February 16, 2021
The Perfect At-Home Valentine’s Date
It’s been a year of at-home holidays, and Valentine’s Day will not be much different for most. Staying in doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate! Whether you’re looking for ideas for romantic date nights with your significant other, or a family fun night with lots of hearts and candy, there are many options to have fun and stay safe.
At-Home Date Night
No matter how long you and your significant other have been together, it’s always a good idea to take a day to celebrate the relationship that you have together. Are you looking for a low-key, cozy night by a fire or a more fancy and romantic night complete with dinner by candlelight? Or maybe you’re somewhere in between. Here are a variety of ideas for every type of couple:
Learn a Dance Together
If you can’t make it to a dance class, bring the dance class to you! The internet has a plethora of step-by-step dance videos that are sure to get you up and moving. Try ballroom dances like the chacha or foxtrot. If you’re looking to have a little more fun, find recent pop culture dances to try out like the Wobble or Wop. You are sure to be laughing in no time!
Ask Each Other Questions
When is the last time you sat across from your significant other and asked each other intentional questions? Valentine’s Day is the perfect night to do it if you haven’t in a while! Before Valentine’s Day, each of you should write down 5-10 questions. Some can be serious, but make sure to throw some fun ones in, too. Toss them all in a bowl. While you’re sitting at dinner or sharing dessert on Valentine’s, take turns picking one out and asking the other person. Who knows where the conversation might lead!
What is your favorite restaurant? Why not recreate it at home? Pick out your favorite courses – appetizer, main dish, and don’t forget dessert! See if you can figure out the recipe and make it at home. You might find that you like your version even better! You can even try to recreate the vibe of the restaurant at home by decorating.
Family Fun Night
If you’re home on Valentine’s Day with the whole family there are many ways to celebrate this day of love! No matter what you are doing, it’s the time spent together that matters the most and is really what the day is all about anyway. Here are some ideas for the whole family:
Build Your Own Dinner Bar
Instead of a regular dinner where mom or dad cook, serve and clean up afterward, make this dinner fun for everyone. Set up an area in your kitchen to lay out the best build your own bar ever!
Is your family a fan of nachos or pizza? Cook your base, and then spread out all of the toppings in small bowls and dishes across the counter. Let everyone pass by and pile their plate high! If pizza or tacos aren’t your favorites, try a mashed potato bar. Or switch it up and save the build your own bar for dinner and set up an ice cream sundae bar. Who doesn’t love ice cream?
If you want to take your build your own bar to the next level, layout tin foil across your counter. Cover the area in chips and all of the nachos toppings and voila! Everyone can sit around and eat nachos right off the counter! Check out this article to learn how to have the best nacho table.
Who doesn’t love to make fun crafts? Grab all your art supplies, spread out on your dining room table, and get to crafting! Pass our construction people and have everyone make a valentine’s card for each family member. Need some more ideas? Try some of these.
There is really nothing better than a movie marathon! Build a fort and pick out one of your family’s favorites. Pop lots of popcorn, grab some candy, fill up your cups with your favorite sodas and pile up together to watch. There is really nothing better than a movie night at home! If you want to take it up a notch, check out this recent article that gives you all the ways to plan the perfect at-home movie night.
Whether you are in with your family, or it’s just you and your honey, there are lots of ways to make this Valentine’s Day special!
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