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Unique At-Home and Night Out Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day 2023

Published on February 7, 2023 Updated August 2, 2023

By Katy Eriks
Fun Ideas for Valentine’s Day 2023
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Go big or stay home! Or do both. Our expert team put together the top Valentine's Day 2023 ideas for an at-home date night in and unique plans for a big Valentine's date night out. Browse the list of cozy, classic, and out-of-the-box to Valentine's plans to inspire your romantic date night at home or on the town.

The idea of a Valentine's Day date typically conjures thoughts of a candlelit restaurant, boxes of chocolates, and bouquets of flowers. All that is fine and well, but there are other ways to celebrate Valentine's and lean into the romance this February (especially if those reservations aren't quite so plentiful anymore!). One of the best ways to enjoy truly personal, one-on-one time with your significant other or newer relationship is to spend the night in. To make your at-home date night special, make an event of it. Make your plans ahead of time to pull off an intentional, exciting date night from home and secure lots of snacks to enjoy throughout the night. So what should you actually be doing on this date?

We’ve put together a list with the top recommendations for how to spend your date night (in). 

At home date night ideas

In top trending home date night ideas, watching tendencies, and date recommendations, most people prefer a good laugh, some hands-on activities, and some good old fashioned suspense mixed in.

Top 5 Date Night Deliveries: 

  1. Paint By Numbers activity
  2. Hunt a Killer
  3. Date Night in a Box
  4. Mystery Date Night Box from Crated With Love
  5. Get crafty with a box from Adults and Crafts

Top 5 Online Skill-Building Activities: 

  1. Learn to cook a vegan recipe with Wicked Foods
  2. Learn to cook the perfect steak with Wolfgang Puck on Masterclass
  3. Master the perfect craft cocktail with Cozymeal
  4. Learn How to Dance at Weddings
  5. Take a class on communication, money, intimacy, and more with Happily

Top Five Board and Card Games You May Not Already Have at Home:

  1. We're Not Really Strangers: Couples Edition
  2. Backgammon
  3. Puzzles
  4. The Fair Play Deck
  5. Fog of Love
Date night in ideas

And for when you just want to relax... here are some go-tos for what to watch.

Top 5 Movies to Watch with Your Partner on Valentine’s Day: 

  1. Billy Madison
  2. 50 First Dates
  3. Knives Out
  4. Love, Actually 
  5. The Lost City 

Top 5 Shows to Binge Watch with Your Partner: 

  1. The Office
  2. Schitt’s Creek 
  3. Succession
  4. New Girl
  5. Game of Thrones
Unique and fun valentines day date 2023 rock climbing.

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Want to make your Valentine's Day date a night out? The big ideas here are trying something new (or at least a little different from your usual), spicing things up by breaking the routine, and surprising each other.

  1. Get your heartrate up and feel playful with a date night at your local rock gym.
  2. For the classic romance of a dinner reservation but a little less of the typical and expected, try a jazz bar date night.
  3. Let someone else make each other laugh for a change with a comedy show.
  4. Create a romantic disposable camera scavenger hunt date. You'll snap photos locations or things connected to important memories, favorite places, inside jokes, each other, and whatever you want!
  5. Stick with the tried-and-true dinner out, but pick each other's outfits ahead of time, and opt for a favorite or new-to-you Black-owned restaurant during Black History Month.

Spending Valentine's Day with your friends? Check out 5 Ideas for Celebrating Virtual Galentine's Day from our friends at The Scrunchie Club. And, if you're looking for last minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your date, check out our collection of accessories and gifts. Fast, free shipping available!

Katy Eriks
Katy Eriks

Katy Eriks started out as one of SuitShop's first brides. Having experienced SuitShop as a customer first, Katy brings valuable perspective to customer car...

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