AD Collaborative Post // Although it’s only February 2021 has already been a tough year, due to lockdown continuing. However, during these strange times, finding ways to enjoy occasions from home is a great mood-booster. With Valentine’s Day approaching, why not surprise your partner by making it extra special this year?
The several restrictions in place may have made the typical restaurant and cinema dates off-limits, but you can use this as an excuse to get creative and try something new. If you aren’t sure how to mark the day while being confined to your home, read on to find out how to celebrate it in style.
Breakfast in bed
It’s a classic for a reason. Everybody loves being woken up to a delicious breakfast in bed with a hot drink. But don’t settle for a piece of toast, go the extra mile by making a stack of pancakes or eggs benedict. If cooking isn’t your strong suit, order an impressive meal from a local café. Don’t leave the washing up for them to do either; let them relax while you take care of it.
After breakfast is a great time to swap presents and cards. Try to steer away from the cliché gifts and look for something that shows how much you know them. Alternatively, make them a unique gift such as a scrapbook of your favourite memories as a couple or a mixed tape of all the songs you both love.
Add some culture to your day by taking a virtual tour of a superb museum or art gallery in another country such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York or the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
At-home spa day
If your ideal day is at a spa, recreate the experience at your home. Set the scene with cosy lighting, scented candles, calming music, and glasses of bubbly. Order or make face masks for DIY facials and purchase massage oils to give each other back massages. For ultimate relaxation, end the spa day with a guided meditation using mindfulness apps.
To make this Valentine’s unforgettable, put on a grand firework display in your back garden. The fireworks retailer, Fireworks Kingdom, have a range of romantic fireworks for sale, including pink and red fireworks and a love heart shaped rocket.
As the sun is still going down early, you can enjoy the stunning view of fireworks before or after your evening meal. However, ensure you follow any safety requirements.
You could cook a favourite dish from scratch for the evening meal, either together or as a surprise. To save you from having to do more washing up, you could order a feast from a local eat ery instead.
However, make it romantic by setting the table with a posh tablecloth, rose petals, and candles. Also, get dressed up to replicate dining at a restaurant.
Instead of re-watching a Netflix TV series, buy an online ticket to a live show. A range of live entertainment has been made digital for you to enjoy from the comfort of your sofa, including concerts, theatre productions, and comedy sketches.
Lockdown has made it challenging to celebrate occasions, but you don’t have to settle for an underwhelming day. You can make it the best Valentine’s you have ever had with some innovative planning.