Staying in is the new going out. Forgo the long wait times due to crowds and exorbitantly priced restaurants, and snuggle up with your special someone in the comfort of your home. There’s nothing wrong with doing Valentine’s Day to the nines; sure, it’s fun to go all out and celebrate your love with your boo. But with the virus still at large, your best bet might be opting for an at-home Valentine’s Day celebration. Here are our top five Valentine’s Day stay-home date ideas that will entertain you and your love.
1. Cook your favorite brunch meal
With Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, a romantic brunch is just as much fun as a dinner. Plus, it’s easier on the wallet.
Some menu suggestions:
- Peach Bellini (here’s a recipe!)
- Strawberry French toast
- Veggie frittata
- Spinach & bacon quiche
- Berry yogurt parfait
2. Make your own desserts
Looking for a sweet treat to split with your partner after dinner? Try your hand at making your own! Don’t shy away from that Pinterest dessert board. Pick two different recipes – one for each of you. Then, taste test to see which you like best.
Desserts that’ll settle your sweet tooth:
3. Indulge in a spa night
Take a bubble bath together, break out the epsom salt, and give each other massages. Unwind a bit and soak in each other (pun intended). The couple that relaxes together, stays together.
Here’s what you’ll need for you at-home spa oasis:
- Uninterrupted time
- Relaxing music and ambiance
- Scented candles
- Refreshing beverage
- Facial mask
- Essential oil blend
- Moisturizing body butters (for after your bath)
4. Write a love letter to each other
Not even the finest dozen of red roses or a box of decadent chocolates can outdo a thoughtful love letter. We’re talking about words on actual piece of paper that expresses why you love your partner. What makes this idea even better is that it’s a gift and memory that’ll last forever.
A few ways to set the mood:
- Dim the lights (not too low, though!)
- Play your favorite soft tunes
- Light a candle
5. Take a few photos together
There’s no better occasion to take cheesy, yet sweet, couples photos to document your love. Prop your phone up (or take out the tripod) and use self-timer mode as you play around with poses. Pick your favorite shot of the two of you to print and frame later.
Grab these items before your ‘shoot:
- A good, festive backdrop or neutral wall in your home
- Some heart or XOXO letter balloons
- Your best V-Day outfit
6. Wine & movie night
Cozy up with a throw blanket on the sofa, pour up your favorite beverage, light a calming (yet sexy) scent, and turn on the telly for the perfect movie night in. Valentine’s Day calls for all things romance, so flip on a lovey-dovey flick that you both enjoy. Romantic-Comedies are always a good choice to get you in the heart-eye emoji mood.
Need some snacks to accompany your wine? Here are a few ideas:
- Cheese and crackers
- Grapes or cranberries
- Salted nuts
- Cured meats
Remember: Nothing beats a night in when it’s filled with everything you love. And as long as you’re together with your honey, you’ll have a blast with any of these Valentine’s Day at-home date ideas.