It’s officially Summer, but because of the current Coronavirus crisis, many of us are still limited in the places we can go.

In turn, a lot of us have become more flexible about our social interactions such as having zoom parties, social distanced picnics, and birthday parties where you have to wear a mask.

While these suffice for interactions with friends and family, these don’t exactly cut it when it comes to spending time with your significant other. 

Whether you live with your partner or live apart, we’ve had to be more creative about planning dates and maintaining that bond and excitement needed to water a relationship. 

That’s why I’ve put together a short and fun list of things to do with your partner that will hopefully make dates still feel like an occasion and foster a deeper connection! 

1. Paint N’ Sip + Order In

Last weekend, me and Myles ordered the cutest acrylic paint and canvas set from Amazon.

We had the most fun eating some of our favorite food and listening to our favorite 90’s and early 2000’s throwbacks! 

If you’re looking for something fun and creative to do, this is the perfect idea to bring out your inner artist.

It also gives you and your partner the opportunity to discuss deeper topics, tell stories about your childhood, and laugh at all of the memories your paintings or music may bring up!

So grab the cheapest bottle of Moscato you can find, download the door dash app, and use your laughter + emotions to create a masterpiece (or don’t, ahem, Myles).

2. Vision Boards + Your Favorite Home Cooked Meal

Me and Myles have been all about the vision lately, and have been using a lot of this time to work toward our goals! (For more ideas on how to do that this Summer, click here!)

With that being said, one of our favorite ideas has been creating a vision board and mapping out our goals.

This can be done by cutting and pasting images from magazines onto a posterboard,

or our version has been using permanent markers and a canvas and writing affirmations/a game plan for how we’re going to reach them. 

If you combine this with cooking your favorite at-home combo, this can be both a creative and productive time to bond and discuss your future and goals together!

3. Picnic at the Beach

I’ve been seeing the cutest Beach Picnics flooding my timelines and can’t wait to have one myself! Aside from it’s aesthetic, a beach picnic is such a fun and romantic gesture, and can be extremely safe if you do it somewhere less crowded and on a weekday!

If you live in Southern California, you can find a ton of secluded beaches in Laguna beach with beautiful rock scenery and lots of privacy.

So grab one of those aesthetically pleasing picnic baskets and save money by loading it up with some homemade sandwiches,

OR stop at your favorite restaurant (or, like, 7/11), grab some take out, and enjoy your time together while watching the Sunset!

4. A Weekend Getaway

With everything going on, so many people don’t even want to leave the house. If this is the case for you, perhaps checking into a hotel or renting an airbnb might be the move for you and your partner!

This can be local for a change of scenery, or a road trip to somewhere you’ve always wanted to go!

With prices low because of everything going on, it’s easier to get a rental someplace you may normally not be able to afford or at a really cool getaway spot! (like a beach front or tourist city). 

You can use your time to just lounge around in PJ’s and order breakfast in bed, get inspired to bond in new ways, or go out to places deemed safe enough for social distancing.

Try to get a place with a view for a better, more vacation like experience! Also, get creative with your locations, and check for less known or secluded places others wouldn’t think of!

5. Dinner, A Movie, and A New Recipe

Last but not least, you don’t have to do some fancy activity, or go on some extravagant beach trip to spend time together. You can do it from the confines of your home!

One of mine and Myles favorite pastimes is putting on some cozy sweats, eating something sinful but satisfying, and browsing netflix and Disney+ for a movie.

To make it more interesting, you can try cooking a brand new recipe that both of you haven’t tried or have been wanting to try at home!

Taking that time to create something together and then sitting down to enjoy it with a movie and each other’s company can be such a fun, satisfying, and bonding experience.

Especially if one of you is not so good of a cook! (ahem, me)

With that being said, I hope you’ve found this post helpful in looking for ways to spend time with your partner! Of course, you don’t have to do exactly these things.

In fact, you can have a picnic on the beach with your favorite home cooked meal while you sip and paint and watch downloaded movies on your laptop for all I care. 

Because the best part about any quarantine date you plan will be each other

Happy Quarantining! 

With love,

Sabria Sparrow

 

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