10 Cheap Stay-At-Home Date Ideas
by Hugo Tam on Mar 24, 2022
Every couple deserves to go on a date, have fun, and spend quality time together. However, date nights can be expensive. So, we've put together 10 stay-at-home date ideas that are cheap and way better than truth or dare or Netflix and chill.
If you are staying home due to the pandemic, not finding a babysitter, or due to having a tough day at work, these are great ideas you should try. They are also perfect for celebrating your anniversaries, birthdays, events, and precious moments at home with your partner.
Our ideas are unique, creative, romantic, and, best of all, they are fun. You can achieve endless possibilities with them; you can choose to try one or two or mix them.
All the date ideas in this article are indoor activities, some are free, and many are cheap. Are you ready to really set the mood? Read on.
1. Make Homemade Pizzas from Scratch
Making pizza from scratch is a fun couples date night activity that ensures that both partners are involved in the whole process from beginning to end. Just thinking about making pizza could seem like a tough task, but it is actually easier than you think.
If you and your partner have never made pizza, it's going to be a lot of fun. However, if you've made pizza before now, you can spice things up by choosing a pizza recipe you've never made. This way, you both get to learn how to make this new recipe together.
To make the baking process easier, smoother and faster, you should use Pizza stone from Heritage; that ensures that the pizza is evenly baked and prevents the dough from fussing to the base and creating a mess.
2. Have a Picnic in Your Sitting Room
You've made a delicious pizza from scratch; why not have a picnic in your sitting room? Even though you don't want to cook or make a pizza, you can order takeout from your favorite restaurant.
When the food is available, and the drinks are ready, it's time to roll out this stylish picnic blanket from PortableAnd. Set up the place, wear your soft robes, and enjoy a warm and cozy picnic date right in your sitting room.
3. Camp Out in the Living Room
Camping doesn't only happen outdoors; you can camp in your living room or bedroom. This date idea is a great way for couples to reconnect with each other and experience moderate camping activities indoors. You can have a picnic, tell campfire stories, and sing by the glow of a flashlight.
You can also take out your blankets and build a fort in front of your fireplace. Take out your s'mores kit from MalloMe and roast some marshmallows, chocolate, or crackers by your fireplace. When fun time is over, spread out your sleeping bags and snuggle the whole night.
4. Have a Classic Movie Night
Netflix and wine isn't a bad idea. You and your partner can cuddle up and watch movies you both enjoy on Netflix, or you could make it more special by branching outside Netflix. Revisit nostalgic old favorite movies from your childhood, and watch a piece of each other's favorite.
Even in this golden age of television, binging on old classic movies is worth it. Talk about scenes you loved as a child and how you see those scenes now, or you could just snuggle up and let your hearts do the talking.
While watching the movies, you could try different popcorn flavors (White Cheddar, Sweet & Salty Kettlecorn, Chili Lime, Buttery Caramel, and Sizzling Sriracha gourmet popcorn seasoning) from Urban Accents. They are much better than store-bought popcorn and cheap too.
5. Become Home Mixologist
Enjoy your favorite cocktails at home without shouting at the top of your voice to order one. This couples date idea is one of our favorites because you and your partner will learn how to mix drinks at home and enjoy tasting different cocktail mixtures. Not only do you learn a new skill that you can show off, but you also save money when you mix your cocktails yourselves.
In order to make your date a memorable one, you can make your mixologist skill professional by using Copper Cocktail Set. At the end of the date, you won't only be showing off your skill, but you will be showing off your stunning copper Parisian bartender set.
6. Go Hallway Bowling
Bowling? Yes, we are aware that this article says "stay-at-home date ideas." We bet you didn't know that you could bowl indoors. Here's what indoor bowling entails. First, find empty plastic bottles, then get a softball or make one from packing materials. If you don't want to go through that process, you can use the Giggle N Go Bowling Set for indoor games.
Head on to your hallway, set up the bottles or 6 giant inflatable bowling pins, and strike. It's that simple; there's really no need for lanes. However, if you live in an apartment building, you should be considerate of your neighbors.
7. Dance Your Heart Out
Dancing on a date can never go wrong, especially if you and your partner love dancing. It doesn't matter the dance type, tango, salsa, hip pop, jazz, tap, and more. You can dance your heart out to you and your partner's favorite beat. You can even go the extra mile by dressing the part, turning on the music, and swivel, spin, or move to the beats.
Those with two left feet are not left out in this idea. If you can't dance, you can opt for a dance tutorial on YouTube and learn new steps with your partner. You could also enjoy dancing to the different songs on the 30 Second Dance Party Button, simply press the button and dance away.
8. Have Drinks on the Patio or Deck
You can have a romantic couples date on the deck, porch, or patio while sipping your favorite drinks. It is a great way to relax and unwind with your loved one after a long day at work.
If you can, time your date to happen at or around sunset. Once it's approaching sunset, pour your drink into your Stemless Wine Glasses with colored bottoms from JoyJolt and toast to more beautiful dates.
9. Set Up a Home Spa Date
This is a great Friday date night idea that is achievable without a high price tag. It's one of our favorite stay-at-home couples date ideas because it can be very relaxing and romantic. In order to enjoy this beautiful date, we recommend that you wear comfy spa-style robes and slippers.
You can draw a bath for 2, put on face masks or body scrubs, use mints, cucumbers, or other infusions. Treat your feet during the date by placing them in HoMedics Bubble Mate Foot Spa. We like that this splash proof feet spa has massage water jets and raised nodes that will gently massage and soothe your tired and overworked feet.
You can incorporate anything you want into your home Spa Date and watch out how relaxed and refreshed you and your partner will feel all weekend.
10. Play Date Night Card Games
Who doesn't love game nights? This cheap stay-at-home date idea is one of our favorites because couples get to play our Better Together couples question games. Set out your cheese board, open a bottle of wine, and get ready to know your partner like the palm of your hands.
With this card game for couples, you can spend hours playing the card, asking questions, and getting to know your partner. It is also the perfect game night card for a double date or group date.
If you are looking for a game idea with no complicated rules, no screens, just you and your partner, Better Together couples question games is the right game for you.
You will like that it has 100 thought-provoking conversation prompts that spark meaningful discussion, help you understand your partner, and build a deeper and more meaningful relationship.
If the purpose of your date is to rekindle lost love and reconnect with your lover, Date Night Games heartfelt questions can help bring back that spark of joy in your relationship. The questions cover a wide range of topics, including relationships, family, dreams, past memories, goals, and secrets. Want to know what makes your partner tick, or just want to know more about your partner? Then check out these Relationship Card Game.
Our Final Say
Being an adult can be lonely at times, even when you are in a relationship. You may feel lonely due to the day-to-day activities that take all your time, leaving you with no time for you or your partner. However, it's important that we take a break from our busy schedules to reconnect and give adequate attention to those we love. A simple and cheap stay-at-home date can do the trick.
Indulging in any of the stay-out-home ideas we have shared in this article can go a long way to make your partner feel loved and appreciated.
You should really check out our simple card game that takes as little as 30 minutes to play. We've ensured that the game's heartfelt questions will help ease stress and bring a spark of joy into your relationship.
Out of all the ideas we've discussed, which ones are your favorite, and which ones would you be trying out soon?