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Crazy Fun Stay at Home Date Ideas for Couples With Kids

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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11 awesome at home date ideas for couples with kids

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)

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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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couples dancing in living room for an at home date night

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.

couples watching movie at home

Movie Night

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. ??‍♀️

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couples playing video games at home

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.

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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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couples finishing working out together

Couples Workout

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:

Scented candles

Bath bombs

Skincare face masks

Massage oil

& wine, don’t forget the wine!

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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couples mixing drinks for stay at home date night

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!

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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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58 thoughts on “Crazy Fun Stay at Home Date Ideas for Couples With Kids”

  1. Wow, these are very romantic and amazing way to do the best date at home. I really like it. Thank you for sharing this article.

  2. I’ve seen couples fall apart because they forget to put each other first. Even before their kids. Sure, kids may take up more time, but first things must come first. I love that you’ve posted here fun and easy ways for couples to keep each other a priority. And, like you said, your darling children are the by-product of that love story!

    1. I know it really stinks to see it. I mean I get it, it’s definitely different and a lot harder but both need each other to continue being the best parents and part of that is to help each other relax and remember that we’re people too lol we have our own interests and hobbies that don’t include our kids hahaha

  3. We do lots of Netflix and movie watching late at night. We used to play scrabble, but we’ve gotten out of that habit. I think I beat my husband too many times for him to enjoy it!

    1. haha we do Netflix and shows more than movies nowadays it seems like ? And LOL that is too funny!!!

  4. I did a post similar to this recently! How funny ? These are fantastic ideas, especially with being so limited to what we can do right now! Thanks for sharing ?

  5. I just had my anniversary and we didn’t know what to do we end to have dinner with my parents in low at home. I will definitely take a notes of your suggestions and try same fun date night inside here ?

  6. Love it! It is extremely important to make time for your love life! You can’t just let your relationship fade into oblivion and then wake up one day and wonder what happened to it. Spending time with your spouse is a good way to maintain both of your happiness.

    1. yes spot on, i 100%! even if we weren’t social distancing, dating your significant other is so important, even after kids! love your statement ♥

  7. Hi Lucy,
    What great ideas! I love the paint with wine at home idea. I’m not very artistic but I wish I was. Lol. I’ve always wanted to do one of those classes with friends but get anxious about it. Maybe trying at home would be best for me anyways. It is so important during this time to remember to take time to be with your spouse and have time together. So thank you for sharing these great ideas!

    1. hahaha I’m not artistic at all either but it’s still so much fun just to do it! So yes, if you feel more comfortable doing it at home, then I highly recommend it!

  8. These are such lovely ideas.

    I insist on making couple times every single day especially during isolation, even though we are working along side each other every day. It’s so
    Important to make time for each other x

    1. yes I agree! this holds true even when not social distancing also except then, we have more options lol but just because we can’t go out doesn’t mean we can’t have fun at home!

  9. This is a great, well-rounded list that would work for so many different personalities! I’m going share it with my husband so we can choose a few! I am hoping for dance routine! ?

  10. You’ve got some great ideas! My husband recently discovered that he could download games like Mario Kart on our Firestick. He purchased one bluetooth handset to try it out, and it’s working great. This, of course, has led us to discuss getting another so that we can race with one another and have a video game night – because, why not?

    1. oh wow I didn’t know that! we have google chromecast, I wonder if it’s the same thing. We tried searching for a Nintendo Switch but apparently they’re sold out now….. but yup, video game nights can get pretty competitive & fun for sure!

    1. we haven’t done it in a longgg time but speaking about it makes me want to do it soon haha and thank you!

  11. Great ideas. My kids have roped me into some Tik Toks, my husband, too. It is pretty funny, though. And I have watched more epic movies than I ever wanted to. My husband loves those movies that you have to think about a lot, even after it’s over. I prefer a good Rom-Com, or other mindless stuff (Tiger King ?). But, I have watched what he wanted to watch because there is plenty of downtime these days, and it made him happy. Next up, a spa night with ice cream! Thank you for your inspiration.

    1. oooo spa night with some ice cream sounds delicious! we usually do movie night and ice cream haha and so happy to hear that you guys are finding a way to stay connected as a couple during these times ♥

  12. Excellent options! I think I am all for painting and wine! I love my wine! It actually sounds like so much fun that I am definitely going to plan that for us this coming weekend.

  13. Cute ideas for a stay at home date night! Tik Tok videos are so silly and ridiculous but they’re fun to watch. Haven’t tried making one yet though!

    1. lol they really but but sadly are addicting also ? we’ve only done one and it was a fail lol oh well, we’ll keep trying ?

  14. What great ideas! In the world we are living in today you need a change in your stay at home routine and these suggestions just might to do.

  15. We love cooking together and making mixed drinks together. And just did a binge watch of Tiger King haha! I would love to do the dance routine idea, if I could just get my husband to try country line dancing!

    1. Haha we tried watching Tiger King but wasn’t something that we continued.. but we’re about to finish the season of Ozark! Haha, if you have favorite mix drinks you do yourself at home, please send them to meee lol

  16. I love this! Even though I don’t have kids my partner and I definitely need some date nights! We are both so busy during the day that sometimes at night we kind of just chill and don’t actually do things together! I love the idea of a paint night. I have done one with a girlfriend and it was really fun!

    1. Yup, for sure these can be done by non-parents as well! We’ve done painting & wine also but not at home! Looking into getting the supplies for us to get it this weekend. Hopefully you get to try some of these! ?

    1. hahaha I used to do that when my son was a bit younger but now he’s too heavy, so he’ll join me on my mini workout breaks now ?

  17. What great ideas! My husband and I had a date night where we went to dinner and then Painting With A Twist but I never thought to try at home! He actually did better than me so I could use this as an opportunity to redeem myself ?

    1. Lol I feel you on that one! We’ve gone as well and his is the one I have hung up at home, mine is in a closet somewhere ?

  18. I love your stay- in date night ideas! It’s so easy for us to fall into the usual of just watching a movie once our three kids are in bed. Thank you for sharing these lovely ideas!

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