Fun Things to do at Home without the internet can be hard. While on vacation last month, our internet went out. My first reaction? Freak out! Come on, we all live on the internet and in this day and age, it's really hard to break away from the habit. There are a ton of fun things to do at home without the internet though! If you find yourself having to face reality – and actual people, you might want to take a list of the top 10 fun things to do at home without the internet!
1. Build a Fort
When I was a kid, my entire room was a blanket fort. I swear, I had blankets tossed everywhere and used to make tunnels all over the place. This is one of the fun things to do at home that you're never too old to do. So, grab some sheets, toss them over chairs or string them from the ceiling, string some lights, grab some pillows and tuck yourself in a homemade fort!
2. Play Truth or Dare
I swear, this game has been around FOREVER – and I still love it. It's one of those games that is fun and daring at the same time. You can also play it with anyone: your BFF, your boyfriend, a group of your guy or girl friends. Watch out for those dares though!
Old school boardgames are the best! Do you all remember CandyLand, Chutes & Ladders and Guess Who? Come on, those were the golden games and definitely one of the fun things to do at home when you are without internet!
Baking up all sorts of interesting and unique treats for your loved ones can be so much fun! You can try to make something that you've never made or even just try to master some of your mom or grandma's old recipes.
5. Have a Pillow Fight
This is one of the classic fun things to do at home when you don't have internet – or anytime! The BH and I start pillow fights all the time and while there are never feather flying everywhere, it's a fun and energetic way to release some energy! So grab a pillow and hit somebody with it – it'll be fun!
It doesn't matter what type of dancing you do. Just throw on your favorite music and start shaking everything! Who cares about steps and directions, just let yourself get loose and you'll have so much fun doing it! My living room dance song is the Lazy Song by Bruno Mars, what's yours?
7. Have a Carpet Picnic
OMG, these are my favorite! Do you remember when you were a kid and you'd spread out a blanket with your best friend and just bring over some sandwiches, chips and have a picnic on the carpet? Try it as an adult! Seriously, it's even more fun because you can include some glasses of wine or even some cocktails!
8. Do a Themed Dinner
This can be so much fun! Recently, I had some girlfriends over my place for the first time and I planned a Alice in Wonderland theme. They didn't have to bring anything or dress up (even though you could do that if you wanted), but everything that I had was Alice in Wonderland themed. I had little bottles labeled 'Drink Me' and had teacups and small sandwiches which was before the actual dinner – it was so much fun!
9. Have a Spa Night
My mother and I used to do this all the time when I lived at home. We used to strip off our make up, put up our hair and do facials on one another. After the facials were done, manicures and pedicures were next and then we dyed each others hair. A spa night is the perfect thing for a group of girls or even just to have with your BFF!
10. Watch Movies
Movie watching is one of my favorite past times. Before the internet, what would you do? Well, you'd probably pop in a VHS (because way back then, there were no DVDs) and watch your favorite movie. Do that now!! What's some of your favorite movies? My go-to movies when the internet is down is by far the Harry Potter movies – I can't wait until November when the last one comes out!
In this generation we are all so tech savvy, it can be nice to disconnect sometimes. Even if the internet is working, why not try some of these fun things to do at home so that you can spend quality time with your loved ones? Have a carpet picnic or host a themed dinner – trust me, they are fun! What fun things to do at home do you guys do if you have no internet to play with?
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