10 Relaxing Activities For Couples At Home

Life can be hectic & finding time for our partners is essential to stay connected. So if you’re looking for a relaxing date idea to try out at home, you’ve come to the right place!

1. Learn New Recipes by Cooking Together

Get out your online or paperback recipe books, or look up your favorite gourmet cuisine. Spend some quality time with your partner by having an intimate evening preparing a restaurant-quality meal for two.

You’ll both develop confidence in your cooking skills and have the opportunity to amaze each other with your newly acquired culinary talents! Cooking is one of the most intimate ways we can bond with our loved ones and is one of the best relaxing activities for couples at home.

2. Have A Romantic At-Home Spa Date

If you’ve ever had a massage, then you already know what’s in store for you! Choose the best location at home and get your partner to lie on their back or their stomach. Then, put a pillow under their chest to ensure absolute comfort, and let the romantic bonding begin. 

At-home spa dates are high on the list of relaxing activities for couples at home, and for obvious reasons – Everyone’s a winner!

Check out a few YouTube videos first to learn the fundamentals of performing the perfect couple’s massage, buy some massage oil, and prepare to unwind! 

Another perfect idea is sharing a tub because nothing says romance like relaxing in a hot bath with your partner. If you don’t have time to spend a few hours massaging each other, a nice hot bath is a happy compromise. Letting yourself relax and unwind with your partner is an intimate way to bond.

Add some basic spa items, like Epsom salts, essential oils, or bubbles, and enjoy a good old-fashioned bubble bath. Schedule a day when you can both spend some time getting things ready for your romantic at-home spa date.

You can also search your bathroom cabinets for moisturizers, face masks, and any other cosmetic products you’ve been storing for a special occasion. Put on your robes, boil some spa water with cucumbers and lemons, and enjoy a night of relaxation. An added bonus? Your skin will thank you for that inadvertent extra attention.

3. Lay Out A Picnic At Home

Changing your regular eating location can sometimes be enough to shake things up. Try turning mundane moments into magical experiences.

Gather some delectable ingredients like cheese, baguettes, grapes, and any other finger foods. Then, spread a blanket on the floor of your living room or in your backyard and enjoy a romantic evening in your ordinary living space.

4. Pretend The Lights Are Out And Have A Romantic Candle-Lit Evening

As an adult, losing power can be a nightmare. But when we were younger, it was easy to find activities and things to do to occupy our minds. The novelty of the house shrouded in candlelight was always a beautiful experience.

Why not make this into a great at-home dating idea? Light candles, tell ghost stories, have a romantic dinner, or even reminisce on the early days of your relationship by remembering your fond founding memories. The best part is that you inevitably put the devices away and when all the screens are off, the mind wanders and comes up with the craziest and most fun activities you can do with your partner.

Some fun activities you can do for a relaxing date idea without power:

  • Make some s’mores with your candles. It’s fun and delicious!
  • Make easy-to-prepare finger foods or order from your favorite restaurant
  • Tell scary stories and see who “chickens out” first
  • Let your imagination run wild and enjoy this bonding time with your partner

Life after all, can be hectic and our schedules unforgiving. We often have to create time to spend with our partners and what better way than having a fun and unusual night?

5. Do At-Home Yoga or Meditation

You may not be sure where to start if you’re a beginner. Some poses are really simple, while others may be a little more difficult. But what is a couple’s yoga challenge without some difficult positions to try?

This relaxing date idea is ideal for getting close and personal with your partner. You can make it into a fun challenge by printing out yoga postures and randomly selecting which pose to practice next.

6. Have A Home-Style Wine Tasting Date Night

Purchase a few bottles and pretend to be a sommelier.  Swirl your glasses to see if you can detect any flavor notes or to decide which wine you prefer.

You could also hide the labels and see if you can guess which wine is the cheapest and which is the most costly based just on flavor. You might just be surprised to find that it’s quite difficult to tell the difference!

If wine isn’t your thing, you can do the same thing with cheese or even different varieties of fruit.

7. Set Up A Backyard Movie Night

This one requires a small investment, but your family will reap the rewards all summer. It’s also definitely one of the best relaxing activities for couples at home.

Install a projector pointing to a blank wall in your garden and have an outdoor movie night filled with snacks and soft blankets. Cuddle up to your partner and bond over your favorite film or the newest release.

8. Have A Bake-Off At Home

Convert your kitchen into a “Cupcake Wars” scenario and see who makes the most delectable fresh-baked cakes or muffins. Even if your creations aren’t as visually appealing as the recipes, they’ll still taste amazing. Nothing says relaxing date ideas like enjoying quality time with your partner by making sweet treats and other tasty baked goods.

And if you have kids, they’ll certainly devour the leftovers the next day.

9. Have A Mini Art Session Date

Gather your art tools – Crayons, markers, watercolors, or even odd pens from your trash drawer. Dare each other to sketch the same image. You and your partner can also start separate pictures and every 5 to 20 minutes, you swap the page and add to it. After a few rounds, the results are often hilarious!

You could also attempt sketching each other’s portraits as an extra challenge – If you’re not afraid of the inevitable caricature that is!

10. Grow A Garden

Planting herbs or fruit-bearing plants to add some greenery to your house or yard while bonding with your partner is a perfect relaxing date idea. You’ll enjoy getting your hands dirty while making your area feel more lush and livable. Plus, you’ll be able to harvest your efforts and amaze your family when you don’t have to buy berries or herbs from the shop.

A Perfect Date Night Is A Night Spent With Your Partner

After all, is said and done, the best thing about a date night at home is spending quality one-on-one time with our beloved – Everything else is just an extra. 

But we also know how important it is when it comes to making our partners happy and feel loved, which is why a home spa date is the best way to make them feel loved while relaxing and having a good time.

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