While the vast majority of us our staying safer at home, it does not mean that we have to forgo celebrating our favorite holidays. And if there is any holiday that’s important to couples worldwide, it’s Valentine’s Day. A day of cherishing your Valentine and basking in bliss, just because you can’t go out on the town to celebrate doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do something special. If you’re in search of some fun and creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home, you’ve landed in the right place.
Keep reading to hear our suggestions for five fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home this year…
Make a romantic picnic—inside or outside your home
Once the kiddos are off to bed, turn your living room into a romantic backdrop for an indoor picnic—or take things on the back patio. You can come up with some tasty amuse-bouche treats or finger foods for the two of you to enjoy while you kick back and unwind together. And, of course, don’t forget to save room for dessert. The most important thing to remember is to keep it simple so you aren’t stuck doing a bunch of dishes or lots of clean up afterwards.
If you want to kick things up a notch, pick up some cute V-day inspired paper plates and napkins to make things flirty and festive. Want to make the tasty delights a special surprise? Try having blindfolding your significant other as you spoil them with delicious food and quality time spent together.
Break out the photo albums
We are living in a crazy world right now, so it might be refreshing to brush the dust off some old photo albums and think back to times when life was more carefree. I know for myself, looking at old photos of my husband and I together always floods my mind with the beautiful memories we’ve shared over the years. The two of you can reconnect, and it taking a walk down memory lane will bring on the smiles, and maybe even a few happy tears.
Create together when spending Valentine’s Day at home
If there’s one thing about my husband that I love about him most, it’s to see how much of a true renaissance man he is. He really does amaze me at how hands on he is and how naturally talented he is at things most men wouldn’t be good at or even interested in.
So, have a little fun with your hubby and you just might be pleasantly surprised, too. The two of you could write funny poems or song lyrics or even try a craft or make some art together. It’s a fun way to spend the day/evening and a great way to have a little fun and forget about all the worries of the world.
Play a board game or cards
Even if it seems a little silly at first, try unwinding and spending quality time together playing a board game or cards. Crated With Love even offers a date night box that can ship right to your front door, and trust me, they’re super fun! The best part is that you can even order them monthly, and each month is a different theme so you never know what to expect. Which, when you think about it, is pretty cool. Finally an element of surprise we can look forward to. And we all know that spending time at home with our sweetie is going to be in the cards for the next several months to come!
Treat each other to the spa treatment
While it would be way cooler to be at a luxury spa with your hubs getting a couples massage, the fact of the matter is that the chances of that happening anytime soon are highly unlikely. So, what do you do? Well, just take turns spoiling each other with a little spa treatment! Pick up some oils, smell good lotions, and maybe even splurge for some fun extras like a pedicure spa pool or paraffin wax.
If the thought of celebrating Valentine’s Day at home—yet again—doesn’t sound thrilling, I promise that these ideas I’ve suggested can help. And, after all, it’s the thought counts. Above all, be glad that the two of you still have each other, and know that there are brighter days ahead, you just have to make the most of the dark ones—together.