The pandemic has changed our lives in many ways over the past year. To say it has been challenging would be an understatement and we have all adapted our lifestyles to fit the new norm. You may have made the switch from commuting to work five days a week to setting up a makeshift office at home. Perhaps you missed out on birthday celebrations, milestone events and family gatherings during the holidays. And for both singles and couples alike, we are now set with the task of keeping date night exciting and fun while stuck at home.
As we spend more and more time inside, it can be difficult to create memorable moments and to escape the same ol’ dinner and movie routine. We’re here to help you take your at-home date night to the next level with these local business spotlights and helpful tips!
Quick Tips for At-Home Date Nights:
- Dress for the occasion. We know it’s tempting to stay in your sweatpants or pajamas all day but at-home date nights are still date nights! Make the night feel extra special by sprucing up a little for you and your partner. Spray your favourite perfume or cologne on, wear your favourite outfit, and trust me you’ll feel good!
- Connect with your partner. Work together to create a playlist of your favourite songs that bring back great memories. We also recommend setting your phones on silent so you can focus your attention on each other.
- Have fun! Whether you’re in a relationship or newly dating, these special nights should be something to look forward to. Keep things exciting by switching things up and trying something new each week!
Looking to try your hand at bartending? Create your own happy hour with these delicious cocktail kits from Compass Distillers! Their kits are made fresh to order and include everything you need to make a gorgeous cocktail from home.
Host your own cooking show together by trying out a new recipe! Local Dartmouth restaurant Maria’s Pasta Bar & Pantry has created a variety of meal kits from pastas to barbecue for a delicious at-home dinner date.
Have a swanky movie night at home by renting a new-release film through Cineplex Entertainment! Grab your favourite movie snacks and cuddle up under a cozy blanket to watch a feature film. P.S. Cineplex popcorn is available for delivery through Uber Eats!
Challenge your partner to some friendly one-on-one competition with an at-home games night! The Board Room Cafe has tons of fun game options for doorside pickup or delivery in the HRM. Visit their website to browse their selection and choose recommendations based on your interests.