After dating for a few months or longer, you can quickly start to run out of ideas for date nights. There are many options that you can do in a city like go-kart racing, wine tasting, laser light shows or mystery dinner cruises. The problem with all of these options is that they tend to cost money. Whether you want to save money or just want to spend time at home, you need to find couple activities at home that you can do.
Some couples enjoy the great outdoors, but hiking or kayaking are tiring after a long day at work. Plus, the weather does not always cooperate with your plans. The following activities were designed if you plan on spending the evening together indoors. Because of this, they are great if you are cooped up in the winter or just want to spend less money on your activities.
1. Make a Scrapbook
Right now, you might not care about keeping your pictures around. You know how you and your partner look, so there is no reason to organize all of your photos. Sooner or later, you will want to look back on your wedding or show pictures of your younger selves to your children or grandchildren.
One of the easiest ways to make sure that your memories are saved for posterity is to make a scrapbook. You can include pictures of your family, your wedding, your dates and your honeymoon. Get creative with funny captions, decorative elements and candid shots. Just make sure that you save some pages (or can add pages) for later when you have more pictures to add to the book.
2. No-Strings Back Rubs
We all know what tends to happen with a massage or back rub. You initially plan on just giving a massage, but it quickly turns into sex. There is nothing wrong with massages turning into sex, but it is also nice when you can cuddle, rub, nuzzle or massage each other without having sex as the end goal. Massage your partner’s feet or back to help them relax. Physical intimacy like hand holding or foot rubs help to increase your bond as a couple and are one way that you can show how much you care for each other.
3. Get Cooking
We all love eating delicious food, but cooking up scrumptious dishes can be just as fun. Cooking is something that you have to do every day, and it is a lot more fun to do as a couple. This is a chance to create a stronger bond between you two and to find delicious, home-cooked dishes that you love. For an even more intimate experience, bust out the candles and wine glasses for your home-cooked meal.
4. Prepare for a Movie Marathon
After a long day at work or school, the last thing that you want to do is put a lot of effort into planning a couple activity at home. The good news? You don’t have to. Movie marathons can be extremely fun to do as a couple. It is a chance for you to experience a new show or movie series together. Whether you pick classic Hitchcock films that your partner missed or the entirety of Game of Thrones, your movie date can be a lot of fun. Just buy some drinks, popcorn and movie snacks. In moments, you are ready for an easy couple activity.
5. Have a Yard Sale
If you are looking for couple activities at home because you are short on cash, then this option will fix your cash flow issue and give you something to do. At the same time, it will also help you get rid of all of your old clutter in the home. By the end of the weekend, you will have enough extra cash to plan a more elaborate date night—or, at least, to invest in a fast food dinner for two.
6. Spa Dates
A typical spa is extremely expensive, but you can have the same options in the comfort of your home. Your romantic, at-home spa for two only needs a body scrub, facial masks and a few other odds and ends to get started. For an even more romantic experience, light a bunch of candles so that the entire room glows with candlelight.
7. Home Improvement Time
It always seems like something needs to be fixed when you own a home. The good news is that these home improvement projects can help allay some of your winter boredom. Talk about what you want to do and what you have the budget for. You can reorganize your furniture, paint the rooms of your house or completely redesign your home’s interior.
8. A Trip Down Memory Lane
For a relaxed evening in, bust out your videos of your wedding and dates together. Watch the videos where you had a lot of fun and relive the sweetest moments in your relationship.
9. Have Fun With Video Games
If your boyfriend is a gamer, then this is a great way for you to bond. Even if you dislike video games, this activity can help you grow as a couple. He can teach you the ropes, and you can work as a team (or enemies) in your favorite video game.
10. Watch Cartoons
Wintertime blues can get you down, but comedic shows can always boost your mood. Hulu and Netflix have many, many classic cartoons that you can enjoy. If you have not watched your favorite cartoons since childhood, pick some of your favorites and get to watching.
11. Tasting Nights
This is a good option if you do not have to work in the morning. Invest in a range of wines, vodka, tequila or whiskey to have a tasting night at your home. You may also need to stock up on cheese, crackers , bottled water and other snacks to go with your drinks. Just make sure that you don’t have to work the next day before you plan this event!
12. Prepare an Indoor Picnic
Who says that picnics have to be outdoors? When you are cooped up on a rainy or snowy day, a picnic can be a lot of fun. Roll out your blanket, pack your picnic basket and set up your favorite snacks. If it is not raining, you can also move your at-home picnic to the backyard.
13. Watch the Sun Rise or Set
For an easy, romantic date, watch the sun rise or set as a couple. For sunsets, get a bottle of wine, snacks and a blanket to cuddle up in. For sunrises, brew a few mugs of hot coffee and snuggle up in your favorite blanket. Either way, you are in for a romantic hour with your lover!
14. Create a Home Workout Routine
Staying in shape is not always easy. Studies show that couples who workout together have an easier time staying in shape. You can make a list of your favorite yoga poses and exercises, or check out online exercise videos. For an outdoor option, try walking or hiking as a couple. In addition to improving the quality of your relationship, this option will help both of you get into better shape and feel great.