Whether you’re in a long-term relationship or still in the early days, spending time with your partner is essential for maintaining a happy and healthy connection. Date nights don’t have to be fancy, but it can be tough to make time together a priority when it’s cold outside and you’d rather not leave the house. Fortunately, there are plenty of indoor activities that make for great quality time while allowing you to stay warm and cozy at home. Here are some of our favorite ways to keep the spark alive even on the coldest days.
There’s a time and a place for takeout, but preparing a meal together from start to finish is a fun way to bond with your partner and try something new. Look through cookbooks or search for recipes online, and if you’re up for a challenge, you can even try making pasta or sushi from scratch. Once you’ve finished cooking, enjoy what you’ve created with some music and candles.
Have a Game Night
Playing games together can be helpful for establishing communication in an enjoyable, stress-free way. Board games, card games, and video games all create opportunities to engage in conversation while promoting a bit of friendly competition between you.
Turn Your Living Room Into a Movie Theater
Take movie night to the next level by transforming your space into a home theater. Bring lots of cozy blankets and pillows, pop some corn, and snuggle up on the couch. To create an extra special environment, use a projector and a tripod to play your movie on the ceiling and watch together from a blanket on the floor. Like stargazing, but with your favorite film.