The pandemic seems to be never-ending these days. With the recent surge in Omicron, many people have started working from home and cancelling social plans again. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we might be celebrating at home this year. After almost two years of intermittent lockdowns, we are no stranger to an at-home date night.
Follow this quick guide to make your Valentine’s Day extra special this year.
Set the mood
Transform your home into a romantic oasis with candles, flower pots, wine and much more. Deep clean your space, declutter the surfaces and add a few decorative touches to set the atmosphere. You can make your home feel like a restaurant or cinema with a couple of changes. Turn off the bright lights and hang up a string of fairy lights instead. Never underestimate the power of mood lighting for an at-home date night.
Choose a theme
Make your Valentine’s Day a little more interesting with a fun theme. You could go for a funky 70’s night or sensual Spanish evening to mix things up. You could even make tapas and sangria for a night in Spain. Decorations will bring the theme to life and set the mood for the evening.
Music is key for any date night. You need a killer playlist to serenade your partner all night long. Choose some Valentine’s classics, like My Funny Valentine, and a few songs from your partner’s favourite genre.
You could order a takeaway or cook the food yourself. It all depends on how talented you are in the kitchen. A homemade three-course meal would definitely impress your date – but it might be stressful for you. You could order from your favourite restaurant and support a small business in your area.
Alternatively, you could make a grazing board with various meats, cheeses, crackers and fruits. Pair with a delicious sparkling wine and picnic blanket on the floor for the perfect romantic evening.
Activities and gifts
Some people like a classic dinner date – while others prefer something a little different. You might have had to cancel your date night activity, like mini-golf or life drawing, due to covid. You could also recreate this activity at home. You could set up your own drawing class and model for each other. Or, you could make a mini-golf course in the back garden with fairy lights everywhere.
Finally, you could buy your partner a small gift to show how much you care about them. After all, gift-giving is one of the five love languages for a reason.
Surprise your date at home on Valentine’s Day, and make it a night to remember.