12 Fun Summer Date Ideas for Homebodies

Saffron Marigold - Updated: September 16, 2023

Attention, fellow homebodies! We’ve got the master list for unique and unforgettable ways to spice up your summer without venturing far from your cozy abode. Discover a delightful collection of summer date ideas tailored for those who love the comfort of home. Bid farewell to the conventional notions of outdoor adventures and restaurant dates. Instead, enjoy summer with indoor picnics, starlit movie nights, homemade charcuterie boards, and captivating virtual tours. This summer, let your imagination soar with your loved one as you create magical moments without ever leaving your doorstep.

Why stay in this summer?

There are so many reason to stay in for a date in the summer instead of bearing the heat.

  • Comfort: Staying in allows you to create a relaxing environment engaging in activities you find enjoyable.
  • Cost: Just the cost of driving alone and eating out is enough reason to stay in! This way, you can save money for special gifts, instead.
  • Quality Time: Dates at home allows you to focus on your partner, sans distractions. They are a perfect fit especially for people whose love language is quality time.

Indoor Date Ideas

Explore these indoor date ideas to help you make the most of your time together, regardless of weather and other circumstances.

1. Cooking a meal together

Embark on a delightful culinary adventure by turning your kitchen into a vibrant summer bistro as you and your partner bond over cooking a delicious meal together.

Set the mood with these accessories…

White and pink is a sweet date night color scheme—for dessert, try a recipe for raspberry sorbet, a pink velvet chiffon cake, or a strawberry milkshake!

2. Movie marathon

Transform your living room or shaded patio into a cozy cinema oasis and escape the summer heat by snuggling up with your loved one for a movie marathon that promises unforgettable moments.

Don’t forget the snacks and pillows…

Nothing sours the mood more than being uncomfortable while you enjoy your favorite movie together! Bring a few pillows for extra coziness.

3. Themed charcuterie board competition

Hold a one-on-one charcuterie board competition between you and your partner. Choose a charcuterie board theme from our list, and prepare the ingredients! Agree on a prize such as a week’s worth of no laundry duty or no dish duty—make it fun and friendly.

Complete the theme with these table linens…

Outdoor Date Ideas

Looking to make the most of your outdoor space this summer? Explore these delightful outdoor home date ideas that will help you create cherished memories while enjoying the beauty of nature right at your doorstep.

4. Picnic in the backyard

Escape to a picturesque retreat without leaving the comforts of home by indulging in a charming backyard picnic, where the gentle breeze, delectable treats, and shared bites create an idyllic summer date adventure that feels like a romantic getaway.

Snuggle up with these linens…

Best of all, you can bring as many soft linens and food items you want without worrying about packing it all up in the car.

5. Stargazing

Set up a small tent in your backyard at sunset, and spend the night gazing at the stars with your loved one. Sure, not all of us may have access to clear, dark skies, but this activity still feels special, constellations or not!

Don’t forget a cozy throw or blanket

Summer or not, snuggling up under a light blanket always brings more comfort.

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6. Outdoor movie night

Transform your backyard into an enchanting open-air cinema and cozy up under the stars with your loved one, as you create magical memories together. Outdoor movie nights embody the essence of a perfect summer date—don’t you think?

Cuddle up under a cozy throw…

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7. Bonfire and marshmallow roasting

Ignite the flames of romance and kindle an intimate ambiance by setting up a backyard bonfire, where you and your partner can bond over storytelling, inside jokes, and the simple pleasure of roasting marshmallows together, creating a wonderfully warm and memorable summer date.

Light a few candles, too…

Go all out with the romantic ambiance, and light up a handful of tea lights for a magical effect.

Date Ideas to Bring the Outside to You

8. Virtual museum tour

Discover the brushstrokes of Van Gogh, the sculptures of Michelangelo, or the ancient artifacts of Egypt, all at your fingertips. And, you don’t have to wait in any lines!

9. Online wine tasting

From the comfort of your home, bring the vineyards to your doorstep as you explore the nuances and flavors of exquisite wines. Choose a theme such as regional wines or specific varietals, and order a selection of bottles to be delivered to your home.

10. Online dance class

Choose a dance style that entices you both, whether it’s sultry salsa, sensual tango, energetic hip-hop, or elegant ballroom. Find an online dance instructor or platform that offers interactive lessons tailored for couples to get the most out of the experience. Who knows—it may become a shared hobby for you!

11. Virtual concert

Search for your favorite musicians or bands who are offering live-streamed performances or recorded concerts online. Dress up as if you were attending a real concert to add an extra touch of excitement.

12. Indoor camping

Transform your living room into a magical campsite retreat, complete with a tent, twinkling string lights, and plush blankets. Set the mood with ambient nature sounds and create a campfire atmosphere with a faux fireplace or candles (safety first!). Prepare camping-inspired snacks like s’mores, trail mix, and hot cocoa.

As the warm summer breeze embraces the world, let these imaginative date night ideas be your guide to creating unforgettable moments with your loved one. Whether you choose to explore the wonders of art through virtual museum tours or ignite your passion with online dance classes, each experience is a testament to the power of love and creativity. Embrace the joys of home and discover that the most magical summer adventures can be found right at your doorstep!