A Romantic Valentine’s Day at Home
“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand
George Sand had it right, and with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, you may be wondering how you are going to celebrate love with your favorite person this year. What can you do to make it special?
If you’ll be celebrating at home this year, then you’re in luck. There are endless ways to make it a romantic evening. Need a few ideas to get the ball rolling? Here are some easy ones that will help make Valentine’s Day a hit!
- Set the Mood: Does that special someone in your life love flowers? Candles? Do you have a certain genre of music that you both like to listen to? Then you need to set the mood.
- You can pick up a nice bouquet of flowers to place on the table. Light some candles and set them throughout the living room and kitchen (and turn down the overhead lights while you’re at it). And make sure your favorite music is playing. These little things will all add to the ambiance.
- Get Dressed Up: Have you been living in casual clothes? Are jeans and tee shirts your wardrobe go-to? Then maybe on Valentine’s Day, you could break out the dress clothes. Grab those nicer clothes out of the back of your closet and get dressed up for a change.
- Cook Dinner Together: Yes, ordering in is always an option, but why not change it up and get in the kitchen – together! Even if neither of you is a great cook – it can still be fun! Here are a few recipes you might want to try:
- Filet Mignon for Two – The gorgonzola sauce is amazing and the perfect topping for filet mignon!
- Goat Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken – This is simple and delicious!
- Herbes de Provence Shrimp with Basil and Pea Couscous – Shrimp cooks up quickly, and couscous is a nice change from pasta or rice.
- Serve any of these main courses with a Caesar Salad or a Classic Wedge Salad and some bread, and you’ll be very happy!
- Watch a Romantic Movie: A romantic movie is the perfect after-dinner activity – especially if you’re looking for a way to relax as you head back to work tomorrow. Oprah Magazine created a list of the “33 Best Romantic Movies to Watch Now” or take a look at “The 70 Most Romantic Movies of All Time” that Harper’s Bazaar put together. You’re sure to find at least one movie you both can agree upon.
- Play a Game: If movies aren’t your thing, why not grab a board game? They’re great if you both have a bit of a competitive spirit in you. It might be fun to say that the loser has to do the dishes!
- Give Special Gifts: A present or two can also make the evening special. Good Housekeeping has shared a list of “50 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her That Are More Unique Than Flowers” if you find yourself stuck for ideas for that special woman in your life. Dodoburd has a list of “117 Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him” that is also really helpful for providing ideas.
- Don’t Forget Dessert: No Valentine’s Day is complete without dessert. So, while you’re in the kitchen, make one of these and set it aside for later.
This year, plan a special Valentine’s Day at home. Use these suggestions to make it simple yet special!