Valentine’s Day is a day for celebrating love, expressing romance, and showing appreciation to those you love most. This year, most of us are spending Valentine’s Day at home, which means celebrating as a family during the day and having a romance-filled night with our partner. There are tons of ways to make staying in even better than going out. Plus, you’ll save money on a sitter! After the kids are asleep, take a look at our list for the best at-home Valentine’s Day ideas.
For the Whole Family
Valentine’s Day is also a really big deal for kids, and while they might not be celebrating in the classroom, you can easily replicate these activities at home with the entire family. This year, to help them feel connected, try making DIY Valentine’s Day cards or baking festive treats and dropping them off at their best friend’s house.
Chocolate isn’t just for kids! Many stores sell ready-made fondue sets complete with a special bowl for melting, or you can make your own just using a double boiler. Make it fun and exciting with different chocolate types, and dipping options like strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels, and just about anything else you could think of! Or if you’re in a more savory mood, swap out chocolate for some exquisite Raclette, Gruyere or Emmental cheese.
Who says you need to go out to a bar to enjoy some fancy cocktails? This one takes a bit of preparation, so on your next shopping trip, pick up the essentials to create the cocktail of your choice like garnishes, botanical flavors or drink mixes. Alternatively, you can purchase an online mixology workshop that will walk you through the whole process. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy your creations together!
At-Home Comedy Club
The best way to unwind from daily stress is laughter! Although you can’t head out to the comedy club, there are so many standup comedy shows available to stream online. Laughing and smiling together really strengthens your bond, and is a great way to reignite your relationship with your loved one.
Cook a Meal
Even if you aren’t a master chef, it’s always fun to cook a great meal! Choose something new you’ve always wanted to try out, recreate your favorite meal from your favorite restaurant, or opt for a classic you make often. Not only will this give you a delicious final product, but the whole cooking process itself is such a fun way to reconnect. If you aren’t sure how to make something - consult the internet!
Create a Home Spa
You don’t need to venture out of your house to get that relaxing and therapeutic spa experience. Put on your favorite relaxing playlist, light some candles, draw a bubble bath, and take turns giving each other back massages. You can even have some fun giving each other facial treatments and mud masks!
We hope these at-home Valentine’s Day ideas give you some inspiration to get creative for your big night. As parents, we all need to remember if we don’t take care of ourselves, it’ll be harder taking care of our little ones. That’s why, at Doona, we create innovative products that not only offer safety and comfort for kids — but convenience and functionality for parents, too. Now, go out there and have a special night!