10 worthwhile stay-at-home date ideas

Don't have the money or a babysitter for a date night? No problem! Here are 10 ideas for a date night at home.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Lindsey Bell’s blog. It has been modified and republished here with permission.

You don’t have to have a lot of money to have a memorable date night.

Here are a few ideas to get you started …

Top 10 Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas

1. Living Room Picnic

Put a blanket on the floor of your living room and enjoy a picnic together. Finish the night off by watching a sunset together.

2. Cook-off Challenge

Each of you choose a new recipe you would love to try. Then cook for each other and see whose dish tastes the best.

3. Virtual Vacation

No money? No vacation time? No big deal. Have fun planning your dream vacation. Who knows? Maybe someday you’ll be able to actually go!

4. Movie Marathon

Pull out some of your favorite movies, and enjoy a night of movies from the comfort of your own home.

5. Game Night

Scrabble anyone? Or Monopoly or Yahtzee? If you’re married and want to add a little spice to the night, you might want to pull out Twister.

6. Dinner by candlelight

Bring the romance to your dinner table by eating by candlelight.

7. Dp-it-yourself Photo Booth

Make your very own photo booth and then take turns posing for the camera with silly glasses, hats, etc.

8. Relive the Magic

Watch your wedding video or look through photo albums from your wedding, dating years, or honeymoon.

9. Do-it-yourself Fun

Pull up one of those do-it-yourself home projects on Pinterest and tackle it together. Or give a room in your home a new coat of paint.

10. Get lost in discussion

See what new things you can learn about your spouse. Here are several ideas to get you started.

What are some of your favorite stay-at-home date night ideas?

Lindsey Bell

Lindsey Bell is the author of the parenting devotional, Searching for Sanity. She's also a speaker for women's events, a blogger, and a stay-at-home mother to two crazy boys.