Valentine’s Day is the day to celebrate the love, romance, togetherness, and companionship you share with your partner and loved one. Romance gives relationships the fuel to burn on; the more romantic you get, the hotter is the flame! So, with that special someone who adds meaning to your life and gives you the world, one must plan to express the love that measures up your intense affection. It might get slightly tricky to manage a feat like that during pandemic restrictions, but a few simple gestures might make it a day to remember forever with your sweetheart.
Valentine’s Day is notoriously a last-minute holiday with a majority of the couples waiting until February 1st to even start thinking of gift ideas and date night plans. For those of you out there, let’s look through some foolproof ideas to make this day special just at home.
SET UP A PRIVATE DINNER TABLE FOR TWO
Spending some quality time with your special person in a beautiful, private setting will just turn out to be the most perfectly planned evening. All you need to do is find that cozy corner in your house where you can arrange a small dining table. Choose the best view to look at, and peruse a wine list that goes well with the choice of food you are serving. Set a table with flowers and candles, and turn on music which gives a luxurious restaurant vibe. Cooking dinner together, or ordering takeout from your favourite restaurant to serve hot and fresh, or booking a private chef service for those hours depends on what goes well with both your choices. In the end, you can customize some special desserts, like cute, playful fortune cookies with love notes in them.
MOVIE NIGHT WITH THE BEST WINE SETTING
Since the lockdown, many couples have taken a splurge into getting quarantined together. Netflix-and-chill is very much the trending norm for holidays together or night stays. Getaways have been off the charts lately for most of the cosmopolitan citizens. So, this year could be a year of planning the warmest and coziest movie night where you can line up the movies that are fun to watch together while relaxing and enjoying cuddled up on the couch. To munch, choose from many flavours of popcorn and some red velvet dessert treats with an ideal pairing of good sparkling wine. The latest romantic comedy will add to the love therapy, and it’s a good idea to keep your hands full of chocolates to share. This might be the ultimate night to remember for years to come.
SET UP SOME FONDUE FUN VIBE
This weather demands some nice and warm melting fondues of cheese or chocolate for food lovers. Creating dippers of fresh strawberries to be dunked in lusciously melted dark chocolate with a punch of other favourite fruits will be a simple yet sublime treat. Be sure to include several things to dip, keep the choice between sweet and savoury, like fresh pretzels, cheese sticks or breadsticks, fresh fruits, marshmallows, cakes, or any other gourmet snackable. Keeping it light and tempting might give you room to fill up with other choices of fun shots and flavours.
LIGHT UP YOUR DANCE FLOOR
Get your grooves out at a DIY dance floor and let loose by setting up a fun dance night out, inside! Make a good party playlist and include your personal romantic favourites. Whether it’s soulful swinging or dirty dancing, you can have it all in the privacy of your home. Make the dance floor your medium to express love and have a fun time together. Dance the night out under the sky for Valentine’s evening.
SET UP A HOME SPA
This is a boon especially when most of us have been working crazy hours from home and doing nonstop zoom meetings and calls. Calling a spa service at home or setting up a beautiful, scented aromatherapy atmosphere for your partner will be more fun and relaxing than one can ever imagine. Turn down the lights, spark up some aroma candles, and turn your place into a luxurious spa with exotic flowers arranged around the house. Spend a serene evening in the tub, or take turns to give each other a massage.
HOST A PERSONAL WINE TASTING SESSION PAIRED WITH EXOTIC CHEESES
Nothing can fix the mood like a perfect glass of wine with the rightfully chosen cheese can. Wine with cheese of course offers the elegance to host an intimate pairing for you and your love. Start by learning the steps online through wine connoisseurs and how to taste the right cheese. There are plenty of virtual classes you can check out online in this regard, or browse social media channels of wine enthusiasts. Also, many online services are providing a short tasting session for wine and cheese by offering various packages with their home services.
Take your picnic basket, fill it up with light food, take a perfect boombox, and comfort flooring with a picnic carpet. Bundle up and head out for a night under the stars. Pack a flask of soul-soothing hot chocolate or a bottle of champagne; either goes well with your mood to keep it chill. And who knows, maybe you will be lucky enough to make a wish upon a shooting star! Be it your bedroom’s balcony, terrace, or the little garden in your own house, or even some quiet and romantic spot you have been to before. Gazing at the stars with your soulmate, and having seized the moment will be something one will cherish for a lifetime.
Relationships aren’t easy. It takes time and patience to cultivate a relationship into a strong bond into a fun-filled life with your significant other. Everyone has their own journey to go through, but we must find time to express our love more often. Abandon your phone and all social media notifications for this day. After a downer year of the pandemic, everyone needs cheering up, and what better way to lift spirits universally than to pledge love? With Valentine’s Day around the corner, go on and make a move and make the day an unforgettable memory.
“AFTER ALL THIS TIME? ALWAYS.” – J.K. ROWLING