How to Host an At-Home Date Night the Martha Way

Why worry about last-minute reservations and crowded restaurants when you can treat your special someone to a relaxing date night at home? All you need are a delicious meal prepared from recipes created in Martha's kitchen, a bottle of perfectly paired wine, and a beautifully set table.

Martha Stewart brown butter ravioli meal kit delivered by Marley Spoon photo

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Plan the Menu with Help from Martha

Put down the takeout menu and prepare a home-cooked meal with trusted recipes that highlight fresh, seasonal flavors. Martha's meal kit delivery service brings the pre-portioned ingredients directly to your door. Choose a meal that features premium foods like grass-fed beef, Berkshire pork, antibiotic-free chicken, American-caught shrimp, artisanal cheeses, and more. There's a wide variety of 20 recipes to choose from each week and some are catered to different dietary restrictions like gluten and dairy free. It even takes the guess work out of cooking by providing easy-to-follow recipe cards that walk you through each step (there's even photographs!). (Two-person meal kits starting at $9.50 per serving; marleyspoon.com)

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Red cast iron Dutch oven with gold heart handle created for Macy's by Martha Stewart photo

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Don't Forget Dessert

Not only is this enameled cast iron Dutch oven adorable, it's also incredibly versatile. The deep red exterior and gold heart finial bring a touch of romance and the durable construction can stand up to recipes of all kinds. It's great for cooking one-pot and slow-cook recipes, whether sweet or savory. The condensation ring on the lid keeps food moist, and the cast iron heats slowly and evenly and retains heat longer than other cooking surfaces. And don't worry about making a mess and needing to spend valuable time at the kitchen sink. The sturdy, oversized handles make it easy to transport from oven to table without needing to dirty a serving bowl and the enameled coating makes cleanup a breeze. ($100; macys.com)

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Martha Stewart gold flatware set at Macy's photo

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Set the Table in Style

Classic form meets modern trends in this dreamy flatware set. The Fiddlehead handles are reminiscent of vintage English design while the satiny champagne finish adds a pop of color. Keep your table casual by pairing it with everyday whiteware or elevate to five-star restaurant status with a more formal place setting. The stainless steel construction resists corrosion and is dishwasher safe. ($170; macys.com)

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Malbec wine curated by Martha Stewart photo

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Cheers to the Perfect Pair

From classic red and white to trendy rosé and celebratory sparkling, Martha has curated a selection of wines that will pair with your favorite meals. Complement a beef dish with a full-bodied red, chicken with a medium-bodied white, or pasta with a fruity rosé. Martha's wine delivery service includes domestic and international varietals so you can enjoy the best wine for every occasion. (Bottles starting at $10; marthastewartwine.com)

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More Products You'll Love

Martha Stewart red wine glasses with gold stems photo

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Raise a Glass

Make date night feel like the special moment that it is with these luxe wine glasses. The hint of gold running down the stem and sleek silhouette are an easy way to add elegance to your home. Uncorking champagne or white wine instead of red? These beauties are available in different shapes to complement your favorite varietal. ($67; macys.com)

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Pink rose bouquet curated by Martha Stewart photo

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Let Love Bloom

Would it be date night without a bouquet of flowers? Skip generic store blooms for ones selected by Martha. Her flower delivery program brings fresh, sustainably-grown varieties from around the world to your home with convenient online ordering and careful delivery. Also included are Martha's care instructions, information on the flower, plant food, and her tips to ensure the blooms last as long as possible. Order a single bouquet of one or two dozen or sign up for a monthly subscription. (Starting at $49.99 per month; bloomsybox.com)

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