Ahh staying at home… I’m telling you, it’s the new going out.
If you’ve been wondering why there are hearts and chocolates everywhere, it’s because Valentine’s Day is almost here! Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is big in the UK and whether you’re single or part of a couple, it can be hard to avoid so I think you may as well embrace it.
Of course, going out for a Valentine’s Day meal or a trip can be expensive, and as you love each other every day why spend unnecessarily just because the card shops tell us too? Do yourself a favour and take a look at these ideas for spending Valentine’s Day at home.
Get the drinks in
If you want to stay in but fancy a drink for Valentine’s Day, then take a look at my Boozy Valentine’s Day Gift Guides – find one and two here. Nowadays, it’s cheaper to drink at home and there are so many options available! Aldi have a fantastic range of affordable wines including champagne, and there has never been a better selection of gin available.
Cook a fancy meal or a ‘fake-away’
One of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home is by re-creating the restaurant vibe. Cook your loved one a special meal, or get together in the kitchen and cook a ‘fake-away’ from scratch. According to a study carried out by HelloFresh, us Brits are most likely to opt for a juicy steak, roast dinner or spicy curry to get in the mood. No oysters then!
According to the study, 72% of us think date nights are more romantic if our other half cooks for us, so if you really want to impress them, get studying those cookbooks! If you’re looking for ideas, check out the Date Night Cookbook by Rebecca Warbis.
Create a home cinema
Sure, you could go to the cinema for Valentine’s Day, but do you really want to hear all of those other couples snogging while sipping your coke? Didn’t think so.
Find a great movie, buy all of your usual cinema snacks (popcorn, fizzy drinks, chocolate) and settle on the sofa for a home cinema experience without any distractions… Apparently, chocolate is the food which turns us on the most (38%) so it can’t hurt to stock up on some sweet treats.
Have a spa night
Set the mood with candles and some essential oils and give each other massages as part of a spa night. Why not turn your bathroom into a home spa and enjoy it together?
Have a game night
Every couple is different, but most couples will love having a game night together. Whether you like playing board games, video games or quizzes, get competitive with your loved one! For added fun you can add your own forfeits.
If you’re still not convinced that staying home is the way forward, here are some ideas for Valentine’s Day OUT of the house.