DIY Date Night Ideas
If there’s one thing Boulder does not lack, it’s our dating scene and bustling nightlife. As restaurants slowly begin reopening, you can still enjoy date nights at home without letting quarantine dim the spark in your relationship!
However, being at home with your partner is not the same as spending quality time with them. Here are a few date night ideas that will reinvent your nights together at home.
Dress Up Your Breakfast
Breakfast is usually the most rushed meal as you begin your daily routine and start to check off items on your to-do list. However, surprising your significant other with their favorite breakfast can be a delicious way to start both of your days on a positive note.
If waffles or pancakes are your loved one’s go-to, spruce it up with some seasonal fruit (strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, bananas) along with coffee and juice of their choice. Choose your fruits/vegetables from the freshest selection at Boulder’s Farmers Market that have just recently opened. You can view timings and locations here.
You can serve your loved one with a romantic breakfast in bed or have it waiting for them when they wake up if you have a strict no-crumb policy in your bedroom.
Living Room Theater
Yes, you and your partner can simply show up on the couch and turn on Netflix for a movie night, but since we haven’t felt the theater experience in a while, why not turn up the creativity and make it an unforgettable experience.
After choosing a movie, print out fake movie tickets for the two of you as a token of something to look forward to. If you don’t have access to a printer or want something quicker, send them an invitation online with the details. You can even hand draw them for extra bonus points!
Don’t forget about the best part – snacks!
Set up a mini concession stand on a table with snacks, candy, and drinks you both love. Adding these simple details will turn your movie night into a whole new experience.
Deciding what to eat for dinner can be difficult, especially when you and your partner are craving different things.
With the current dining limitations, you might even find yourself eating the same thing over and over again. Set aside a night to have a cook off with ingredients that can already be found in your kitchen and prepare a meal out of it. If you both enjoy a streak of healthy competition, ask a family member or friend to try your dishes and let them decide who wins.
Bring The Spa Home
2020 has taken us on a crazy roller coaster and has brought on a considerable amount of stress for everyone. It’s important to take the time to release as much of that stress as possible, and why not enjoy it with someone you love?
Create a spa night at home with your significant other for a night of relaxation. Dim the lights and light your favorite candles to set the mood. You can also play some light music to really bring the spa feeling alive.
Begin the night with a warm bath infused with a bath bomb or bath salts to relax your muscles. Apply face masks to refresh your skin and give it the rejuvenation it needs. End your spa night with a relaxing massage to release the tension in your body and get ready for the best sleep you’ve had in awhile.
Take a Virtual Museum Tour
Just because you’re on lockdown doesn’t mean you can’t see the world. Thanks to the internet, we can now be in two places at once… virtually, at least. Now is your chance to take a virtual tour of that museum you’ve been dying to go to, and enjoy the experience from the comfort of your own home.
From Los Angeles to Paris, there are virtual tours of museums, theme parks, zoos, and aquariums available. This kind of date night is one that will get you and your significant other talking more about your interests and passions. You may even learn something new about them you didn’t know.
Here is a list of places offering virtual tours.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut during quarantine, so put in a little extra effort by dressing up and being creative with your date nights. This will surely reignite the spark in your relationship, and give you a well deserved break from your normal routine.