With the desire to stay home being ever more pressing, you may need to plan your Valentine’s Day excitement around the perimeters of your house. Whether it be a first date or long term flame, there are a number of options this year. Don’t settle for just flowers and chocolates. Find a way to show your Valentine you care with a home date!
Light Up a Romantic Fire in Your Yard
There are few places more romantic than under the stars. Keep your dining set covers on and enjoy the simple nature of your yard with your partner. A cabana with fluffy pillows and a nearby fire pit makes for the perfect evening.
Focus on comfort by placing knitted throws among the pillow and beat the winter chills. Have hot chocolate and marshmallows at the ready as you dive into deep conversations.
Cuddle Up with a Movie Marathon
A movie marathon is the perfect way to relax with your Valentine. Go for some rom-coms or be subversive with a horror marathon, whatever keeps you and your partner entertained late into the night. Try making popcorn and opening a bottle of wine, then kickback and relax on a plushy outdoor sectional, fitted with sectional covers.
Want to make your home a theatre? A projector and quality speakers will do the trick. Just project the film on a screen, sheet, or any flat surface in your home or yard.
Craft a Special Drink
Celebrate love by channelling your inner mixologist and creating a unique signature cocktail. Pick ingredients that you or your partner show interest in.
Start with a base liquor, then experiment until you find something delicious. Don’t be afraid to innovate on already established mixtures. Once you’ve made the perfect drink, write it down! You’ll always have that recipe to share with each other as well as impress future house guests.
Use Trivia and Get to Know Your Love
Even if you’ve been together for years, you can always learn new things about your partner. Carry that into your Valentine’s Day by organising trivia that will help you connect more with your partner.
You could also call a best friend and put them and your partner to the test on who is more knowledgeable on you. Make the game fun and fair, then give a small prize to the winner.
Bring Your Partner Breakfast in Bed
Breakfast in bed is a simple yet impactful gesture that lets your partner know you’re thinking of them. Make an attractive spread of your partner’s favourite foods. Put them on a cute tray and don’t forget a much needed cup of coffee.
You could include themed food, such as heart-shaped pancakes, cookies, macaroons, cupcakes, or brownies, colored with festive pinks and reds. While flowers and chocolate are the basic gifts, they are a staple of the holiday and can be added onto the spread.
Decorate Your Home for the Holiday
Set the tone for the day by adding a Valentine’s Day flair to your home. Start with this decor:
- Flowers are the key to romance. Pick from traditional roses to peonies, tulips, gerbera daisies, and carnations. Make sure to pick shades of pink, white or red.
- Glass jars filled with heart shaped candies and a few romantic messages add colour to your table spread while giving your partner a nice surprise.
- Scatter balloons around your living area to emphasise the festivities.
- Hang a large, heart-shaped wreath of pink flowers at the entrance or on the window for a romantic gesture that displays elegance.
- Replace your usual pillow covers with attractive red and plaid custom covers
- Light up many corners of your house with candles of different shapes and sizes.
For a romantic surprise, hide decor at a safe place in storage bags before setting everything up the night before Valentine’s Day.
Plan a Dinner Date at Home
Make a romantic dinner the centrepiece of this holiday. Find a special table cover and spread with baby pink plates, rose gold candlestick holders, and a floral arrangement.
Cook a meal that both of you will love. To become more immersed, dress as if you’re dining at a five star restaurant. Don’t forget sparkling champagne.
Share a love of desserts and baking? Try coming together in the kitchen to make something wonderful. From heart-shaped biscuits to festive cakes and handmade chocolates, bake savouries that spread the sweet scent of love. You could use these sweet inspirations to help you find the perfect dessert for you and your partner.