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7 At Home Date Night Ideas to try with Bae

written by Maddie Myall

We might not be able to leave the house and enjoy the usual #paoworthy date night spots right now but we can still crush date night by bringing them to our home! Take a look at these at home date night ideas and tips, that are inspired by real Pao spots, to make this week's date night on point.

1. Wine Tasting

Inspired by: Solterra Winery & Kitchen

Set up 4 wine stations around your house and go from station to station, sampling the wine and food at each station. Use scoring cards to keep track of your opinions! For each station, pair a wine and food (cheese, crackers, chocolate, veggies, etc) and include some cute decor to make it aesthetic! After you taste all the wines, share your thoughts with each other and pick a winner! What you’ll need: a guide for the wine and cheese pairing, wine, cheese platter, scoring cards and chocolate.

2. Backyard Camp Out

Inspired by: Cottonwoods Lakes Trailhead

Campgrounds are closed but your backyard and/or living room is not. Pitch a tent, cuddle up and enjoy some tasty fireside treats! If you’re into it, share some stories or do some couples questions to get to know each other better. And the best part is, once you’re over it, you can go inside to your cozy bed! What you’ll need: s’mores, lanterns, a tent and couples questions.

3. Replicate a Pao Spot

Inspired by: Antelope Canyon

Get crafty in your home and create a favorite Pao spot of yours or one that you’ve always wanted to explore! People have been getting creative with the trick of illusion by bringing things like their fav surf spot, disco club or canyon to life in their home. Check out these examples for some artistic inspiration: @erinoutdoor’s canyon, @miguelporteous’ surf session, and @jeroengortworst’s fake plane window.

4. Around the World Food Tasting

Inspired by: Lula Cocina Mexicana, Jon & Vinny’s, Khe-Yo, and Shuka

You have to make dinner anyways so why not make something exciting? Select 2-4 new cuisines that you’ve been wanting to try and prepare a small meal from each cuisine to enjoy a multicultural, multi course dinner with your person! You might just find a fav new recipe along the way. Here are some tasty dishes for ideas on what to make: Vietnameese Pho Ga, Peruvian Alfajores, South African Bobotie and Latvian Piragi.

5. Recreate a Movie Date Scene

Inspired by: Katz’s Delicatessen

For this week’s date night, try replicating a movie’s date scene and then watch the movie afterwards to see how ya did! From the Katz’s deli scene in “When Harry Met Sally” to “LA LA Land’s” Griffith Observatory dancing scene, there are plenty of movie scenes to replicate. As silly as it sounds, it can be fun and flirty to dress up and live in a movie date for the night! Here are some movie date scenes for inspo: Blue Valentine, 10 Things I Hate About You, LA LA Land, Lady and the Tramp and When Harry Met Sally.

6. Spa Night

Inspired by: Olive & June

Quarantining at home can actually be pretty stressful so it’s important to stay relaxed. If you’re getting wound up, plan a spa night! Take the evening to just chill out and help each other feel relaxed. Here are some spa activities to treat each other to: nail care, cucumber mask, massage guide and if you want a real project, here are some cool at home saunas.

7. Bootcamp

Inspired by: Modo Yoga

One of the best ways to get the endorphins pumping is to do a workout with your significant other. Start the date night early so you can sweat it out and then relax afterwards to feel both satisfied and fit af! Here are some online workout class recommendations: yoga, dancing, boxing and fitness.

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Anna Zervos

CEO

Anna graduated from UCLA in 2017 where she studied psychology and cognitive science. Her passion for travel, design, and psychology fuel her passion for Pao. On the Pao team she is in charge of feature development, business strategy, UI/UX, and big picture marketing strategies. Anna has been to over 40 countries and plans to keep that number growing. She hopes to inspire people to get outside their comfort zones and eventually give back to people who aren’t able to.

Favorite food

Tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas

Favorite band

The 1975

Favorite movie genre

Psychological horror/thriller

Favorite hobby

Singing and playing guitar

Favorite place in the world

Antipaxos, Greece

Sara Zervos

CFO

Sara is has a PhD in Economics and spent 22 years in the finance industry managing teams and over $20bn in assets. She is Pao’s CFO and CTO, and also spearheads business development and AI initiatives. She has traveled to over 57 countries, adores animals and the outdoors. Sara loves to connect with people and help them learn and strive to be their best selves.

Favorite food

Peanut Butter

Favorite band

P!nk

Favorite movie genre

Sci Fi

Favorite hobby

Salsa Dancing

Favorite place in the world

Kauai & New Zealand are tied