Date nights are looking differently these days but continue to be a highlight of the week. Who says you can’t have a date night at home? With a little imagination, you can create unforgettable, intimate moments with your special someone. Whether you’re on date number one or 100, we’ve got your date night at home ideas covered, including memorable and stylish outfit options.
What should I wear for a date night at home?
We’ve got good news for you: you can wear just about anything for your date night at home. From casual and cozy for movie night to glam and chic for gourmet dinner dates, we’ve got a handful of date night at home ideas to help keep the romance alive. One of our favorite parts of hosting a date night at home is that your closet is available for quick outfit changes, and there is no need to worry about choosing between your sexiest heels or your most comfortable pair of footwear. Shoes are optional. Plan a night and outfit to remember for your date night at home. Here’s what you’ll find us planning for our romantic date nights at home this spring.
Movie night: a classic date night at home
Plan a memorable movie night for an intimate date night at home. Set the mood by lowering the lights and picking a classic feature or romantic comedy while settling in with lots of pillows and blankets. Pop the popcorn and stock up on candy for your movie date. Loungewear sets come in an array of colors and prints and are the perfect ensemble for a date night at home. We love tie-dye and ombre prints in soft pastels and neutrals this spring. Accessories are optional for movie night, but we’re definitely rounding out our loungewear looks with fuzzy slippers.
Virtual date night: perfectly suited for long-distance romance
Where would we be without FaceTime, Zoom and Skype for our long-distance romances and blind date set-ups that rely on connecting virtually? Our virtual date night at home ideas will keep the romance alive when you’re miles apart. Come to your virtual date prepared with an activity—cook together, order out, play games or tour a museum online together. The options are (virtually!) endless.
For a virtual cocktail hour date, reach for a top that pops. Pair flirty shirts with your most comfortable jeans and skirts for your virtual date night in. It’s all about blouses with exciting details like asymmetrical necklines, one-shoulder, wrap and peplum styles in bright colors.
Want something a bit more classic? Opt in to date night colors like black, red and lavender. On the other end of the style spectrum, you can’t go wrong with pattern play for your above-the-keyboard date night looks. We love a romantic and classic polka dot. Finish your virtual date night looks with accessories. Grab a little shine for your neckline, or wear statement earrings that dazzle. Put an exclamation point on your look with a swipe of red lipstick, your favorite libation in hand, and you’re ready for your virtual date at home.
A traditional date night at home idea: romantic gourmet dinner date for two
A romantic dinner is one of the traditional date night at home ideas where you can pull out all the stops. Plan a special date night in with a five-star meal. Add a twist to your evening by selecting a menu and cooking together, or keep it simple and order in from your favorite restaurant.
If you’re the chef, an apron is a must to protect your date-night outfit. Dress up for the occasion in dresses with feminine details in vibrant, uplifting colors. Mini, midi and maxi styles are all options. From alluring fitted mini dresses to flowing and flirty tiered dresses with feminine smocked details, a dress is in order for a romantic dinner for two.
Dresses aren’t really your thing? Try a jumpsuit. From printed to black, a jumpsuit is another great way to achieve an elevated look for your elegant date night in and there are so many shoes you can wear with jumpsuits. Match it with your favorite slippers or dress it up with heels. Glam up your date night dress with an array of statement jewelry. Layered necklaces are having a moment and allow the feminine details on a dress to shine. Break out your finest china and light the candles to help set the scene for this romantic and glamorous evening at home.
Board games or video games: a fun and interactive date night
Game night is a tried-and-true favorite and our next date night at home idea. Choose between card games, board games and video games for an interactive night guaranteed to entertain. Pick two to three games to play and keep the menu simple. Serve finger food and snacks for game night so that you can focus on fueling up for a friendly night of competition.
Comfort is key, and you’ll want to wear something for easy movement, especially if you’re playing Twister. For this spring’s trends, we’re updating our casual basics with signature trims and contrast stitching details as well as fresh new prints like ditsy florals and painted blossoms. Keep it casual for game night, and opt for cropped wide-leg pants and a timeless striped tee with front tie detail. Accessorize with bangle bracelets that’ll make music when you roll the die or move your controller during a competitive Mario Kart course. Let the games begin for this date night at home.
Spa Night: a relaxing date night at home idea
These days, finding time to reset and rejuvenate can be a challenge. Why not plan a spa night for your next date night at home? For the more adventurous couple, self-care may include being active. Getting in a hike before your spa night can help you recharge before relaxing. Wear a pair of performance joggers with a tee and sneakers to add a nature hike to your spa day.
Once home, set a serene scene for your spa. Play calm music at low volume, dim the lights and light some candles to create an at-home spa atmosphere. Plenty of plush towels and robes for at-home face masks and massages is a must. Keep the menu light and make sure you have cucumber water on hand to stay hydrated. Pajamas and loungewear in elevated neutral colors from velvety violets to grassy greens representing nature and renewal are the uniforms for a spa night. Relax, recharge and reconnect with this special date night at home idea.
Cheers to this date night at home idea: wine tasting
In place of a trip to a local vineyard or winery, hosting a wine tasting can be a great date night at home idea. One of the best parts of planning this date night is that you can go all out or keep it simple. Connect virtually with a sommelier to take you through a wine journey and exploration. Or, for a more relaxed evening, select a few varieties of wine that you’ve been looking forward to trying and splurging on. Make sure you have lots of clean wine glasses on hand for your tasting. To accompany the wine, serve a classic cheese and charcuterie board.
You’ll be in the comfort of your own home for this date night in so there is no need to wear vineyard-friendly shoes. Dress in your favorite dress and heels for this date night, or keep it casual in denim and a sweater. Meet somewhere in the middle and wear a midi skirt with a soft sweater for your wine tasting or spring’s must-have, a cropped jumpsuit. There are no style rules for a wine tasting. Just like the wine, you get to choose to dress up or down for this date night.
Livestream concert: Dance the night away with your date
Our favorite bands and artists are taking the show online. For this next date night in idea, you can easily score front-row tickets to a concert and enjoy it from the comfort of your couch. Break out your favorite festival and concert outfits perfect for watching the latest live stream show. Set the stage in the living room. Turn up the volume on your TV and move the coffee table so there’s room to dance. Keep it laid-back with wide-leg denim and a concert tee. As always at home, shoes are optional. Or, channel your favorite festival looks and cozy up in a cottagecore-inspired nap dress and an oversized boyfriend cardigan. Dance the night away on this date night at home.
Picnic and stargazing: take your date night at home outside
This date night at home idea moves your date outdoors. Pack a picnic for an open space. Bundle up in this season’s most versatile layering pieces after your gourmet meal or live stream concert. Cozy up in a puffer jacket, utility coat or classic trench to take in the stars. Fill your picnic basket with decadent desserts, grab a blanket and snuggle with your loved one outside. Don’t forget a thermos of your favorite hot after-dinner drink as you swap stories and connect while looking for shooting stars. For an outdoor date, let your outerwear be the star of your look. The only accessories you’ll need for stargazing are a hat, mittens and scarf for the nighttime chill.
Keep date night on your calendar and try these date night at home ideas to keep your occasions special. From cozy loungewear ensembles to flirty and sexy mini dresses, the options are endless for your date nights at home. These date night ideas are sure to keep the romance alive while also giving you a reason to dress up while spending time with the one you love. Your stylist is here to help you with all of your date night looks. Don’t hesitate to request the perfect date night look in your next Fix.