We’re parents, I get it. What does dating even look like anymore? If anything, our date nights have turned into family nights, and days, and mornings… ? But that shouldn’t stop you from dating your partner, the reason why you have a family to begin with! In fact, even For Your Marriage explains the importance of why date nights matter.
So that’s why these stay at home date ideas for couples with kids are the best route to go!
And because it would be near impossible to have a parents night in without your kids around, your date would have to be at night, not evening…night. In fact, these awesome stay at home date ideas for couples are specifically for after your kids have gone to sleep.
So get ready to date your loved one again in the comfort of your own home with these fun things for couples to do at home.
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Stay At Home Date Ideas for Couples
So are you ready to date your hubby again? Get prepared to enjoy some fun and creative dates while in the comfort of your own home! Plus, many of these are super cheap date ideas for married couples (even without young kids)!
DIY Painting & Wine
Have you ever been to a painting and wine class? If you haven’t, then now is your chance to test it out at home for yourself! It’s super fun and is a great way to spend the night.
There are so many YouTube videos for online painting classes for you to do at home. The only difference is that you’ll need to provide your own material but hey, you can improvise on some of items to keep it affordable!
Here’s what you’ll need to purchase for a DIY painting and wine date night at home:
– 11×14 Canvas Set (the 7-pk is cheaper than 2 separately believe it or not)
– Acrylic Paint (primary colors: black, white, red, blue, yellow at minimum)
– Paint Brush Set (the two of you can share these)
– Tabletop Easel (one for each)
– Paper plates (for paint color mixing)
– Wine (it’s the most important, you can’t forget this one! LOL)
And these are some items you can do without by instead using items you already have at home!
– Instead of an apron, find an old t-shirt you don’t mind getting dirty
– Paint palettes are not required, use paper plates instead
– Don’t buy stencils, instead, cut out your own using paper plates (don’t you love multi-use items?)
Plus the best part is that the purchased tools are mostly reusable items to last you at least 1-2 more sessions! And by the end of your first painting and wine at home, you’ll want to do this again. So have fun painting your new creation! ??
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Learn a Dance Routine
This one is sooo much fun! You might need to move your couches out of the way to give you some extra space. And depending on which type of music you decide to dance to, you might get a bit sweaty haha!
Since we’re a Hispanic family, we of course always choose our native music to dance to. However, since my son recently got into break dancing and hip hop, we might need to switch it up a bit as well.
And with so many dance lesson instructors teaching on YouTube, the only struggle you’ll have is deciding on ONE to learn for the night. But whichever you decide, try not to put the music so loud or otherwise, you’d wake the kids and cut your dance lesson short. ?
Prepare a Late Night Snack Together
Snacks are just for kids…said no one EVER! You know you like to sneakily eat cookies AFTER the kids have gone to sleep. At least I hope it’s not just us! ?
So next time, instead of eating those store bought cookies or Oreos with milk, make your own snack together! It can be something as simple as baking pre-made cookie dough or something a bit more complex. But have fun with it! Throw some flour at each other, put some frosting on his face or even have a snack cook-off (even though we already know who’s going to win haha).
The only trick to this would be to try to find a quickish recipe that would take less than an hour to prepare. This way, you can have time to enjoy your snacks while watching your favorite shows or movie.
Which brings me to next and most common out of the stay at home date night ideas for couples – watch a movie! Did you know Prime Video is included with your Amazon Prime membership?? It makes it so much more worth it!
Prime Video is honestly our go-to movie outlet not only for us, but when having a family movie night as well. It has so many great movie options included in your membership with so many more than can be rented for only $3.99.
Having a late movie night with your spouse is a great way to end the night in a relaxing way. Plus, you’ll get to watch a movie that’s not Trolls or Frozen! ?
Netflix Binge & Chill
Okay, so Prime Video is our go-to for movies BUT Netflix is where we go to binge watch TV shows! And have you noticed that Netflix has came out with their completely own series of TV shows? If you haven’t, you should really check them out as they are amazing!
Though I must admit that I have a love-hate relationship with these. I LOVE it because they are literally so good. But I HATE it because since the shows are new, they only have one season! And if we binge watch correctly, we can finish a whole season within two nights haha.
