Having fun in the sun is easy peasy and when friends gather for a loo out nothing can go wrong. But what about the rainy days that seem to drag on forever? There is no mingling, no going out, no prancing in the sun- and when you’re left all by yourself at home, you need to get creative and simply enjoy yourself with what you have.
Personally, I love it when it’s raining outside and I’m safe inside, but there aren’t many things that one can do on rainy days. Here are some of our ideas to keep yourself busy:
1. Bubble Bath Heaven
When it’s pouring outside and all the happiness seems to have gone with the sun, a bubble bath is the perfect way of relaxing and forgetting the bad weather. Gather together all your scented candles and bath salts, mix together a handful of body soap, some sugar or honey, and one egg white (to make the bubbles last longer) and let the water run. After you have drawn your bath either enjoy a classic movie on your laptop or listen to some relaxing music. You’re bound to love it.
2. Have a Wine Party
Invite your friends over for pizza and wine while you make the atmosphere as cozy as possible. Prepare some appetizers, have towels at the ready and spend some quality time talking to your closest friends and colleagues. You can ask each of them to bring their favorite wine and have a contest!
3. Play Board Games
It doesn’t have to be Monopoly or Scrabble (although they are classics and should never be discarded) since there are so many board games to be played nowadays: The Settlers of Catan, Clue, Catchphrase, Dixit or even Anatomy! You’re in for an evening of laughter and enjoyment with your friends. And if nothing else works, try mime! That always cracks everyone up.
4. Romantic Dinner Party
When was the last time you surprised your significant other with a candlelight dinner, fancy music and elegant attire? Prepare something yummy and set the table for two (candles included), prepare the atmosphere with the perfect music and set aside a movie if the evening is going right. Or you can also make a nest somewhere in the living room with cushions, pillows and covers so you and your lover can enjoy meaningful conversations over a glass of Chardonnay.
5. Bake Cookies
You don’t have to be a master chef to enjoy baking- there are countless easy and delicious recipes that you can try out at home. Cookie batter or a simple cake isn’t that difficult to prepare and with a preheated oven you can work wonders.
6. Dance Around the House in Your Underwear
We’re never too old to be silly and being silly isn’t that bad when you think of it. In actuality, some of us need it from time to time in order to recharge our batteries. So when you’re alone and it’s raining, put on your favorite throwback playlist and dance around like you just don’t care.
7. Have a Film Marathon
Whether series or classics like the Godfather trilogy (or why not, all 8 Harry Potter movies), you can definitely find enough popcorn for all of them. Maybe some nachos and dip, cushions and blankets to snuggle with and a warm atmosphere and you’re all set! There are so many trilogies, and movie series that you can watch that you might actually look forward to the next rainy day. Depending on your top movie picks, you can create thematic nights, have your friends over and make the most of it.
What you need to do now is decide what you want to try out first!