With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to discuss how to have the perfect date night… all while in the comfort of your own home!
I’m honestly such a homebody, so chill date nights are right up my alley.I don’t know about you all, but my dream date night involves me, my significant other, a great meal, and a bottle of wine. Here’s my step by step guide to achieve the perfect night in with your beau.
Step 1: Drinks + Dinner
After a long week of work, my partner and I are both eager for some good food and even better wine. We also love to cook together (which is really just me in the kitchen as my partner re-fills my wine, but that’s love, baby), so, this roasted red pepper alla vodka pasta with cheesy oregano bread crumbs is perfect for a simple yet delicious dinner you can make in under an hour.
I also love to grab a french loaf from a local bakery in the morning so it’s fresh, cover it in some butter, garlic, and oregano, and pop it in the oven to broil for a bit to get the perfect garlic bread.
As far as drinks go, we love to alternate between splitting a bottle of wine and making cocktails. Tonight, I’m in a wine mood and I just have to share my new favorite bottle of wine! I adore white wine (even though red would probably suit this meal more… fuck the rules) and this dry white from Jumble Sale is *chefs kiss* delightful.
Step 2: Entertainment
Once dinner and drinks are settled, we usually plop down on the couch to watch some Netflix in our PJs. Our go-to shows right now are The Bachelor, The Good Place, Bridgerton, and Criminal Minds! We also love to stop by a local craft supply store to pick up some paint and canvases! We just let our creativity flow (which is much easier once we’ve had some wine). It’s such a fun, unique way to bond with your partner! Another fun idea is to download a couple’s truth or dare app from the app store if you wanna get a little fun and flirty.
Step 3: Unwind + Relax
We are also suckers for skin care and spa nights, obviously! We’ll usually put on a detoxifying or hydrating face mask and then follow up with our Intoxicated Cosmetics serums. I love the Snail Serum for a spa day and my partner loves the Bee Serum. It’s the perfect way to end our night and guarantee that our skin will be glowing the next morning!
And there you have it, the ultimate guide to the perfect date night at home!