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Keep The Spark Alive With These At-Home Date Night Ideas

Drink, Eat, Melbourne, Play, Sydney / May 13, 2020

Struggling to find creative date ideas while in isolation? Rekindle the spark (without leaving your apartment) with these at-home date night ideas.

While living with your partner can be a blessing during the lockdown of COVID-19, spending endless nights mindlessly binging episodes on Netflix is one way to kill the romance pretty fast. Without our usual date-night options like heading out for dinner or seeing a live show, many of us are finding it hard to keep the spark alive at home. So, why not give some of these creative at-home date night ideas a try?

Tackle a new recipe together

Although we love order takeaway (here’s a guide to some of our favourite restaurants now offering to-go menus), now is also a great time to get creative in the kitchen. With extra time on our hands, why not try to whip up a gourmet multi-course dinner or get stuck into a challenging new recipe? Why not make DIY sushi and get everything you need delivered to your door from the team at Zushi? If you need some inspiration, check out Eat Drink Play’s recipe collection here.

Explore a virtual museum

We might not be able to swing by galleries or museums for a little while, but there are still plenty of ways to get your dose of culture (even from your couch). Here are some world-class museums now offering virtual tours:

Grab the board games

Put the tech away and switch the screen for a old fashioned board game. There’s plenty of options to choose from and this is guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment. Test your grammar and vocabulary with a match of Scrabble or get competitive with a game of Monopoly. Why not add an extra incentive by adding a prize or reward for the winner?

Get moving with a dance class

We don’t need to remind you that finding ways to break a sweat from home is super important. But working out at home doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, why not make it a fun date-night activity by taking part in a dance class together? Here are some ideas to get you started:

Spruce up your space with urban gardening

Whether you’ve got a backyard, deck or even a tiny inner city balcony, spend some time adding a bit of living colour to your space with a gardening day. Order plants and pots online and click and collect from your nearest Bunnings or garden centre. Plus, why not start a herb garden so you’ll always have delicious herbs on hand for your next meal?

Challenge each other to a cocktail making competition

We all need a drink right now. So, why not turn your date night into an impromptu cocktail making competition? Stock up on cocktail essentials (or use whatever you’ve got in your fridge) to whip up delicious drinks. Need some cocktail inspiration? Check out Eat Drink Play’s drink recipes collection here. 

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