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7 Ways to Celebrate Date Night In

Created February 6, 2023
Man and woman eating pasta and drinking wine.
Love is in the air! Can you feel it? Of course you can! Let your hopeless romantic side shine as you flower the one you love with the best date night in. From pizza-making to virtual dance lessons and everything in between, we’ve got the most creative and fun ideas that can all be accomplished from the comfort of your home. Now, what’s cuter and cozier than that? Betty, light the candles, turn the music up and plan a night that the both of you will remember for years to come.

1. Make a Pizza Together

The most delicious way to say I love you is by making pizza together! This isn’t just your typical pizza though. It’s one that’s made from the heart. From making the dough together to adding the sauce and then the toppings, you and your better half are creating memories that will last a lifetime! Before you start cooking, create a playlist to dance to while the pizza is baking.

Need some pizza inspiration? Try our Caprese Pizza with Crispy Pancetta. Tip: sprinkle the pan with cornmeal for an extra crispy crust!

Caprese Pizza with Crispy Pancetta

2. Try a Virtual Museum Tour

This activity is a fun, and adventurous way to see the places you've always wanted to explore without breaking the bank or leaving your home. From world-famous art museums to the heart of the galaxy, to jungles and aquariums — every kind of virtual adventure is waiting for you! Curl up on the couch to make it more relaxing!

3. Tackle a Puzzle

Puzzles are a great activity for two! Plus you can jazz it up with some fun music. We recommend picking a puzzle out ahead of time that you both enjoy. It's a great activity that has everything going for it, some fun, endless banter and an art piece that you can be proud of at the end of the night. Light some candles to make it more romantic!

Pair this activity with our Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms. It's so easy to make and has all the flavor you'd ever want from a snack. Top it with Progresso® Bread Crumbs for some delicious, crunchy texture. Serve it on fancy plates to make the night feel even more special.

Cheese and Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms

4. Home Wine Tasting

Explore different notes and tastes from various regions across the globe in your comfy clothes at home! Wine tasting is an activity that is elegant, classy, romantic, and fun. Grab your glasses, big and small, and sip away into the evening. Plus it up by making a charcuterie board to enjoy while you taste.

5. Movie Night

You can never go wrong by watching your favorite movies for your date night in, and the genres are endless. You and your partner can laugh away at a classic comedy or hold each other tight when watching a horror film. You can even transform your lounge into a homemade cinema with popcorn, drinks, and a big-screen experience.

Try this date idea with Oven Caramel Corn. It's the perfect snack to share, with warm and toasted textures that'll make you reach for more and more. It's also super easy to make, so it won't take time away from your special night.

Oven Caramel Corn

6. Take Virtual Dance Lessons

It's true what they say, "it takes two to tango." For this activity, it couldn't be more accurate. Turn your home into your very own dance studio for two with video tutorials that'll teach you how to rumba, waltz, tango, and twist in all the right ways. The best part is being in each other's arms the whole night through, having fun, and learning a new skill.

7. Have a Spa Day

Sweet romance has never been more relaxing! Your home can be your own retreat when you set up a DIY spa day for the two of you. If you have a jacuzzi, all the better. But don't get hung up on the big lavish expenses, you can create your own steam bath in your shower and give massages by the turn. The best part is that this spa session has no time limit on it. Light some candles, play relaxing music and start to unwind in the comfort of your own home with the one you love.

Try this activity with our Mango-Blueberry Champagne Cocktail. You can sip on this uplifting drink while unwinding with your partner. It's an easy recipe and makes for slow-romantic sipping.

Mango-Blueberry Champagne Cocktail

You can’t go wrong with how you choose to celebrate your relationship. Time together is time well spent, and with these quality tips and tricks up your sleeve, your next date night in will be priceless. We’d love to hear your date night ideas. Share them with us on our social channels using @BettyCrocker. Cheers!