Many of us are stuck at home, and date nights are now impossible to do outside. This quarantine prevents many couples from spending romantic and quality time together. It may not be the top-most priority right now, but missing out on those romantic moments can affect some couple’s relationships.
Fortunately, you can make quality time at home. It may even offer cozier and cheaper options compared to the regular monthly date nights. Here are some activities you can try for an at-home date night.
Make Something Special
If you want to reconnect with your partner and resolve unspoken expectations, the best thing is to enjoy yourself with a regular hobby. One of the most practical and therapeutic activities for couples is making art. Doing some art together can release stress and help you strengthen your bond. You don’t need to have superior art skills; you just have to enjoy the time together.
You can schedule a weekend as art time and work together on a single artwork, making a collage, paper mache, paper mosaics, or watercolor paintings. You can also plan art projects around special occasions like making portraits during anniversaries or creating your own Christmas paintings. You can even do an online art class together.
Doing some mini projects with your partner can help you learn more about each other’s personality and improve your communication. For instance, one person can instruct and tell the other person what to paint or what colors to use.
Don’t forget to bring in some delicious snacks and drinks that you can enjoy while doing the project. Also, gather all the things you might need beforehand to ensure a smooth date night experience.
Load Yourselves With Games
Make your date nights extra memorable by setting up tons of games you can both play. Playing games together or against each other can help spice up your relationship. It is also an excellent way for couples to get closer through deepening your knowledge of each other. It can also improve your communication skills.
You could try the classic board games like monopoly, scrabble, checkers, chess, Yahtzee, or battleship. These games can be a romantic getaway from any worries or anxieties, especially with all these pandemic stories.
You can also break the monotony and bond over video games if you’re a couple that’s into gadgets. Playing video games allows you to work for a common goal and focus on something together. Video games can also teach you to problem-solve and communicate better. Some video games for couples include Diablo III, League of Legends, Overcooked, and Mario Party.
If you want to learn more about each other a little deeper, games like ‘Would You Rather?’ or ‘Never Have I Ever’ are just perfect. You can ask these 50 questions for hours of entertainment.
A game night will surely bring fun, adventure, and friendly competition between couples. You’ll also have something entertaining to talk about right after. Don’t forget to set up a ton of game options and put on some fun music. To make things more exciting, you can challenge each other and decide on a little consequence for the loser.
Relax and Unwind
Relaxing and unwinding with your partner is a perfect way to spend a night at home. Doing some spa can also be a romantic getaway for you and your partner. A spa scenario can be an opportunity for a moment to reconnect, especially in reminiscing to the reasons that made you fall in love with each other.
Some may think that you need to turn your bathroom into an elegant wellness retreat, but a spa day at home can be simple. You can start by wearing some comfy robes and slippers. Then, set the mood with lighting some scented candle and playing a perfect spa playlist.
Once you’ve set the mood, you can prepare a warm bath with Epsom-based bath salts rich in magnesium. Bath salts are ideal for alleviating sore muscles and giving you a relaxing sleep after.
You can also add some luxurious bath oils for the ultimate experience. It’s perfect for treating dry skin and callouses. You can also make it extra special by adding some rose petals. After warm baths, you can put on some sheet masks and proceed with your facial routine. Complete your date night with massaging each other while sipping some herbal tea or a glass of fizz.
After such a relaxing experience, there’s no doubt that you’ll both have a fantastic sleep and will most likely have healthier skins in the morning. Do this regularly, and you’ll get more relaxed minds and a peaceful relationship. Eventually, you’ll most likely avoid arguments and feel pleasantly happy with one another.
The current health crisis may bring lots of challenges with our everyday lives, but allowing yourselves to relax and have a date night at home will make the time more worthwhile. Allow you and your partner to bond and strengthen your relationship by doing some of the at-home date night activities above.