Who says Date Night needs to break the bank? Not me! There are so many ways to add a little something special to your night together without needing to max your credit card. Looking for cheap date nights in Perth inspiration? Here’s 3 stay home dates you will love! 


The great isolation of mid 2020 taught us many things. One thing I took away was to learn to be more adventurous when planning a date night – to look beyond the newest bar or a fancy restaurant and get creative. I can honestly say that two of the best dates I’ve ever been on were right in my back yard during the peak of WA’s Covid in 2020. It was our 3 year wedding anniversary, and since we weren’t able to get out and about, we each planned a date night at home to surprise the other. Mitch’s Date Night – The one in Paris My darling husband proposed to me at the restaurant inside the Eiffel Tower in Paris the day before Christmas eve… I know right. So for his date he, and I kid you not, RECREATED PARIS! He turned our back garden into a French inspired garden bistro using things from around house, our engagement photo, our wedding champagne glasses, Edith Piaf playing through the speakers, and my bike perched with a basket full of flowers and fresh bread. He cooked a bbq and we sat under the twinkling fairy lights all evening. Katie’s Date Night – The one with the Home Movie We are total movie buffs, so when we couldn’t get to the cinema I knew I needed to create something even better at home. I borrowed a projector kit that runs off your phone, set up a blow up mattress covered in blankets and pillows, and made sure we had all the best movie snacks ready to go. When he came outside to see Jurassic Park ready to play on the projector screen he was a very happy chap. Don’t just throw a movie on the tv and sit on the sofa – make it special!
date night idea - backyard movie screening setup
Craft Night Date  I confess this is stolen from a friend of mine who has been having craft nights for years! So simple – decide what you fancy creating, pop out to Spotlight or even Kmart (when you’re a crafty nutter like me you already have a chest of drawers full of all the things) and set yourselves up at the dining table with a bottle of wine – done! Some ideas are – Wall art for your home, a joint gift to give to a mutual friend on their upcoming birthday, Christmas gifts from you both, each make something for the other… the list is endless! Remember to stay home and stat safe and make the most of your time at home together!