You wake up to the steady tapping of raindrops against your window. Great, another rainy day to dampen your date plans. But don’t despair – where there’s a will, there’s a way. A little precipitation doesn’t have to ruin a perfectly good opportunity to connect with your sweetheart. In fact, a rainy day is the perfect excuse to get cozy indoors and spice up your normal routine. Put on some comfy clothes, light a few candles, cook up something warm and delicious, play some mood music, break out a board game you haven’t played in ages. A rainy day date at home can be just the change of pace you need. So grab your special someone and get ready to make the most of this rain-soaked day with some fun and romantic indoor activities. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.
Cozy Up With Hot Drinks and Baked Goods
Nothing beats a cozy day in when the rain is pouring down outside. Make the most of it by whipping up some warm drinks and baked goods to enjoy with your sweetheart.
Hot Cocoa or Cider
A mug of rich hot chocolate, cocoa, or apple cider is perfect for a rainy day. Top it off with whipped cream, cinnamon, nutmeg or mini marshmallows. The comforting aromas and flavors are sure to lift your spirits.
Freshly Baked Cookies or Bread
The smell of chocolate chip cookies or banana bread baking in the oven will make your place feel extra homey. Bake cookies, quick bread, scones or muffins to share with your date.
###Snuggle Up and Stream a Show
Once you have your treats, curl up on the couch under a cozy blanket and stream your favorite TV series or movie. A romantic comedy, drama or suspenseful mystery are great options for a laid-back date in.
Play Board Games
Board games or card games are a fun, low-key activity for a rainy day. Play classics like Scrabble, Monopoly, gin rummy or blackjack. Pour another round of warm drinks, turn on some background music and enjoy friendly competition with your sweetie.
A rainy day stuck inside doesn’t have to be boring. Cozy up, bake some comfort food, stream a show or play games together. Making the most of quality time with your favorite person is the perfect recipe for an indoor date day. Staying in has never been so sweet.
Have an Indoor Picnic
A rainy day is perfect for an indoor picnic. ###
Grab a blanket or some cushions and set up a cozy spot on the living room floor. Add some mood lighting like string lights or candles to make it extra romantic.
Pack a picnic basket with finger foods that don’t require utensils. Think crusty bread, cheese, cured meats like prosciutto, olives, nuts, and fresh or dried fruit. Don’t forget a bottle of wine or your favorite craft beer to complete the experience.
If you want to get creative, try a theme like Mediterranean, cheese board, or charcuterie. Or pick foods with interesting flavors, colors and textures to feed each other. Take your time exploring the different tastes together.
For entertainment, play some relaxing music, watch a movie you’ve been wanting to see, read to each other, do a jigsaw or crossword puzzle together or just talk the hours away. An indoor picnic is all about slowing down, appreciating simple pleasures and connecting with your favorite person.
Rainy days don’t have to be boring when you can make magical memories without leaving the comfort of your home. Curate a delightful picnic experience indoors and enjoy a cozy afternoon of laughter, conversation and quality time with your sweetheart. After all, there’s no place like home!
Get Competitive With Fun Games
On a rainy day, competitive games are a great way to have fun indoors with your date. Here are some options to try:
Pull out some classic board games like Scrabble, Risk, Settlers of Catan or Ticket to Ride. These strategy-based games create opportunities for playful competition and bonding over outmaneuvering each other. For an extra challenge, time each game to add an element of speed play.
If you’re both into gaming, try playing a competitive multiplayer video game together like Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart or Overcooked. These fast-paced, arcade-style games are all about gaining points and defeating opponents. Pick characters or teams and go head to head for some trash-talking and laughs.
Card games are ideal for indoor dates because they require very little set up or space. Play some gin rummy, crazy eights or go fish. For higher stakes, try poker – five card draw, Texas hold ’em or Omaha. Deal out the cards and bet with chips or other small items. The winner takes all at the end of the night!
