Ever feel like your date nights are stuck in a loop of Netflix and takeout? I do. But, don’t worry, cupid’s got your back (and your remote)! My epic list of fun things to do with your girlfriend is filled with ideas to spark laughter, adventure, and maybe even a little friendly competition. From cozy nights in to wild adventures out, it’s time to paint your love story with unforgettable moments.
Things to do with Your Girlfriend at Home
Transform your living space into a haven of romance and fun with these creative and intimate activities to enjoy with your girlfriend under your own roof.
1. Cook a New Dish Together
Channel your inner Julia Child (or Jamie Oliver, if that’s more your vibe) and whip up a culinary masterpiece together. Bonus points for setting the mood with candles and flirty aprons (wink, wink). And remember, burnt offerings are just evidence of a good time (and maybe a fire extinguisher).
If you’re feeling like an adventurous chef, explore dishes beyond American cuisine with my list of must-try international dishes – from Spanish and Thai to Nigerian delights (and others from around the world.) Recipes included!
2. Have an At Home Wine and Cheese Tasting
Transform your living room into a fancy fromage fiesta. Pick out unique cheeses (I love comte!), pair them with complimentary wines (cabs are my fav), and unleash your inner connoisseur. Who knew brie could be so complex? You might even discover a hidden talent for cheese-related puns (Gouda luck resisting them).
3. Play Truth or Dare
Remember those awkward middle school slumber parties? Relive the giggles and heart-racing moments with a spicy game of Truth or Dare. Be prepared for anything – revealing secrets, impromptu dance routines, and maybe even a spontaneous pillow fight! Just don’t blame me if you end up dyeing your hair blue.
PS: My 425 Truth or Dare Questions is a good place to get ideas for a great game.
4. Make Her a Signature Cocktail
Shake things up (literally) and craft a drink that’s as unique as she is. Invent a drink just for her (or check out our Cocktail Bucket List for recipes!) – something sweet, bubbly, or with a kick, depending on her mood. Who knows, you might just invent the next Margarita sensation. Just remember, responsible sipping is key (unless you’re going for a truth or dare nightcap, of course).
5. Binge Watch a TV Series
Cozy up under a blanket fort and get lost in a new (or old) favorite show. Whether it’s a heart-wrenching drama or a laugh-out-loud sitcom, get ready for a shared emotional rollercoaster (and maybe some friendly competition over who cries the most).
Found yourself scrolling endlessly for the perfect show? Whether you’re diving into a new series or revisiting forgotten favorites, I have a list of the best TV shows to binge watch for you!
6. Take a Bubble Bath Together
Ditch the rubber duckies (or not) and turn your bath into a shared spa retreat. Dim the lights, light some candles, and let the bubbles whisk you and your boo away to fizzy paradise. Relax, reconnect, and maybe even have a friendly bubble fight.
7. Make a Bucket List
Ever dreamed of swimming with manatees or hiking the Inca Trail? Jot it down! Dreams are meant to be chased and realized, so grab your partner and scribble down an epic bucket list journey (shameless name drop)!
I’ve also got the lowdown on crafting your ultimate list, complete with tips, tricks, and all the answers to your burning “hows” and “whys.”:
- How to Make a Bucket List: 5 Easy Steps to Create a Great One
- 5 Tips to Help Achieve Your Bucket List Goals
- 1000+ Ideas for Your Bucket List
8. Play a Board Game
Challenge accepted! Unleash your competitive sides with a board game night. From strategic battles to hilarious mishaps, each move on the board is a step toward victory and, more importantly, a night of shared fun and friendly banter. May the best player win—or not, as long as you’re winning each other’s hearts.
9. Plan a Vacation
Why wait for the perfect getaway when you can plan one together? From sipping cocktails on a tropical beach to exploring cultural wonders, let your travel fantasies run wild. Research, dream, and get ready for a journey that’s not just about the destination but the thrilling adventure of planning those perfect places to go with your girlfriend.
