20 At-Home Date Night Ideas

All Ages

Feb 1, 2024

Let’s face it, Date Night looks a lot different when you have a newborn, or 2 under 2, or just a house full of little people! But when sleep is a thing and you know your children will fall asleep independently within 10 minutes every night, you can enjoy an in-home date night (or get a babysitter and go out) any time!

Whether you’re looking for at-home Valentine’s Day ideas or you’re looking to stay in and enjoy quality time as a couple, these ideas are a great way to just stop and have fun with your partner any night of the year.

We love hearing stories of Little Z’s families who complete our sleep courses and then have time in the evenings together! It’s seriously the best win!!

If you’re wondering which program is right for you so we can get your whole family happy, healthy and well-rested, take our free quiz here and start to plan your next date night before the month is over.

To help you get creative and not just flip on Netflix, we put together some romantic date night IN ideas you can try!

We asked our Little Z’s Families for some of their favorite ideas and I LOVE what they came up with! Which one is your favorite?



  1. Dinner + Conversation Deck on the back porch with a blanket
  2. Dinner + Lego building set
  3. Crab legs + Champagne (from Costco!)
  4. Card games, and set what the winner gets before starting! (We hear asking for a foot massage is a great idea!!)
  5. Mexican dominos + margaritas (who doesn’t love a good theme night?!)
  6. Coffee and a mystery podcast
  7. Tabletop escape room games
  8. Virtual magician show by The Magician Online
  9. Take & Bake pizza + reading books together in bed
  10. A murder mystery with Hunt A Killer box
  11. Order takeout and put on an old movie (good, bad, or super cheesy!)
  12. Buy a homemade pasta roller and get good at making your own pasta! (it’s a 2 person job!)
  13. Order dessert and create a YouTube playlist of some of your favorite music videos or live concerts
  14. Take an online cooking class and prepare a meal together
  15. Light a fire in the fireplace or in a fire pit outside & make s’mores
  16. Have a spa night complete with at-home facials and massages
  17. Do a YouTube workout video or yoga class 
  18. Work on a puzzle together
  19. Battle it out with video games – bonus points if they’re ones from your childhood!
  20. Recreate your first date

No matter how you choose to celebrate your anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or any date night this season, these stay-at-home date night ideas are perfect for you and your partner!



Date Nights IN can be one of the BEST ways to celebrate making sleep a thing in your family! You get to have your evenings together again!

This list of 20 out of the box, at-home date nights might be just what you need to get creative for those quiet evenings at home with your partner. (Note: Some links above are Amazon affiliate links!)

What ideas are we missing?!



enjoy these fun romantic date night ideas for a night in!


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