And I’m not sure what your TV show style is but our favorite shows to watch on Netflix have been: Jane the Virgin, Good Girls and Ozark. I know these are all completely different from each other.. ? butttt what can I say, we like to binge a mixed variety. ??♀️
Play Video Games Together
If you think that video games are just for kids then think again. Yeah, this probably isn’t something you’ll do all the time but it can be fun with the right game.
There have been many nights where Daddy and Mommy have used our son’s PlayStation for our own benefit, after he has gone to sleep. Our favorite game to play with each other (or should I say… against each other) is UFC 2.
We have gone hours playing this game and it can get pretty intense. ? So don’t underestimate this at home date night idea because you could be missing out on a lot of fun!
But wait, don’t head to the store to buy adult games just yet. Just between you and me… we wait to buy all our video games on Black Friday. Yup, unless they’re $15 or less, we do not buy them until the big day.
Make Tik Tok Videos
YES I said it. Tik Tok is the new thing right now and now we can see why. We spend a good amount of time watching Tik Tok videos to get ideas for some we want to make.
Want to know the one we have been trying to do? … The Footshake Dance. ? Yup, we’ve been practicing it but we haven’t perfected it yet, so can’t record ourselves yet haha. But hey, this also falls under learning a new dance routine together so double win under the stay at home date ideas for couples!
But seriously, it’s actually a fun app with tons of video options for you to create. No, it’s not just for teens anymore and many many celebrities have been spending lots of their social distancing time creating Tik Tok videos. So follow the trend this time, get out of your comfort zone together and make some fun videos!
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Bleh, I know I know. This one isn’t my favorite either but hey, it’s more fun than working out alone! I would say that the times we have tried actual “couples workouts” together, we have ended up goofing off and laughing like 30% of the time. ?
What? ??♀️ Rolling under each other and giving each other a kiss after every sit up is a lot harder than it appears! Haha! But it is fun to do these specific workouts and is something that parents can easily do after the kids have gone to bed.
But because there are so many couples workout YouTube videos to pick from, I would suggest a little pre-work here. Don’t do what we did which was wait until the exact moment to find a video to watch. We wasted quite some time doing this. So instead, go through videos during the day and then pick one to do together that night. Have fun getting fit!
Have a Spa Night
Oh now don’t massages sound nice? This would make a super romantic date night at home. Give each other massages while you sip on some wine or eat some chocolate and call it a night!
Or better yet, have a full blown spa night while you’re at it! This means you would stage the setting (dim the lighting, fluff the pillows, prepare the blankets etc.).
Take a look around your home and see what you could use to create your perfect DIY couples spa date night at home. Some examples of this includes:
I even included some of my favorites in the links above so feel free to check them out because you might like them too haha. Man typing this up is making me want to plan out a spa night for tonight! ? But seriously, in case you couldn’t tell, this is one of my favorite stay at home date ideas for couples! Us parents NEED nights like these from time to time so GO RELAX!
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Mix Your Own Drinks
Now this one is one that we’ve honestly been meaning to do for a while. Except, we keep forgetting to buy the supplies from the grocery store whenever we go haha! So instead, we’ve been settling for wine BUT this is still on our top to-do list.
I mean, how cool would it be to play bartender for a night? And even cooler that the expensive price tag doesn’t come with it. Instead of paying $12 per drink (so $24 total), you can spend $30 on one whole quality tequila bottle to serve multiple drinks!
So look through Pinterest or YouTube and get out that shopping list so you don’t forget like me!
Star Gazing in the Backyard
And lastly, how romantic would it be to end the night star gazing in the backyard? For us, it’s a bit harder since the trees cover up the sky but even just relaxing outdoors and getting some fresh air would be nice.
And don’t worry, we carry a baby monitor around with us even though my son is 6 ?. Don’t judge, he’s upstairs LOL!
And honestly, this one doesn’t even have to be long. It can even be combined with one of the other stay at home date ideas for couples listed above. All you need is 30 solid minutes of fresh air to feel a sense of relaxation and peace with your spouse. And to make it a bit more relaxing, don’t forget your glass of… yup, wine LOL!
Enjoy Your Date Night!
I bet you can’t wait to get your kids off to sleep now haha! Thinking about all the late night fun and relaxation we’ve been missing out on is really an eye-opener. But today that changes. So go plan out an awesome date night at home with your spouse!
What does your perfect at home date night look like? Have you done any of the ones listed above or are planning to? Please share in the comments below as I would love to hear from you!
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