Well hello Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air. You may not be a fan of this day, quite frankly I am not, but there is at least half the population that loves this holiday. No matter how you want to show love (shopping, taking photos with animals, or throwing axes) I’ve got you covered. Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other or celebrating it Galentine’s style, these are great ideas to celebrate February 14!
STAY AT HOME DATE NIGHT IDEAS
Have a Movie Night and Make a Snack Bar
Pick a list of your top movies and have a movie night. You can pick romance or comedy movie pick or make it an action or horror movie, whatever you are in the mood for. You could also create a snack bar full of all your favorite snacks. Try this popcorn maker, or this frozen yoghurt and ice cream maker an extra treat.
Make Dinner and Dessert Together
Create a yummy menu together and cook it together with your favorite drink of choice! I love cooking in the kitchen together with my husband. Then have a romantic table setting and eat by candle light!
Have a Game Night
We are very competitive, so game night can get a little testy. Pull out your favorite board games or puzzles for a good old fashion game night. Our favorites are:
- Cards Against Humanity – Galentine’s Day perfect material right here for getting your girlfriends together. There are so many different decks you can play with and this offers some great laughs.
- Ticket to Ride
- Catan – during lockdown last March, Catan released instructions to make their game two players! You can find it here.
- Taco vs Burrito – This game is new, and was actually created by a 7 year old, but surprisingly fun for adults too!
Play “Would You Rather”
Craft a New Cocktail or Do Some Wine Tasting
Create a signature cocktail together, find an online cocktail making class, or chose your favorite drinking and host a tasting night! You could make a fun cheese and charcuterie board to go along with it. This doubles as a great couples activity as well as a great Galentine’s activity. Create your own Valentine’s Day inspired drink and come up with a fun name!
Have an Outdoor Picnic or Movie
Get all your blankets, cushions, and fairy lights to have an outdoor evening picnic! Try this movie projector that can be used outdoors, to watch a movie out there too!
Have a Fondue Night
Nothing says Valentine’s Day in my eyes better than fondue. Buy a fondue kit like this one and have a yummy fondue night!
Have a Spa Night
Pull up YouTube and learn to give each other massages, or buy your favorite face masks and lotion and have a spa night! Neom is an amazing brand and their products would be perfect for a spa night. For Galentine’s Day, you know this is a must with a face mask and some robes being worn with cucumbers on the eyes.
There is nothing more romantic than going out into the dark with a blanket to lie down and watch the stars. Y’all I live out in the middle of Raleigh and I love to sit outside and stare at the stars on a clear night, quite honestly chilly nights are the best when you can wrap a blanket around you. This is a great thing to do whether you are celebrating by yourself or with your significant other. There are also so many apps that will tell you which stars and planets are where in the sky!
Have a Craft Night
Have you ever fancied making your own beer, or your own candles? You could make it a joint effort, and do a new craft with your significant other. Here is a great beer making starter kit!
Have an Evening Inspired for Another Country
I know I am not the only one itching to travel right now so this is for all the travelers stuck at home. Have you always dreamed of going to Italy? Cook up your favorite Italian food, and drink your favorite Italian wine! Or, Japan? Order some sushi, and buy a bottle of Sake to drink! Bonus points for listening to music from that country too, or speaking their language!
Look into Events Happening In Your Community
I can only speak for my city of Raleigh, but there are always events and festivities happening to celebrate and Valentine’s Day is no different. Look into what is happening in your community and see what fun you can have, whether it be restaurants, something in the arts, plus more.
What are y’all’s plans for Valentine’s Day? As always, thank y’all for stopping by and reading. I will see y’all back here next time.