When the weather sucks and you want to snuggle up, the usual solution for most couples is, of course, a movie and a good ol’ fashioned bag of popcorn. But here are a few different ideas for you and your special someone that are a little less conventional.
Okay, so maybe not Scrabble if you’re sweetie has the vocabulary of a third grader, but if you both can string a sentence together, you can play. It sounds dorky, but it’s actually really fun and it will get your competitive side going. Also, The Game of Life can be a cute one, requires very little skill, and is good for a laugh. If you want to take over the world, Risk, if you want to step into the financial game, Monopoly. Look through that dusty pile you have in the corner, it’ll all come back to you!
Now this suggestion may seem a little out of the ordinary, and I don’t actually mean a real radio. I happen to own a vintage radio that is now hooked up to Bluetooth, and through my Iphone, I stream old radio shows from the app Vintage Radio Lite (click here). Turn off all the lights, light some candles, make a snack or two, and set up your speakers! It’s surprisingly romantic and has a vintage charm. You can choose from Adventure, Comedy, Crime/Detective, Drama, History, Music, Mystery, Science Fiction, or Western! It’s silly, fun, and imaginative.
Make Your Own Ice Cream, Have a Sundae Bar!
Okay, so this one is kind of cheating because technically you can do this and then watch a movie. Make sure you crank the heat so you’re nice and cozy! Hamilton Beach makes an amazing half pint ice cream maker that is ridiculously foolproof. You throw the ingredients in the bowl, press on, wait a few minutes, and you have instant soft serve. You can add cookie dough, fudge, whatever your heart desires, into the mixture. Add hot fudge and enjoy. Cooking can be a bit of a headache and I personally like take out when the wind is howling, but making something together is always fun and this baby is hassle free. Click here to order an ice cream maker!
Whatever makes you and your special someone unique, celebrate it. Make staying home an opportunity to try something new and engage your imagination. <3