What should you do if a sudden thunderstorm ruins your best-laid preparations for the evening? Should you cancel or come up with a new idea? Get inventive and, of course, organize an indoor night of fun! There are so many activities that can keep you busy that you may end up hoping for another stormy night in!
Whether it’s a family affair, a date, or just you and your mates, why not research and cook a new cuisine? You can take it a step further by setting up a home restaurant complete with menus and table décor. Turn down the lights, light some candles, switch on the fairy lights, and savor your home-cooked cuisine. You could consider refreshing your mixology skills too. Spend the evening inside mastering the art of the classic cocktail that you can serve to your friends or pour for yourself after a long day at the office. Once you’ve mastered the fundamentals, you can tweak the recipes to fit your preferences.
You could decide to brave the weather and head outdoors for some fun. Let your inhibitions go and dance in the rain, jump in puddles and let yourself get soaked. Try having a little photo shoot in the rain too – the images you capture could be quite magical. Once you have had your fill of the weather, have a steaming hot shower, and get dressed in those snuggly pajamas for a cozy cup of hot chocolate.
If you want to venture out, but want to avoid getting wet, why not go bowling? Visit the ice rink for some fun on the ice or play laser tag. You could even visit the arcade for some good clean fun, testing your skills and trying out new games. Consider a pub quiz or trivia night or go bar hopping with a group of friends – just don’t forget your umbrella!
Why not organize an evening of board games or good old-fashioned card games? Think of the ones you have not played in a while, such as Monopoly, Cluedo, Go Fish or poker. You could even sign up at Spin Palace for excellent entertainment options when it comes to online casino games.
Another great stormy evening activity is to slip into a bubble bath prepared to perfection. You can use shop-bought products or prepare your own. Perhaps your hair has been crying out for a deep conditioning treatment. Why not use the time to treat yourself? Make a homemade body scrub from kitchen ingredients and let your mind and body relax.
Consider going to the movies, or better yet, stay home and make a movie night at home complete with popcorn and slushies. Try a movie marathon of the Star Wars series or the Twilight sagas if those are more your cup of tea. Try to mix it up with old classics and newer releases. You could also watch a documentary or listen to a podcast that you have had on reserve for that perfect time. You might even enjoy taking a virtual museum tour or streaming a Broadway show into your living room.
The list is endless when it comes to fun things to do on a stormy night. Be creative and proactive. Start a journal or do some doodling. Both these things are beneficial to your mental health wellbeing. Why not update your bucket list? Even if you’re stuck at home sheltering from the rain, you can always fantasize about a warm seaside resort or a beautiful mountain getaway. This is the perfect opportunity to research and plan your next holiday. So, ride it out and enjoy the storm.