35 Things to Do as a Couple at Home

As our lives have increasingly moved indoors, there's been an unavoidable shift in how we spend our time as couples.

Written by Kate Holmsy. Updated on 35 Things to Do as a Couple at Home

As our lives have increasingly moved indoors, there’s been an unavoidable shift in how we spend our time as couples. We’ve had to become creative, inventing fun, engaging activities that can replace the vibrancy of outdoor adventures, restaurant dinners, and movie theater dates.

Fortunately, it turns out, we’re pretty ingenious. And in the course of finding new things to do at home, many of us have discovered a whole new universe of possibilities.

This new world of indoor fun can be as exhilarating as an outdoor adventure, as intimate as a dinner date, and as immersive as a cinema experience. So, buckle up as we explore the world of at-home couple activities.

We’ve put together a list of 35 things that you and your partner can do to make the most of your time together indoors, all backed by scientific research showing that quality time spent together strengthens relationships.

1. DIY Projects

There’s nothing like the satisfaction that comes from creating something together. Plus, it’s a fun and constructive way to spend an afternoon or an entire weekend. Here are three DIY projects you can do at home:

  • Build a piece of furniture together
  • Create a photo collage of your favorite memories
  • Paint a room in your home a new color

2. Cooking and Baking

Kitchen time can be more than just a chore. It can be a fun, creative process that lets you work together as a team and enjoy the fruits of your labor afterward. Here are three things to try:

  • Experiment with a new recipe
  • Have a bake-off competition
  • Create your version of your favorite dish from a restaurant
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3. Movie and TV Show Marathons

According to a study, watching movies or TV shows together can lead to increased relationship satisfaction. Here are three ways to approach it:

  • Watch a new movie each week
  • Have a movie marathon of your favorite series
  • Watch a TV show season in one day

4. Home Fitness Challenges

Physical activities can release endorphins, which are known as “feel-good” hormones. Regular exercise is beneficial for both physical and mental health. Here are three things to do:

Activity DIY Projects Cooking and Baking Movie Marathons Fitness Challenges
Required Tools Variable Kitchen utensils Streaming service Fitness equipment
Duration Hours-Days 1-2 Hours Hours 30 mins-1 hour
Skill Level Variable Variable Easy Variable
Relationship Boost High High Moderate High

5. Learn a New Skill Together

Research has shown that learning a new skill can boost confidence, and doing it as a couple can create a shared sense of accomplishment. Here are three things to learn:

  • Learn a new language
  • Take a virtual painting class
  • Learn how to play a musical instrument

6. Home Spa

Create a relaxing atmosphere and enjoy some pampering at home. Spa days can be relaxing and rejuvenating. Here are three things to do:

  • Give each other massages
  • Try out new skincare routines
  • Take a long bath together with aromatherapy candles
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7. Gaming

Playing games can be a fun way to engage and compete with each other. Whether it’s a video game or a board game, gaming can be an entertaining and bonding experience. Here are three things to do:

  • Start a game night tradition with board games
  • Play co-op video games together
  • Compete in a fun, friendly sports game in your backyard
Activity Learning a Skill Home Spa Gaming
Required Tools Variable Spa products Board games/video game console
Duration Variable 2-3 Hours Variable
Skill Level Variable Easy Variable
Relationship Boost High High High

8. Create a Book Club

Reading can transport us to new worlds and broaden our perspectives. Starting a book club at home can be a fun way to share thoughts and discuss different viewpoints. Here are a few ways to go about it:

  • Choose a book you both will enjoy and discuss it each week.
  • Read each other’s favorite books.
  • Listen to an audiobook together.

9. Gardening

There’s something about getting hands in the dirt that brings people together. Plus, watching plants grow can be incredibly satisfying. Here are three gardening activities:

  • Plant and maintain an indoor herb garden.
  • Set up a succulent garden.
  • Start composting for an eco-friendly twist.
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10. Virtual Tours

Thanks to the digital age, you can tour museums, zoos, and landmarks without ever leaving your home. This can be a unique way to “travel” and learn new things together. Try these:

  • Take a virtual tour of an art museum.
  • Explore a national park through a virtual tour.
  • Walk through the International Space Station with a virtual tour.
Activity Book Club Gardening Virtual Tours
Required Tools Books Gardening tools, plants Internet, Computer
Duration Variable Variable 1-2 Hours
Skill Level Easy Easy-Moderate Easy
Relationship Boost Moderate High High

11. Photography

Experimenting with a camera can help you see the world (and each other) in a new light. Here are three ways to make photography fun at home:

  • Have a home photoshoot.
  • Learn and experiment with different photography techniques.
  • Create a photo book or album of your captured moments.

