50 Things For Couples To Do At Home When Bored | At-Home Date Ideas

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Fun things to do at home with your loved one when you’re bored

Let’s talk about chasing the boredom away with some at-home date ideas.

Are you stuck at home and wonder what to do? 

Probably you’re already tired of each other, and that’s not a good thing. 

Today, I’ve prepared for you 50 fun things for couples to do at home when bored. These at-home date ideas are so good and will take so much of your time that you’ll be busy for weeks ahead.

On top of that, it will help you keep the romance alive and stay stronger than ever.

Shall we dive in?

At-Home Date Ideas For Couples 

Things for couples to do at home when bored

1. Picnic in the garden

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, you could totally enjoy a picnic on the grass. Prepare some sandwiches, get some sparkling wine and a few cupcakes, and head out to enjoy the weather. 

2. Picnic in the living room

If you don’t have a garden to use for your picnic, you could always spread out a blanket on the floor of your living room or bedroom, light up some candles around you and enjoy each other. You already know the menu.

3. Dance together

I’m secretly trying to teach my fiance to dance salsa for the last year or so. I’m not sure it goes as well as it should, but it’s fun trying. Dance together with your loved one, see if you can even create your own dance moves. 

4. Learn a new language together

Learning a new language is so easy nowadays. Youtube has tons of videos to help you start, or you could use mobile apps like Duolingo to help you. Doing it with your SO is even better as you could practice together and grow together.

5. Play board games together

Board games are a fun way to challenge each other and add some competitive sparkle between you two. Here’s a list of board games you could play together with your partner:

6. Play naughty games for couples

Play games for couples

What better time to explore and learn more about each other? Here’s a list of some of the best games for couples:

7. Watch a movie together when you’re bored

Sometimes the biggest pleasures come with the simplest things – like a movie night together. 

8. Watch a Stand-Up Comedy 

Netflix offers stand-up comedy series you could binge-watch over a few bottles of wine.

9. Binge-Watch Series

Why not choosing series you both enjoy and spending the weekend over a few bowls of popcorn?

10. Deep clean your home

Ugh, I know it doesn’t sound like fun, but it’s something we all must do every now and then. If you’re both together at home and you’re bored, use the time to help each other with the chores.

11. Reorganise your home

Reorganise your home if you are bored

If you’re home with your strong man, use his strength to move things around. Reorganise your home, move the furniture and create a new home for both of you.

12. Create your happy memories board

All you need is a simple corkboard and your happiest photos printed. There are plenty of companies that could deliver your photos to your home in a day or so. Use pins to pin the photos on the board. This simple process will help you go over your happiest times together and will bring back memories and emotions you forgot. 

13. Create a video collage of your photos

Here’s another smart idea if you can’t be bothered to print your photos. Create a video collage of your favourite photos together, choose the music and have fun. Use programs like Filmora to help you do that.

14. Cook together

I know that most couples don’t do it too often, so how about you both spend time together in the kitchen and cook something yummy. 

15. Create a bucket list for the rest of the year

What would you like to do together this year? Where would you like to go? Get a piece of paper and write down how you’d like to spend the rest of the year. Let your imagination flow and your dreams be wild.

16. … or for the next five years

Create a bucket list as a couple

Plan ahead. Where do you see yourselves five years from now? That’s a great way to see if you’re both heading in the same direction. Bonding activity that will help you get to know each other even better.

17. Check your finances and talk budget

Nobody likes talking about budgeting and money, but we’re all adults, and sooner or later we should talk about it. Here’s a simple way to budget like a pro in your family. 

18. Face Call friends and family

Prepare to be busy for a full day if you decide to do this one. It’s so nice to show care and love for the people who truly matter to you. Your friends and family would love to hear from you two, don’t disappoint them.

19. Romantic dinner

Candles, good food, wine and soft music (maybe jazz?) – all that is the perfect recipe for a romantic dinner indoors. Enjoy.

20. Paint each others’ bodies

Use body paint and wake up the artist in you. For the extra fun – use a blindfold, so the end result is a surprise.

21. Just talk

When you are bored at home talk to your loved one

It’s so simple, yet we rarely do it. Just talk.

22. Play strip poker

I bet you know how this one goes.

23. Give your partner a private massage

And don’t forget to use romantic massage oil to help you set the mood. 

