Different ways to spend your Valentine's day at home but still have a great time
Whether you are on a budget or simply prefer to spend your Valentine's day indoors, these date ideas are simple to replicate and yet super fun to enjoy with your loved ones.
11 stay at home Valentine's Day Date Ideas
Get your favorite restaurant meal delivered and enjoy a beautiful dinner under candle lights.
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That way you can have more time to decorate your dinner table with balloons, beautiful plates, a floral arrangement and whatever other cute decorations you can find at dollar tree.
Here's how I decorated my room with Valentine's day items I bought from dollar tree. Budget friendly and super cute! I am in love, no pun intended.
Date night in
Prepare charcuterie board with your favorites cheeses, meats, crackers and sweets and pair with your favorite glass of wine. Watch in this video how I created the Valentine's day inspired charcuterie board in the picture below. Easy, simply and delicious!
To level up the mood put on your favorite romantic songs. And if you don't know what to pick, may I suggest my favorite love songs playlist on Amazon Oldies Love Songs and the station Love Songs is fire too and packed with new hit singles.
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Only first time device owners of an Amazon Echo device are eligible for this promotion and you have to subscribe to the unlimited music plan for $7.99 which you can cancel it after the purchase.
Bring the Movies to you
Valentine's day of 2022 will be a full moon night (waxing gibbous 95%) which is the perfect time for a movie night out and by "out" , I mean out in the backyard or lanai.
Now, if perhaps it is snowing where you live on V-day then bring the movies inside and bring the movie theater experience to any room of the house by adding light bars like this one that changes colors according to sounds of your tv.
Cozy up by the fire
Considering February is pretty cold around the entire country (except Florida, still hot in here) it's the perfect time to hang out by the fire pit and make some delicious s'mores.
If you don't have an outdoor area where you can have a fire pit, you can use a fondue machine to make s'mores. While you are at it, go ahead and add some other foods you can dip in chocolate such as strawberries, nuts, pretzels.
If you aren't into chocolate, try cheese instead. Here is a list of best grilling cheeses that you can use both on fondue machines as well as a fire pit.
Let the games begin
Maybe you can add some high ticketed value items and services such as staying with the kids an entire Saturday so you can go shopping or doing dishes for a week.
Create memories that you can frame it later and use as memorabilia with a Valentine's day photoshoot.
You can find decor at the dollar section of target, on amazon but your best and budget friendly option is going to be dollar tree.
In this Pinterest board you will find inspiration on how to use dollar tree items to decorate any room of the house for Valentine's day and take a look at this article, Valentine's Day Outfit ideas, for clothing and accessories inspiration.
For the photoshoot use a tripod with a ring light and a remote so you can take pictures of everyone together.
Bring the Monet out of you and let the creativity take over. This is a perfect activity especially if you are spending your Valentine's day with friends or family members .
You can buy a pack of canvas on Amazon, set of brushes and neon paint that lights up in the dark to make cool and beautiful art. I like to buy stencils because I am not the best painter but I am a perfectionist so I like my paintings to turn out beautiful even though I suck at painting, just being honest here!
I painted two beautiful paintings - Floral Half Moon and Pink Flowers with bird - for my daughter's room using stencils I got from Amazon and if I can do this, darling, you can do 10x better!
If you end up loving you art so much you can even get it framed. I think Michael's can do that type of service or your local framer can certainly get the job done.
Scrapbooking Date Night
How romantic it is to reminisce the old times? Very!!!!! And scrapbooking is a great way to look back at old photos and create a memory book of your favorite times.
For scrapbooking date you will need:
Scrapbook paper (make sure it matches the size of your scrapbook)
Scrapbook Album ( make sure it matches the size if your papers)
Make sure you get the photos you will want to use printed ahead of time with the photo printing services of your choice or you can get a photo printing machine like this one and just print the photos you want to use on your scrapbook.
I have one of these and the quality is amazing, much better than some printing services I have used in the past. I shared a video in my stories on Instagram when it was on sale.
Who doesn't love pizza? And considering Valentine's day is all about love, pizza is the perfect dish for the day and you can make it really fun by creating your own flavors and toppings.
You can buy ready to bake dough or you can make your own pizza dough. I would recommend to make mini pizza sizes that way you can play with several different toppings and let your imagination flow.
A pizza stone would take the level of your pizza's texture and flavor to Italian restaurant level; crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I got my ceramic pizza stones from Amazon, one in a round shape and the other in a square shape. I use them not just for pizza but also for baking bread, cookies and pastries.
Here are some flavor ideas
Four cheese : Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Fontina and Parmigiano.
Margherita : Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella and Fresh basil.
Catupiry & Chicken: Catupiry Cheese and Shredded Chicken.
Portuguese : Calabresa Sausage, Onions, Black Olives, Boiled Eggs, Mozzarella Cheese and Tomatoes.
Spinach Artichoke : Spinach, Artichoke, Mozzarella Cheese, Provolone Cheese and Shredded Parmesan Cheese.
For even more fun, this date night pizza peel under each slice, this wood pizza peel features a romantic cue to encourage intimacy.
Spa date at home
How does a couples massage sound? Sure there maybe massage services that come to your home but how about if you don't want any outsiders coming in?
Well, then you don't have to. Amazon has really awesome massaging machines that are efficient and affordable. From shiatsu massagers to electronic stimulators, you can transform your bedroom into a spa room with simple and easy to use products.
In this article , Spa day at home , you will have a full list of ideas of products and things to do during your at home relaxation time.
Puzzles are a great way to bond and spend time together. It is also a great way to work your brain muscles so this is truly a win win activity.
You can even frame the puzzle and turn it into a piece of art that you can cherish for years to come. Maybe even make it a tradition so every Valentine's day you will have a puzzle to put together.
You can turn one of your favorite pictures into a puzzle with Shutterfly. I love using them to create unique and personal gifts that can't be found anywhere else.
If you aren't into the whole picture puzzle, Amazon has a diverse list of puzzles to choose from.
Match the puzzle with your favorite snacks and drinks. That's how you can easily enjoy a date night in.