Looking for travel inspiration or destination ideas? I have just the perfect list for you: Travel Bucket List: 100 Best Places to Visit & Destination Ideas
10. Make a Photo Album
Turn pixels into precious memories by curating a photo album that tells your unique story. It’s not just about the perfect poses but the candid moments, the laughter, and the shared adventures frozen in time. As you flip through the pages, you’ll rediscover the magic of your journey—one snapshot at a time. PS: Shutterfly is a great place to do this!
11. Have a Movie Marathon
While binge-watching TV series has its own allure, a movie marathon adds a touch of cinematic magic to your time together. From classic favorites to hidden gems, this cinematic journey allows you to explore diverse genres, evoke emotions, and share the joy of a great story—all in the comfort of your own cozy space. It’s a reel treat for a reel connection!
12. Play Strip Poker
Here’s one for your Sexy Bucket List. Feeling spicy? Put your poker face (and maybe some strategically placed clothes) to the test with a game of strip poker. It’s a gamble, sure, but the stakes have never been sweeter. Just remember, the only thing bluffing won’t win you is a cozy cuddle at the end!
If you don’t know how to play poker, Upswing Poker has some simple rules for you.
13. Do a Jigsaw Puzzle
Whether you’re working on a simple puzzle with just a few pieces or tackling the challenge of a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle masterpiece (like me and my husband did), diving into a jigsaw puzzle is a really fun thing to do with your girlfriend.
14. Have an Indoor Picnic
Sure, picnics are usually synonymous with sunshine and sprawling park blankets. But who says cozy can’t be just as romantic? Indoor picnics are proof that adventure doesn’t have to be found outside – sometimes, the most magical moments happen right in your living room—minus the ants.
Dim the lights, string up some fairy lights, and spread a blanket on the living room floor. Dust off that wicker basket and pack your favorite finger foods, gourmet cheeses, and a bottle of bubbly.
15. Play a Game of Would You Rather
This classic game never gets old! See where the discussion takes you when you throw some hilarious, thought-provoking, and maybe even slightly scandalous “Would you rather?” scenarios with each other.
Our 125+ Would You Rather Questions for Couples will have you pondering everything from “Would you rather live with your partner’s parents or siblings?” to “Would you rather get a terrible gift on your anniversary or no gift at all?”.
16. Bake Cookies
Get your aprons on and channel your inner pastry chef! Flour-dusted faces, stolen kisses between dough batches, and the warm aroma of freshly baked cookies filling the air – baking is basically a love language in itself. Plus, who can resist sharing a gooey, chocolate chip masterpiece with your favorite person?
If you need some inspiration, All Recipes has listed their best cookie recipes of all time.
17. Listen to a Podcast
Not all date nights need to be action-packed. Sometimes, simply cuddling up and listening to a podcast together can do the trick. Choose a topic you’re both interested in, whether it’s true crime, comedy, or even something educational.
18. Do Some Online Shopping
Treat yourselves to a virtual shopping spree! Put on your PJs, grab your laptops, and explore hidden gems on Etsy or Amazon, find new workout gear on your favorite sports brand’s website, or hunt for vintage treasures on online flea markets. Bonus points if you set a budget and surprise each other with unexpected finds!
19. Have a Photo Shoot
Strike a pose and let the camera roll! Elevate your photo shoot game by checking out a themed photo studio or creating your own imaginative backdrop at home. Whether it’s channeling vintage vibes, unleashing your inner superheroes, or simply capturing the essence of your everyday joy, themed photo sessions add an extra layer of fun and creativity.
20. Ask Thoughtful Questions to Get to Know Each Other Better
No matter how long you’ve been together, I can attest that there’s always more to discover about your partner. Ditch the small talk and delve deeper with some thought-provoking questions. Ask about each other’s dreams, fears, and aspirations. Share childhood stories, and encourage open, honest communication. You’ll be surprised by the new things you’ll learn about each other.
21. Write Love Letters to Each Other
Even in today’s fast-paced world of texts and emojis, there’s always something special about love letters. Take a break from digital chatter and grab a pen. Write each other heartfelt letters—expressing your feelings, recalling shared adventures, and celebrating what makes your relationship unique.
