Tired of expensive and stressful Valentine’s Day plans? We know the feeling! Try something a little different this year with our guide to celebrating Valentine’s Day at home.
From cooking a romantic dinner to organising a spa night and dreaming up your ideal holiday destination, we’re here to prove you don’t need to spend a fortune (or leave your home!) to have a good time.
How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is all about spending quality time with your loved one. Whether you and your partner prefer cosy film nights or competitive board game tournaments (or both!), we have plenty of budget-friendly ideas to steal your heart. Scroll down to discover how to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home.
1. Cook A Romantic Dinner
A romantic dinner for two is the go-to Valentine’s Day date idea. Instead of booking a fancy restaurant, show off your culinary skills by cooking a three-course meal at home.
Luckily, you don’t need to be a Michelin star chef to make the night one to remember. The right meal presentation can make all the difference! Think stylish tableware, elegant glassware and flickering candles to give your dinner a romantic atmosphere.
2. Create A Home Spa Experience
After a tough few months, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to kick back and relax. For a soothing spa experience without the price tag, transform your home into a pamper palace.
From running hot baths with scented oils to applying face masks and lighting candles, it doesn’t take much to create a rejuvenating spa setting. Extra touches, like warm towels, fluffy dressing gowns and cucumber slices, will take your Valentine’s pamper plan to the next level.
3. Plan Your Dream Destination
Spending Valentine’s Day at home doesn’t mean you can’t dream of faraway places to visit. To take a trip around the world from the comfort of your own home, print out maps, research travel sites and search Instagram to plan your perfect holiday.
Once you’ve decided on your ideal destination, try sampling the local cuisine with a takeaway. Just remember to serve dinner on your best tableware – it is Valentine’s Day after all!
4. Enjoy A Classic Film Night
Not every Valentine’s Day celebration needs to be big or exciting – or mean you have to move off your sofa! If you and your partner love nothing more than a cosy night in, plan a classic movie night with a handful of your favourite films.
Plenty of cushions, throws and romantic warm-toned table lamps will ensure your home looks and feels as comfy as possible. Since no film night is complete without tasty treats to tuck into, stock up on popcorn, cookies, crisps and dips.
You can even cuddle up in coordinating pyjamas for a synchronised and snug vibe.
5. Organise A Board Game Tournament
Bring out each other’s competitive side this Valentine’s Day with an entertaining board game tournament. From Scrabble and chess to Jenga, there are plenty of two-player options to liven up your date night.
You can also mix things up with sports games such as table tennis and table football. Set the stakes high to keep you both on your toes!
6. Video Call Friends
Celebrate the friends in your life this Valentine’s Day by organising an activity-filled video call. See who’s up to date with friendship trivia with a quick-fire quiz. You can also judge the best artist in the group by drawing each other’s portraits.