It’s no secret that Valentine’s day can be stressful. Scoring reservations at that coveted Michelin starred restaurant may be a challenge. Trying to avoid crowds can make this romantic holiday feel unpleasant or exhausting.
Even before quarantine was set in place. Many couples preferred to avoid the hustle and bustle of Valentine’s Day. Celebrating Valentine’s Day at home became a popular choice.
Whether you’re dating or in a relationship, here’s how to make the most of the holiday this year. Below, I share 5 stay-at-home date ideas for a romantic Valentine’s Day.
Have a Michelin-starred Valentine’s meal kit
Michelin-starred restaurants worldwide are offering Valentine’s Day meal kits for take-out. There is little prep time and you’ll enjoy a luxurious dinner in the comfort of your own home. No face masks needed!
Dress up as you would if you were going out. Set the table with candles and flowers. And no Michelin-starred dinner is complete without a bottle of le vin.
Enjoy a culinary or mixology experience
What can be more romantic than cooking a delicious meal with your significant other? Sur La Table offers $29 cooking classes per household. They have a nice selection of date night cooking classes for couples.
Rather have drinks instead? Book a mixology class! Masterclass offers a 4.5 hour mixology class by Lyette Marrero & Ryan Chetiyawardana. Both you and your S.O. will learn how to make famous cocktails such as the Negroni, Old Fashioned, and Pisco Sour.
Relax for a cozy spa night
Create a night of pampering for you and your S.O.! Prepare a luxurious bubble bath with Jo Malone products. My favorite Jo Malone scented candle is pomegranate noir. Add in a few drops of the Jo Malone Red roses bath oil. It will make your bubble bath all the more sweet and relaxing. No bubble bath is complete without a few glasses of bubbly and decadent chocolates.
Jo Malone London, Pomegranate Noir Scented Home Candle
Jo Malone London, Red Roses Bath Oil
Create an indoor picnic
Pack a picnic basket with your favorite charcuterie items and bottle of bubbly. Spread out on the living room floor with a cozy picnic blanket. Don’t forget the bouquet of flowers to set the scene. Enjoy a beautiful indoor picnic without worrying about the wind blowing away everything.
Amazon, Willow Picnic Basket
Amazon, Bamboo Charcuterie Board
Take a Trip to Paris
Who says you can’t enjoy a romantic date night in Paris without leaving your home? Take an online walking tour of Paris and enjoy many of the city’s famous attractions from your couch. The Eiffel tower, Arc De Triomphe, the Louvre, and the Saint Chapelle are must-sees!
Cozy up together and have a rom-com movie marathon night. Have a few glasses of Dom Pérignon champagne with authentic French macarons from Laduree. Oh la la!
Check out my Best Valentine’s Day gift guide blog post if you’re looking for gift inspo!
What is your favorite stay-at-home Valentine’s date idea from this list? Let know by commenting below.