10 stay-at-home date ideas for you and your partner
There are many activities you can do with your significant other at home instead of just ordering food in and watching a movie.
Many couples have had their date plans affected by Phase 2 (Heightened Alert). With the increase in COVID-19 community cases, we are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible.
If you’re disheartened by not being able to eat out at nice locations or partake in exciting activities, fret not, because you can still have fun while staying home. There are many indoor date activities for you and your significant other to have just as much of an enjoyable time as you would outside.
Here are some fun activities you and your partner can incorporate into your next stay-at-home date!
1. Do fun DIY kits together
I don’t know about you, but as a kid, I’ve always wanted to try KidzLabs science kits and those Popin Cookin DIY Japanese candy kits.
From making your own candy in the form of sushi to excavating dinosaur bones and crystals, you can live out your childhood dreams with your partner and have some innocent fun.
After all, there’s no age limit on fun. Nothing feels more fulfilling than making your own creations from scratch!
2. Revisit nostalgic childhood games
Speaking of childish fun, remember those free mini-games you used to play on Y8 and other online sites? Why not revisit them again!
You can play old games you loved with your partner and maybe even be reintroduced to games you forgot about.
Instead of playing your typical video games, spice it up with a trip down memory lane.
3. Make presentation slides about a topic you’re passionate about
Have you ever wanted to gush about your interests but your partner just didn’t seem as invested in it as you were? Well, what better way to do that than through giving a whole presentation.
There are no set rules to this. Simply create slides about whatever topic you like and then present them to your significant other when done. But, you will have to sit through their presentation too of course.
Some interesting presentation ideas could be rating your previous dates, stating the reason why you two should adopt a pet, ranking your significant other’s exes and past relationships, and showing outfits you think they should incorporate into their wardrobe. The possibilities are endless!
4. Create TikToks together
TikToks are always fun to watch, especially if there’s a new trend that everyone is taking part in. But, have you tried participating in it yourself?
There are a plethora of couple related TikTok trends out there, such as filming yourself doing a simple dance routine, doing a “Who is most likely to…” challenge, or making a cute video showing off your significant other.
You don’t have to post them if you don’t want to. You can always simply keep these videos private and rewatch it later for the memories.
5. Hone your teamwork skills with an online escape room
When we think of escape rooms, most of us probably visualise a physical room with puzzles that we have to solve to escape. However, there are quite a few online escape rooms too.
Enchambered is an escape room located in Sacramento, California; however it offers a two-player puzzle game, similar to an escape room, on their website. The online escape room hones communication skills as partners cannot view what the other is seeing.
You don’t even have to be in the same room or house to play this.
The best thing about it? It’s free!
Decipher puzzles through gadgets and clues together and see how well you and your significant other can really communicate here.
6. Try out viral TikTok recipes
Dances and challenges aren’t the only thing TikTok is known for. The app has caused many ‘cooking-hacks’ to go viral, including cooking tricks and easy-to-prepare recipes.
Instead of the typical dabao-ing of food in or ordering in delivery, why not kill two birds with one stone by saving money and spending quality time together through cooking.
You could test out the mess-free tortilla hack, make s’mores pizza for dessert, or spice up instant ramen with kewpie mayo if you’re feeling lazy. There are a myriad of cooking hacks and recipes you can find online.
Most viral TikTok food recipes are easy to prepare and are well-received, so skip the takeaway meals and cook with your partner at home.
7. Embrace change through each other’s appearance
Have you ever had the urge to change your style or appearance overnight? If you’re privy to that feeling, there’s no better time than now.
Drag your significant other along for the ride and dye each other’s hair with temporary hair dye, paint each other’s nails, or even try swapping wardrobes and see how you guys look in each other’s clothes.
Why not dip your toes into the waters of change — it could make for a good laugh and you never know if you might end up liking it!
8. Follow a home workout routine or recreate couples yoga poses
Although we are allowed to go out and exercise, some of us may prefer doing so in the safety of our own homes.
For the couples who like to keep active yet would rather not compromise their health, following a home workout tutorial video or even trying out couples yoga poses could be a fun and refreshing date idea.
Even those who don’t necessarily like exercise can have a good laugh over trying (and possibly failing) to recreate the absurd yoga poses.
9. Create paintings for each other
You don’t have to be good at art to enjoy it.
Painting doesn’t necessarily have to be on paper or a canvas. You could also try painting on old CDs, wooden photo frames, shoes, or a phone case.
If you have no inspiration, try following a Bob Ross tutorial, painting your favourite song album, or simply make patterns with different colours.
Not only will this be a relaxing date, you could also exchange paintings after so there is more motivation to gift your significant other with some nice art.
10. Write love letters and create a time capsule
Nothing screams romance more than love letters.
While it is already sweet enough writing heartfelt letters to your significant other, making a time capsule storing current memorabilia and letters for your future selves to open would add extra sentimental value.
You could write notes about your hopes and dreams for your future together and see if you have achieved it by the time you open it. You could also include movie tickets, receipts from special dates, photos of yourselves, and other trinkets that mean something to the two of you.
Hopefully these ideas have given inspiration for your next indoor date with your partner. Remember, you don’t need to go outside for fancy dates to spend quality time together!