15 At Home Date Night Ideas

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I know from the looks of this post that we are going out for Valentine’s Day! LOL We are not!! Just giving you a little embroidered outfit inspo!! Ben actually will be studying for an exam he has on Wednesday and then we will celebrate Wednesday night 🙂 I am still not sure what we are going to do! We have never been big on going out for Valentine’s Day! We will stay in and do something fun for sure!! I am really looking forward to just being together!  Here are a few things I am considering for tomorrow night:

  •  Make a wine and cheese spread.
  • Have an indoor picnic
  • Have an outside picnic under the stars.
  • Have a candle light dinner.
  • Wine or beer tasting.
  • Make sushi together.
  • Have a game night or Play Video games together.
  • Do a puzzle together.
  • Make a Home made Pizza.
  • Watch the first movie you ever watched together.
  • Write your bucket list.
  • Exchange foot & back massages.
  • Give each other a facial.
  • Draw or paint portraits of each other. (This could be hilarious)!
  • Look at your old photos and photo albums.


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As you can see I am still wearing all things embroidery! This dress is so much fun! I thought to myself, it is perfect for date night or any formal event!! It is a great piece to have in the closet for when you have to get all dressed up.  I love the mesh detail with the flowers and embroidery!! It is so fun and girly which is totally my style!! What are your thoughts on the mesh trend that is pretty hot right now?! I would love to hear your thoughts!!  What ever you plan on doing tomorrow night, have the best time, whether with friends, kids or your significant other! XO

Much love,

All photos by Mikayla Christine

  • Comments ( 57 )

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    Thanks for the share! The hubby and I are going to need these tips tonight, the boys have other commitments on Tuesdays. Parent duties never stop for holidays!

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    Thank you for the great date night ideas! I am going to try a couple of these out soon! I love that dress on you! This embroidery trend is right up my alley!

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    These are all great and easy ideas to do at home. By the way I love your dress it is beautiful.

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    Lisa Elaine

    I’ve tried making sushi..didn’t turn out how I wished!!! But it was fun!! I plan on taking the wine tasting idea 🙂 Great post lady!

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    Jessica Sheppard

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Girl, so in love with that beautiful embroidered dress, obsessed with the floral details and your gorgeousness! Your makeup is flawless…that lippie, omg!
    Such fun, creative ideas for a sweet Valentine’s, hope it’s fabulous!

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    Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    Such great ideas. I love indoor picnics! And we make a pallet to watch a movie on. ; )

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    Alicia Chew

    I’m so single, but some of these are awesome to even do with your girlfriends (the wine and cheese spread, especially!) Love these ideas, and your dress!

    xo, Alicia | AliciaTenise.com

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    anne @onedeterminedlife

    I love at home date night! These are great ideas.

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    thanx for the great tips..gonna watch a movie together and look back our old pictures 🙂

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    Great ideas! We love massages and also just watching a movie!

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    Lee Anne

    The embroidery on this dress is so gorgeous! You look amazing as always, babe. Have a great Valentine’s, whatever you two decided to do 🙂

    Lee Anne

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    Mary Jane

    Thanks for this lovely list of ideas! Just in time too…this was perfect 🙂 I picked a couple for us to do over the next few days. Thanks for sharing!

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    Christie Brown

    These are great ideas. My boyfriend and I have mandatory date nights every Wednesday but we’re building a house so funds are pretty tight right now. These at-home dates would be perfect. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Christie’s Take on Life. xx

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    Your outfit looks fab! These are also some great ideas – love date nights in!

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    v alerie hansen

    Congrats Ruthie on 8 years of Marriage…! Ive been married almost 29 and the last 3 have been rocky..hope we make it! Anyway these are all great ideas and you are absolutely gorgeous in that dress….I love it! Your blog is always so uplifting and encouraging!


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    Love these ideas! Totally want to do the drawing each other one… that would definitely be funny!

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    Tram-Anh Poprik

    Awwww…I love these ideas! Especially the paint each other’s portrait one! I’m looking forward to doing that with my husband! xo

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    Kimberly @ Berly’s Kitchen

    These are great ideas! I love playing video games with my husband. We are a family of gamers. Lol! 🙂

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    I love all of these ideas. I’ve really become a homebody lately (probably because it’s cold out) and i’m always looking for ways to make our Friday nights in more fun. I’ll def be referencing this list!

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    These are great date ideas, I hope you have a wonderful Valentines day!!

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    Christine Anne

    This is a great list for a rainy day. I’m always looking for budget date ideas and this list is perfect.

