7 Special Date Nights at Home

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Spending quality time with your significant other is essential for maintaining a healthy and happy relationship. But who says you need to go out to have a special date night? With a little creativity, you can plan an unforgettable evening right at home. Here are 7 ideas to help you plan special date nights at home with your significant other.

If you’re anything like me, you love ‘cocooning’ on cold Saturday nights. Shout out to Faith Popcorn for coining that phrase back in the 90’s.


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Themed Movie Date Night

Choose a theme that both of you enjoy, such as classic films, foreign films, or romantic comedies. Prepare some popcorn and your favorite snacks, dim the lights, and enjoy the show.

Cooking Together

Cooking together is a rewarding, often overlooked experience. Choose a recipe that both of you would like to try, gather the ingredients, and start cooking. The best part? You get to enjoy a delicious meal together afterward.

Spa Date Night

Turn your bed and bath into a spa for the evening. Light some candles, play some relaxing music, prepare a teapot and cups on a tray, and do his and her massages. Guys love these. After, soak in the spa or bathtub together. 

Wine Tasting Night

You don’t need to go to a vineyard to have a wine tasting experience. Buy a few bottles of wine that you’ve never tried before, prepare some cheese and crackers, and enjoy discovering new flavors together.

Game Night

Bring out your competitive side with a game night. Whether it’s board games, card games, or video games, it’s all about having fun and sharing laughs. We love chess!

Fireside Picnic Date

This is one of my absolute favorites. Prepare finger foods like Bruschetta, veggies, crackers and hummus, chocolate fondue and strawberries, or chips and salsa. Build up the fire. Pull up some comfy chairs, small table and cushions. Turn out the lights. Fireside picnics are a great bonding experience and promotes healthy conversation.

Stargazing Night

If the weather permits, spend the evening stargazing. Lay a blanket in your backyard, bring some hot cocoa, build a fire in the firepit and spend the night looking at the stars. Another ‘stellar’ conversation starter.

At Home Date Night Frequency

Plan one special date night at home each month to build better communication and create lasting bonds. The most important thing is not what you do, but who you’re with. So whatever activity you choose, make sure it’s something that both of you will enjoy.

Date Nights and Your Kitchen

The kitchen is actually a great place to connect with your partner. What’s your kitchen style? Before you begin any kitchen projects decide on your kitchen design style according to your personal taste and what pairs well with your home’s overall architecture.


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You might enjoy my other article for couples and date nights, Cooking Together for Intimate Connection.


This week’s Joy of Nesting is dedicated to one of my biggest heroes, Suzanne Somers who started me on my personal health journey with her book “The Sexy Years”.

Suzanne was so much more than her role of Chrissy Snow on Three’s Company. She authored many bestselling health related books; helped popularize bioidentical hormone therapy here in the US; and shared with her readers lifechanging interviews with dozens of acclaimed physicians in her books.

Thank you, Suzanne, from the bottom of my heart.

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October 17, 2023

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7 Special Date Nights at Home

Couple at home, dancing in living room

7 Special Date Nights at Home

Couple at home, dancing in living room

7 Special Date Nights at Home

Couple at home, dancing in living room