Hello everyone! And welcome to another one of my seasonal/holiday-ish articles! Today since a majority of the world is still out of order or in quarantine due to the ongoing pandemic, I decided to focus in on some fun and easy stay-in date night ideas for Valentine’s Day! I know we’re still a little ways away from the day of love, but I figured this is a good way to plan ahead and get prepped; allowing everyone to still have a romantic night even if it’s taking place within the comfort of your own home! And don’t be fooled by the title, you don’t necessarily need a significant other to enjoy most of these activities! These are also some fun activities to do in a safe atmosphere with family or a small group for a Galentine’s evening as well! Overall I hope you enjoy the ideas below and start making the most of your 2021!
10. Take Out & A Movie
I figured I’d start off with the basics here. What to do on a typical night in? Watch a movie with some good ol’ takeout! Maybe take it up a notch for Valentine’s Day by ordering from a restaurant you might not normally get food from or take that crazy extra step and RENT a movie. Crazy stuff I’m suggesting here, I know. Or maybe even do a full movie marathon and order yourself some dessert too!
9. Have A Board Game Showdown
Have some board games or maybe even some one on one video games? Have a full blown showdown! Let your competitive side shine and keep score on who won the most games over the course of the evening. Call it the Game Olympics even. Maybe even make a winning bet! Whatever it takes to make things fun and for you both to enjoy your night!
8. Make Your Own Wine (or Beer) Tasting With A Charcuterie Board!
Take the elegance level of the evening to a new high with your own personal wine or beer tasting! Pick out some of your favor beverages or maybe some new ones that you’ve never had before! Spice things up a little more by creating a charcuterie board with food pairings that go well with your drink options! Maybe even throw a table cloth on the table and pretend you’re at a fancy restaurant for extra fun.
7. Fondue Night
Whether it’s cheese or chocolate, treat yourselves to a full fondue spread to relax the evening with! Either melt your own fondue or buy a kit online, regardless pick out some of your dipping favorites and truly indulge the night away!
6. Make A Fort And Bring Out Your Inner Kid Again
MAKE A PILLOW OR BLANKET FORT. Like why not. Let your inner child out and enjoy yourself! Get creative with it and then cuddle up to an old movie or something you use to watch when you were a kid!
5. Paint Night!
Follow a Bob Ross tutorial or have a paint bar style session with a drink in hand and paint the night away! Whether you work together, have two separate canvases seeing who can paint a better picture or just both let your creative sides shine, whatever you pick just ENJOY it!
4. Have A Spa Night
Face masks, bubble bath with some mood-setting candles or even just a simple massage for each other? Sounds like a perfect night to truly rejuvenate and relax. Take the time to focus on each other and both of your needs.
3. Bake & Do A Puzzle
Get crafty in the kitchen and bake something! Whether its cookies from scratch or box mix brownies, make the whole place smell good then settle down for a good puzzle while you indulge! Put your skills to the test with some good dessert to fuel your brain as you go!
2. Test Your Bartending Skills
Trying recreating your favorite cocktail or attempt making a mix on your own! Maybe even look up some recipes online to try and have a mini cocktail tasting! Get all the ingredients and go all out making each cocktail look like it came straight out of a five-star bar!
1. Cook A Full Course Dinner Together or For Your Significant Other
Three course meal? Or maybe even just one big gourmet dinner? Pick one of you or your partners favorite dishes (or look up some ideas online) and put your cooking skills to the ultimate test. From prepping to plating, act as if you’re the head chef and make the evening feel truly five-star. Then dress up and set the table to dine at! Act as if you’re out on an expensive date and see how your meal came out!