At a loss of what to do for Valentine’s Day? Or maybe you’ve put off thinking about Valentine’s Day plans until the very last minute. Well calm those V-Day jitters lovebirds as it’s never too late to make something out of the love-stricken holiday – sometimes the grandest gestures are the simplest. If you’re a little too busy to go all out for Valentine’s Day, we’ve come up with creative ways to celebrate it at home.
1. Home-cooked candlelit dinner
A way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, or so the saying goes. Surprise your other half with a homemade gourmet feast chockful of their favourite grub that is not only a sure-fire way of getting never-ending compliments but also lets them know how much you love and care for them. Be sure to amp up the romance factor by lighting up some candles!
2. Movie marathon
The key to keeping the fire alive is to never stop dating your partner – be it 10 months or 10 years of marriage. Relive those giddy, courtship dates of yesteryear at the movies with a good ol’ fashioned movie marathon of romantic flicks that you both love. Don’t forget to turn down the lights and make the microwave popcorn for that classic cinema vibe.
3. Baked goods challenge
What’s Valentine’s Day without indulging in some sweet treats? Fire up the oven and gather all the baking ingredients that can be found in the kitchen – be sure to have the essentials such as sugar, flour, butter, and eggs – and go wild! Let loose and experiment your most creative baking ideas with your partner. Cookies, cakes, cupcakes – the sky is the limit.
4. Game night
Nothing wrong with testing the wits of your partner by crushing them with a rousing game of Monopoly or Risk. If a strategy or property-driven board game doesn’t interest you much, you can also battle it out with tongue-in-cheek card games such as Cards Against Humanity (although this is best played with a big group) and Exploding Kittens or even video games – basically whatever that’s already available at home. Loser does the dishes!
Who says you need to shell out big bucks to be creative in spending quality time with your significant other this Valentine’s Day? This list of DIY date ideas is romantic and intimate enough for a swoon-worthy evening without leaving the creature comforts of your home. After all, home is where the heart is.
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