On the hunt for date night ideas while you are stuck at home? We’ve got you covered with 7 suggestions that will be a nice change from the usual Netflix marathon.

Do a wine tasting tour at home


Set up a wine tasting session at home. You can grab delicious wines from Cahn's Wine & Spirits and make yourself a platter. With the weather getting warmer outside, an outdoor picnic with some candles and delicious food makes for a great date night!

Challenge each other to a cook off 


Spice things up and add some competition to your date. Follow Mexico’s El Loaded Beef or Vegetarian Nachos recipe and challenge your other half to reproduce the recipe. The one who makes the best nachos gets to choose the next date night meal!

Play an online game together


Escapade has released two exciting new online escape rooms. All you need to play is a good WiFi connection and a laptop. These awesome new multi-player online escape rooms are designed for co-operative play with built in video chat. You can choose from The Rise of the Mad Pharaoh or The Navigators and the Call from Beyond and play any time of the day or night with your other half. Pick your favourite game here.

Make your own cocktails or order cocktails in

Quarantini - qt- rooftop

Viaduct Harbour have shared some delicious cocktail recipes from some of the establishments in the area via their Instagram page. From Frida's Piña Colada to SOUL's 'Under the Tuscan Sun' cocktail and the 'Jammin’ Quarantini' from Rooftop at QT, check out which recipe suits your cravings and recreate it with ease. Recipes available here.

If bartending is really not one of your skills, you can simply get a drink delivered right to your door from one of our city centre bars offering home delivery. Check them out here.

Pop some popcorn and watch a movie

Watch- movie at home

It's time to snuggle on the couch or create an at home cinema, with treats at the ready! Watch a classic black and white movie online via Academy OnDemand from just $5 or via Doc Edge's Virtual Bubble at a price of $7.99 per film - talk about old school romance!

Don’t forget the dessert!


The Three Words is doing contactless delivery during Alert Level 4. For $30, this chocolate flavoured cupcake set includes 2x Dark Chocolate & Coffee cupcakes, 2x Double Chocolate cupcakes, and 2x Cookies & Cream cupcakes. Place your order here.

Learn how to dance with The New Zealand Dance Company


Auckland Live has shared a series of wonderful workshops you can take part in from home. Enjoy fun exercises and dance routines put together by the amazing creatives at Co Theatre Physical, the New Zealand Dance Company, and Jandel J and The Funky Friends. Super fun and always a good laugh! Check them out here.

If you are a city centre business we would love to hear from you about what you are currently offering at Alert Level 4. Please email us at info@heartofthecity.co.nz so we can support you by spreading the word and including you in relevant wrap ups. 

Last updated: 07 September 2021