This year’s Valentine’s Day will be a lot different from previous ones, as lockdown and social distancing restrictions are currently in place in different parts of the world. But despite the fact that most of us are living in a stay-at-home world, people are still looking forward to this day, with a survey showing that 55 percent of couples are still planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day in some way. While things may certainly feel a little different this year, there are plenty of ways to make your significant other feel special while you’re celebrating at home. Here are some Valentine’s Day ideas to keep the romance alive.
Make a blanket fort
Restaurant and movie dates may have been put on hold this year, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do the same in your home. Celebrate your love in a meaningful way by putting a new spin on dinner and a movie. First, build a place for your Valentine’s Day date by setting up an outdoor home cinema or making a blanket fort in your living room. Make it extra comfy and cozy by placing cushions and pillows on the floor, then decorate with fairy lights to enhance the romantic vibe of your fort. For your date, feast on some comfort food such as chicken pot pie, beef steak pie, cheesy fries, or beef stroganoff; then later, watch a movie on your laptop or tablet while snuggling under a blanket. Don’t forget to give your loved one a present – jewelry is always a sure hit, but don’t underestimate the power of a handwritten love letter and some chocolates to make your significant other’s heart flutter.
Watch a livestream concert
If you and your loved one are music fans and you’re itching to hear some live music on Valentine’s Day, you’re in luck. Some of the most popular artists and singers have announced that they will have a virtual concert on February 14, so make sure to get your ticket online to have special access to these performances. Among those who will have a livestream concert on Valentine’s Day are Josh Groban, Air Supply, Dave Koz and Brian McKnight, Jim Brickman, and O-Town. Once you’ve secured your ticket, prepare a few snacks and a bottle of wine for the concert, and don’t hesitate to sing along to make your date even more fun.
Have breakfast in bed
Change things up by having your Valentine’s date in the morning. Prepare a decadent breakfast in bed by making delicious treats such as heart-shaped pancakes or waffles, quiche, a meat and vegetable frittata, and freshly baked bread. Serve the food on a sturdy tray, and don’t forget to have coffee, a smoothie, or mimosas to make your breakfast even more indulgent. Play some soft jazz music in the background during your breakfast date, and give your loved one some fresh flowers to start your day on a romantic note.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be any less romantic just because we’re spending more time at home. Consider these ideas to surprise your significant other and make them feel special.