Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love, but for many, it also means scouring for restaurant reservations and fighting crowds at popular date night destinations. This year, take the pressure out of Valentine’s Day and create a romantic date night in your very own home.
Here are eight stay-at-home Valentine’s date ideas you don’t have to leave the house for.
Cook a Meal Together
Cooking a meal together can be a fun and romantic way to spend quality time with the one you love. Recreate your favorite restaurant meal, try out an interesting new recipe or create an interactive-themed dinner like a taco bar, pizza station or fondue for two.
Dress Up or Down
Just because you’re staying in doesn’t mean you can’t get dressed up for the occasion. If you’re planning a romantic date night in your home, get dolled up as if you were spending a night on the town. For a more laid-back night, get comfy and cozy with some festive Valentine’s pajamas.
Bring the spa experience home for a night of pampering. Turn the lights down, light some candles and turn on some relaxing music to set the mood. Draw a hot bubble bath, take turns giving each other massages and unwind from the day with facemasks and warm robes.
Have a Game Night
Games aren’t just for the kids. This Valentine’s Day, break out the board games and challenge each other to a little friendly competition. Pick a game specifically made for two or choose a multiplayer game to create an enjoyable game night the whole family can enjoy.
Set Up a Wine Tasting
Wine tasting is a favorite romantic activity for couples that doesn’t require going to a fancy winery. Buy a few bottles of new wines you haven’t tried and set up a wine tasting at home. Vary between whites and reds and prepare perfect pairings for them such as chocolates or cheese.
Skip the movie theatre and enjoy a movie night from the comfort of your living room couch. Put together a line-up of your favorite rom-com’s or have a movie marathon of your favorite film series. Don’t forget to pop some popcorn and break out the Valentine’s candies to snack on.
Do Some Dancing
Move aside the living room furniture, turn on some music and dance the night away in your make-shift dance floor. Look up step-by-step dance lessons on YouTube and learn ballroom styles like the Cha-Cha and Tango or freestyle to your own music with an in-home dance party.
Channel your inner Picasso and craft a Valentine’s masterpiece for your home. Gather some canvases, brushes and paints and get creative. Follow a painting tutorial together and compare your work or gather photos and piece together collage of your favorite memories.
How are you planning on celebrating Valentine’s Day at home?
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