22. Tackle a Household Project
Yes, even chores can be romantic! Choose a DIY project you’ve both been putting off, like painting the living room or building a bookshelf. Crank up the tunes, work side-by-side, conquer challenges (like that wonky paint roller), and celebrate your accomplishment with a victory dance… and maybe some takeout pizza!
23. Learn a New Language
“To learn a language,” says an ancient Chinese proverb, “is to have one more window from which to look at the world.” So, why not open a new window together? From whispered French endearments to saying please in Italian, unlock a universe of connection beyond words. If tackling a new language seems to hard, how about just learning to say thank you in different languages?
24. Host a Party
Whether it’s a themed bash like a “Decades Dance Party” or a casual backyard barbecue, hosting a party can be a blast. It’s the perfect opportunity to introduce your girlfriend to your closest friends and family, and for her to do the same.
25. Take a Love Language Quiz
Ever wondered how you each “speak” love? Take a love language quiz together! Discover whether you’re all about words of affirmation, acts of service, quality time, gifts, or physical touch. Understanding each other’s love languages can be a game-changer in your relationship.
26. Have Breakfast in Bed
Treat your girlfriend to a luxurious morning surprise. Whip up a delicious breakfast (waffles with whipped cream, anyone?), brew some coffee or tea, and serve it up in bed with a single flower and a kiss.
27. Share the Vision of Your Future
Paint a vivid picture of your shared future by discussing dreams, goals, and aspirations. Whether it’s planning adventures, building a home, or imagining the next chapter, figuring out what to do together ensures you’re moving forward hand in hand, creating a roadmap for the journey ahead.
28. Redecorate Your Bedroom
Breathe new life into your love nest with a joint redecorating project. Pick a theme, browse Pinterest for inspiration, and get creative. Paint the walls, swap out furniture, and add cozy touches like fairy lights and plush pillows.
29. Start a New Hobby
Looking for a shared adventure? How about taking up a new hobby together? From pottery and painting classes to dancing lessons or learning a musical instrument, the possibilities are endless! Finding a common passion adds a spark to your relationship, provides opportunities for learning and growth, and gives you something to look forward to each week.
30. Give Each Other Massages
Give each other the gift of relaxation with a pampering massage session. Light some candles, put on some calming music, and take turns kneading away the stress. Focus on each other’s pressure points, experiment with different techniques, and don’t forget the head rubs!
31. Host a Game Night
Break out the board games, card games, or even video games and get ready for some laughter, friendly banter, and maybe even a little healthy competition. It’s a fantastic chance to see each other in a different light and witness your partner’s competitive spirit or hidden strategic genius,.
32. Do a Crossword Puzzle Together
Sharpen your minds and work together towards a common goal with a crossword puzzle. Whether you tackle it over your morning coffee or spend a cozy evening by the fireplace, it’s a fun way to challenge each other’s vocabulary, logic skills, and teamwork.
33. Play a Video Game
Choose your gaming arena—be it mobile, PC, or console—because there’s magic in navigating digital realms together. Whether it’s the adrenaline-fueled battles of Call of Duty or the laughter-packed races in Mario Kart, gaming isn’t just about the platform; it’s about shared victories, strategic teamwork, and the joy of conquering virtual challenges side by side.
Things to do with Your Girlfriend Outside
34. Go on a Picnic
Skip the overpriced plates and spread a feast under the open sky. Can you picture a checkered blanket in a blooming meadow, a basket overflowing with fresh bread and juicy berries, and laughter bubbling up as you chase butterflies and steal kisses?
35. Workout Together
They say couples who sweat together, stay together. Whether it’s a tandem bike ride, mastering partner yoga poses or hitting the pavement for a joint run, transform your fitness routine into a shared journey.
36. Rent Kayaks
Take your love to the open waters! Rent some kayaks and navigate through serene lakes or meandering rivers. And hey, if you’re feeling adventurous, consider kayaking with beluga whales—I can confirm that it’s one heck of an experience.
37. Cuddle and Stargaze
Remember that time you were kids, lying in the backyard, mesmerized by the Milky Way? Recreate that magic (minus the mosquitoes) with a comfy rooftop date. Download a stargazing app, pick out constellations, and whisper wishes on shooting stars. Boom, instant romance upgrade.