12. Podcasting

Start a podcast together. This is a fun way to share your thoughts, experiences, or knowledge with the world. Here are three podcast ideas:

  • Share and discuss your favorite music.
  • Talk about movies and TV shows.
  • Discuss interesting facts or topics you both enjoy.

13. Stargazing

You don’t need to go anywhere to enjoy the wonders of the universe. On a clear night, you can stargaze right from your backyard or balcony. Here’s how:

  • Learn about different constellations and try to spot them.
  • Watch a meteor shower.
  • Use a telescope to explore the moon and planets.
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Activity Photography Podcasting Stargazing
Required Tools Camera Microphone, recording software Telescope (optional)
Duration Variable Variable 1-2 Hours
Skill Level Variable Moderate Easy
Relationship Boost High High Moderate

14. DIY Home Decor

Home is where the heart is, and creating your own decor adds a personal touch that makes it feel even more special. Here are a few ideas:

  • Create a DIY wall art.
  • Design your own throw pillows.
  • Craft a homemade candle or soap.

15. Themed Dinner Nights

Make dining at home an adventure. You can explore different cuisines without leaving your kitchen. Here’s how to start:

  • Choose a country and prepare a traditional meal from that location.
  • Dress up and create a fancy dining experience.
  • Have a picnic in your living room or backyard.

16. Write a Story Together

Unleash your creativity by writing a story together. It could be based on your own experiences or pure fiction. Here’s how to go about it:

Activity DIY Home Decor Themed Dinner Nights Writing a Story
Required Tools Variable Kitchen utensils, ingredients Paper, pen or computer
Duration Variable 2-3 Hours Variable
Skill Level Variable Moderate Easy
Relationship Boost High High High

17. Indoor Camping

Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the great outdoors. Create your own indoor camping experience. Here are a few ideas:

  • Build a fort in your living room.
  • Roast marshmallows on the stove and make s’mores.
  • Tell scary stories with the lights off.

18. Virtual Volunteering

Many organizations offer opportunities to volunteer from home. This can be a rewarding way to spend time together. Here are a few ideas:

  • Volunteer to tutor students online.
  • Participate in virtual fundraising events.
    Assist in online community outreach programs.
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19.Trivia Nights

Put your knowledge to the test and learn new things together by hosting a trivia night. Here’s how:

Activity Indoor Camping Virtual Volunteering Trivia Nights
Required Tools Blankets, pillows, snacks Internet, computer Trivia questions, Internet
Duration Variable Variable 1-2 Hours
Skill Level Easy Easy Easy
Relationship Boost High High Moderate

20. DIY Photoshoots

With just a smartphone and a few props, you can have a fun-filled day creating and capturing memories. Here’s how:

  • Choose a theme for your photoshoot.
  • Dress up and do each other’s makeup.
  • Experiment with different lighting and poses.

21. Meditate Together

Meditation can be a beautiful shared experience, helping you connect on a deeper level. Here are three ways to do it:

  • Start your day with a morning meditation session.
  • Try a guided meditation for couples.
  • Meditate before bedtime to enhance sleep quality.
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22. Home Makeover

Revamping your space can be a fun and rewarding project to do together. Here are some ideas:

Activity DIY Photoshoots Meditate Together Home Makeover
Required Tools Camera, props Meditation app or guide Variable
Duration 2-3 Hours 15-30 mins/session Variable
Skill Level Easy Easy Moderate
Relationship Boost High High High

23. Learn Magic Tricks

A little bit of magic can spice up your time together. Learn some magic tricks and amaze each other. Here’s how:

  • Learn card tricks from online tutorials.
  • Master a few coin tricks.
  • Put on a magic show for each other.

24. DIY Science Experiments

Bring out the scientist in you. Conduct DIY science experiments for a fun and educational day. Here are a few:

  • Make a homemade lava lamp.
  • Create invisible ink with lemon juice.
  • Build a DIY kaleidoscope.
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25. Explore Music

Music has a unique way of bonding with people. Spend time exploring and making music. Here’s how:

Activity Magic Tricks DIY Science Experiments Explore Music
Required Tools Cards, coins Household items Musical instrument, music player
Duration Variable 1-2 Hours Variable
Skill Level Variable Easy Variable
Relationship Boost Moderate High High

26. Indoor Treasure Hunt

An indoor treasure hunt can turn an ordinary day into a thrilling adventure. Here’s how:

  • Write clues and hide them around the house.
  • Make a map leading to a special prize.
  • Time each other to see who can find the treasure fastest.

