Staying in is the new going out! With bars and restaurants slowly reopening, some may be tempted to book a table and go all out... but if it feels too soon for you then we have pulled out all the stops to make date night at home even more romantic than date night out and about. Here’s how.

Think about date night in advance so that it gives you time to prepare and it will also give you something to look forward to after a long week. Maybe you’re happy enough to just cook yours or your partners favourite meal? That’s great! Or maybe even just opening that bottle of bubbles that you’ve been saving for ‘a special occasion’? Well, there’s no better time than the present. The options for date night at home are endless.



Choose a theme


Choose Theme

A great way to start thinking about date night is to select a theme. You don’t have to of course but why not start thinking about what it is that you’re craving? Or something you miss?

By selecting a theme this can create the base for date night to work around. Given the global circumstances you’ve maybe been dreaming about a trip you last took somewhere a little more exotic than you’re living room? That’s ok, haven’t we all! But let’s use this destination as a theme for the evening seeing as it’s un-likely we’ll be jumping on a plane there tomorrow. We can base the food and the drinks on that theme and maybe even the film or the music too.

Maybe you tasted an incredible dish in this destination that you’ve been fantasising about recreating since the moment it passed your lips? Or even a cocktail? Now’s your chance. If you’re lacking inspiration, we have plenty of mouth-watering recipes for both over on our website.

Do Something Different

Something Different

Seems simple, but with date night it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and it can sometimes end up turning into any old night. Especially given this year’s circumstances, a lot of us have probably been getting a little too familiar with our sofa set up, more than we care to admit. That’s why it’s great to do something a little bit different.

Maybe you’re a lover of wine and cheese? Why not search a local delicatessen to see if they’re offering a cheese and wine night via zoom? Or you can re-create your own! Throughout the past few months we’ve seen loads of smaller business pull together and offer their niche to be enjoyed at home, too. Anything goes! We’ve also seen dance and yoga classes offered over zoom. Maybe you’ve always fancied salsa or just fully want to zen out with a stretchy, flowy vinyasa? Give it a go. The world is your oyster!

These long, light summer evenings make us want to sit in the garden and make the most of this time of year (as long as it stays dry!). Are you in need of a furniture set for the garden? Well we have one up for grabs over on our website! Maybe a hot tub would add a whole new meaning to date night? There’s one of those up available to win too! Check out our Spot the Difference Game to be in with the chance of winning either/or.

How about wrapping up with a blanket outside and dining at dusk - spending time in the garden creates a new space you’re unfamiliar with using 8-9 months out of the year. Making it even more romantic! Give our Long Island Iced Tea recipe a go or maybe an Espresso Martini for some after dinner stargazing?


Go the extra mile

Extra Mile


Perhaps you have a special anniversary or birthday coming up? Let’s make it one to remember, rather than one to forget. Unfortunately, this year so far has put an end to big get togethers like festivals and weddings, but you can still celebrate that big day even if it’s been moved to later in the year or even next.

To go along with the theme or the occasion, you could select a bottle of something special that ties in. Maybe you honeymooned in the south of France? Why not select a wine based on that region. Simple things can make date night even more special.

But who says that date night must be in the evening - How about trying a date Morning? Breakfast in bed, coffee, lounge around watching a series or a film and just relax. If you fancy going all out why not cook up a storm with our Ultimate Breakfast Burger or Pancakes? Don’t forget an antioxidant infused Summer Berry Smoothie to top it all off!

Date night doesn’t have to be about splashing the cash but more about holding those you have a little closer and letting them know just how special they are. And what better way to say it than going the extra mile with date night.

Support for you and yours

Here at Costcutter, we want to give everyone the support they need – particularly at a time when everyone could use a helping hand.

That’s why we’re committed to providing you with handy hints and tips for everything from cooking to keeping the kids entertained.

Let’s be honest, nothing screams summer like a good old BBQ. If that’s what you fancy, then check out our most recent blog post with tips to make your BBQ one to impress.

Be sure to check out our social media, website and blog for all the latest from Costcutter.


Here at Costcutter, we want to give everyone the support they need – particularly at a time when everyone could use a helping hand.

That’s why we’re committed to providing you with handy hints and tips for everything from cooking to keeping the kids entertained.

Let’s be honest, nothing screams summer like a good old BBQ. If that’s what you fancy, then check out our most recent blog post with tips to make your BBQ one to impress.

Be sure to check out our social media, website and blog for all the latest from Costcutter.