It can be hard for married couples to plan a romantic date night often. The good news is there are plenty of fun and easy ways to make your home date night romantic and memorable!
How do you make a fun movie night at home?
While we would be happy to curl up in our sweats under a blanket, these quick and easy extra steps will make the night feel truly special!
The best thing about planning a regular date night with your true love is that it can be a simple and affordable way to spend quality time together!
Here are a few ways to create a fun movie night at home:
1. Movie Tickets
If you’re planning for your upcoming date night, choose a time to start the date and invite your significant other ahead of time with a cute text message or note.
2. Choose Fun Foods
It’s a great idea to pick up something yummy to go along with your movie night! We love sharing ice cream or getting DoorDash to deliver something tasty from a local restaurant!
3. Set the Scene
Before you start your movie, why not have a romantic dinner? You could light candles, sprinkle rose petals along the hallway and choose a nice tablecloth to set the mood, and then eat in the dining room together!
3. Pick a theme
We love to choose romantic comedies or scary movies for a romantic movie night! If you want to go tried-and-true, Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere is a classic!
Princess Bride is another romantic comedy that even men seem to enjoy! We also love the idea of choosing an action film or horror movie that you both can enjoy.
4. Build a blanket fort or set up a tent before the movies start for a cozy place to watch!
If you want to take the fort idea a step further, consider inflating an air mattress and topping it with extra blankets and tons of pillows for a cushy spot!
5. Take the movie outside
It’s never been move affordable to have a romantic date night outside with a projector and projector screen!
6. Plan your menu!
7. Upgrade your home theater
Now we’re ready to share 19 really cool ideas with you, and then we’ll also share some of our favorite snacks!
What should I make for a movie night?
As we’ve mentioned above, the right food can really make the evening a lot of fun!
Here are a few ideas of what to serve!
Our Favorite Movie Night Snacks
Did you know you can make your own microwave popcorn? Homemade Microwave Popcorn is super simple to make and is a great snack when you’re craving something a little salty and a little crunchy.
This Walking Taco Bar is the perfect way to serve up a saucy taco filling and your favorite toppings for movie night. Crush the chips in your bag, top them with a flavorful beef taco filling, pile high with lots of taco toppings, add a plastic fork and you’re all set! Your portable taco is in the bag for a fun and easy snack with easy clean up too!
Our Super Easy 5 Layer Mexican Dip is another family favorite! It’s so simple to throw together, and you can snack on it all night long!
We love this super simple crockpot recipe! The buffalo chicken dip is a must-have during any of our parties or get-togethers! It’s perfect on chips or lettuce wraps!
We originally made this crockpot candy for Christmas, but it’s so good you could eat it year-round! You could change the sprinkles to fit with your movie theme, too!
We’ll wrap up movie night with a classic dessert – Chocolate Chip Cookies!
This specific cookie recipe is also low carb and keto-friendly!
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We also put together a great list of at home date ideas you might like if you’re looking for something to do with your significant other!
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