Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s best to be well prepared for the annual celebration of love, lest ending up with an upset partner. Speaking of love, it’s a great idea to take time and identify what you and your partner’s love language are.
Some may prefer to be given gifts, but others may prefer quality or comfort time together. Which further emphasizes that Valentine’s Day doesn’t always have to be about giving gifts. It could very well be a day spent together just bonding and having fun.
This article will explore some date ideas that can make your Valentine’s Day extra special. Keeping the pandemic in mind, it may be better to opt for options with less crowds and mostly at home. Ready? Here we go!
Host an at-home art night
Spend the special day with your beloved by hosting an at-home art night. You don’t have to be an artist to have a fun art night. Just draw or paint things that you both love. It’s about spending the night together doing something special anyway, right? Go ahead and grab some art supplies.
If drawing or painting isn’t something you feel like doing, try modelling clay instead. You can even grab a couple of plain white masks at the art shop and paint it. Have fun! The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.
Being at home doesn’t mean you can’t learn or experience something new. Bringing in an expert to teach you both a new skill could be an exciting activity. Think cooking class, romantic dance class, flower arrangement class, or anything that you’d like to learn together.
The perks of attending a cooking class together means there’s a chance to taste the tasty dishes you’ve just made. Taking simple dance classes will mean you’ll have the most romantic slow dance while sipping wine during the evening.
Stargazing is one of the most romantic valentine’s day date ideas for a two starstruck lovers can do. Take time to prepare a light meal, warm lights, and a couple blankets. Once you’re all set, enjoy the time spent looking at constellations in the sky.
Here’s a fun fact, because the Earth is orbiting the Sun, you can see different constellations at different times of the year. Meaning, this date idea can be done more than once and will still be super amazing. Go online to find out what constellations are available in your area. That way, you’ll know what to look out for when stargazing.
Private movie theatre
Sometimes after a hectic week at work, all you’d want to do is just snuggle and watch a movie. So, why not? Prepare a simple movie tether at home with a plainly painted wall, a speaker, and a cute little mini projector.
Watching a movie at home means getting the movie experience, without all the hassle of going out, buying tickets, noisy people in the cinema, etc. If you’re not in the mood for a movie, try compiling videos you have of each other. Turn it into one small movie with the two of you as the main characters. Cute valentine’s date ideas, right?
Build a fort
This is a shout-out to all of you who are still a kid at heart. Remember all the times you’d spent as a kid building a fort? Well, who’s to say you can’t do it now with your beloved. Just imagine all the fun you’d have while building it together. Nostalgia will surely make it all the more special.
To build a fort, you may need light blankets, sheets, cushions, string or yarn, clothespins or binder clips, as well as some heavy non-breakable items (dictionaries, phone books, etc). Once the fort is done, you can even bring in a mini projector and turn it into a movie night after.
Living room karaoke night
Consider yourself and your beloved to be a pair of nightingales? Then this might be the best option for you. Grab a couple of microphones, a speaker, and set up your smart TV for the complete experience. If that seems like too much work, then just use a mini speaker and your phone.
The problem with karaoke is that you’d tend to remember the songs you want to sing but forget it once you’ve got the mic. So, make it a point to prepare a day or two before. Preparing means getting all the equipment you need ready and listing all the songs you want to sing. That’ll save you a whole lot of time during the karaoke.
P.S. Be mindful and make sure to let your neighbours know about your plans. Karaoke nights can be quite noisy. So, make an agreement about what time the event should stop that both parties can agree on.
Bringing people together has rarely gone wrong when food is involved. A charcuterie board is basically a way to express beauty and deliciousness on a serving board. The purpose is to bring people closer together in the company of simple but elegant food.
The French word “charcuterie” is used to describe any kind of cold cooked or cured meat. Thus a charcuterie board is a board filled with cured meat, as well as cheese, crackers and/or bread on the side. Overtime, charcuterie boards have changed. Some just have fruit in it, for example. Feel free to explore what works best for you and your partner.
Small Gestures, Big Impact
Often, the smallest gestures take up the most space in people’s hearts. Celebrating a day of love doesn’t have to be lavish or expensive. What’s important is that your partner can feel all the love you have for them. After all, that’s what Valentine’s Day is really about, isn’t it? So, have fun and happy Valentine’s Day!