Great couple ideas for a romantic night in!
1. Have a cook-off.. on a budget!
Sure it might leave the kitchen in a mess, but if you’re both the competitive sort, then this might be the thing for you. Set a budget, head to the market and get down to cooking. For added fun, you can even invite friends over for a blind taste test/dinner party and the loser would have to foot for the groceries bill.
2. Youtube couple challenges
There’s a tonne of video ideas you can do with your partner. My boyfriend does my makeup, my girlfriend gives me a makeover etc. It will definitely be a video you’ll both be able to rewatch and laugh over together in years to come.
3. Pick out your OOTDs
Ever wanted your partner to wear that top you think they’d look so good in and yet for some reason they’ve always avoided wearing it? Here’s your chance. Select three outfits for each other and try them on. You might be surprised at their eye for fashion.
4. Craft beer tasting session
Enjoy a night of refinement, craft beer style. Instead of downing them mindlessly, gather up to 10 different bottles of beer you’ve always wanted to try and include a couple Q&A session (there are heaps of conversational topics for couples online). You’ll soon find both the alcohol and conversation flowing in new territories.
5. Have a photoshoot session at home
Everyone and their mothers have a camera phone and selfie stick or tripod stand. If you haven’t been the sort of couple who’s naturally cheesy, why not create the opportunity to do so? Think of the cheesiest couple poses and shots and shoot them in the confines of your home. The outcome will either be cringingly brilliant or downright funny – either way it will be memorable, if not fun.
6. Watch a horror movie
…and watch it through till the end. Nothing like snuggling under the covers and gripping each other in abject fear. At least if you’ve nightmares later on, you’ll know someone else who can relate.
7. Make each other a playlist and dance to them together
It could be EDM or a romantic jazz number. Whatever it is, promise each other you’ll dance to their chosen mix from Spotify/Youtube. For ambience, you could even add candles around the dancefloor, ie: your living room, and get all dressed up. In our opinion, slow dancing should be made a necessary date night activity.
8. Do a craft project together
Be it sorting out your photos into albums or completing a jigsaw puzzle, it will be nice to put your heads and hands together and complete something that’s relatively relaxing. Or if there’s this Ikea cabinet that has been on the to-do list for ages, it will be a good time to tackle it! You can then finish it up with a massage for your aching muscles.
A version of this article originally appeared on www.herworldplus.com/weddings.