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    Brittany Daoud

    I love the puzzle idea, that’s something my husband and I have never done together! Thanks for sharing!

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    Nina – the HSS feed

    Great ideas! It seems like all of our date nights lately are “in” so we always need new fun options of things to do!

    xx Nina

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    The hubby and I always do the wine and beer tasting and the wine and cheese platter. Love it!

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    Okay first of all, this dress is stunning. Second of all, love all of these ideas! My BF and I took a sushi making class a few years ago and we love making sushi together now 🙂

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    Teresa Tysinger

    First of all, that dress is gorgeous! My husband and I love staying in, so I’ve bookmarked several of these ideas. I hope your Valentine’s Day was fabulous!

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    Alexandra Yargeau

    First of all, that dress is amazing. So intricate!
    Wine and cheese nights at home are probably some of my favorite dates. Add a movie and you are golden.

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    January Hart

    The embroidery on this dress is incredible! Such vibrant colors..love it!! Great date night ideas! I keep saying I’m going to have us sit and watch our wedding video together! Maybe next month on our 15th anniversary! 😉

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    Dawn Darnell

    Oh my goodness that dress is gorgeous. You look amazing! Sometimes stay in date nights are the best. Great list of options.

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    Ashley DTKAustin

    Such great ideas!! Grayson and I actually just did a nearly impossible puzzle together! Mainly because I haven’t been able to leave the house and I’ve been going crazy!

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    Jessica Lam

    These are great ideas girl! The sushi one made me crave sushi haha.

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    Anna English

    Loving these date night ideas, and that dress!

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    Heather Brown

    These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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    Awe I love looking through old photos! These are great ideas!

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    Ok, so I love the dress. Now about the ideas…(which are good for any date night of the year.) I want to see the look on my husbands face when I suggest giving him a facial – which I will try. THAT will be hilarious for us. 🙂

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    Denisse | Le Petit Eats

    All great date night ideas! Yes portraits would be hilarious indeed.

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    These are such great date night ideas! And I love your dress too!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

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    These are such cute ideas! Now I just need to find a date haha

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    Such a great list! My fiancé and I do about half of these on your list to save some money, and we end up having such a great time!

    | diaryofasouthernmillennial.com

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    These are all great ides. We love sushi and it would be cool to try it at home.

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    Whitney @ Pretty Meets Practical

    Great post! I love all of these ideas and your dress is beautiful!!

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    You and I would get along so well Ruthie. My husband and I are such homebodies too! I love all your ideas. And your dress is just so pretty!

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    Love this! We’ve been married 13 years, we need to do more things like this. Now I have a list of ideas, we’ve got no excuse:)

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    Sarah Camille

    I love your date ideas! They are simple and fun, which is just what you want when you’re staying in. The video game reminded me of how much fun my boyfriend and I recently had when we whipped out MarioKart.. suddenly it was like we were 5 years old!

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    love these ideas and i have the same dress!

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    Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    All great ideas!! The hubs and I have been loveloveloving at home date nights lately…save the money, but still just as romantic!!

    Coming Up Roses

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    Such great date ideas! I love that dress on you, looking gorgeous as always!

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    I love the idea of painting portraits of each other!! So fun!

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    These are such great date ideas! I love how creative this post is. Definitely going to use some of these ideas soon.

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    Angelle Marix

    I love all of these at home date options!!! By the way, this dress is on its way to my house. I LOVE UT on you!!!! Gorgeous


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    Krista Williams

    I love reading these posts that you share! They always keep me thinking 🙂

    that dress = DIVINE.

    I love.

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    Tiffani at Breton Bay

    First, that giveaway is AMAZING!!!! Yes, please!!!! Secondly, I adore these stay-at-home ideas!! My hubby and i LOVE charcuterie plates…we make one at least three times a week. We both love different meat and cheeses but I won’t lie to say it also makes us feel oh-so-sophsticated…hehehe I also like the idea of watching the first movie you saw together…what fun memories!!


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    Carly Delski

    Tyler and I are going to have to use these ideas! We’ve been looking for fun things to do and they sound great! Second off, love love LOVE this dress and it’s embroidery! Stunning, girlfriend!

    XX Carly | http://www.thecarlycollective.com

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    Such good ideas! I love at home date nights. Saves money and makes you come up with something creative!

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    Courtney Connolly

    What a great list! My fiance and I are real homebodies and we love to have quiet nights in just the two of us so I love that you have so many creative ideas for how to do it!

    La Belle Sirene

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    These are such cute ideas! I looove that dress on you – the embroidery is just gorgeous!


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    It’s always a relief when someone with obvious exeritpse answers. Thanks!

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