There are a lot of ways to spend a perfect Valentine’s Day.
Drinks on top of the Space Needle… A stroll down Alki Beach... Laughing until it hurts at a Comedy Underground show in Pioneer Square...
But if there’s ever a year to stay home and celebrate with a night in, this is it. Here are our seven top suggestions for how to still have a special Valentine’s Day.
1. Have a Movie or TV Marathon
We know there’s a part of you that’s like, “How is this different from every other night of my life?” We feel you. So make it special. Start a new show together, or rewatch a movie you saw with each other when you first started dating. Pick a flick you’ll both enjoy, and don’t forget the popcorn.
2. Wine & Cheese Night
A charcuterie board is a good addition to any Valentine’s Day. A good cheese plate has different types of cheeses, charcuterie, bread or crackers, olives, dried fruit...we could go on and on. Shop together to make it personal. And remember to pick out a nice bottle of wine. You can’t have wine & cheese without the wine.
3. Sit By the Fire
There’s something about sitting fireside that is very romantic. Light up the indoor fireplace or snuggle up next to a backyard flame. Make it like camping by roasting marshmallows.
4. Go on a “Trip”
Well, you can’t actually go on vacation this year. But you can still transport yourself with a carefully crafted evening at home. Always wanted to go to Italy? Make pasta for dinner, drink a Chianti, and watch a Fellini film. And of course, have fun planning your dream vacation with your significant other.
5. Cook Together
A lot of people use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to cook for their partner. Why not try a new recipe together? Having fun in the kitchen and experimenting with something new is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Plus you get to eat afterward, which isn’t too bad. See our list for how to not mess up Vday dinner at home. (hyperlink to other post)
6. Zoom Valentine’s Day
Quarantining separately? Have an amazing Zoom Valentine’s Day by making a short PowerPoint presentation about why you love your SO. Include photos, location tags, and write special love notes right onto your slides. The “share your screen” button has never been so romantic.
7. Make a Time Capsule
Yes, this year has been hard. But use today to take a few pictures, and write a note to your SO. Maybe include a few other trinkets. Open it up a year from now to revel in the strength of your love.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day at home doesn’t have to be lame. In fact, after you try one of our suggestions, you might find yourself with a new annual tradition. Enjoy!