Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? If I can be honest, I don’t get wrapped up in the commercial side of the holiday. Colby can buy me “gifts” any day of the year. But, I do appreciate the thought that goes into spending time together. My love language, all day, any day, is quality time.
Cozy Valentine’s Day
For some, like me, the idea of a cozy, intimate Valentine’s Day is more appealing than a night out on the town. If that’s your style, you may appreciate these ideas for a cozy Valentine’s Day.
Romantic Movie Night
This should go well beyond popping popcorn and watching movies. For a Valentine’s movie night, you’ll want romantic movies and an atmosphere definitely fits the mood. You could make a bed of blankets in front of the TV (if you don’t have a TV in your bedroom) with lots of pillows — even rose petals if you like. Serve drinks and finger foods as you simply relax and enjoy the evening.
Like Easter eggs, you can hide Valentine chocolates, poems, pieces of jewelry, and other little gifts all around the house. You might want to take it to the next step and do a scavenger hunt, where each item found has a hint for the next item. Make sure that last discovery is a romantic one!
Try New Chocolates
Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand. Why not try some new ones? Sample them after a romantic dinner as a creative dessert idea.
Have a Friends Over
No one says you have to be alone — even as a couple — on Valentine’s Day. You can still have a cozy, at-home celebration with a few close friends. Decorate your house for the holiday, and serve a buffet or hors d’oeuvres. Don’t forget those sumptuous Valentine’s desserts!
Do you and your significant other go on a lot of vacations or travels together? Do you have lots of photos stored on your phone or computer? Valentine’s Day is a great time to do something with these mementos! You can do something traditional, like create a photo album of a special trip or event; or you could be more unconventional and make a keepsake collage with photos, movie tickets, and other items. It’s even possible to make jewelry, clothing, or mugs out of some items.
Simple, Romantic, Fireside S’mores
What could be more romantic than s’mores and a cozy fire? This could be the perfect dessert after a meal, or just an intimate way to spend an evening. Build a fire in your fireplace or outdoor fire pit, draw up a loveseat or bench, and have the chocolate, Graham Crackers and marshmallows ready and waiting.
Flowers and candy delivered to your front door is very romantic and sets the stage for a cozy at-home celebration. If you do a little research, you’ll find there are delivery services for lots of things, from teddy bears to fruit baskets. Choose something that fits your relationship and your partner will love!
There are so many fun ways to celebrate a cozy Valentine’s Day at your home. Bonus? You’ll save money to spend on more creative date ideas so mark the calendar now!