Do a jigsaw or crossword puzzle race to see who can complete theirs first. Get the same puzzle, set a timer and scramble to fit in as many pieces or clues as possible before time is up. For crosswords, allow use of reference materials for tricky clues. The winner gets bragging rights and the thrill of victory!
A little competition and playful rivalry is a great way to bond and pass the time on a rainy date. Pick games you both enjoy and don’t be afraid to gloat when you win – your date will surely return the favor! With the right competitive spirit, you’ll be so focused on the games that the weather outside won’t even matter.
Cuddle Up for a Movie Marathon
A movie marathon is a perfect cozy date for a rainy day. Curl up on the couch with your sweetheart, some snacks, and a few of your favorite films.
Pick a theme
Select 2-3 movies with a common theme or genre to keep things consistent. Some ideas include:
- Romantic comedies for laughs and lovey-dovey moments. Think Pretty Woman, Silver Linings Playbook or Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
- Action/adventure to get your blood pumping. The Indiana Jones trilogy, Marvel superhero movies or the Ocean’s Eleven series are great options.
- Sci-fi or fantasy to transport you to other worlds. The Star Wars saga, Back to the Future trilogy or The Lord of the Rings are classics.
Stock up on movie snacks to fuel your marathon. Pop some popcorn, grab chips and dip, candy, or fresh or frozen pizza. Don’t forget drinks too, like soda, juice, beer or wine.
Change into comfy clothes, dim the lights and cuddle up under a warm blanket on the couch or in bed. Use pillows to prop yourselves up for optimal viewing comfort.
Turn off electronics like phones, tablets and laptops so you can focus on each other and the movies. Let friends and family know you’ll be unreachable for a few hours.
A movie marathon is a simple but memorable date idea for a rainy day. Choosing a theme, stocking up on snacks, getting comfortable and avoiding distractions will help you make the most of your time together indoors. Enjoy this opportunity to relax, laugh and reconnect without having to worry about the weather outside.
Recreate Your First Date at Home
Recreating your first date at home is a fun, nostalgic way to spend a rainy day indoors with your sweetheart. Think back to what you did on that magical first date—dinner and a movie? Picnic in the park? No matter what you did, you can recreate all or parts of it from the comfort of your own home.
Cook the same meal
If you went out for dinner, do your best to recreate that menu. Cook their favorite dish or dessert from the restaurant you visited. Or keep things simple by ordering takeout from the same place. Curl up on the couch with your food and enjoy a movie like you did before.
Have a movie marathon
Pick a few movies or a TV show you both enjoy and make an afternoon of it. Get snacks, blankets, pillows and settle in for hours of binge-watching. Laugh over the same jokes and quotes you did the first time around.
Look through old photos
Dig out any photos from your early dates and look through them together. Share memories of what you were thinking or feeling at the time. Photos have a way of transporting us back to how we felt in that moment.
If your first date involved playing games together like mini golf, bowling or board games, bring out some games for a playful battle of wits and laughter. Pour some drinks, turn on music from that era and let the friendly competition begin.
Talk like it’s your first date
Pretend you’re on your first date all over again. Ask each other questions you did back then to get to know one another. Discuss your interests, hobbies, friends, work, and dreams. You’ll gain a new appreciation for how far you’ve come as a couple.
With a little creativity, you can turn a rainy day into an opportunity to reconnect by recreating the memories you made together from the very beginning. A cozy day in reliving your first date will remind you both why you fell for each other in the first place.
When the weather outside is frightful but the company delightful, an indoor date can be just the thing Rain-Soaked. So don’t let a little rain ruin your plans or your mood. Curl up on the couch for a movie marathon, cook a cozy meal together, play some board games with a warm drink in hand. You’ll be making memories to last long after the rain has stopped. At the end of the day, it’s not about what you do but who you’re with. So grab your favorite person, get creative with an indoor date idea or two from this list, and make the most of your rainy day. The sun will come out again soon enough, but moments like these are meant to be savored.