and do some couples’ yoga or give each other massages.

5. Art date

Date night at home can also be an opportunity for you and your boo to get in touch with your creative sides. Do you two love to go to concerts? Write a song together, and then perform it after a glass of wine or two.

You could also channel your inner Shakespeares and create and perform a one-act play together. (Don’t forget to write in a part for your beloved cat or dog!) If the idea of performing makes you anxious, stock up on art supplies and paint portraits of each other.

Whichever one of these ideas you decide to try, you’re sure to have a fantastic date night at home if you’re spending it with the right person.

Living in a sleek and stylish Blueground home makes it even easier to set the stage for romance. Our move-in ready furnished apartments on three continents are a life-friendly alternative to a traditional year-long lease. Find out more about the Blueground experience.

Kate Mulcrone

Kate Mulcrone

Kate Mulcrone has more than 10 years’ experience writing about travel, tech, and the workplace for a variety of publications.