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At the moment we are all making the responsible choice and spending our evenings at home, while we wait for things to open up a little more. But sometimes when you’re stuck at home, the evenings can drag- especially if you’re currently spending all day in the house too.
If you’re getting bored of watching the same shows over and over during your evenings in lockdown or isolation, I’ve come up with a few creative ideas to help relax and enjoy yourself.
Below, find 5 fun ways to spend your evening in lockdown- and don’t forget to add your ideas and suggestions.
I love having a film night with my family, and it’s easy to make a film night into a fun, all-evening event! You can buy lots of snacks and popcorn, switch off all the lights like the cinema, or have a movie marathon of your favourite film series.
However you enjoy your film night, it can be a great way to speed the evening along, and everything is made better by watching a rom-com and eating lots of treats. There’s not much going on at the moment, and so we need to make the most of the fun ways we can enjoy ourselves during lockdown.
I love a good quiz, and Zoom quizzes have definitely become a big part of the lockdown experience.
If you want to create quizzes to play with your family, friends, or partner- I really recommend checking out CrowdParty. It is a fantastic site that lets you create your own quiz for free, and I love this site because there are a wide range of rounds to choose from when creating your quiz- and it’s more exciting than just trivia questions.
CrowdParty offer rounds such as “friendly fire” where players can show how much they know about other players, and “would you rather” where you have to pick the most likely answer. It also includes a charades round, meaning this is a fun game that’s a little different to your ordinary lockdown quiz.
In order to join a CrowdParty Game you just have to enter a specific code, meaning you can play this game with your friends and family over Zoom, or with those living in your household. I love all the little ways CrowdParty helps make your quiz night unique, and I recommend checking it out.
Come Dine With Me
While most of us have more time on our hands, why not spend one of your evenings trying out new meal ideas or coming up with fun cooking activities that you can enjoy!
If you live with a couple of people, a fun idea could be each of you making a meal for the other people in your household like on the show “Come Dine With Me” or you could even run fun “bake-off” challenges with your family.
With the restaurants currently closed, creating your own fancy meal ideas or having some fun making a new meal could be a great way of filling your evening- and also enjoying some good food before the restaurants open up.
If you’re stuck at home all day, or if you’re busy at work- factoring in some relaxation time in the evening is essential. Everyone has different ways to relax, but one of the best ways to stop your mind from speeding along is to take some time in the evening to look after yourself.
This could mean anything from having a bath or enjoying a bath bomb, to using some new products in the shower and sticking to your skincare routine. Putting time aside to relax and even pamper yourself a bit is a great way to unwind after a busy day.
Virtual Drinks Evening
It’s hard to have a social life right now, so while we can’t go out why not bring the fun inside? If you live with your friends you could have a fun evening making and drinking cocktails, for example.
And if you don’t live with your friends, you could host a virtual drinks evening. I think this is a fantastic way to make the long lockdown evenings go a little faster, especially if you get the chance to create and make your favourite cocktails or mocktails.
Chatting to your friends or family while enjoying a drink or nice meal can help us all retain some sense of normality before we can all return to the restaurants and pubs later in the year.
How do you spend your evenings during lockdown? Do you have any suggestions for lockdown activities? What’s your favourite quiz theme?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x