Let’s face it, Valentine’s Day can be a challenge to celebrate. Restaurants and spas mark up prices, reservations book up far in advance, and it can all feel a bit overwhelming. Want try something different this year? Whether you’re looking to save or just want a stress-free change of pace, consider trying these Valentine’s Day at home date night ideas! Skip the crowds and opt for a cozy and intimate date night in. We’ll break down how to transform your space into a romantic haven with these five delightful Valentine’s Day at-home date night ideas that might even top going out!
1. DIY Cocktail Hour
Shake things up with a do-it-yourself cocktail night! Create a makeshift bar area with a cute little array of spirits, mixers, and garnishes. Experiment with crafting your own signature cocktails or recreate classic favorites together. Might we suggest this delicious Valentine’s Day spritz?
2. Home Spa Date
Is there anything better than a massage?! Create your own spa date with a few quick tricks. First, set the ambiance with scented candles, soothing music, and plush towels. Then, take turns giving each other massages, trying out DIY face masks, and should you be lucky enough to have access to one, jumping a hot tub together. This activity gives you and your parter the opportunity to really unwind and connect on a deeper level.
3. Indoor Picnic
Bad weather? Transform your living room into a cozy indoor picnic spot! Lay out a comfortable blanket, scatter some cushions, and create a picnic-style dinner with finger foods, cheese, and your favorite beverages. Embrace the simplicity and intimacy of a picnic, allowing you to focus on each other without distractions. Add some fairy lights for an extra magical touch, and you have a full on romantic retreat without going anywhere.
4. Wine and Paint Night
Get crafty together! Unleash your inner artists with a wine and paint night at home. Purchase a canvas, paintbrushes, and some paints (water or acrylic works great!), and set everything out on your dining table. Then, open a bottle of your favorite wine, play some soft music, and let the tender energy of the night inspire you!
5. Write Each Other Love Letters
I mean, we’re not biased or anything, but this may be our favorite idea… Arguably the most romantic option on the list, writing each other love letters is a surefire way for laughs, tears, and sparks to fly. Need a little help getting started? We’ve got you! Our card-writing experts have whipped up a slew of thought-starters for what to write in your Valentine’s Day card.
Would you try these at-home Valentine’s Day ideas? Got any others? Drop a comment with your plans!