24. Puzzle the boredom away

Jigsaw 1000 is a fun thing to do for couples at home. It’s challenging and takes a lot of time, patience and effort to put together the puzzle. Are you ready for it?

25. Build a fort

Just like you did when you were a child. Build a fort together with your loved one. It’s up to you how to play afterwards.

26. Read together

There’s something truly magical and bonding in reading a book together with your loved one. You could take turns reading and enjoy the other’s voice.

27. Or listen to audiobooks

Another great and productive activity for couples. Listen to audiobooks together. Audible gives you one book for free if you sign up here. 

28. Sign up for Skillshare

Want to learn a new skill together? It could be absolutely anything – from drawing and singing to learning how to be more confident. Skillshare offers you two months for free if you sign up here. 

29. Work out together

Stay healthy together. You don’t really have to go out to exercise. There are plenty of Youtube videos with exercises for couples that will help you sweat the boredom away. 

30. Soak in the bathtub 

Romantic bath together

Once you’re done with the exercises, jump into the bathtub together. Use some romantic bath bombs and relax together. 

31. Talk about your dreams

When was the last time you talked about your dreams? Share them again? Has something changed? Where are you heading in this life?

32. Talk about starting a business

Have you ever considered starting a new business together? Just for the fun, talk about it now. What would it be? How would you run it? 

33. Make pancakes

My fiance and I love to make pancakes every weekend. It’s a hearth-warming tradition we would like to hold for as long as possible. Try it for yourself.

34. Ice cream anyone?

I’ve never done ice cream at home, but I think it’s a fun thing to do as a couple when you’re bored.

35. Homemade pizza – things for couples to do at home

Things to do for couples cook

Now, this is one of my top favourite things to do with my man. I even prepare the dough myself while he’s cutting the toppings. Then we arrange the pizza and impatiently wait for it to bake. It usually disappears in less than 10 minutes after we take it out of the oven. It’s always worth the wait.

36. A themed movie day

How about watching comedies all day long? Or maybe horror movies? Why not watching your favourite action movies in a day? Choose the theme, Netflix will do the rest.

37. Spend a day without your phones or any TV

Have you thought of how dependent we are on technology? Can you imagine a day without having to look at your phone or turn the TV on? Are you willing to challenge yourselves and try it? How would you spend that day?

38. Do yoga together

Yoga is an awesome fun activity that not only helps you intertwine your lungs but also relaxes you and improves your strength. Try yoga for two when you’re both bored.

39. Have a TED talks marathon

We all know that there are hundreds of TED talks you’d like to watch but never find time to do it. Now would be the perfect time to watch every TED talk out there that gives you a different perspective of life. Do it together.

40. Play video games together

at home date ideas play video games

I’ve never played video games and have no idea if they’re my thing, but I’m willing to give this a try. 

41. Play a trivia game

This Trivia game promises to keep you busy for a few hours, so why don’t you just give it a chance?

42. Cook a foreign cosine

The world is full of different types of cosine you’ve never tried. Think of what you both want to try and invite the spirit of that country in your home. Is it going to be Indian, Japanese or Italian food? What’s the first thing that came on your mind?

43. Talk about your love languages

Use the time you have together to get to know each other even better. Talk about your love languages. Get Gary Chapman’s book and share with your loved one how you want him to love you. Ask him how he likes you to express your love for him too. Here’s my review of the book.

44. Write to each other love letters

I know that it might be hard to convince your man to write you a love letter, but worth to try. 

45. … or a love poem

Now, this might be easier. It could be a fun love poem too. 

46. Start a garden at home

That’s a great way to keep yourselves busy and do something productive and fun. Even if you don’t have a garden, you could always plan some spices together. Here’s a kit for you to check.

47. Create a playlist together

create a playlist with favourite songs

When was the last time you sat down and talked about music? Create a playlist with your favourite songs. The only rule is both of you to like the songs on the list. It’s fun to see how many matches you have.

48. Learn something new together

Surf the web together and learn about some of the strangest things, fun facts or interesting ideas that exist out there. It will be a great conversation starter.

49. Find a project in your house

There’s always at least one piece of furniture that waits for you to fix it, pain it or decorate it. Join your powers and make your home feels even better.

50. Record a video together

Want some fun thing to do at home as a couple? Record a video together. It could be a message for the future you, reading a fun poem, sharing your dreams, whatever comes on your mind. Just have fun while doing it.

Do you have more ideas on things for couples to do at home when bored? Share them in the comments below. 

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