Many of us cannot and should not go out – and for a good reason – so a couples staycation might be in order. While many couples have had to grapple with the effects of the pandemic, this does not mean that you should forget having fun and intimacy with your partner.
No matter where you are in the world during quarantine, it’s essential to take much-needed downtime and bond with your significant other. Although date nights at home may seem quaint, these are certainly cheaper and more accessible – and these can also be romantic and as fun as a night on the town.
Whether you are newly married or are just getting to know each other, staying at home doesn’t have to be boring. Below are some staycation ideas for you and your loved one. Take a look at these and you might just be inspired to have fun despite these trying times.
Couples Staycation Ideas to Try During Quarantine
Cooking For Two
Cooking for your significant other might seem like nothing out of the ordinary, especially when you have been cooped up and doing it all along throughout the quarantine. However, this couples staycation idea can be different by inviting your significant other to cook a meal with you.
Or you can try a new recipe you’ve always dreamed of recreating at home, perhaps from a restaurant you love or from a country you’ve been to. Some of the more romantic places that have dishes that can help keep the spark alive are from Italy, Spain, and Mexico.
You can check a lot of romantic recipes online perfect for couples. Whether it’s making fresh pasta, tapas and sangria, or even fish tacos and guacamole, whipping up something new can help bring you and your partner together. Enjoy your meal together over candlelight with your favorite wine and turn on music to help you set the mood for your date.
Who knows, cooking might just give way to a night of fun and dancing.
Have a Spa Date
If the both of you have had a long week (or just a long day) from working from home and the pressures of what’s happening in society have become a little too much to bear, why not hold an at-home spa treatment for two? This spa date is guaranteed to give you the rest and relaxation you deserve.
To set the mood, bling up your place – preferably your bathroom, bedroom, or even living room – with rose or bamboo-scented candles and a reed diffuser. Set out a plush robe and some fluffy slippers, as well as a warm tub to soak your foot in. You can even throw in some petals if you wish.
Complete the night by massaging each other’s back with some essential oils. You may also opt to give each other a soothing or invigorating facial complete with K-beauty essentials and a moisturizing mask.
Finish this off with after-spa treats such as snacks and a generous glass (or two) of champagne.
Hold a Movie Night
If you’re feeling a tad bit lazy, why not hold a movie night in the comforts of your own home? Both the living room and the bedroom make for a great choice, especially when you can cuddle while watching fresh releases.
However, if you’re feeling a bit more romantic and nostalgic, you can hold a movie night under the stars. You can prop up a projector in your garden or patio area or simply project your film of choice onto a sheet. A laptop would work, too.
Just like your partner’s favorite romantic comedy, they’ll surely appreciate you setting the scene with a picnic blanket, candles or tea lights, and finger foods and wine. An assortment of cheese and crackers, as well as chocolates, will surely sweep your partner off of their feet.
For an extra surprising event, you can also try holding a glamping activity in your backyard or even in your own bedroom. A cute and simple fort will bring you right back to your childhood.
The Bottom Line
These staycation ideas definitely deserve a spot on your list. With these exciting couples staycation activities, you can finally step outside of your comfort zone and have some exciting things to do during quarantine. And before you know it, you’ll be back out traveling the world again.