Make Valentine’s Memories With The Perfect At-Home Date
It’s that time of year again – pink and red candies have been cropping up in every store, and thoughts of Cupid are and his magical heart-shaped bow are in the air.
Of course, the expectations for St. Valentine’s Day can come with quite the hefty price tag. According to CNN, it’s estimated that US Valentine’s Day spending hit nearly $20 billion dollars last year – including everything from chocolates to roses, stuffed teddy bears to valentine’s date-night-outs.
If you’re not traveling to a romantic location (or just looking to make some unique memories with your SO), we’ve compiled some of our very favorite date-night-in ideas that’ll make this Valentine’s Day your very best yet for both you and your wallet!
1. Make Your Own Pizza
Both fun and delicious, make-your-own pizza is a great way to kick off an at-home date night! Challenge each other to come up with the most creative pizzas with categories like “most heart-shaped pizza”. Even if it doesn’t turn out quite right, it’ll still be delicious!
2. Bob Ross Wine and Painting Night
There’s nothing quite like sharing the magic of painting genius Bob Ross with your loved one. Step it up with a glass of wine and some paint of your own. You’ll both have the perfect date night, as well as some art to show for it!
3. Enjoy takeout-by-candlelight
Who said candlelit dinner had to be fancy? Have fun ordering your very favorite takeout meals and setting a romantic scene with candles galore.
4. Have a super yummy fondue night
We’re of the opinion that one can never have too much chocolate (or cheese, if you and your Valentine are more into cheese fondue). Sweeten up your date night with some dippable fresh fruit or pound cake. Just remember to buy the right melting chocolate!
5. Breakfast for dinner in bed
Make an already pretty romantic gesture even better by having breakfast in bed… for valentine’s day dinner! While we could go on forever about how wonderful breakfast food is, the real win is getting to share your favorite breakfast foods with your loved one without having to leave the comfort of your bed.
6. Play cooperative games
For couples looking to do a little team building, there’s nothing better than a good cooperative game! Work together with your SO to solve problems, save kingdoms, and set high score records. Of course, if you’re more of a competitive couple, there’s always potential relationship-enders like Monopoly or Mario Party.
7. Set up an in-home picnic
While it might be a little cold for a picnic in the heart of February, it’s never too cold to set up a little picnic spot in the living room! Grab your favorite picnic blanket, a basket full of goodies, and a bottle of your favorite beverage to create a super romantic evening without ever having to go outside.
8. Build an epic fort together
When is the last time you built a fort? Not some wimpy one-blanket contraption – a serious, every-single-pillow-in-the-house kind of fort? Relive childhood dreams with your Valentine by making the most epic blanket and pillow fort in the comfort of your living room!
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