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 the covid pandemic started, many couples preferred to avoid the hustle and bustle of Valentine’s Day. Celebrating Valentine’s Day at home became a popular choice for many couples.
Whether you’re dating, in a relationship, or married, here’s how to make the most of Valentine’s Day. Below, I share seven stay-at-home date ideas for a romantic Valentine’s Day.
Watch a Valentine’s Day movie
What can be a more relaxed way to spend Valentine’s day than watching a rom-com with delicious snacks, a mood-setting candle such as Diptyque candles, a bottle of le vin, and snuggling under a blanket? A few favorites are Valentine’s Day, Pretty Woman, and The Notebook.
Have a Michelin-starred Valentine’s meal kit
Michelin-starred restaurants 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 are 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 an excellent 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 love will learn how to make famous cocktails such as the Negroni, Old Fashioned, and Pisco Sour.
Eat breakfast in bed
How sweet is having breakfast in bed with your love? Enjoy a spread of heart-shaped pancakes/waffles, freshly-baked bagels, quiche, powdered doughnuts, and croissants. Don’t forget the bellinis and mimosas!
Relax for a cozy spa night
Create a night of pampering and relaxation. 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 Saint Chapelle are must-sees!
What is your favorite stay-at-home Valentine’s date idea from this list? Do let me know by commenting below.