Make the most of your May

It feels as if the months are merging into one during lockdown, so we’ve found some things that you might love to try in the month of May to keep your days a little more exciting. Also, it helps with entertaining the kids whilst they are stuck at home.

VIRTUAL ESCAPE ROOM

Here’s a Friday night activity to add to the list! If you can’t think of any more questions for your zoom quiz, or you’ve binge-watched everything on Netflix, then get your problem-solving skills ready with a virtual escape room. Solve puzzles alongside friends or family to escape a room in a certain amount of time, it’s the perfect way to spend some time with your loved ones and get competitive!

These challenges usually take up to an hour or two to complete, and are available in different levels of difficulty.

Up for the challenge? Get your team together, grab a drink, and click the link below!

https://trappedintheweb.com/

MAY BANK HOLIDAY

Whether it’s a BBQ weekend, a zoom catch up with friends and family, or reading a book, get ready for the long weekend! As much as we would have been wanting to be somewhere other than stuck indoors this coming bank holiday, you can make the most of your time at home. To help you out, we’ve added something sweet that you can try on the BBQ (if it doesn’t rain), and that the kids can get involved with!

CHOCOLATE AND MARSHMALLOW STUFFED BANANAS

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup of mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 tin foil boat

HOW-TO

  1. Preheat your grill or BBQ to medium-high heat.
  2. Slice one banana so there is a deep slit at the top of the banana.
  3. Using your thumb, or a spoon, separate the banana so you can fill with chocolate chips and marshmallows.
  4. Construct a tin foil boat that is big enough to hold the banana upright.
  5. Place the banana into the tin foil boat and place it onto the grill or BBQ.
  6. Cover your grill or BBQ and let the banana grill for 4-5 minutes until the skin of the banana is dark and the chocolate is melted and the marshmallows are puffed.
  7. Remove the banana in the tin foil boat Let the banana rest for 1-2 minutes and then serve.
  8. Best served with ice cream.

VIRTUAL CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

DIY and gardening is a huge trend during lockdown, so the Chelsea Flower Show have gone digital to bring you everything from designers to expert gardening advice straight to your home. Head to their website to keep updated on what’s on this week!

https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/virtual-chelsea

MOVIE NIGHT

Secret Sofa has partnered up with Haagen-Dazs to bring some life to lockdown! For those who have signed up, Secret Sofa will be streaming movie favourites straight to your screen every Friday. At the start of each week, they will send out an email revealing a movie you can watch alongside thousands of other households directly from your sofa. Snack, ice-cream combos and costume suggestions will be included so the whole family can enjoy the full experience

Click the link below to sign up and get involved.

This Friday : The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

https://www.secretcinema.org/secret-sofa

QUARRELTINE: THE ONLINE GAME SHOW QUIZ

If you feel like battling it out with your partner or housemate, then this is the perfect way to spend one of your nights! Hosted on the zoom app, this brand new virtual game show starts off with a trivia quiz, moving through different rounds. Includes music, games, trivia, and a final showdown.

Click the link below if you’re feeling competitive.

https://www.designmynight.com/uk/whats-on/quiz-night/quarreltine?affiliate_id=5c8629cf62f3dda30a2795a5

MURDER ON THE UNDERGROUND EXPRESS

Fancy a night of murder mystery? You can have the chance to ‘examine the evidence, listen to witness statements, and uncover the sinister truth’. The perfect way to try something different this May. This game is hosted on the Zoom app and has the option to book in groups, so invite your friends and family and get your detective cap on.

If this is what you want your night to look like, click the link below to book!

https://www.designmynight.com/uk/whats-on/immersive/thewhodunnit-presents-murder-on-the-orient-express?affiliate_id=5c8629cf62f3dda30a2795a5

We’d love to see what you are doing in May! Feel free to share any suggestions or ideas through our social channels using @Truly_lifestyle