Try these romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day at home
Valentine’s Day is definitely a holiday designed for couples, so if you’re dating or in a committed relationship, chances are you’ll want to plan something romantic for your date or loved one. Going out for a fancy dinner or going to a wine bar can be appealing to some couples, but Valentine’s Day menus tend to be pricey and it’s often impossible to get reservations at restaurants. That said, there are some seriously romantic Valentine’s Day ideas you can make at home.
The best at-home ideas for Valentine’s Day make your loved one feel special and can often be more thoughtful and memorable than going out. You can personalize the experience and enjoy more privacy and privacy without having other guests and couples close at hand.
If you’ve never celebrated Valentine’s Day at home before, you might want some inspiration and ideas on what to do, what foods to cook or prepare, and even how to decorate your home. We have what you need. Keep reading for romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day at home and make this Valentine’s Day a holiday you’ll always remember.
Romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day at home
There are romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day at home that can bring you closer as a couple, save money without having to go out, and create a memorable and intimate night. Here are some romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day at home:
- Create a home spa for Valentine’s Day and treat yourself to massages and bubble baths
- Free up space in your living room for a ballroom, create a playlist and dance the night away
- To have breakfast in bed
- Have a picnic on the terrace or in the garden
- Write love letters to each other, then take turns reading them
- Create a photo slideshow of the two of you
- Order fancy pastries from a local bakery and enjoy a dessert tasting at home for Valentine’s Day
Ideas for Valentine’s Day at home
Homemade Valentine’s Day ideas don’t have to be expensive or particularly romantic. They can also be playful, laid back and just something you both will enjoy. For example, if you two love to play video games, play co-op and try to reach new levels or compete and increase the competition. Here are some homemade ideas for Valentine’s Day:
- Host a movie night: Snuggle up and watch a new or favorite movie. Pop fresh popcorn and set up a candy station with all kinds of movie favorites.
- Host a game night: Go back in time and play classic board games or video games that you enjoyed as kids or still have time for as adults. Or spice things up and play truth or dare.
- Do a craft together: Try a fun art project like your own canvas painting and an evening sipping wine, or make pottery or other easy crafts. You can buy kits and supplies online and follow tutorials on YouTube or craft sites.
- Participate in a treasure hunt: use your creativity and organize a treasure hunt with clues around the house ending with a gift or a surprise. Use clues that point to memories or things you share together.
- Stream live music or comedy: Platforms like Twitch stream live music, giving you a concert experience at home.
- Host a wine and cheese party: Prepare a charcuterie platter with fruit, wine and cheese.
- Go “camp”: Set up a tent inside, make s’mores, tell ghost stories or sing songs and snuggle up together watching the stars on the ceiling glow in the dark.
- Shake it up: try making fancy cocktails together.
Decoration ideas for Valentine’s Day at home
You can create a romantic mood with various Valentine’s Day decorations at home. The Valentine’s Day decorations you choose should be based on the vibe you’re going for, your budget, and your craftiness. For example, if you want something cute, you can get mylar balloons for Valentine’s Day and put on some pink and red crepe paper, while you go for something elegant and flirty, a candle runner shimmering tealights and scattered rose petals leading from the dining table to the bath or bedroom may be a better fit.
There are endless possibilities for Valentine’s Day decorations at home, especially if you’re interested in DIY Valentine’s Day decorations. Here are some ideas:
- tealight candles
- Rose petals
- Fresh flowers like carnations, tulips, roses or lilies
- White duvet with red heart pillows
- Red satin sheets
- twinkling lights
- Red or pink bath towels
Do-it-yourself Valentine’s Day decorations
- Kissing balloons: Get white helium balloons and use lipstick to dab kisses on each balloon.
- Heart-shaped streamers: small construction paper hearts attached to long ribbons or twine draped around.
- Handmade “Stained Glass”: Tissue paper hearts cut out and hung from windows.
- Paper Heart Wreath: Origami or construction paper hearts arranged in a large heart-shaped wreath.
Meal ideas for Valentine’s Day at home
Most Valentine’s Day dates revolve around a meal. Whether you’re more of a couple having breakfast in bed or a candlelit dinner, there are some seriously romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day meals at home. Here are some of the best ideas for Valentine’s Day meals at home:
- Order delivery or take-out from your favorite restaurant. Consider getting food from a special restaurant, like the one where you had your first date or where you proposed. Relive the experience at home by ordering the same foods and reminiscing about the experience.
- Buy a meal kit delivery box, like HelloFresh or Sun Basket, and concoct a unique meal together. Most meal kit deliveries allow you to register and cancel at any time. Plus, many of the top meal kit delivery services offer special Valentine’s Day-themed picks to deliver by February 14th.
- Cook a special meal: If your lover has a favorite meal or you want to replicate a special meal you shared in your relationship, try cooking it yourself or cooking it together as a nighttime activity. There are plenty of cooking videos online or consider a site like SideChef, which walks you through each step of a recipe with pictures and video, if you’re in doubt about your cooking skills. SideChef also curates a list of all the ingredients you’ll need and sends them to your local Walmart for pickup to take the hassle out of grocery shopping.
- Take a trip to the 70s: An easy DIY dinner and dessert idea for Valentine’s Day is to make it a fondue party. Fondue is easy to prepare and it can be sensual to dip and feed on different foods. After a cheese fondue dinner, keep the theme going with a scrumptious chocolate fondue dessert. You can make chocolate covered strawberries and other fruit dips, marshmallows, graham crackers, etc. Interactive foods can set the mood for an intimate Valentine’s Day at home.
- Prepare food in the shape of a heart, using heart-shaped cookie cutters, a heart-shaped waffle iron or a knife (with care): for example, you can make pancakes or heart-shaped waffles for breakfast, heart-shaped grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch. , heart-shaped mini pizzas for dinner, and heart-shaped cookies or brownies for a sweet finish.