Why leave the house, when you can have the most romantic and fun date at home? Forget braving the cold weather and fighting for a table at an expensive restaurant. Find out how you can transform your house into the perfect date night setting.

 

From a cosy night in to an adventurous hidden treasure around the house. Date night doesn’t have to be boring or expensive. This year, why not do something different (and save some money too)? With the 14th of February just around the corner, it’s time to get preparing.

 

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The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. So, what better place to start. Look for a new and sophisticated recipe you’ve never cooked before and learn how to prepare it together.

Before beginning to cook, make sure you have a full set of saucepans and pots in your kitchen, so you’ll be able to properly follow the recipe step by step – from boiling and stewing to frying.

If you’re looking for a way to kill time whilst waiting for the food to cook, serve some oysters as a starter and place the food on a luxurious table, because presentation is key when it comes to oysters.

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Treasure Hunt

Secret places to discover, tricky hints and a mysterious surprise at the end; a treasure hunt night is set to have your date in awe.

Use your imagination to start the hunt but leave the first clue in the living room to make it easy to find. This way, you will also let your date think there won’t be any more clues there, but we suggest that you leave one under your sofa cushions. Be creative and write down some personalised clues that will remind your loved one of the best memories you’ve shared so far.

 

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Whenever we think of a takeaway night, it usually involves having comfort food whilst lying on the couch wearing your pyjamas. What if we told you that with the right kitchen setting and atmosphere you can give your takeaway date a full revamp?

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Start by creating a welcoming space for your date by putting some candles or flowers on the table. If you have a long table, don’t sit at opposite ends, but set the plates on adjoining sides instead.

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If you have a small or round table, you can set the places next to each other to sit close during dinner. Choose some nice cutlery and glasses and look for Valentine’s Day themed napkins. Last but not least, dress up for the occasion to impress your date and enjoy your favourite takeaway curry!

Spa Night

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Pamper yourself and your loved one and indulge in some luxurious spa treatments from the comfort of your home. You can easily turn your bedroom into a fancy hotel room with some easy tricks and enjoy a full spa experience.

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Place a few soft rugs on the floor, as walking barefoot will help you relax, and use essential oils to take your spa night to the next level. They can be directly applied on the skin or used to scent your bedroom with an aroma diffuser. It will be romantic and hilarious at the same time.

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Pottery Night

Ever dreamt of recreating the iconic pottery scene from 1990 classic ‘Ghost’? Then get your hands dirty and be as creative as you can, but don’t let the movie scene deceive you. Making a clay pot requires keen observation and concentration, so always be sure to wear an apron and lay a large cloth on your table. What if the idea turns out to be a disaster? Well, you can always chill on your comfy leather sofa and watch Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore instead.

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What are your favourite date night at home ideas? If you’re looking for some inspiration on how to transform your home into a little and cosy love nest, then check our blog here.

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