DIY Date Night Ideas That Are Sure To Impress

Make it a night to remember with these DIY date night ideas created using Ruckify

Sick of your run of the mill dinner and a movie? Looking to spice things up and do something super special for your significant other? There is no need to travel places or spend a fortune in order to impress your loved one. Spice things up with these easy DIY date night ideas that can all be Ruckified on a budget, and create an evening neither of you will ever forget. 

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The perfect indoor picnic

Nothing says relaxed and romantic like an indoor picnic. Picnics offer an economical date with a lot of room for creativity in its planning. Start by setting the scene. Layout a few rugs on the living room floor, fill the space with LED candles, set out throw pillows — you could even string twinkly lights around the room. Keep your menu light and simple, and be sure to prepare your snacks the day before, so you’re not running in and out of the kitchen. Pull out the vinyl and select a few peaceful records to create a romantic ambiance and you’re all set — just don’t forget your basket!

Glamping in your own backyard

If you and your partner love the idea of fancy camping, but don’t feel like traveling to get the star treatment, consider creating that glamorous outdoor space in your own backyard. Start by pitching a canvas tent and decking it out like a 5-star cabin. I’m talking side tables, throw rugs, comfy cot with a cozy duvet, and as many pillows as you can carry. Update your bonfire and Ruckify a gas fire pit, string plenty of solar-powered outdoor lights on your tent, ensure your outdoor oasis is within wifi reach, and you, my friend are glamping!

Stargaze on the beach

Stargazing is simply more fun when you share it with others — so bring your sweetheart out for a memorable night under the stars. But this won’t be just any night, in order to rev up the romance, Ruckify your very own telescope and get up close and personal with your favorite constellations. Pack a few blankets, a Bluetooth speaker, some hot cocoa, and enjoy each other’s company as you take turns wishing upon a star.  

Make your own movie theater for two

Whether you want to arrange a date night with your partner, or are trying to impress a potential new date, a romantic backyard movie night can be an amazing experience and one that won’t be easy to forget.

Build an outdoor cinema. Go low-tech simply using a white bed sheet as your big screen. Fasten the top of the sheet to a clothing line and anchor the bottom with rocks or stakes. Stay within budget and Ruckify your electronics – projector, and speakers – you can even blow the budget by renting a blowup big screen! The movie screen will give light but you can add more ambiance with camping lanterns, tiki torches, patio lights, candles, and old school outdoor light strings.

Now that you’ve built your cinema, have your partner pick the perfect flick, pop a bowl of fresh popcorn from your Ruckified machine, and enjoy your movie.

“When I told my husband I wanted a low-key anniversary he obliged and surprised me all at once! my husband used Ruckify to rent an outdoor projector and screen so we could knock off another item off the summer bucket list!” – Robyn (Ruckify renter)

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