You don’t necessarily have to give up on the idea of having a vacation just because most of the world is on lockdown at the moment. There are plenty of fun things you can do at home to simulate a great night out. This is the perfect way to stay safe and boost the morale of the whole family. Here are some of the best staycation ideas you can pull off at home with your family.
Build a Movie Theater
Taking the whole family to the movies is always fun. Since theaters are likely going to be closed for quite some time, you can simply recreate this experience in your living room. Design custom tickets, create a concession area to buy snacks, and set up a few chairs in front of the television. Once everyone is seated, turn down the lights and enjoy the film.
Embrace a New Culture
If you are missing out on the chance to travel to a new country this year, then it is time to embrace a new culture from the comforts of your own home. Print pictures of the sights you want to see the most and hang them on the wall. Turn on some traditional music from the country you had planned to visit to enhance the ambiance. After you have the perfect atmosphere, try creating a local delicacy in the kitchen.
If you are a family that loves to spend time outdoors, then it is very important to find a way to replicate the camping experience. One of the easiest ways to do this is by setting up a tent outside in your yard. If you’re limited with outdoor space, clear an area in the living room for this setup. Every family has their own camping traditions, so make sure you find a way to stick to these fun activities. For example, making s’mores, playing board games, or telling stories.
Have a Spa Day
There is a very good chance that parents and children alike could use a relaxing day at the spa. The last few weeks have been quite stressful for everyone. Get the whole family dressed up in their nicest robes and start the day off with a relaxing cucumber eye mask. Creating a “steam room” in the bathroom can resemble that of a sauna as well. The key is to get everyone’s minds off the hustle and bustle of their daily lives and enjoy a day of pampering.