If you and your partner aren’t looking to go out, this year may be an opportunity to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home. While it’s easy to find romance at a fancy restaurant or exotic location, you can still show your significant other you care without leaving the house. There are plenty of ways to get creative and have a Valentine’s Day remembered not just for its quality, but its originality.
Bundle Up in the Garden
Plan a night out under the stars and enjoy nature with your partner. This could be as simple as laying down a sheet; however, setting up a cabana with cushy seating around a blazing fire pit covers pretty much everything you need for a perfect evening of breathtaking romance.
Starless sky? No problem! Dangling star lights will add a charming glow, and may quickly make the cabana your date’s favorite hideaway.
Relax Outside with a Movie
Take your cabana date up to eleven. Using a tarp or sheet and some string, you can prepare a screen and bring the movie theater to you.
Grab a projector and a pair of quality speakers; to complete the experience, add popcorn, candy, and a drink to lovingly share.
No matter if it’s inside or out, you could binge a variety of romance films. From Notting Hill to Yesterday, there are plenty of Valentine’s Day movies for any pair of lovebirds. You’ll cry at tender moments and laugh at the camp, all while holding your loved one close.
Warm up and Relax
When your movie watching is done, snuggle up with throws and cozy pillow covers. Comfort is a top priority on Valentine’s Day. Add plush custom covers and make cups of hot cocoa with toasted marshmallows for an excellent end cap.
Mix It Up
Become your own bartender while celebrating love. Create a signature cocktail you’ll both enjoy. Start with a base liquor, then you and your partner experiment with ingredients until you find the right combination.
Even after years together, your partner can still be full of surprises. Learn more about the one you love by starting a trivia game about you and your partner.
Make it a double date if you can. Call friends over for dinner and face off in couple’s trivia, reserving a prize for the winners.
Get a Head Start with Breakfast in Bed
Breakfast in Bed is the first and most important step in showing your partner you care. Bring together all of their favorite foods (don’t be afraid to go outside the realm of breakfast) and make a beautiful spread that is sure to surprise your partner the moment they wake up.
Put out themed foods like heart-shaped biscuits, cupcakes, or brownies in festive pinks and reds. Don’t forget fresh flowers and chocolates, a common Valentine’s gift, but one that works every time.
Serve Up a Romantic Dinner
Another way to shake up the evening is to serve a romantic dinner date at home. Have a table cover that fits the mood and put out an elegant spread that includes baby pink salad plates, rose gold candlestick holders, and plenty of pink roses.
Be each other’s sous chefs as you cook your favorite meal. Dress your best by putting on your best tux or dress. Just make sure to wait until after the meal is prepared.
Bake as a Couple
If cooking together works out well, try your hand at baking. You could make heart-shaped biscuits, beautiful cakes, handmade chocolates, or dainty cupcakes. Use sweet inspirations to help you make a decision and spread the sweet scent of love by baking irresistible treats.
Baking is more like a relationship than one might think. Whether you’re doing something from a box or starting from scratch, the key is to make sure everything comes together nicely.
Have a Spa Day
While dinners are delicious, a relaxing spa day at home provides an extra special gift for your partner. Activities like yoga, sitting in a sauna, and getting hot stone massages help your Valentine unwind from stress through self-care. They will gain more from their mind, body, and soul.
Candles, massage oil, and facial masks are much needed accessories to achieve the most relaxing Valentine’s Day for you and your love.
Not seeing anyone this February 14th? There’s nothing wrong with that! Make the day yours with self care, self love, and self indulgence.