13 fun at-home activities to do with your boyfriend

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COUPLE-watching-a-movieSometimes being in a relationship can put a strain on your wallet, which might lead you to look for activities to do at home with your boyfriend. My boyfriend and I are both trying to save up so we can have everything we want in our future together, which means less restaurant dates, less movie nights out, and less bar hopping with friends. If you are in the same boat, you may be wondering how to have dates at home instead, where you can save some cash but still have fun together. Well I’m here to help you out with 8 fun activities to do at home with your boyfriend!

 

  1. Have a Video Game Marathon

Most of our guys love playing video games to begin with, so why not work them into your activities to do at home with your boyfriend? Use a dry erase board or sheet of paper to keep score of who’s winning and play as many games as you can against each other! Try playing everything from Call of Duty to Dance Dance Revolution. Promise each other that neither of you will get too competitive though, or else you may find yourself in a senseless argument.

 

 

  1. Start a Home Workout Routine

Have you both been wanting to get in shape but never actually make it to the gym? Start a home workout routine! Whether it’s taking a jog around the block, or doing a workout video together, having someone to push you to exercise is a great motivator! If you want to make it even more fun, try one of the Wii workout games together. Not only will you be burning calories, but you’ll most likely have a blast laughing together trying to follow the routines.

 

 

  1. Have a Cooking Competition

Do you have a bunch of leftovers or groceries that you need to get rid of? Make a cooking competition out of it! Using only the ingredients in your kitchen, have each of you concoct something different to eat. Then, have a taste test at the end to see who wins! Grade each other on presentation, creativity, and taste just like they do on TV. Who knows, you may come up with a new favorite recipe!

 

 

  1. Create a Game

Don’t feel like playing any game you already have? Then make your own! Whether it’s creating a drinking game out of a movie or your favorite TV show, or creating your own sport that you can play outside. It doesn’t have to be a completely logical game, in fact, it would probably be even more fun if it didn’t make much sense. If it ends up being a really great game, write down the rules so you can play with your family or friends later!

 

 

 

  1. Have a Photo Shoot

Get a little silly and have a funny photo shoot together! Dress up in whatever you can find around the house or put makeup on each other! Then set your camera to self-timer and take a bunch of pictures. If taking pictures isn’t really your thing, then try video taping your antics instead and put them on YouTube. There are tons of videos of couples being silly together on there already!

 

 

  1. Watch Childhood Cartoons

Netflix and Hulu have tons of old cartoons that you used to watch when you were a kid! So stay at home and have each other pick out a bunch of the episodes you remember. It may even bring up stories and memories from being a kid you can tell each other that wouldn’t have been brought up in normal conversation! There are always new things you can learn about each other. Plus you can both get a good laugh at all the hidden adult innuendos that you didn’t pick up on when you were younger.

 

 

 

  1. Create a Spa Day

Even though your guy usually won’t openly admit it, he likes being pampered as much as you do. Plan a day around giving each other massages, facials, foot rubs, and anything else your guy is open to trying. Reassure him that it won’t hurt his manly image and it will completely relax him. Sometimes, guys need an excuse to do something a little girly, and the perfect excuse is usually having a girlfriend! So treat your guy (and have him treat you) to all the spa products you have in the house.

 

 

 

 

  1. Stay in Bed

 

Sometimes the best place to spend the day together…is in bed. So stock up on snacks and movies, turn off your cell phones and laptops, change into something comfortable, and spend the whole day together without leaving your bed! Disconnecting from the world for a day can be just what you both need to relax and simply enjoy each other’s company. Watch a full season of a TV series you have both been wanting to watch or some movies you haven’t had the time to see. Make sure to talk and play around with each other as well!

 

  1. Board Game

Not everyone likes board games and some people like them a little too much. If you’re neither one of those people and can play a board game without giving up half way through or being kind of a control freak over the rules, then this could be a lot of fun for you! Play Clue, Sorry, or Monopoly and I’m sure you’ll have a great time!

 

 

  1. Movie Marathon

With all of the ways we can access movies these days i.e. Netflix and Redbox, why not have a movie marathon?! You and your partner can rent a bunch of movies you haven’t seen and cram them into one day! Don’t forget the popcorn and other snacks! Maybe you don’t feel like watching old movies. Why not watch each other’s favorite movies or classic movies from your childhoods?

 

  1. Scrap-booking

This is such a fun activity to do with anyone, not just your significant other. Make a scrap book of that great vacation you went on or maybe just a scrap book of your relationship. It will be something fun to do together as well something to look back on in years to come. You don’t have to show it to anyone if you don’t want to, just let it be something special between the two of you.

 

  1. Indoor Picnic

If it’s raining outside and you were really planning on spending the day in beautiful weather, don’t fret! Get together a a blanket, some food and drinks, or maybe some wine and make an indoor picnic! Just because the weather isn’t cooperating doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Lay a blanket in your bedroom or living room and set up a romantic picnic for two without ever having to leave your home. Just think about not having to worry about those pesky ants!

 

 

  1. Get to Know Each Other Better

It may sound boring or dumb, but after a certain time together people in relationships seem to hit a rut where they’re no longer getting to know each other. Yes you learn something about your partner everyday, but I bet there’s more to each other that you don’t know. Why not sit in front of each other and ask silly questions to find out things about your partner? What superpower would you want if you could only have one? If you could have any job without having to worry about money or education, what would you do? These are just some examples, have fun with it!

Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t have fun as a couple! Most of my favorite relationship memories are the creative things my boyfriend and I have done while home together. Just make sure being home too often doesn’t cause either of you to become lazy! What is your favorite thing to do with your boyfriend or significant other when you’re both stuck home?

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