Chocolate boxes of red and pink have filled the aisles of your favorite supermarket, red roses are on sale everywhere you look, and that snuggly crisp breeze fills the air... Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! You might be stuck at home this Valentine’s Day season, so we’re sharing some amazing Valentine’s Day date night ideas to do at home.
Celebrate with a themed dinner and movie night.
Whether you want to recreate one of your favorite dinner date nights or travel off to some beautiful country with excellent cuisine, enjoy Valentine’s Day at home with dinner and a movie.
Travel to Italy with your favorite pasta or pizza dishes, wine, and Under The Tuscan Sun. Also, check out these recommendations for some of the best movies set in Italy.
Pick your favorite country or a country you both want to travel to together someday and incorporate it into your Valentine’s Day at home.
Have a spa day at home this Valentine’s Day.
Buy some bath bombs, rose petals, and a bottle of champagne and enjoy a luxurious and romantic Valentine’s Day at home.
Make it your own! But we recommend running a warm bath, setting the scene with candles and rose petals, and exchanging massaging while sipping some chilled champagne or prosecco.
Read to each other.
Are you both avid readers? Then, spice up your Valentine’s Day date night at home by reading to each other. Whether it’s a collection of your favorite poems, handwritten letters, or his or her favorite book, this is a romantic way to connect at home this year.
Cozy up on the sofa together, sip coffee or your favorite drink, and read to your loved one. Grab one of these super soft Turkish towels to complete the coziness.
Celebrate by having a board game night.
Have a night of fun and games for your Valentine’s date night at home. Whether it’s just the two of you or the whole household, pick some board games, prepare some tasty snacks, and enjoy the in-the-moment enjoyment of a board game night!
If you need games specifically for two, think Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, or Patchwork.
Plan out a future vacation.
Get together at home and plan out a vacation to take together. Narrow down the logistics, hop on Google maps (or a paper map for added aesthetic), and plan out the main details of your trip. Then, when it’s officially time to book, you’ll have already done all the planning.
Make the trip as realistic or pretend as you’d like! Just enjoy the fun of planning and the time spent together this Valentine’s Day.
Bake treats in the kitchen together.
If you both love to cook, this is a great way to spend Valentine’s Day at home this year! Make heart-shaped cookies, chocolate-dipped strawberries, or your favorite chocolate cake.
If you want to be extra adventurous with your baking, you could make homemade Valentine’s Day chocolates. Here are some Valentine’s Day truffles to make at home.
Take a walk around the neighborhood.
Get that daily exercise in and some quality time with your loved one with a nice walk around the neighborhood. Take in your surroundings, ask questions, and get to know your area as well as each other along the way.
This is a great idea for couples who love to be outdoors. If you have a forest nearby, then add that to the list, too!
Christa Adams is a writer, photographer, and sustainable traveler based in Barcelona. She's been traveling solo since 2014 has a passion for the outdoors, coffee culture, and exploring quaint European towns. Follow her adventures at www.thespiritedexplorer.com.