With more of us choosing staycations over long-haul destinations, Valentine’s Day at home doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. Thankfully, with a little bit of creativity, you’ll be to celebrate this special date in style, all from the comfort of your own abode.
If you’re looking to do something memorable this Valentine’s Day, we have plenty of handy tips to provide some inspiration…
Deck the room out
Regardless of if you pop to your local home decor store or order props online, there are plenty of ways to add a little romance to your home. If you’ve decided to cook for your loved one, dress the dining room with heart-shaped fairy lights, candles, Valentine’s Day-themed confetti, and more.
Turning your dining room or kitchen into Valentine’s Day-infused space for the day is a sure-fire way to up the romance levels, whilst making your better half feel special.
Recreate a dream date
Whether it was a restaurant or a place, bring a little of your dream date to your own home through your choice of cuisine and decor.
For example, if you were lucky enough to spend a past Valentine’s Day in a romantic city such as Rome, Venice, or Barcelona, or maybe somewhere even further afield, choose a dish that emanates this city, and decor that embodies the restaurant you may have spent it in.
If you’ve spent previous years in restaurants slightly closer to home, why not recreate the moment by ordering in?
Shower your loved one in gifts
You may be spending Valentine’s Day at home, but this doesn’t mean you can’t spoil your loved one with gifts galore. From a beautiful bouquet of Valentine’s Day blooms, tailored to this special date, to a box of chocolate truffles or a bottle of his or her favourite bubbles – there are plenty of Valentine’s Day-inspired gifts to choose from.
Whether you prefer seasonal blooms, Serenata Flowers has a range to pick from, which are available with next-day delivery.
Treat your love to breakfast in bed
Instead of your usual (and often rushed) bowl of cornflakes in the morning, treat your loved one to a romantic breakfast in bed.
Fashion a tray full of heart-shaped food items, including your partner’s favourite breakfast – be this pancakes overflowing with maple syrup, smashed avocado on toast, or the full works! This could be the ideal start if you’re planning an array of activities for the day ahead.
Design a photo book
Fashioning a photo book is a romantic and fun present to give and receive. Be sure to fill it with memories of the many dates, activities, and holidays you have spent together over the years, and as an added bonus, add a cute message under every photo you include, leaving space to add more.
Take an online class together
Just because you’re at home, this doesn’t mean you can’t engage in a fun-filled activity. There are numerous online classes to choose from, varying from virtual cooking classes to singing classes and more. Why not try out something new together, or discover more about each other’s hobbies?
Create a wine tasting tour in your home
A wine tasting tour is a romantic trip to embark on, and if you do your research, you can fashion your very own at home…even down to the tasting notes. Whether you work your way through the Italian, Spanish, South African, French, or Australian vineyards, there is a wine to suit all styles.
Just remember to pair each with complementary food, such as a cheese or charcuterie board with chutneys and deli-style crackers.
Card-making is a cute and creative way to say I love you! It’s also something you can involve the children in, especially those who wish to make a DIY Valentine’s Day card for their mum or dad.
Simply take a trip to your local stationery shop pull out all of the pink and red pens, cards, hearts, stickers, and glitter they have to hand and get to work!
Allow your loved one to embark on a pamper day
If your other half works extremely long hours or even night shifts, make this Valentine’s Day at home all about them. Run them a bath, fill it with sweet-smelling bubbles and rose petals, pour them a glass of bubbles, and whilst they soak the day away, get your chef on in the kitchen creating a delectable home-cooked meal.
Have a rom-com movie marathon
There are so many films available on the various streaming channels, all of which promise to make you feel loved up. Just add popcorn and heart-shaped chocolates to the mix, and away you go!