at home valentine's day date night ideas

Valentine's day is just around the corner and it's hard to believe that after this holiday we've officially celebrated every holiday in quarantine. Nowadays date nights have turned into nights in with our favorite take-out and binge-watching the latest Netflix show. Even though Valentine's day plans may look a little different this year, there are still some fun (and safe!) ways to celebrate the day of love with your Valentine. 


1. Romantic candlelight dinner at home

Bring the five-star dining experience home and put together a romantic candlelight dinner in the comfort of your own home. Even though indoor dining is an option for us here in North Carolina, we still haven't felt safe enough to eat inside of a restaurant just yet. All you really need is a nice tablecloth, some placemats, and candles to bring the restaurant experience home. Want to add in a romantic touch? Throw in some rose petals!

Christian actually put together a candlelight dinner for us for our anniversary and it was such a sweet surprise. You could chef up your favorite meal to serve or order to takeout from your favorite restaurant and plate it at home! 


2. At home sip and paint

Bring out your inner artist with an at-home sip and paint event! There are a couple different ways you could go about this. You could pick up some blank canvases, acrylic paint, and paintbrushes and find a video tutorial on YouTube. Another option would be to order a paint by number from Amazon or even custom paint by number with a portrait of you and your Valentine!

I have actually always wanted to do a sip and paint class, but think we are planning to do an at-home version this year for Valentine's day! We plan to have our favorite bottle of red and put together a grazing board while we paint away!


3. Elevated movie night

I know, I know, by now you probably have had enough at home movie nights to hold you over for the next decade, but there are still ways to make them special. Instead of cuddling on the couch like usual, why not set up a mini fort in your living room? You could deck it out with fairy lights and cozy pillows to make it extra special. Just finish it off with your favorite snacks and drink of choice and voila, an upgrade to your everyday movie night. 


4. Cook a meal together

Why not chef it up in the kitchen and try out a new recipe? There are tons on Pinterest or you could even order a meal delivery service such as HelloFresh. Another option would be Want to take an actual class? Sur La Table offers online cooking classes that may be a fun option to check out! Want to take it another step further? Make it a themed dinner! From a night out in Italy or on a sandy beach in Mexico, decorate your space and chef up a meal from that country to switch things up!


5. Have a cook-off

Want to add a bit of competition? Instead of cooking together have a cook-off! You each pick out a recipe and see who is the better chef in the relationship. The cook-off could be a free-for-all or a theme of your choice! Some ideas could be grill off, specific cuisine, breakfast cook-off, or gourmet cook-off!


6. Bar hop at home

Turn your home into a night out on the town and turn each room into a different themed bar. Your porch could be the hottest rooftop bar in the city. The living room? A fun video game bar. The kitchen? The best bar for midnight snacks. With a little creativity, your home could be the hottest spot in the city.

I had actually surprised Christian for his birthday with this idea and it was so fun! I made signs for each "bar" and made up special drinks for each location. 


7. Have an at-home spa night

Pamper yourselves with an at-home spa night! Breakout all of your body scrubs, facial masks, and beauty products to have a relaxing night in. Slip into some cozy robes and have a relaxing night in together.


8. Have a game night

Feeling competitive? Break out your favorite board games and pour some drinks for a fun night in. A little friendly competition is always fun and I'm sure you have a board game or two laying around.


9. Have a tasting party

From wine to ice cream to fast food chicken nuggets, gather up a variety of choices to taste test. Wanna take it a step further? Do a blind taste test! I've always wanted to do a fast-food chicken nugget taste test where we get chicken nuggets from popular fast-food restaurants and blindly rank them to see which restaurant has the best chicken nuggets!


10. Have a Karaoke Night

Sing your hearts out with an at-home karaoke night! Purchase your own karaoke kit or just simply find videos on YouTube and use your trusty hairbrush as a makeshift microphone. Either way, you're in for an entertaining night in. 


Have any other at-home date night ideas? Share them with us down below! I hope you all found this post helpful and as always, thank you for reading!

xoxo,

Amy



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