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Home Cooking Class followed by Movie Night

Duration: 3-4 hours
Budget: Low

Hone your culinary skills together at home, followed by relaxing and cozying up for a movie. This date idea is perfect for you if you're looking for a chill night in, especially given the cold November weather in Ankara. You don't even have to leave your home!

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  • Start your date by exploring new recipes or cooking your favorite one together. Cooking together is not only romantic but it also helps in creating a beautiful bonding experience. After you have prepared your meal, enjoy it with some homemade nice beverage. After the meal, set your living room like a movie theatre. Choose a movie that you both will enjoy, cuddle up under a blanket, and enjoy the movie.
  • If neither of you are cooks, this can still be an unforgettable experience. Even if the meal doesn't turn out perfectly, the point isn't just the food, but the experience of trying something new together. After the meal, even choosing the movie can be a wonderful bonding experience. Discussing what kind of movie, which movie, setting up the scene in your living room, all contributes to the date.
  • Remember, this date is not about showcasing your culinary or movie critiquing talents, rather it's about spending quality time together. Embrace the imperfections, laugh about the silly moments, and enjoy each other's company. That's what makes this date so special.

Preparation steps:

  • Spend a day or two before the date deciding on a recipe. You can either each choose a dish or choose together. Create a shopping list of ingredients you'll need for the recipes. Try to use ingredients you already have at home to stay within your budget. On the date day itself, make sure your kitchen is clean and ready for a cooking adventure.
  • Before settling down for your movie night, create a cozy atmosphere in your living room. Soft lighting, comfortable blankets and pillows, and perhaps some popcorn for the movie night. Make sure you have chosen the movie ahead to avoid spending time scrolling through movie lists.
  • This date doesn't require any special attire, but you could potentially make it more fun by wearing matching aprons or funny chef's hats while cooking!

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Some tips:

  • Explore new recipes together and decide on one which you both would enjoy cooking and eating. To keep the date within the budget, try to use the ingredients which are already available at home.
  • Creativity goes a long way in enhancing the date. Use what you have at home to create a cozy movie setting. Candles create a romantic scene, soft throws are perfect for snuggling, and some popcorn or homemade snacks will complete the movie experience.
  • Although this date is a casual one at home, it doesn't hurt to put in a little extra effort on your appearance. Looking appealing to your partner reinforces the 'date' aspect of the evening and can make it feel a bit more special.

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