Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday celebrated by a lot of folks. If you are looking for fun and exciting ideas for at-home Valentine’s Day celebrations- look no further. This list of 12 super at-home Valentine’s Day date ideas will have something that everyone will enjoy, even those who don’t care much about the holiday.
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1. Dress Up
This one is key if you want to enjoy the evening. Go all out, buy a cute new outfit, and style your hair. Put on some makeup, you’ll feel fantastic (and look great in pictures) for your at-home Valentine’s date. Any excuse to dress up or get a new outfit or some new makeup is a great excuse in my book.
2. Make Your Partner’s Favorite Dessert
My husband loves sugar cookies and strawberry shortcakes so the kids and I will probably make these for him. If you have kids, this is a great way to involve them in the at-home Valentine’s Day fun. Let them make their favorite treats too, you can all have a blast in the kitchen. 20 Healthy Holiday Desserts.
3. Turn on Some Music and Dance
You can do this in the kitchen while preparing dinner. Or you can clear a spot in the living room and dance the night away. Pick songs that you both enjoy, be silly, and have fun with it. Don’t forget to add in a slow dance!
4. Candlelight Dinner
Prepare dinner together and enjoy it by candlelight or dim the lights. If you have kids they can act as your servers for the night. They will feel honored to have such responsibility in your at-home event and get to partake.
5. Watch a Romantic Comedy
Here are some of my favorite romantic comedies that would be perfect for an at-home Valentine’s Day date:
- What to Expect When You’re Expecting
- Date Night
- The Holiday
- Wedding Crashers
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall
- Knocked Up
- When Harry Met Sally
- The Proposal
6. Reminisce Old Photos
Take a walk down memory lane and look at photos of the two of you when you first started dating. It will bring back so many memories and you can laugh and enjoy those moments together. Then start dreaming of all of the new memories that you get to make.
7. Play a Game
My husband and I enjoy playing cards once in a blue moon and we have a blast. Whether it’s a board game, cards, or maybe a writing game, pull out your favorites and enjoy a few rounds together. Disconnecting and interacting with each other will bring you closer.
8. Gift Exchange
A gift exchange doesn’t have to be overly extravagant and expensive. Plan and agree on how you want to do gifts. Try making a photo album of the two of you together, or make a scrapbook of your life together. Or you could get a keychain or another token of love, maybe jewelry, that has a special meaning to you both.
9. Give Each Other Massages
If you have kids, enjoy this after they go to bed. Turn the lights down, light some candles, and give each other a back massage. Try a warming massage oil to add to the indulging experience.
10. 5 Things I Love About You
Take turns and list five things that you love about one another. Not just “I love your hair,” but actual thoughtful responses. This is a fun activity that will leave you both feeling cherished far beyond Valentine’s Day.
11. Enjoy a Bottle of Sparkling
Break out your favorite bottle of champagne, wine, or sparkling cider to share on this beautiful occasion. Choose something that you don’t have just every single day.
12. Cuddle & Talk
This seems so simple but many people skip out on it. Cuddle up together and talk about your future goals as you drift off to dreamland.
These at-home Valentine’s Day date ideas can be enjoyed all throughout the year, not just on Valentine’s Day. Keep this list handy for ideas for other special occasions.