Spending a cozy Saturday inside doing nothing is amazing, but it can get pretty boring if you do not have anything to occupy your time for days on end. If you are at a loss about what to do when you have a family day ahead of you with no plans of going out, then lucky for you, the following ideas are going to help you out. A cozy night in will never be boring again. After all, having fun with your family is one of the best ways to spend time.
One of the best places to spend time at home with your loved ones is in the kitchen. On your next night with family, pick a recipe to prepare with them. Whether you have children or not, a night spent baking cookies or cupcakes can be quite fun. You get to work together to create delicious treats that you later can enjoy eating together. You can also prepare cookies or cakes beforehand and spend the night decorating them. This is one of the simplest ways to gather everyone around you and have a good time.
Have a Movie Night
Movie nights are a great way to catch up on movies that you all love. You can sweeten the deal by setting up your living room as a theater and having a bunch of snacks prepared to munch on. If you enjoy watching movies together, you can make it a tradition. To ensure that no one gets left out, you should have everyone make suggestions and then choose one randomly. If this is something that you will be doing constantly together, you can choose movies by turn.
Play Board Games
If your family members thrive on competition, then board games are the way to go. There are a ton of board games you can choose from depending on what all of you are interested in. The best thing about board games is that there is almost one for every single interest out there. If a family member is interested in words, then you can play scrabble. If you enjoy a more competitive, economic-based game, then you can play monopoly. You can also play detective games if you enjoy mystery games. If you get bored with a certain board game, you can spice it up by adding your own new rules or instructions. A word of advice is that you should place some ground rules to ensure that there are no sore feelings if a person loses.
Play Charades or Pictionary
Charades and Pictionary are activities that are engaging and interesting no matter how old a person is. Both of these games require minimal planning and material. If you want to play charades, you can suffice with a box full of pieces of paper with different suggestions that the players can act out. Pictionary is quite similar, but you will also need to get a whiteboard or a sketch pad and markers so that players can draw the word or phrase they got.
Have Trivia Nights
Trivia games are abundant and are another great way to spend a cozy night inside. You can find different ideas for fun trivia questions and answers online if you have no idea where to look. If you plan on having trivia nights regularly, you can also create themes for each of them. This ensures that you and your family do not get bored and that it does not become too repetitive. For example, you can have a trivia night solely dedicated to music, and the next one for Disney trivia, and so on. Not only will this give you ideas about what questions to include, but it will also ensure that everyone is participating and that you are covering all of their interests. You can also sweeten the deal by having prizes awarded to the winning team. The prizes do not have to be actual gifts, they can be get-out-of-chores coupons for example.
Giant jigsaw puzzles have been trending everywhere. There are millions of designs out there with varying levels of difficulty to ensure that people of different ages can have fun while completing them. Puzzles are a great way to promote skills as well, so not only are you having fun together, but you are also strengthening your children’s attention to detail and patterns. The best part of completing a puzzle is placing the final piece. It feels just like setting the star atop a Christmas tree and brings everyone involved in solving the puzzle a great sense of accomplishment.
Build a Fort
You can always go back to the basics and channel your inner child by building a giant fort in the living room. Forts are amazing because the entire process of building one out of different materials laying around your home is fun, and then you get to enjoy watching a movie or playing games inside the fort. The bigger the fort is the better, so don’t be afraid to go all out and add different elements to ensure you all build the best fort you could think of.
Set Up a Scavenger Hunt
This will require a bit of planning but is very enjoyable for everyone involved. You can set up a scavenger hunt around your home by hiding different objects and making up hints for those playing to follow. The best thing about having a scavenger hunt at home is that you can personalize the hints to make the experience even more fun.
Have a Karaoke Night
Whether you have a family member with a good singing voice or none of you have a musical bone in your body, you can still have a karaoke night. Gather your favorite songs and belt them out together to create an unforgettable night. The more genres you have, the more fun it will be trying to sing together.
These nine different ideas are going to help you create the best cozy indoor day with your family. You shouldn’t be surprised if the ideas mentioned here start new traditions that will be kept for generations to come. Do not be afraid to mix and match different ideas depending on everyone’s interests, likes, and dislikes.
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