Let’s be honest: Valentine’s Day is going to be so much different this year due to the global pandemic! Romantic couple trip to faraway places, fancy candlelit dinners with roses, cocktails at a lavish lounge - all bring back beautiful memories of V-day. And COVID-19 came, making most of us spend this holiday of love at home, socially distancing ourselves from others.
But it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate February 14th with your loved ones at all. Let’s take it as a chance to appreciate the little things in life and the people who have been with you through thick and thin.
We’re here with awesome V-day ideas to help you plan out the best love parties ever!
How to make the best out of Valentine’s Day this year?
#1 - Prepare Delicious Breakfast in Bed
What could be better than starting a new day with a gentle head kiss and a breakfast in bed filled with love?! Remember to go big on those heart-shaped food items and drown them in your love. There’s no better way to say “I love you” through caring gestures and, of course, delicious food.
Here are some suggestions for V-day breakfast that you can try to show off your cooking skills: cheesy egg toast, red velvet pancake, peanut butter cookies, raspberry waffles, and everything you can cook with all your heart.
#2 - Set up a movie theater right inside your house
A movie date night at the theater is no longer a wise choice during these times as you can be easily exposed to the pandemic. Instead, stay at the comfort of your home and enjoy a movie marathon with your partner and family.
What you need to do is to collect some blockbuster movies, stock up some tasty snacks, and a projector (if you really want to turn your living space into a movie theatre).
Get the popcorn ready and a personalized cozy blanket for snuggling - happy Valentine’s Day!
#3 - Memorize your first date
V-day is the perfect time to remember the magical moments of how you guys first met and ended up happily together. How about recreating your first date and giving your partner a nice surprise during lockdown?
Let’s unleash your creativity with this amazing idea! If you two spent a romantic date night in a fancy restaurant, why not recreate the menu and also the dishes in your kitchen? Bumped into each other on a beach holiday trip? Print out beautiful photos of you guys taken together and bring back that fresh beach vibe right inside your home!
Don’t limit yourself and go big on this day to let your partner know you have fallen head over heels in love with them since the very first day!
#4 - Surprise your loved ones with thoughtful V-day gifts
Who could say No to a surprising gift on this holiday of love? Remember, Valentine’s Day is not all about expressing your love to your significant other; like boyfriends, girlfriends, fiances, or husbands and wives. This day is also meant to celebrate and honor the love between family members and friends.
How about valentines day gifts for mom? A bouquet of roses, her favorite purse that she has been longing to own, or personalized gifts, like mother & daughter custom coffee mugs, will definitely lighten up her day!
#5 - Sign up for an interesting virtual class
You have nothing but time this “lockdown” Valentine’s Day, so let’s spice things up by participating in some exciting online classes!
Cooking, dancing, singing, and even mixology are only some of many interesting themed virtual classes that you and your partner can join and learn something new. The best part is you can apply this new fresh knowledge immediately to your love plan - turn on some music and dance the night away or bake some sweet treats together. Isn’t that awesome?
#6 - Hold a backyard camping (or BBQ party!)
If you are lucky enough to have a spacious backyard right outside your home, transform that space into your own campfire night!
The prep is simple - get some string lights and hang them on, pull out super cozy and comfortable blankets, fill up your couple personalized mugs with irresistible hot drinks - hot chocolate, coffee, or mulled wine, start a roaring fire, and, of course, roast some marshmallows.
When the prep is done, you have had everything you need for an at-home backyard campfire. The remaining things to do is to enjoy the night in your loved one’s arms, do some stargazing, and share silly stories of the day.
#7 - Create a memorable photo book of your relationship
Another great Valentine’s Day activity for couples to do at home during these social distancing times!
Believe us when we say this activity will bring couples closer together and strengthen their relationship. Grab your babe and bring out all the photos of your relationship, from food receipts, old movie tickets, traveling together pictures, and put them all into a scrapbook that you will both cherish forever!
#8 - Give each other a gentle massage
Sounds pretty amazing and relaxing, doesn’t it? Let’s forget about work and hectic schedules to fully enjoy yourself on this special day, because you deserve a good massage after all!
A common massage session often offers a massage, plus access to steam rooms, indoor pools, and hot tubs. However, during these sensitive times, luxury spas are not prioritized as their services may go over the budget for some people, and the chance of getting exposed to COVID is pretty high.
So, why not turn your home into a fancy spa and enjoy a chill and relaxing vibe? Take turns to give your partner a nice full-body massage or make things a little naughtier with a couples bath with candles, fragrant oils, and rose petals.
This idea is not only cheaper than spa services but also makes couples become more intimate and comfortable around each other.
#9 - Get competitive on a game night
We know the feeling of adrenaline and excitement won’t remain the same when watching your favorite games via a TV screen.
Then there’s no time to wait and feel pathetic for yourself - put on your most comfortable pyjamas, fill up dishes with delicious snacks - crispy chicken wings, cheesy fries, or crunchy nachos, pop up some beers, and play board games or whatever games you are both interested in!
Don’t be shy to cheer and have fun as loudly as possible (but not too much to bother your neighbors - or make them jealous!) to recreate the exciting vibe like in a stadium.
These fun games are perfect options to kill time as well as contribute greatly to couple contentment and marriage satisfaction, as proved by scientists.
#10 - Go for a hike
If you are both sports and nature lovers, go hiking is such a wonderful option on Valentine’s Day!
Do you want to do something out of the ordinary with your significant other this year? Let’s go discovering a totally new trail together and bring back more precious memories!
Health always comes first, so don’t forget to equip yourself with warm coats and necessary hiking equipment. You are bound to be amazed by gorgeous natural sceneries, fresh air, and the chance to indulge in a deeper conversation with your partner without any interruptions or distractions. It’s only you, me, and nature!
Besides, you can also prepare some light snacks such as sandwiches, chocolate cookies, fruit salad, or some hot drinks in custom couple mugs to enjoy a picnic lunch together.
Remember Valentine’s Day is just another day to celebrate love with all your important people and also to love yourself. Hope this list of top 10 creative Valentine activities will make your V-day more special and memorable!