Date Night Ideas for when you don't want to Leave the House

I know lots of us have been rejoicing at the fact that things are finally opened up again and we can return to some resemblance of normality but I'm also conscious of 2 other things: the fact that we're spending WAY more money than we have over the last 18 months and some of us need to tighten our belts and secondly all this socialising at once can be a little bit overwhelming and sometimes we just want to have a night in. 

It's been really fab to be able to get out and have date nights out of the house but if, for whatever reason, you want to organise a date night in, here's some ideas:

Cook a meal together

You don't have to be a Michelin star chef to rustle up something tasty in the kitchen and it can be a really nice experience to actually cook together and sit down and eat in a quiet environment, away from the crowds. Alternatively, if you don't fancy cooking from scratch, M&S have some fab dine in deals to be had which often comes with 2 mains, sides, a pudding and a drink for a set price.

Create a drawing/painting using a YouTube tutorial

Whether you're arty or not, anyone can follow a drawing tutorial on YouTube and I think it would be quite funny to see how each others creations turn out! You don't have to spend a fortune on equipment either, there are hundreds of simple pencil drawing tutorials.

Bring the fairground into your living room

If you love going to the fair but aren't quite ready for the crowds or the expense that comes with it you could get a date night in box from Box42 which helps you to create your own fairground experience at home. 

As you can see, the box comes with lots of goodies inside to help you to create that fairground experience at home with games, drinks and snacks. It even comes with face paints which could definitely get interesting after a few drinks! Box 42 have a full range of date night boxes to help you to create an experience that suits you including pottery, picnics and undercover agents.

You can also set up a subscription to Box42 which would be a fab anniversary gift. Individual boxes are priced at £34.99, however they are £31.99 if bought as a subscription. 

Camping in your back yard

If you already own a tent and all the equipment that goes with it why not take yourself back to your childhood and camp in the garden for the night; get the bbq and cook your dinner outdoors and later on get your marshmallows toasting while you look up at the stars. 

So there are some date night ideas if you're on a budget or you just don't want to be in a crowd right now. Let me know on Instagram if you've got any other date night in ideas!

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