The global pandemic and subsequent quarantine measures have forced couples to be more creative and have dates within the confines of their homes. While this might be out of many people's comfort zones, the familiarity of your home can make for an intimate and ambient setting.
Dressing up will definitely spice up your date nights at home and help you and your partner to break out of the monotony of wearing pyjamas all day. These six date night at home ideas and their complementary outfits are the perfect inspiration for keeping your romantic flames alive.
Have A Virtual Date
Absence makes the heart grow fonder? Lockdown and social distancing measures have popularised virtual dates. Distance should not prevent you and your partner from having a date. Zoom, Skype, Facetime and other technologies have bridged the distance, making it possible for couples to connect virtually. Fancy tops are the perfect way to elevate an online date because your torso will be in view most of the time. Tops with frills and puffy sleeves coupled with fancy jewellery will give off elegant vibes while a little cleavage with a pendant can instantly boost the romantic mood of your virtual date.
A Movie Marathon
If you are looking for a more chilled romantic night in, a movie marathon will make for the perfect date night at home. You can make different kinds of flavoured popcorn and mix up your drinks before snuggling up under a blanket for your "Netflix and Chill" date night. You could also take this a notch higher by creating a movie theatre in your garden using a projector and outdoor mattresses where you can eat and watch classic movies under the stars. Either way, movie nights are the best times to dress up in your loungewear sets, comfy socks and slides.
Recreate A Favourite Restaurant Recipe
We all miss our favourite restaurants and crave their special orders and ambience. Even though it might not be possible to pop in or reserve a table for two, recreating recipes from our favourite places is a romantic idea for partners stuck at home. You don’t have to nail the recipe to a T but the act of cooking together and reminiscing on good times over a glass (or two) of wine will keep your bond strong. This date night activity requires a comfortable outfit and a pair of comfortable pants that flatter your figure: a simple crop top and flats will make you look effortlessly cute. To accessorise this look, you can add a cute head scarf for extra style points.
Cocktail Tasting Sesh
Tasting new cocktails is a great way for couples to spend time together. You can order bites and get a couple of pre-made concoctions from your favourite cellar for this event. Similar to wine tasting at restaurants or vineyards, you should go all out and dress up. A satin slip dress or your classic LBD paired with heels is likely to impress your date and lift your mood.
Game nights have been around for ages and are a fun way for couples to bond at home. You can go for board games like Monopoly and Scrabble or even video games for your date night. Although game nights tend to have a more relaxed and less romantic vibe, you can spice up your date by wearing a cute outfit. Playsuits and short sets paired with slides are highly recommended, giving off a sexy yet comfortable aura.