This is a round-up full of home decor items, gift guides, outfits, and date night ideas. As your resident hopeless romantic, I hope you have the best Valentine’s Day ever.
HOME & PARTY DECOR
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Do you stay in or go out to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Usually, Ben and I will stay in. When we first started dating, we would go to a restaurant or a movie. Nowadays, it’s nice to just stay in and stay away from the crowds! Even if you stay in, it’s worth it to indulge in the romantic side and create a fun evening or day. Here are a couple of ideas that are reasonably easy!
Have a charcuterie night. A picnic inside is romantic to me. You could even get those floor pillows, blankets, and a tray to set the board and drinks on. I mean, in my house, we would be covered in pets in no time, but dog hair is an essential picnic item, right?!
Have a theme night. For my 30th birthday, we hosted a murder mystery party. It was beach resort-themed. The party was a hit; dressing up as someone else for a night was really fun. I think you could do something like this at home for a date night. Maybe you dress up in all 80’s attire and watch 80’s hit movies or dress up as your favorite movie character and cook foods that match up with that genre.
Cuddle around a fire. Whether it’s indoors or outside, snuggling by the fire is the ultimate romance. Blankets, music, and comfy clothes. This one keeps it simple.
Have a Nacho Bar night – or Taco Bar – Waffle Bar – whatever you love most. It’s fun to set out all the items and have specialty drinks that match the smorgasbord of foods.
Teach each other something new. How cool is it when you become a part of something your significant other loves to do, or they teach you something that connects the two of you? This can still happen even if you have been married for 15 years.
Go stargazing in your backyard. I am a total sucker for the stars. It makes my heart melt! You don’t need a fancy telescope to set up this date. Blankets, hot cocoa, and the stargazing app are all you need to make this night special. SkyView is an easy app to use.
Send your partner on a treasure hunt. Is your love language gift giving? Send your babe on a scavenger hunt with notes as clues to each gift. This is how Ben asked me to move in with him. He had gifts hidden everywhere, and the last gift was in a drawer in the bedroom asking me to stay more than a night. I still have the cookbook that he hid in the oven that day.
Other quick, simple ideas can include playing a board game, putting together a puzzle, creating a playlist for them and playing it while you cook dinner together, or watching a romantic movie marathon.