What’s better than cuddling up on the couch to watch your favourite movies together? You don’t need much to pull off this sweet date night idea besides a few warm blankets, comfy pillows and a hoard of snacks. If you’ve watched your must-see list of movies together a thousand times, turn the volume down and see if you can remember the dialogue from memory. Or, make it more of a challenge by rewriting the script together. Come up with the most ridiculous lines you can think of. The aim of the game is to make each other laugh, so get as silly as you can with it.
When last did you take the time to look up at the stars with your special someone? Lay out a cozy blanket in the garden and get snuggled up together for this ultimate free date night experience. If you happen to have a bottle or two of bubbly, bring it along to amp up the romance factor. Alternatively, try your hand at making a few refreshing mocktails. If you really want to impress your sweetheart, whip up a tasty picnic feast to enjoy together under the moonlight. Ooh la la!
Online Cooking Classes
There are a mass of online cooking classes happening at the moment. Sign up for one with your partner and get cooking! This is not only a great way to learn a new skill together, but there are bound to be a couple of laughable moments as you learn together. Don’t be afraid to make a mess either. There is nothing quite as satisfying as smearing a dollop of brownie batter on your partner’s nose when they aren’t looking.
Put your new cooking or baking skills to the test by organising a romantic candlelit dinner for two in your living or dining room. While you may not be able to surprise your significant other (because they’re always around!), you can nevertheless make this date night one to remember. Throw on your best outfit and serenade them with their favourite songs or a playlist dedicated to your relationship. Get them up and dancing with you after dinner or just spend time talking. One great benefit of lockdown is getting to reconnect with the ones we love most, so don’t waste the opportunity.
When you’ve been together for a long time, a certain rivalry may start to emerge between you. It’s harmless fun, but it’s the perfect way to keep entertained under lockdown. Pull out the board games and let the competition begin! Whether it’s good old card games, Monopoly or online multiplayer games, this date night is likely to show you a whole other side of your partner. Artsy couples, get out your felt markers to play the doodle challenge. Basically, your partner draws something against your back and you have to guess what it is. Hint: if you’ve never said ‘I love you’ before, this is a super sweet way to do it.
Have fun, lovebirds!
If you aren’t fortunate enough to be spending lockdown with your loved one, check out our guide on keeping the romance alive from a distance.