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Winter At-Home Date-Night Ideas to Heat Things Up

How to Turn Up the Heat on Date Night — Solo or With Your Partner — When You're Feeling Extra Spicy

We've partnered with Campbell's® to help you heat up your next date night in, even if the weather is cold.

When your date ideas are limited to at-home activities, nights in can get boring — fast. That's even truer in the colder months when time outside is limited by the weather.

To heat things up a bit, turn to date-night ideas with a bit of spice, literally and figuratively speaking. Keep reading for date-night ideas that will bring spice to any night, whether you're staying in with your significant other or treating yourself to a special evening.

Turn Down the Lights
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First things first: set the tone with some mood lighting. A little ambiance can make your living room seem like a romantic date-night destination. Dim the lights, then light a few candles or plug in some twinkle lights to create a more intimate setting.
Cook Something With a Kick
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Serve something spicy for dinner to crank up the heat. Honey-Sriracha Beef and Broccoli combines hot chili sauce with mellow honey for a spicy-sweet kick that is irresistible. And, since it comes together in just 35 minutes, you won't need ages to prepare for date night.

Dress to Impress
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You may not need to dress up to stay home, but spending a little extra time on your look makes date night feel a bit more special. Switch out of your sweats and into something that makes you feel good, whether that's a party dress you haven't had a reason to wear for months or a sweater that perfectly matches your favorite earrings.
Start a Friendly Competition
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There's nothing like a little friendly competition to heat things up. Challenge your partner to a video-game tournament, or stay analog with a favorite like checkers or cards. Or, if you're home alone, call up a friend for a virtual game night.

Make It Cozy
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End the night by getting cozy and comfortable. Whether you're single or partnered up, snuggling up underneath a fuzzy blanket feels incredibly good. Scented candles, oversize sweaters, and hot drinks (boozy or not) add to the cozy vibes.

Design: Mia Coleman; Images: Shutterstock and Campbell's