1. Prepare a Romantic Dinner
We all know the saying “the way to a man’s/woman’s heart is through their stomach.” Well get ready to shoot cupid’s arrow straight to the heart with these culinary ideas. How about fondue for two? Whether you are in the mood for savory or sweet, fondue is easy to prepare and puts some fun into your evening. Another heartwarming idea is to prepare each other’s favorite dish. You can also track down a recipe from your favorite restaurant and recreate that foodie experience at home…no reservations necessary.
2. Create a Home Spa Experience
Pamper yourself and your sweetie by creating your own spa at home. With a few aromatherapy candles, massage oil, and a bubble bath, you can create a relaxing night to remember. For do-it-yourself recipes for bath bombs, check out these tips from Pottery Barn.
3. Cuddle Up and Watch a Rom-Com
There’s no better excuse than Valentine’s Day to snuggle under a blanket with your honey and watch a romantic movie. Check out this list of 50 top Rom-Coms guaranteed to deliver love and laughter. Another cool list of flicks from Lifehack offers romance sans comedy and some of them may truly surprise you.
4. Plan a Scavenger Hunt
Write a series of clues to guide your sweetheart on a fun scavenger hunt around the house, leading to a surprise at the end such as a romantic meal or gift. Each clue, whether it’s a riddle or photo, should lead to the next. Pinterest offers several ideas for adult scavenger hunts and creative clues.
5. Learn a Dance Together
Dancing is one of the most fun and romantic things a couple can do…YouTube has a ton of dance instruction videos from Tango to Salsa. You can also learn traditional ballroom styles with online courses such as LearntoDance.com. Or just freestyle it with your favorite music blasting on Spotify.
6. Make a Valentine Breakfast
Wake up before your Valentine and surprise them with a delicious breakfast. Who doesn’t love a date that doesn’t require getting out of bed? Check out these romantic Valentine breakfast recipes for inspiration.
7. Plan Your Next Vacation
Just because you’re staying home this Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you can’t dream of faraway places to visit. Print out maps and photos and spend the night planning your next dream vacation.
8. Have an Indoor Picnic
Chances are it’s too cold to picnic outside in February, but don’t let that stop you. Instead of waiting for warmer weather, pack up a picnic and head to your living room. Prepare a delectable wine and charcuterie plate that’s perfect to enjoy next to a fire. Once you’ve had a picnic free from bugs and itchy grass, you may never go back to the real thing.