indoor activities for couples

We all love the great outdoors. However, have you ever considered indoor activities for your date? Whether you’re low on funds, a bit under the weather, or just fancy something more relaxed, there are loads of fun options available right on your doorstep. Let’s explore a few great indoor activities for couples!

Rainy day activities for couples

So, you’re in the mood for a romantic date, but the weather takes a turn for the worst. What do you do? Here are some fun activities for couples at home.

Set up a tent

Do you love camping? Set up a tent and some fairy lights in the living room and chill a bottle of wine. You can bring sleeping bags as well. Use the time to relax and talk or watch a movie.

Make a picnic

Throw a blanket on the floor and prepare some snacks. If you have a nice view, spread the blanket by the window and watch the sunset. Or if you have a fireplace – even better, you can cozy up together near there for a romantic picnic together.

Have a themed dinner

Instead of just having dinner, you can turn it into a themed night where the dinner and movie tie in together. You could make an international dinner and watch a movie set in that country. Or make a meal based on a scene from a movie. So how about indulging in some Mayan hot chocolate with chili while watching the Chocolat?

Sing karaoke

They say love is blind, well it’s deaf too! So, turn up your favorite songs and have a karaoke party for just the two of you. If you want to take things seriously, you can pick up a home karaoke system without breaking the bank.

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Get artistic

We all know the famous scene from Ghost, where Sam and Molly do a pottery class together. Well, if you don’t have clay to hand, why not try painting each other’s portrait? Engaging in arts is a great hobby for couples, especially on rainy days. Get creative and have fun with your partner!

Instead of just having dinner, you can turn it into a themed night where the dinner and movie tie in together. Click To Tweet

Trust building activities for couples

Having a date at home just the two of you together, away from distractions, is an excellent opportunity to build trust and improve your communication.

Swap your phones

Social media and technology can be major sources of trust issues for couples. Swapping phones with your partner to have access to each other’s photos and social media accounts is a great way to build trust.

Plan upcoming date nights

If you’re used to planning your date nights yourself, from restaurants to other activities, give your partner a chance to suggest the activities for the next one. Letting your partner contribute to planning helps to build trust in a relationship.

Create a vision board

Making a vision board is a fun activity for couples. All you need is a pile of old magazines, some glue and scissors, and a big sheet of paper. Flick through the magazines and cut out words, phrases, and images of what you want the future of your relationship to look like, and glue them on the paper. You can share your dreams and plans with your partner while putting the vision board together.

Talk about your concerns

It’s important to sit down and talk about what you may be worried or afraid of without shame so you can leave that in the past and move forward. It also gives your partner a chance to show they can comfort you.

Making a vision board is a fun activity for couples. All you need is a pile of old magazines, some glue and scissors, and a big sheet of paper. Click To Tweet

Cool activities for couples

Staying in doesn’t have to mean going to bed early. You can still engage in cool activities for couples. These activities are perfect for people who like to do something creative.

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Arrange a photoshoot

A DIY photo booth is a perfect activity for Instagram addicts. All that you need to do is get a few props like glasses, hats, or other items lying around your house and make fun and silly faces in front of your camera. You can put your camera on a timer and use a tripod or prop it on a shelf or a table.

Plan your dream holiday

Use the time at home to plan an upcoming holiday. Research some exotic destinations and find fun things to do. You can even start a Pinterest board with all the places you want to visit.

Create a bucket list

Do you know what the number one priority is on your partner’s bucket list? Creating a list of things to do and places to visit can be a great opportunity to get to know your partner or an excellent way to set some goals for your future together.

Take a test

Taking a test may not sound like a lot of fun, but how about the type of test that you can’t fail? There are many different personality tests that you can take online, or you can even come up with a list of questions for each other that you both have to answer.

Quality time activities for couples

In our 100 miles per hour lifestyles, having quality time with your partner can be challenging. These activities are designed to give you some of that quality time and remind you of just how special your partner is.

Stay in bed

Taking inspiration from John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the rules for this one are very simple. Don’t get out of bed, except to make the other person breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is a cozy cold-weather activity for couples. You can talk, cuddle, or play organize a pillow fight, you choose.

Binge-watch your favorite shows

Snuggle up on a couch and binge-watch an entire season of your favorite TV show together. Or if you’re feeling slightly more cultured, why not choose some cinema classics from IMDB? If you are in the mood for something more chilled, just make some popcorn and watch a whole load of Disney.

Play old songs

Take turns playing music hits from your teens on Youtube. One for nostalgia lovers, this activity evokes memories and is a great way to springboard a conversation about each other’s past. You can create a combined playlist, make an improvised disco, and dance like there is no tomorrow.

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Pull out childhood photos

Another great idea to get the memories and conversation going is to dig out the old photos and home videos. Or if you’re feeling lazy to look for your old photo albums, just scroll back on your Facebook timeline.

Play board games

Board games are perfect for a quiet evening indoors, as long as you’re not too competitive. If you decide to go for a jigsaw puzzle, stick to around 500 pieces. You want a date night, not a month-long odyssey!

Have a phone-free evening

If you count the number of times you look at your phone during a meal, let alone an evening with your partner, you will be shocked. Enjoy a quality meal away from technology by leaving your phone in the other room. You could build up to making this a phone-free day – just make sure you let people know you will be out of reach!

Enjoy a quality meal away from technology by leaving your phone in the other room. Click To Tweet

Look at the stars

On a clear night, you can turn off the lights, sit by the window, and watch the stars. There’s not much that is more relaxing. Of course, the further you live from a city, the clearer the view will be because of less light pollution.

Make a home spa

Spa days are great, but they can be expensive! Recreate spa at home by donning your robes, lighting some scented candles, and taking turns to do massages. You can even make natural face masks with a bit of honey and fresh lemon juice.

Get creative in the bedroom

Sex activities for couples are the best and the easiest indoor activities of them all. Use your fantasy (or internet) and try something new in the bedroom.

So, now when you think of indoor activities for couples, don’t think dull, boring, and dread the cabin fever. Embrace the creativity, enjoy the new sense of intimacy with your partner, and, most of all, celebrate not having to get your hair wet – unless you want to!

Alana is a slightly scatty Southsea based PR girl who writes about beauty, fashion, wedding stories, reviews, travel adventures, and just her general wonderings. After being a bridesmaid seven times and writing a wedding blog, she finally met her prince charming and is currently planning her own wedding.

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