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Your Guide To Date Nights At Home In Rapid City

Raised in Rapid City and lucky to call it home, this outdoor enthusiast loves to explore the Black Hills with her husband and two dogs. When she’s not at work you’ll find her out hiking, at a local ice cream shop, or perhaps home taking a nap.

April 15, 2020

Date night doesn’t always have to be this big, planned out extravagant evening. In fact, some of the best date nights happen at home. And since most of us are spending more time at home than usual, it seemed like the perfect time to suggest some great at home date night ideas that also support local businesses!

Idea One: Romantic Dinner for Two

Cheesecakes from Pistachio Pie Bakery in Rapid City

Romantic dinner dates aren’t hard to replicate at home. A number of Rapid City restaurants are still offering curbside pickup for some mouthwatering meals. Add with that a sweet or savory bottle of wine from Firehouse Wine Cellars and you’re off to a great start. Light a few candles to get that magical ambiance, play some soft music and put your phones away. Oh, and don’t forget dessert! I personally have a major sweet tooth, so I love when great meals end with great desserts. Check out Pistachio Pie Bakery for some outstanding sweets. We ordered two delicious cheesecakes for delivery and could not have been happier with our decision. It’s a hard date night to beat, even when you can go out. 

Idea Two: Sip and Paint 

Take and Make Templates from Canvas 2 Paint in Rapid City

Get crafty by creating your own sip and paint experience at home! Local business, Canvas 2 Paint, has created Take and Make bags with templates you can pickup curbside and paint at home. Explore their website to see all the template options, the above photo only features a few of them! To top off this fun and art filled evening – grab some local brews so you can sip while you paint! It’s a date night you both with love. 

Idea Three: Backyard Beverages

Drink Options with Contraband Liquor in Rapid City

The weather is warming up, meaning you can move date night outside! My husband and I love enjoying drinks on our back patio, which sparked the inspiration for this date night idea: Backyard Beverages! Thanks to the local distillery, Black Hills Contraband, you can make some delicious drinks at home using their local liquor. Here are some popular ones to start off with:

  • Miner's Mule

Take 2oz of their Great Faces Vodka, a splash of Gin, a splash of Lime, then use Ginger Ale to fill. Put a lime wedge on the rim and they all come together to create a taste of the Black Hills.

  • Sweet Flapper

Mix 2oz, of Contraband’s Original Amaretto with 1/2oz of their Great Faces Vodka, add 2oz Cranberry Juice and 1oz Orange Juice to bring back the roaring twenties in style.

  • RootBeer Float

When you take 2oz of Contraband RootBeer Liqueur add in 1oz of Half and Half, then use soda water to fill the glass you will have the perfect RootBeer float, just like they had at the soda counters in the good old days.

Idea Four: Movie Night

Elks Theatre Popcorn in Rapid City

I had to feature popcorn from the Elks Theatre since it’s truly the best around. You can pick up a bag curbside, then cozy up at home to a great movie. To stick to the local theme, check out the HBO Deadwood movie or the 1990 Dances with Wolves. Or if you’d like something that hits on some great location attractions (although, not geographically correct) there is National Treasure Two Book of Secrets with Nicholas Cage.

Enjoy these at home date ideas you love birds, and don’t forget if you share your experience on social media to tag Visit Rapid City!