Are you a romantic at heart? Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show a little extra love and care, to your partner. Taking the time to plan something special shows your loved one how important they are to you and how much you care!
However, with many Cities having gone through complete lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s safe to say that we need to learn to enjoy our celebrations and special occasions at home too!
While you may not be able to go to the fanciest new restaurant in town or check out the cocktails at the new local bar, your Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be boring.
We’ve compiled a list of our favourite (totally lockdown-approved!) ways to celebrate love this 2022. Whether you’re a foodie, a video game fanatic, or in dire need of some pampering, you’ll find just the right idea to spice up your romantic evening at home.
For gastronomy lovers:
There’s nothing like cooking a delicious meal, to celebrate your love. Make one of your favourite dishes together or try something new you’ve never made or even had before!
You could try making that yummy Brussels sprouts and caramelised onion pizza: is there anything better than homemade pizza?! If you prefer something simple to prepare, there’s also the option of nibbling on appetisers; by assembling a gorgeous charcuterie platter.
There are 10 ways to reinvent the charcuterie platter. To end the evening on a romantic note, you can even indulge in chocolate-dipped strawberries!
Play some pop-jazz music, pour yourself a glass of red wine and you’ll have a heavenly evening at home.
For movie lovers:
For the movies fans among us, movie night is the ultimate. You could snuggle up to a romantic comedy, an old classic or even a scary thriller! Wrap up in blankets and put on your most comfortable pajamas. For the ultimate relaxation time, prepare your heat bag; so you can stay warm and soothe your aching muscles while you watch a romantic movie with your other half.
And of course, movie night means treats. Maximize the fun by gathering all your favorite treats, from popcorn to chocolate to your favorite local craft beer or cider.
Not sure what to look for? Make a change and try a new online streaming service or a new TV program!
For those who love relaxation and self-pampering:
Is your job demanding? Is pandemic-related fatigue getting you down? Maybe what you and your loved one need is a relaxing spa night at home!
With masks, aromatherapy slippers and mittens, and even neck wraps, all with the soothing scent of lavender. You and your loved one will be masters in the art of letting-go and de-stressing, in no time!
You can open your favorite bottle of wine, listen to your favourite music, or play that podcast you both love to listen; to enhance the mood!
For board game fanatics:
It’s easy to get bogged down in the work-chores-Netflix-sleep routine. Board games allow us to spend some quality time with our partner and let our playful side out, which feels great!
Are you used to playing board games with a large group of friends? They can be just as fun as a couple! Games like Patchwork or Targi have the feel of board games but are designed for two players only.
Pull out your favorite two-players games and get ready for an evening of fun and friendly competition! If you two like video games, you can even have a good video games session before jumping to something else!
Or if you are looking for something a little more intimate; Check out the card game inspired by a popular Instagram account, “We’re Not Really Strangers”. Ask yourself some thought-provoking questions to get to know your partner even more deeply! Feel like you already know everything about your loved one? We’re willing to bet you’ll learn something new!
Remember, a game night isn’t complete without food and drinks! Why not top off the night with your favorite takeout? The combination of games and burritos sounds fabulous to us!
We hope that; whatever how you choose to spend this Valentine’s Day, you’ll make time in the evening for your loved one. Don’t let your busy schedules keep you from celebrating such a beautiful occasion! By doing something out of the ordinary, you can show your partner how much you care and create a fun evening; to remember for years to come.
Valentine’s Day is just one of the many occasions that we have in our calendar. There are many more special occasions that come and go throughout the year, but it’s important to celebrate them all because they mean different things for different people. They can keep us entertained, happy, fulfilled, and content.