1. Stargaze while laying on a blanket outside.

Grab a blanket and go outside in your yard, snuggle up together with some hot chocolate and watch for shooting stars. Use a free astronomy app to see which constellations and planets you’re looking at in the night sky in front of you. This is an especially great idea whenever there’s a meteor shower to watch.

2. Grab some water guns at your local dollar store and have a water gun fight.

Or you could always opt for water balloons and pelt each other with them. This is a fun outdoor activity in which you can play hide and seek, run around like kids and generally have a fun time.

To make it even more fun, you can try some of these water gun activities with your partner too.

3. Game night with stakes.

Have a game night with stakes set ahead of time. The stakes could be anything you want, like something your partner has to do for you if they lose, or it could be something around the house, like they have to do all the chores for a week, or perhaps something a little frisky, like they have to undress for you and do as you say.

You could play anything, a game of cards, board games, or even a video game.

4. Picnic at a local park.

Pack a lunch for the two of you and be sure to bring some bread to feed the ducks if there’s a pond. Enjoy a nice day outside walking around the park and pick a spot to sit down and share lunch. You could even bring a game along to play after you’ve enjoyed the park.

5. Share a milkshake, a Frosty, cookies, dessert or some other snack.

Grab just dessert together somewhere. It could be a cheap Frosty from Wendy’s, a milkshake that you share with two straws, two cookies, or a large piece of pie. Grab something that both of you like and split it with each other. Remember whipped cream on top of anything makes it even better. You could even go to the store and grab a small dessert or ice cream to indulge in together.

6. At home themed dinner and a movie night.

Choose which cuisine you and your partner would like to make together (Mexican, Italian, Asian, Thai, etc.) and pick a dish to make at home. Watch a free movie at home using Popcorn Time, Hulu or Netflix if you have a subscription, or pick up a movie from Redbox (you can get codes for free or discounted rentals all the time).

7. Write a piece of fiction together.

Sit at a coffee shop or at home together and take turns writing lines.

8. Volunteer together.

Make DIY homeless care kits or volunteer with a local organization.

9. Have a staycation at an Airbnb home

You can feel like traveling abroad without really flying to another place. Book a day or two in a nearby Airbnb. You may find some really unique and amazing homes to stay in and relax with your partner.

10. Do something together outdoors like walking, running, hiking, biking, or swimming.

Get outside and get some sunshine and fresh air together. Being active together and/or exercising together can help both of you.

11. Movie marathon weekend.

Pick a trilogy or a series to watch and marathon it all weekend. If you can’t think of one at the moment, check out what’s recommended by IMDb.

12. Make some crafts together.

Crafts aren’t just for kids! Check out Pinterest for lots of creative DIY craft ideas that are easy and fun. Make paintings and other stuff for your home.

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