27. Try Origami

Origami can be therapeutic and helps to improve focus. Spend an afternoon folding paper into beautiful shapes. Here are some ideas:

  • Make traditional origami cranes.
  • Create origami flowers and make a bouquet.
  • Challenge each other to make complex origami figures.

28. Start a Blog

Starting a blog together can be a way to share your journey, interests, or knowledge with the world. Here’s how:

Activity Indoor Treasure Hunt Origami Start a Blog
Required Tools Paper, pen, treasure Origami paper Internet, computer
Duration 1-2 Hours Variable Variable
Skill Level Easy Variable Moderate
Relationship Boost High High High

29. Memory Lane Night

Reliving shared memories can be a beautiful way to bond. Spend a night reminiscing about your past. Here’s how:

  • Watch your old photos and videos together.
  • Share your favorite memories from your relationship.
  • Recreate your first date at home.

30. Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a creative way to preserve memories. Create a scrapbook filled with mementos from your relationship. Here are a few things to include:

  • Photos from special moments.
  • Tickets from concerts or events you’ve attended.
    Notes and messages you’ve exchanged
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31. Plan Future Adventures

Planning future adventures can be just as exciting as the actual event. Spend a day, dreaming and planning. Here’s how:

You don’t need to go outdoors to enjoy a picnic. Here’s how you can do it at home:

  • Spread a blanket on your living room floor.
  • Pack your favorite snacks and drinks.
  • Play some soft music and enjoy the ambiance.

If you have a balcony or terrace, you can organize your picnic there. This way, it will be an indoor-outdoor relaxing time without driving far to get to nature.

Activity Memory Lane Night Scrapbooking Plan Future Adventures
Required Tools Old photos, videos Scrapbook, mementos Paper, pen, magazines for vision board
Duration 1-2 Hours Variable Variable
Skill Level Easy Easy Easy
Relationship Boost High High High

33. Home Fitness Challenge

A little friendly competition can spice up your workout routine. Here are some ideas:

  • Set a fitness goal and compete to reach it first.
  • Take turns choosing a workout for each day.
  • Have a dance-off to your favorite tunes.

34. Learn a New Language

Learning a new language can be a fun and rewarding experience. Make it a joint venture. Here’s how:

Activity Indoor Picnic Home Fitness Challenge Learn a New Language
Required Tools Blanket, food, drinks Workout gear, music Language learning app
Duration 2-3 Hours Variable Variable
Skill Level Easy Variable Moderate
Relationship Boost Moderate High High

35. Create a Time Capsule

A time capsule is a wonderful way to capture the current moment in your life. Here’s how:

  • Gather items that represent this stage of your relationship.
  • Write letters to your future selves.
  • Find a safe spot in your home to hide it and decide on a date to open it in the future.

In conclusion, there’s no shortage of things to do as a couple at home. From cooking a new recipe together to starting a blog, the possibilities are endless. The key is to find joy in doing things together, regardless of the activity.

As the adage goes, “The best things in life aren’t things.” So, enjoy each other’s company, have fun, and keep creating beautiful memories.

Activity Create a Time Capsule
Required Tools Box, mementos, paper, pen
Duration 1-2 Hours
Skill Level Easy
Relationship Boost High


Staying in doesn’t mean missing out on the magic of shared experiences. In fact, the comfort of your own home can provide a canvas for endless adventures, experiences, and memories. This list of 35 activities to do as a couple at home has shown that there’s no limit to what you can achieve together right within your living space.

From the simplicity of a homemade meal to the thrill of an indoor treasure hunt, from the educational journey of learning a new language to the future-oriented act of creating a time capsule – there’s a wide range of experiences to suit every couple’s tastes. And the best part?

All these activities not only entertain but also allow for the deepening of your bond, fostering communication, cooperation, and mutual growth.

Remember, your home is not just a place; it’s a feeling, a shared space filled with love, comfort, and warmth.

As you navigate through these activities, you’re not just passing the time, but building a lifetime of memories, one shared experience at a time. Enjoy the journey!

Frequently Asked Questions

⭐Can these activities be done without any prior experience?

Absolutely! These activities are designed for beginners and can be done with little to no prior experience. Just keep an open mind and be ready to learn and have fun!

⭐What if we don't have all the tools required for an activity?

Most of the activities suggested here can be done with items you likely already have at home. Get creative with substitutions, the idea is to enjoy the process and each other's company.

⭐Are these activities suitable for long-term couples?

A3: Yes! These activities are perfect for couples at any stage in their relationship, whether you've just started dating or have been together for years. They offer a fresh way to connect and have fun together.

⭐What if we don't enjoy a chosen activity?

That's perfectly okay. These activities are suggestions, not rules. The goal is to find what you both enjoy. If one doesn't work out, just move on to the next.

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