P.S. And while you’re at it, why not surprise your girlfriend by naming a star after her?
38. Do Some Gardening
Swap the fancy cocktails for watering cans and turn your backyard into a love oasis. Plant some seeds, get your hands dirty (in a good way!), and watch your relationship blossom alongside your veggies and flowers. Keep in mind, the only weeds you need to pull are the ones of misunderstanding, so keep the communication flowing like the water to your plants!
39. Go for a Hike
Swap the city’s concrete jungle for nature– embrace the with mud, switchbacks, and views that’ll knock your socks off (literally, if you’re not careful).
40. Take a Camping Trip
Disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourselves in the simplicity of camping. Gaze at the star-studded sky, share ghost stories by the crackling fire, and cozy up in a tent under the moonlight. And possibly check some stuff off your camping bucket list.
41. Participate in a Charity Walk
Not all fun things to do with your girlfriend have to be self-indulgent. Lace up your sneakers and join a charity walk for a cause you both care about.
P.S. If you’re looking for more ways to give back to the community, you can check out our Giving Back Bucket List!
42. Fly a Kite
Remember the simple joy of flying a kite as a kid? Rekindle that magic on a windy beach, a grassy park, or even your own backyard.
Don’t have a kite? Check out these cool ones:
- HENGDA Classical Dragon Kite
- aGreatLife Huge Rainbow Kite
- Octopus Flyer Kite with Long Colorful Tail
43. Go to an Outdoor Concert
Lounging on the grass at an outdoor concert is a fun way to spend the day with your girlfriend. And why not elevate the experience by bringing a picnic basket?
44. Have a Beach Day
Sun, sand, salty hair – need I say more? A day at the beach isn’t just about suntanning and sandcastles (although those are perfectly acceptable activities too). Build a driftwood masterpiece, skim stones across the waves, and maybe checking something off your beach bucket list.
45. Tour a Vineyard
Whenever I visit someplace new, indulging in a local cabernet or zinfandel at a tasting room is my idea of a good time. But exploring a vineyard on foot, learning about the winemaking process, and sharing a bottle by a gurgling creek – now that’s a recipe for romance. Don’t forget to take a bottle (or two) home to commemorate your adventure.
46. Pick Fruit
Strawberries in spring, peaches in summer, apples in fall – every season offers a delicious adventure. This hands-on activity not only connects both of you with nature but also provides the literal fruits of your labor. Plus, you may even use them later in a joint culinary experiment.
P.S. You can also check out sites like U-Pick Farm Locator to look for specific produce (not just fruits) and farms in your state.
47. Visit a Botanical Garden
Visiting a botanical garden is a chill and romatic thing to do with your gal. You’ll be strolling through all this lush greenery, checking out vibrant flowers, and having cozy chats surrounded by sweet-smelling blossoms.
48. Hit Up an Amusement Park
Amusement parks are a playground for all ages. Feel the rush of roller coasters, race through haunted houses hand-in-hand, and spin on the Ferris wheel. Try your luck at carnival games – I mean, nothing says romance like winning a plush giraffe for your girlfriend as a cherished memento.
49. Shop the Farmer’s Market
When it comes to the heart of local flavors, farmers’ markets are the undisputed royalty. It’s more than just a shopping excursion; it’s a sensory feast. Check out all the stalls bursting with fresh produce, artisanal treats, and handcrafted delights. Why not buy all the ingredients for a special dinner together?
Random Things to do With Your Girlfriend
50. Go to a Paint Night
There’s a lot of bars and restaurants that will sponsor paint nights where the instructor will guide you in completing a masterpiece. So, unleash your inner Picasso!
If you’re feeling extra adventurous (or just want to stay within the lines), try a Paint by Numbers Kit as a quirky alternative.
51. Have a Karaoke Night
Belt your hearts out under the disco ball’s unforgiving gaze. Grab the mic, duet like rockstars, and let your inhibitions melt away in a symphony of off-key notes and shared laughter.
