The unprecedented times of 2020 have continued into 2021, and we aren’t sure if we’ll ever have our previous idea of “normal” again. While certain businesses and attractions have slowly opened up with guidelines, many are still choosing to stay home for the safety of themselves and others. This poses a small problem on Valentine’s Day for those couples who love to have a nice night out. While restaurants (especially those that are locally owned) would love to have your business for a nice Valentine’s Day dinner, you may decide to play it safe in the comfort of your own home. Stumped on how to celebrate the romantic holiday after already spending so much time at home in the past year? Here are a few fun ways to surprise your significant other this Valentine’s Day:
Breakfast in Bed
If your spouse is a morning person, surprise them with a delicious breakfast right at home. Put a tray together with their favorite breakfast items (bonus points for heart-shaped foods!). Add a mimosa and you have the perfect start to their day.
Sure, there’s a chance you’ve streamed just about everything at this point with all of the time spent at home. However, take time to make a list with your partner of movies you haven’t seen yet, especially romantic comedies! Get a huge bowl of popcorn, your favorite snacks and some drinks along with a good throw blanket to cozy up and spend some quality time together.
Completing a puzzle together is a great relationship-building activity. It requires critical thinking, patience, and a good amount of time. Pick one as simple or as challenging as you think you could handle together and get comfortable, this could be an all-nighter!
If you’re not making reservations at a nice restaurant this year, bring the fancy meal home. There are plenty of options for this whether you are a cook or not- meal subscription services provide all of the ingredients and step-by-step recipes, you have the option to order takeout from your favorite place, or you can find a new recipe online to try together and switch it up a bit to make it your own. It would be fun to dress up as if you were going out and have dinner by candlelight.
Don’t let the idea of staying home trick you into another boring day. Make Valentine’s Day special for the one you love and you may be surprised at just how fun an at-home date can be!