How to Have a Date Night In
These days, it’s hard to find time for yourself—let alone relaxing time with your spouse. Enjoy a special night in with your significant other with these ideas.
Order a special meal for dinner. Gato in Candler Park is open Fri.-Sun. for takeout and delivery. Kimball House in Decatur has a limited menu and prepared meals Tues.-Sun. Storico Fresco and Forza Storico offers curbside, to-go and delivery. Aria has a limited menu for curbside pickup Tues.-Sat., including family meals for two.
Check out our list of restaurants offering takeout and delivery.
No matter your movie preferences—comedy, rom com, action, drama—streaming services have the right pick for your movie night in during the month of August.
Sip and Paint
If you enjoy being creative, you can recreate the sip and paint experience at home with your own supplies, a YouTube tutorial and your favorite drink. Or you can order kits from local businesses. Sips n Strokes has to go kits with a sketched canvas, brushes, paint and step-by-step instructions. Painting with a Twist has at-home kits, along with virtual events you can follow along. Or you can follow along to a YouTube tutorial.
See your favorite performers live in the comfort of your own home.
On September 4, view a webcast of Pearl Jam’s “The Home Shows” performance from Safeco Field in Seattle (or view it on demand between September 4-7). The 2018 concert features a 33-song setlist and a guest appearance by Brandi Carlile. Tickets are $14.99.
Patti Smith presents an evening of words and music on September 4 to celebrate her latest memoir “Year of the Monkey.” Tickets are $30.
Country Sway’s Summer Sway Streamathon features more than 40 artist performances from August 27-30, including Tim Atwood, Cadie Calhoun, Simon Casey, and many more. Donations will benefit the Music Health Alliance.
The Leap Year Sessions by Greensky Bluegrass air Fridays at 9 p.m. during August and September. Tickets are $14.95.
Watch Live at the Ryman concerts from the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Fridays through September 11. Performers include Scott McCreery, Brett Young, and Old Crow Medicine Show. Tickets are $10 for a single show or $35 for all four.
Since it’s just the two of you, have an adults-only game night. Or make it a double or triple date night by hosting a Zoom party. Try Ticket to Ride, Catan, Cards Against Humanity, What Do You Meme? or Jackbox Games.
Try Date Night in a Box for a themed date. Each box includes interactive activities, accessories to set the mood, snacks or mixers and a dinner menu and recipes. Themes include “Have a Roaring Good Time,” “Transport to an Island Oasis,” “Dinner & Dancing Awaits” and “Build & Strengthen as a Couple.”
Unexpected Virtual Tours brings local stories and treats directly to your home with live virtual tours. Check out the “Civil War + Salt” experience for stories about the Civil War, and learn how to use seasoning salts with the Savannah Treat Box. From Aug. 7-29. From Sept. 4-26, try the “Music Evolution + Moonshine” experience for an exploration of Southern music and the Nashville Treat Box.