52. Have a Progressive Dinner
A culinary journey with a twist – the Progressive Dinner is a tradition where each course unfolds at a different location. This ain’t your usual cozy neighbor’s house affair; we’re taking it to the streets, or rather, different restaurants. Begin your journey with appetizers at a hidden gem, savor the main course at a nearby culinary haven, and round off the night with desserts at your chosen spot.
53. Go to the Spa
Treat yourself to a total chill-out session, where cucumber slices do the trick for tired eyes, relaxing massages take you straight to cloud nine, and scented oils guarantee a one-way ticket to zen mode.
54. Take a Dance Lesson
Tango, salsa, swing – the world is your dance floor. Whether you’re gracefully gliding through a tango or energetically doing a country line dance, let the rhythm guide you.
55. Volunteer Together
Volunteer at an animal shelter, lend a hand at a soup kitchen, or join an environmental clean-up project.
56. Recreate Your First Date
Butterflies fluttering? Check. Nervous jokes? Double check. The magic of that first spark, preserved in a night of familiar awkwardness and rekindled romance. Watch the same movie, order the same food, whisper the same secrets – but this time, with the weight of a thousand memories making it all the sweeter.
57. Go to the Driving Range
Swap your dinner plans for some swings and misses at a golf driving range. It’s a date that combines fun, activity, and a dash of healthy competition.
58. Plan a Staycation
Skip the airport queues and explore the comfort of your own backyard. Turn your living room into a cozy cinema, explore local museums you’ve always meant to visit, and savor slow breakfasts in bed like you’re vacationing in the Bahamas. Sometimes, the best adventures are found just around the corner.
59. Take a Pottery Class
Channel your inner Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze – minus the ghostly intrusions. Get messy and make something only you two could love. A pottery class isn’t just about crafting clay; it’s about making odd-shaped vases and abstract sculptures that become the quirky symbols of your shared creativity.
60. Watch the Sunset from a Rooftop Bar
Sip cocktails and be fancy while the sun does its thing. Enjoy the romantic ambiance of a rooftop bar, offering not just a stunning view but also creating a moment for quiet connection, stolen glances, and possibly a romantic sunset.
61. Go Out for Just Dessert
Skip the savory mains and dive straight into the sweet stuff. Share a decadent chocolate cake, a plate of gooey churros, or a towering sundae big enough for two.
62. Go Mini Golfing
Putt your way to victory on a miniature golf course. Wind your way through wacky windmills, navigate treacherous water hazards, and celebrate each hole-in-one with a high five (and maybe a kiss). It’s not just about sinking that perfect shot; it’s about conquering the mini-golf kingdom together, one goofy obstacle at a time.
63. Go Bowling
Go full-on bowling rampage, cheering each other like you’re gunning for gold in the Olympics, and laugh until your stomach hurts. Bowling might not be the fanciest thing, but it’s a guaranteed good time, especially when you’re with someone who can make you grin, even if your ball ends up in the gutter.
64. Take a Roadtrip
Hit the open road and let adventure be your compass. Road trips are the quintessential couple’s escape, offering the perfect mix of spontaneity and shared exploration. Buckle up, roll the windows down, and let the journey become a cherished memory.
65. Peruse a Bookstore
Bookworms and hopeless romantics, unite! Stroll through the aisles of a cute bookstore hand in hand, discovering new worlds and swapping book finds. Dive into classic books, geek out on comics, and wander through genres like romance, mystery, and sci-fi.
If you like books, you can also embark on a journey with the best Bucket List books, including one written by yours truly!
66. Go to a Museum
Whether you’re an art buff, history nerd, or science geek, museums are like a goldmine of stuff to chat about. Roam through exhibits, marvel over cool artifacts, and let your mutual love for learning bring you closer. It’s like a fancy date that sprinkles a bit of sophistication into your hangout time.
From cooking new dishes to knowing each other’s love languages, you now are equipped with an an epic list of fun things to do with your girlfriend. Spice up your romance, explore the world together. Because trust me, those Netflix nights will still be there waiting, but these memories? They’re the ones that’ll make you’ll be talking about into your old age.
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