Stay At Home Dates Ideas
Best 5 Picks for Quarantine Dates for Couples
Stay At Home Dates – During this time, there is a great deal of uncertainty about the world involving COVID-19. What we do know is that love always prevails! In following the CDC guidelines under each state’s stay-at-home instructions, the limit for group gatherings are limited to less than 10 people. Therefore, there are no engagement parties and wedding ceremonies taking place. In addition, the statistics of domestic violence within the homes have increased.
We thought this would be good time to focus on the couples that are at home taking care of each other and their families. While we may not have all the answers, we did our best to create a list that will help to facilitate some appreciation of one another. Lastly, we want to bring on the romance! So, here’s our best 5 picks for quarantine dates for couples
1 Couple’s Cocktail Hour
Whether your favorite drink is a martini, Sangria, or something classic like a Dry Manhattan, there are a lot of cocktails (or mocktails) that can get you feeling pretty good. Searching for videos or recipes online for cocktails or tropical drinks can be very easy. The fun part is taking a creative spin to even introduce a new drink. How exciting is it to look forward to this special time after you’ve put the kids to bed! Our advice is to plan ahead to make sure you have all the ingredients, like sweet vermouth. Also, you may want to get a nap in earlier in the day, so that you are ready to play.
Bonus: Throw in your favorite board game or select your favorite upbeat music play list.
2. Painting with Your Partner at Home
We have all heard of the popular Paint with a Twist classes. You may want to consider a similar idea at home as a couple. There are YouTube videos that you can watch and learn how to paint masterful art while enjoying a delicious glass of wine. All you need to do is order the supplies from an online craft store, and you’re all set. Don’t forget your favorite glass of wine or grape juice (for those that want the non-alcoholic option). The key is to try something different to spice it up at home. Lastly, some jazz or R&B music will set the mood just right for some action later.
Bonus: Share your artwork with the kids the next day. You can have a paint and drink smoothies the next day as a family.
3. Private Duo Cooking Class
This idea is not just tasty…but a way to a person’s heart is through the stomach. Again, there are so many recipes that you can find online or video tutorials to watch. Based on the cuisine that you choose for that night, the cooking class can be duplicated multiple times. One night can be Italian cuisine, then the next night you can decide on Southwestern. No matter the choice, cooking a great meal can be a wonderful way to connect with each other. Our advice would be to have a back-up plan, like a frozen pizza, just in case the meal doesn’t turn out so perfect. Remember, it is more important to enjoy the experience of spending time together.
Bonus: On another night, take a dance lesson together.
4. Bubble Bath for Two (Or steamy shower!)
What better way to relax from a stressful day than to sit in a hot tub! Setting up a romantic bubble bath for you your partner has the makings for a very intimate experience. The best part is you should be able to use items that you already have at home, like bubble soap, bath oils, and candles. Pull out your robes and roll some towels to set the bathroom environment like your favorite hotel or spa. Another tip is to play some soft soothing music. To toast the evening, place a bucket with champagne (or apple cider) on ice and two glasses next to the tub. Taking a steamy shower can be just as romantic.
5. Table for Two
This may cost you a few dollars from your stimulus check, but it will be well worth it. Ordering dinner from your favorite restaurant can be a nice way to incorporate past memories into your date night. You will want to cover the table with a white tablecloth as if you were actually eating out. We also discovered there are YouTube videos with the background sounds at a restaurant or bar. So, you can recreate the experience from the food, wine, conversations, glasses tinging and music playing. This will help you and your partner have the ambience of a fantastic evening on the town, right in your very own home.
Bonus: Set up a platter of chesses, meats and wine to munch on before dinner is served.
In closing, we hope all of these ideas will help you get to know your spouse in a new and exciting way. Also, we want this list to inspire you to add 5 more quarantine dating nights or mornings, depending on your work schedule. We would love to hear from you and see your pics!