Due to whatever circumstances, it might not always be possible for you to leave home for a much-needed date night. So, today we will go over ten family date night ideas you can do at home that the entire family can enjoy.
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1. Board Games and Charades
This is a classic family go-to for those nights you want to spend some quality time indoors. Break out your favorite board games that may have been collecting dust in the closet and fine-tune your charade skills for a fun night at home.
Fun Family Games:
- Connect 4
- Guess Who Classic Game
- Classic Operation Game
2. Cooking and Baking
Get the kids into the kitchen and have them help you make dinner or a fun family snack you can all enjoy. Pizza is easy to make, and you can offer them a variety of delicious toppings to choose from as they build their own pizza. You can then bake cookies or put together some sundaes for dessert.
- Make a semi-homemade pizza dough with pita bread, tortilla or pre-made pizza dough
- You can also make your own pizza dough with the family
- Want more recipes? Check out this fun, easy and healthy cook book.
3. Paint Night
Setting up some canvases or paper and a variety of different paints is another fun way to get the family together for a fun indoor date night at home. You can use YouTube as your inspiration or for some instruction on what to paint and then admire everyone’s hard work at the end of the painting session.
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Paint Palette or paper plate
- Plastic Tablecloth
- TV, computer, or tablet with internet connection for YouTube tutorial
- Finger food, desserts and drinks
- Order a fun paint kit for kids
4. Outdoor Play
From playing in sprinklers to creating your own obstacle course or building a campsite in the backyard, there are plenty of ways you can keep the entire family entertained outside and in the fresh air.
5. Scavenger Hunt
Want to watch the kids run around? Keep them busy with a scavenger hunt! Make a long list of items that they need to go around the house or backyard to find. Make the items very specific. You then need to write down clues telling your children how to find each item. Offer a prize to the one who finds everything the fastest.
6. Karaoke Night
Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned karaoke night at home? Whether you have a karaoke machine, or you go on YouTube to find your favorite music videos to sing along to, the entire family can participate in this activity.
7. Family Movie Date
What is better than a family movie night complete with all your favorite snacks and popcorn? Settle on a movie that the entire family can enjoy, bust out the pillows and blankets and get comfy for a fun night in.
Include the following for your movie date:
- Our family loves our mini projector as we can really get the movie.
- Create a movie bucket list of all of your family’s favorite movies on a piece of paper and cross them off as you watch them.
- Break out the typical movie snacks
- Wear your favorite pajamas
- Choose a movie or watch funny youtube videos
- Kids Movie Trivia Game
8. Indoor Picnic
This idea can be indoor or outdoor, depending on the weather and the time of the day. Grab your favorite blanket and pack your basket full of treats and foods that your family will love and spend some good quality time snacking and talking.
You won’t even have to fight for a good spot under the shade because you are staying at home.
This is a good date night idea if you live in a relatively clear area with few lights. Lay out a few blankets and gaze up at the stars. Point out any constellations you may find. You can also do this during the day, but instead of the stars, you can find all the different shapes in the clouds that pass over.
10. Dance Party
A dance party is not only a fun family date night idea, but it is also an excellent way to get everyone up and moving. Play your favorite music and teach each other some new dance moves. Parents can teach kids how they used to dance when they were their age, and kids can show off some of the newer moves of today.
We hope this list has inspired you to plan out your own family date night, so you can spend some quality time with your loved ones away from the crowds and without having to break the bank to have some fun.