Many people think it’s a lame holiday and it’s a waste of money. Some people even go as far to say that they hate Valentines Day. I simply don’t understand this because celebrating love is so important to me! Many couples get so wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life they forget to slow down and celebrate their love. Today I’m sharing 8 of my favorite date ideas you can do at home.
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For as long as I can remember, the stereotypical Valentine’s day date is a fancy dinner, roses, and chocolate. These days, many people are ditching the tradition and celebrating Valentine’s day in more unique ways.
At the time of writing this, we are currently in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Here in the U.S. Many restaurants aren’t currently open for indoor dining, and many people would prefer to stay home anyway
I’ve made a list of 8 Valentine’s Day Date ideas you can do at home or outside if it’s warm enough where you live.
Binge watch an awesome show – One of the easiest date ideas.
Sometimes the best date ideas are the easiest ones. Some of you may do this all the time, but binge watching a good show is such a fun time. Grab your favorite bottle of wine and make some delicious snacks, stay up late watching a good show. There are a couple of good show suggestions in my What to watch on NETFLIX post.
I love art. I think because it’s so powerful and it sticks around forever. Grab a decent sized cavas, a dollar store table cloth (to protect the floor or table you are working on) some acrylic paint and brushes and start creating art together! There are plenty of art tutorials available on youtube and art supplies are relatively inexpensive at the craft store.
After years of talking about purchasing a telescope, we finally ordered this one a couple of weeks ago . It’s perfect for beginners and people who don’t plan on making stargazing their full time job. After a solid week of clouds, we were able to take it outside.
Looking at the moon up close makes me feel that much more connected to the earth. It was a really fun thing to do together and the next day my husband was able to set it up inside the house so we didn’t have to go outside in the cold. Now we use it mostly inside until it gets warmer out.
Using the camera attachment for the telescope is difficult because my iphone naturally wants to auto focus and use night mode, but when you remove the phone attachment and look through the regular lens, it’s crystal clear and breathtaking.
Try cooking a new meal at home.
It’s very rare that my husband and I cook together, but when we do it is always tons of fun. Hop on Pinterest and find some awesome new recipes that you want to try and make them together! This will be an awesome way to still have a lovely dinner together without having to deal with over crowded restaurants.
Have a romantic dinner at home.
If you want to have the traditional Valentine’s Day dinner without going out, try having a romantic dinner at home. If you don’t want to cook a meal together you can even order the food from your favorite restaurant and bring it home. Set a romantic scene, put on some good music, light the candles and enjoy.
Learn Ballroom Dancing together (or any type of dance).
Perhaps the best thing to come out of these difficult is the wide selection of online classes that are available now. Many business who offered in person classes had to transition to Zoom and On Demand classes.
Learning a new type of dance at home is great is you are self conscious about dancing in class with a bunch of strangers. It’s also a great workout!
I recommend looking on youtube for some easy dance tutorials and If you are ready for something more advanced you can search on Instagram to find some on demand dance lessons.
My husband and I did traditional ballroom dancing at home and it was a lot of fun. awkward at first, but a lot of fun.
Have a retro day – one of my favorite date ideas.
I feel like I talk about this all the time but I love the 90’s so much (I was a 90’s kid) that I decided to do 90’s day with my kids. We ditched all of our modern tech, got some awesome lion king and FRIENDS graphic tees, and lived like it was 1995. I got them all the snacks that we used to eat, took them to McDonalds for lunch and we watched lots of 90’s tv shows and movies from childhood. I also tried to find as many 90’s crafts and toys as I could *bop it has entered the chat*. We even had them watch wrestling and crocodile hunter, really gave them the full experience.
This would be a really fun thing to do with your partner as well. Pick a decade and live it for a day!
Set Goals and Make Plans.
This probably sounds cheesy but it is extremely healthy for couples to make plans and set goals together in addition to their own personal goals.
- Where do you want to vacation when the pandemic is managed?
- What are your financial goals for the next year? 5 years?
- What are some things to put on your couples bucket list?
- Where do you want to be in your career in the next year?
I am a serial goal setter and I know for a fact that its is the biggest reason why I am able to get so much accomplished in my life. Once my husband got on board and started making goals with me a couple of years ago things really changed for us.
Date ideas, the bottom line.
Even though Valentine’s Day is slowly dying (from what I see online) I still think love should be celebrated. And even in these times there are still plenty of amazing date ideas to do with your partner that will bring you closer together and get you out of your comfort zone. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Why or why not? Tell me in the comments below or tweet me @gorgeouslifeeee