You don’t have to leave the house to have a great time. Here are some ideas for a fun and romantic at-home date night, perfect for Valentine’s Day or anytime you’re craving some closeness with your partner!
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There are many reasons couples may opt to stay in for Valentine’s Day. The pandemic, parenting, scheduling, winter weather, or just life in general can be a barrier to being able to go out and celebrate the way you may want to. (And honestly, we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic, so staying home is the safer option. Your local healthcare workers thank you!) Thankfully, there are lots of creative ways to have a great time at home.
Make an At-Home Nacho Bar
This is the perfect excuse to get a bit cheesy with your honey – all puns intended. Who doesn’t enjoy nachos? Having an interactive dinner date is a fun way to bond with your partner, and eat yummy foods you both enjoy. If by chance your partner is some kind of weirdo who does not like nachos – major red flag, by the way – you can always do a DIY-taco bar, pizza bar, or some kind of other food bar that you know they will like. Bonus idea: Have a chocolate fondue bar for dessert!
Show your partner you adore them and want s’more of their lovin’ with some s’mores. Cozy up by the fireplace or a fire pit outside (or just use the microwave, whatever works) and indulge together in these sticky, sweet treats. You can dress your s’mores with fun Valentine’s Day candies like red and pink M&M’s, heart-shaped candies, or whatever other fun toppings you’d like. Obviously make sure your marshmallows are halal.
Have a Halal Paint-And-Sip Night
Do you and your partner want to explore each other’s more creative sides? Create your own at-home paint-and-sip event! You’ll need supplies for the paints, and of course, mocktails! There are even websites like this one online that have a materials list and videos you can follow along with. This could also be a fun family event or a galentine’s day idea.
Get Dressed Up and Have Candlelit Takeout
Just because you’re staying home doesn’t mean you need to be in your jammies or in your sweats. When’s the last time you actually got dressed up to the nines? Given the events of the past few years…it may have been a while. Order takeout from your favorite restaurant. Set the table with your formal tableware. That’s right, I’m telling you to use the good dishes; the ones you save for company. Light some candles, put some soft music on if that’s your thing, and get dressed up like you are going to the fanciest restaurant in town.
Plan Your Dream Vacation Together
Remember when you were little, and had a big imagination and lots of dreams? Sometimes as we get older, life gets busy and we stop dreaming. And sometimes as we get into a routine in our relationships and get comfortable in them, we stop dreaming with our partner about the things we want to do together. Here’s your sign to give yourselves permission to dream together again.
Sure, travel is a bad idea right now because of the pandemic and all – but it won’t be like this forever. Take this opportunity to plan your perfect vacation together. Where would you go? What would you do? Where would you stay? What would you eat? How would it feel? How can you recreate a bit of that in your lives now? Create a mood board together if you feel inspired too – and maybe even start a separate savings account together to start saving for your dream destination together.
Ultimately, it’s never about where you go; it’s about the time you spend together. We hope these five ideas help you think outside the (heart-shaped) box and find some inspiration for creating your perfect at-home date night this Valentine’s Day! Which one of these would you like to try? Leave us a comment and tell us your favorite date ideas, and be sure to follow us on Instagram at @tuesdayinlove.