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Indoor Date Ideas

There are loads of fun things to do on dates indoors.  If the weather is contrary, take a look at the fun ideas we have compiled here.  We want to hear your ideas as well, if you have fun indoor dating ideas send us a message.  We update our lists frequently with the best ideas we receive.

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Indoor Date Ideas

  • Make a movie together—find odd props around the house, then come up with a creative plot to act out.
  • Have a poker tournament but instead of betting money do it with something fun and random like candy or cookies. - Jen
  • Make a homemade pizza together then sit down for a candle light dinner with some nice italian bread and freshly made tossed salad. - A-HIZZLE
  • Have an indoor unbirthday party. Watch the scene from Alice in Wonderland with the mad hatter and do everything they do! Go to the thrift store or dollar store give everyone a specified amount of money and then buy unbirthday presents for each other. Then head back to someones house where you watch that scene from the movie and sing "Merry Unbirthday" exchange gifts and eat cake and other good food. - Brandyn
  • Go "people watching" at the mall—it can be fun to just sit and talk. 
  • Go to your local animal shelter and play with the animals—Who knows, you just might find a new friend
  • Coloringpictures together is a great indoor date idea—find a fun coloring book or print coloring book pages off of the Internet
  • Finger painting—put on an apron cuz this can get messy.  Find some big paper ormaybe a cardboard box and make a masterpiece together.
  • Take a trip to your local hobby shop – pick out a project to work on for the afternoon—maybe build a boat, or a rocket, something that you can play with!
  • Make-Your-Own Pizza
  • Write a book together
  • Make outfits for each other out of newspaper then have an indoor fashion show
  • Set up a tent in your front room, sit in the tent and eat dinner on a blanket--build a fake fire, or roast marshmallows over a candle.
  • Read a book together—Choose your favorite childhood story and read aloud
  • Put on a play – choose a popular story from literature, or a movie
  • Write a song together
  • Wii Olympics -- get a group together and have a competition using Wii Sports
  • Play dress up—be sure to take lots of pictures
  • Make life lists together—all the things you want to do before you die
  • Have a Marshmallow eating contest  -- see who in the group can fit the most mallows in their mouth!
  • Visit a nursing home or a rest home
  • Play Board games like Monopoly, Candy Land and Sorry
  • Tour Historical Buildings
  • Play pool, foosball, or ping-pong
  • Go visit your local planetarium
  • Play Guitar Hero or Rock Band
  • Free factory tours
  • Walk through the library or a bookstore—Find a corner to sit and read a children’s book together
  • Have a cotton ball fight—buy several bags of cotton balls to throw at each other (or marshmallows)
  • Story time—take turns recording pieces of a story
    • Directions: One person starts recording a story, while the other leaves the room, ending their segment with “and then…”  the other person picks up telling the next part of the story, and ends their segment with “and then…”  this continues until someone decides to tell “The end”.
  • Go and volunteer together at the local animal shelter
  • Go Bowling – try getting bumpers and playing for the lowest score, or playing with only your non-dominant hand
  • Go to an IMAX movie
  • Karoke
  • Find a Paint-your-own pottery place
  • Order Chinese, then eat it on the floor
  • Paint each others faces—Use water based paint or washable markers to make your date look wonderful, then go out in public to show the world your new look. 
  • Go to a comedy club—look for a local group, there are a lot of fun comedy groups especially at local universities. 
  • Pots & Pans Dinner: Set a table with pans instead of plates, and spatulas instead of forks, etc. Put a sheet over the table to hide the utensils. Have the couples come in and pick a seat, since they won’t know what’s going on. Serve spaghetti. Serve drinks in vases.
  • Get a bunch of random toppings (like peanut butter, sardines, candy, ect), and have pizza crusts pre-made. Then put the toppings on the pizza. Then switch pizzas and whoever can get a slice of the pizza down first wins! - Ben Smith
  • Make duct tape creations! Wallets, bags, ANYTHING! Be as creative as you can and be sure to buy the colored Duck brand duct tape! Youtube has lots of tutorials for duct tape things.~Jeremiah
  • For an indoor date, turn off the volume to a movie, assign group members different roles, and make up the words. It works best if no one has ever seen the movie... and if you have a funny date, it can be hilarious! ~Connor K
  • Have a cookie-baking contest
    • Directions: each couple chooses a recipe -- go to the store and have fun finding all the items you need, then return home and bake the cookies (play games or watch a movie while they bake).  Try each other’s cookies and have someone outside of your group choose a winner

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