Best Stay at Home Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day
A Romantic Dinner
On Valentine’s Day, you don’t need to go to your favorite restaurant to have a romantic dinner. Instead, you and your partner can get into the kitchen and work together on cooking up your own fancy dinner. Cooking together can be an excellent thing to do to build intimacy. First, you’ll have a pleasant time during the act of cooking (is there anything more romantic than cooking together) and then you’ll get to enjoy the meal that you made together.
Create a restaurant-worthy environment in your house by incorporating a few candles, table cloths, and a table centerpiece, or enjoy an indoor picnic to have a memorable Valentine’s Day dinner.
Board Game Night
Play games! When is the last time you and your partner sat down to play a board game or video game? Pull out your favorite games and challenge your partner to a game night duel. Just because it’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you can’t introduce a little fun, friendly competition.
Spending your evening playing video games or board games is one of the better home date night ideas no matter what day of the year it is, and helps spice things up a little more on February 14th. Of course, it depends on what games you’re playing. Monopoly, for instance, is not a very exciting or romantic game.
Grab a bottle of wine, some candles and take a look at the latest board and card games, and prepare to settle in for a date night of fun (and for you competitive couples, hopefully, no arguments).
Indulge In A Spa-Like Experience
You don’t need to visit a top-end hotel to have a romantic spa experience with your partner. You can do it right from your own house. After all, what could be more relaxing than taking a bubble bath and at-home facials? Grab some foot scrub, lotion, and face masks to relax, unwind and indulge! Ramp up the relaxation and indulgence by investing in a foot spa before the big day.
You can make this as elaborate as you want. Lighting candles and turning on soft music can create a relaxing and romantic atmosphere for your at-home spa.
You’ll be having the equivalent of a fantastic spa day without having to leave your home. Perfect!
It’s all about enjoying each other’s company on Valentine’s Day. One of the more traditional ways to do this is to spend the evening curled up on the couch, watching a movie. That can be deeply enjoyable no matter what type of movie you’re watching, but if you want to keep things on brand, then make it a rom-com. There are plenty of romantic comedies to choose from that’ll tug at your heartstrings and make you happy to have the person next to you in your life.
Delicious Take Out
We mentioned earlier how you could prepare a delicious meal with your partner. But if you don’t have the cooking skills or don’t want to deal with the hassle of cooking and cleaning up, you should order a take-out dinner. After all, what better way to treat your special someone than by indulging in their favorite food? You can easily incorporate the meal into your other plans. Why not plan it so that the food arrives after the home spa treatment but before the movie begins? If you’re not sure what to order, then choose a dish that’s known to have romantic qualities, such as oysters and other seafood?
Hit the Makeshift Dance Floor
In our opinion, not enough couples make an effort to dance together. You might have hit the dance floor when you were dating and also danced at your wedding, but when was the last time that you really slowed things down and swayed intimately to music? The magical thing about dancing is that you can do it just about anywhere there’s a little room to move. You’ll have a few options at your disposal. You can crank those timelessly romantic songs and let intuition take over, or you can step things up a little by looking at some dance tutorial lessons on YouTube. If you take the latter option, then not only will you have a great date night, but you’ll also have a skill that you can show off the next time you’re out dancing in public.
Create a fun wine tasting date by setting up a few candles, putting on your favorite tunes, and cracking open two or three bottles of wine that you’ve never had before. Trying out a new wine at home is a wonderful (and cheaper) way to recreate a fancy night out without spending too much at a wine bar. Don’t forget the cheese plate!
You could settle for a couple of bottles of wine for your romantic date night at home, but you could also mix things up a little — literally — by creating some fancy-schmancy cocktails. Making cocktails are a great way to make a romantic date night stand out at any time, including on Valentine’s Day. If you want to keep things as romantic as possible (and of course you do!), then look at making cocktails that are the color of love.
We don’t always have as many opportunities as we’d like to dive deep into conversation with our partners in our busy day-to-day lives, but a home date on Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to do so. In fact, it’s probably the best, since if you were in a restaurant, you’d have to hold back a little anyway (because who knows who’s listening?). While you can just dive into a deep conversation as you see fit, if you’re going to do it properly, then make things a little more structured. Plenty of websites offer lists of questions that go much deeper than “how was your day?” You might just learn a few more things about your partner — and fall a little deeper in love, too.
Don’t let Valentine’s Day come and go without making a special effort. Even if you’re just staying at home, there are plenty of fun activities, and romantic things to do that’ll make your Valentine’s Day memorable! It’s all about making a special effort and bringing an extra dollop of love and connection to the evening. Happy Valentine’s Day!