If you’re looking for a way to spend Valentine’s Day that doesn’t involve going out, this post is for you. Here are a few ideas for romantic date nights in the comfort of your own home.
Valentines Day Cozy Night In Ideas
Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to spend a cozy night in with your significant other. Here are a few ideas to make the most of your evening:
- Light Candle Candles have always been a symbol of romance and beauty, so why not add some to your date night? You can go for the classic red or pink candles, but there are so many other options available now that will match any décor. Aromatherapy candles are another great option because they create an atmosphere that will make you both feel relaxed and calm. If you don’t have any candles lying around, try shopping online or at your local store.
- Make Dinner Cooking together is always a fun activity, especially when you’re trying out new recipes together. If you want to make something special but don’t know where to start, look online for inspiration or try one of these delicious recipes:
- Play Games Playing games together can be a lot of fun — especially if it’s something new! Try something like Scrabble or Bananagrams; if those aren’t your thing, try getting creative with charades!
- Couple Meditations to relax
- Cook a romantic dinner together: Choose a recipe that you both enjoy and make it together. Light some candles and set the table nicely to make it special.
- Have a movie night: Pick a movie that you both love or have been meaning to watch and make some popcorn.
- Play games: Whether it’s a board game or a video game, playing together can be a fun way to spend the evening.
- Spa night: Set up a spa area in your home with scented candles, relaxing music and have a massage or give each other a massage
- Wine and cheese night
- Netflix And Chill
A few years ago, I wrote a blog post called “10 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Cozy Couples.” It was one of my most popular posts, so I thought I’d update it with some new ideas.
- Make your own gift tags and cards.
- Rent a movie or binge-watch a TV show together on Netflix.
- Cook together (or bake something delicious).
- Go out for dinner at a restaurant that has an amazing patio or rooftop bar — or order in from one of those places!
- Plan a date night at home (and use the tips below!).
- Write each other notes and leave them around the house — in the fridge, on the bathroom mirror, by the bedside table…wherever you’ll find them later!
- Go on a walk together and take pictures along the way (or just enjoy nature).
- Play games together (board games, video games, etc.).
- Give each other massages while watching Netflix or Hulu — or just talking and cuddling!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means you may be looking for a date night idea. Why not have a cozy night in? You don’t need to go out to have a romantic evening — or even just an evening with your significant other.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive, stressful or intimidating. Here are some ideas for how to make it fun and special:
This is by far my favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s so much more fun than going out, and you get to spend quality time with each other without distractions or interruptions. Plus, it gives you an excuse to try something new!
If cooking isn’t your thing, there are lots of apps that can help you plan meals and make grocery lists. Or you can ask your partner what they feel like eating — or if there’s any dish they’d like prepared especially for them (and maybe even learn how to make it).
Happy Valentine’s Day!
This year, we’re spending the holiday with our family and friends. We’ve invited everyone over for an evening of fun, food, and games.
Here are some of our favorite ideas for a cozy night in:
- Set the scene by dimming the lights and playing music that sets a romantic mood (think Barry White, Frank Sinatra).
- Light some candles around the house to set a warm glow.
- Make your table beautiful with flowers and candles — or go all out with a tablecloth and centerpieces!
- Create a menu that’s easy to prepare and serve (think finger foods like cheeses and fruits, or even soup). You can also make it fun by having your guests bring dishes to share (we’re loving this idea!). Find recipes here…
- Play games that get everyone involved, like charades or Pictionary (or improvise your own version).
After a long day at work, the last thing you want to do is cook. That’s why this Valentine’s Day, give yourself a break and order in.
Here are some easy ideas for a delicious night in with your sweetheart:
Get a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers from the store, and then call your favorite pizza place. You can even get creative by asking them to deliver the pie in a red box with heart-shaped pepperoni slices.
Comfort food casserole.
Bake up your favorite comfort food casserole recipe, or try one of these recipes! You can make it ahead of time, so all you have to do is pop it in the oven when you’re ready to eat.
Homemade cookies or cake.
If you’re baking anyway, why not make some extra cookies or cake for dessert? It’ll save time later when it comes time for dessert — and if they’re homemade, they’ll taste better than anything you could buy at the store!