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Date Night At Home: 5 Romantic Tips For The Perfect Evening In
Intimate, cozy and cost-effective. There's a lot to be said for planning a date night at home.
You don't need to go over the top for the perfect evening. After all, being with that special someone and spending quality time is the first and most important ingredient. To take care of the rest, we've come up with some great date night ideas for a romantic evening at home.
We've even thrown in some food pairing ideas, since - as it's been said - there is no greater love than the love of food. Enjoy!
International Movie Night
Activity: Put a twist on the usual movie night by choosing a foreign movie to watch together. Pick a movie, adjust the subtitles and immerse yourself in a new world of themes situations and cultures. If you want to make it even more interesting (and potentially comedic), put on a movie that neither of you has ever seen before and turn off the subtitles. Take turns trying to narrate the story and guess what's happening. Later, or on your next date night, watch it with the subtitles and see how close you came to the actual story.
Serve with: Maple Bacon Poutine
Living Room Camping
Activity: A mini stay-cation might be all you need to dial up the romance this evening. It's the perfect date night – stay in, cuddle up under some blankets with your favourite music, play some games and eat delicious snacks. You'll enjoy the perfectly romantic evening in spent with your favourite things, with your favourite person.
Serve with: Cheddar Jalapeno Fries
Make a Playlist Together
Activity: The right music is an essential part of any date night at home, so why not go big. If you and your significant other love music, spend the evening making a playlist as a memento of the night. This can be great to have a playlist ready if you have an upcoming vacation or road trip. If you've been together a while it can be a trip down memory lane listening to your special songs and all-time faves. And if it's early days, it's a chance to get to know each other's music tastes a lot better.
Serve with: Chipotle Lime Fries
Activity: Instead of going out for dinner, stay in and cook with your date. It makes for a fun and intimate date night, with less pressure of being out in public. The conversation will flow easily, since it's just the two of you.
There are plenty of opportunities for great teamwork. Whether it's picking the recipe, picking up the ingredients and preparing the meal you can divide and conquer or do everything together, before sitting down to enjoy the rewards of all your hard work.
Serve with: Grilled Lamb Skewer with Greek Fries Recipe
Learn to Dance
Activity: If you're looking to try something new grab your favourite dance partner and learn a new dance. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, you won't even have to leave your house so you don't have to worry about potentially embarrassing public dance lessons. Look up the dance you want to learn online, and start practicing.
No matter the style of dance you pick, you'll both share some laughs and have some new dance moves to show off next time you find yourselves on the dance floor. Because it will just be the two if you, it will be a fun and intimate dance lesson making for a great way to get close to your partner and work up an appetite.
Serve with: Pan Fried Cod with Superfries®
For more inspiration try our Superfries® recipe finder for more inspiration of what to eat.