Valentine’s Day may look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the special occasion. If you are looking to stay home and enjoy a romantic evening with your partner, here are some fun and creative Valentine’s date night ideas perfect for couples who want to celebrate from the comfort of their own homes.
Valentine’s Date Night Ideas at Home
Having a special Valentine’s date night at home is a great way to show your loved one you care! Brainstorming creative ideas to make the night memorable doesn’t have to be hard. Set the scene by dimming the lights, making sure you have all necessary snacks and beverages prepared, Lighting candles, or getting out string lights if you have them adds an extra layer of romantic ambiance. Have dinner together in the living room instead of the kitchen. Then try some of these fun Valentine’s Date Night Ideas at Home
Create an At-Home Spa Experience
Treat yourselves to a little pampering with an at-home spa experience. Light some candles and play calming music in your bathroom while you both soak in a luxurious bubble bath. You can also bring out face masks, body scrubs, or any other skincare products that you have sitting around the house and make it feel like a real spa day.
Try making Rose Vanilla Exfoliating Sugar Scrub Soap Cubes or How to Make Eucalyptus Lavender Bath Bombs
Give each other massages using scented massage oil
Grab your favorite scented massage oil and take turns giving each other relaxing massages. Set the mood by lighting some candles or playing soothing music in the background to truly make it a special experience. You can even follow instructional videos online if you want to learn some new massage techniques.
Make a playlist of love songs to listen to while you eat
Take time to choose your favorite love songs from different genres and make a special playlist that fits the theme of the night. As you two enjoy your dinner, listen to the tunes in the background and create a romantic atmosphere.
Cook Together and Enjoy Your Meal in Another Space or Outdoors
If cooking is something that you two enjoy doing together, why not spend Valentine’s Day making something special? Pick out your favorite recipes (or even try something new!) and take turns prepping the meal. Once it’s ready, grab some outdoor chairs or blankets, set up a romantic picnic spot in the backyard or balcony (if weather permits), and enjoy each other’s company while admiring the stars above you.
I love making this lemon butter pasta with meatballs as a special date night dinner. Garlic Butter Steak Bites or Lemon Rosemary Chicken are more great tasting date night at home dinners. For dessert, make these Wine Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries or Heart Angel Food Cakes
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Learn a Dance Together
Put on some of your favorite songs, grab a bottle of wine, and learn a dance together. Hop onto YouTube or use Google to find tutorials for different styles like salsa, waltz, or tango. Practice the steps until you get them down and then have fun showing off your moves! Make it even more special by taking turns teaching each other something new.
Nothing says romance quite like a competitive game night! Break out all of your favorite board games—or try learning something new—and turn up the fun with snacks, drinks, music, and more! Compete against each other for prizes like massages or backrubs afterward; if you really want to get creative, come up with funny forfeits that your partner has to do if they lose!
There are games meant especially for couples on date night like, Talk, Flirt or Dare Cards or House of Curiosities. Escape Rooms in a box are also a lot of fun. I also love hanging out with hubby and doing puzzles. Not quite a game but it is similar. We use a puzzle mat in order to work on the puzzle now and then put it away from the kids and pets.
Play video games together
Video games can be a surprisingly fun and romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day together. Pick out your favorite game and challenge each other with cooperative or competitive gameplay. Show off your skills and have fun trying something new together!
Make Your Own Movie Theater
Who says you have to leave the house for a movie? Transform your living room into your very own theater. Dim the lights, get some cozy blankets, pop some popcorn, or get your favorite snacks from the store or delivered. Then pick out a movie that both of you can enjoy—or if each of you wants something different, use a streaming service so that each of you can watch what they want while still spending time together in the same space.
You can also use a projector to feel like you have the big screen right in front of you. Shine it onto a sheet or screen and have a tv the size of the wall.
Do an At-Home Couple Photoshoot
Capture this special moment with some fun photos! Get creative with fun poses—you can even get silly or glamorous. Have one of you take the photos while the other poses, and then switch off. You can find props around your home to add a special touch, like flowers and balloons. Afterward, you can print the photos and make a scrapbook with all of your favorite memories together.
Cuddle up and stargaze
If weather permits, grab some blankets and head outdoors for a romantic stargazing session. Lie down on the grass or patio furniture, cuddle up close to each other, and take in the beauty of the night sky. Be sure to bring your phones so you can use apps that give information about constellations and stars.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be complicated; even small gestures made from the heart can make it memorable for both of you. By getting creative and thinking outside the box, there are plenty of options when it comes to crafting unique date night ideas right at home—allowing couples to enjoy quality time together during these uncertain times without breaking social distancing guidelines. So why not take advantage of this special day and plan an unforgettable evening with your significant other? You won’t regret it!
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becky Lyons Borgia
Date nights are always fun. We only have about 2-3 a year right now. I hope that increases soon.
I like for my date nights to be just me and my loved one.
looks like a great plan to me!! and congrats- that’s a lot of valentines celebrations for you guys
Mama to 5 BLessings
The meal looks great, my husband likes this movie selection. Date night hmmmmmmmmm, haven’t had one of these for 7 years – with 5 kids seems impossible!
We have 4 kids. I get them all in bed and then it is our time
We have never really done a date night in.. Maybe something to try!
I’ve never tried the KY yours and mine, and regularly use lubricant. My fella is a fan of lingerie and so this year I’ll make sure to buy something extra fun for him that shall hide under my dress while we head out for dinner. 🙂
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
Ours is usually a combination of things. We’ll go to dinner out but then come home and snuggle with a movie and a glass of wine. 🙂
My husband and I are making an effort to try to have more date nights even if it means staying in and having a nice quiet dinner together. We always enjoy cooking together. We get lots of laughs seeing the differences in the way we cook.
I agree with you! Valentine’s day has sure change since the dating years! DH and I have been together for 15 years and this year we will be spending it in the airport on the way back from Vegas with DD2. Not very romantic but it will still be precious
These are great tips. Wonderful date night.
Thanks for these wonderful date night tips! Great for Valentines!
These are great suggestions for a date night in. I will always like dinner at a restaurant without the kids though, lol!
Congrats on 21 years together – that’s something to be proud of. It’s important to remember to spend time together, focused on each other and date night is the perfect opportunity.
That meal you made had to be a hit on date night!
I haven’t done a date night in… well really a long time!
I’ve got to plan something at least special for Valentines day, though I shouldn’t wait that long. We need a date night, even at in home one… soon! I am thinking perhaps this Friday. I will surprise the heck outta him!
Even though hubster and I have no kids, we don’t often get to go out either. We enjoy just going out for dinner if we get a chance, but snuggling under a blanket and watching a movie is one of our favorite things to do!
Date nights are very rare in my house since hubby works at nights and I work during the day. Whenever we do get them, we tend to spend them overnight somewhere. For Valentines Day we’re planning on spending it at a hotel.
Melanie a/k/a CrazyMom
We haven’t had a date night in ages… mhhh great ideas..thanks for sharing and congrats for being together for 21 years… that’s a big accomplishment…. enjoy your dates 🙂
Congrats on 21 years! That’s awsome.. I love watching a movie in our home. Going out on that night is overrated.
For my date night, we typically do takeout, and watch some good tv before any potential “fireworks” go off 😉
Very fun date night pack! Date night here also had netflix!
We have been so busy that there hasn’t been a date nights in this house for awhile. You’ve inspired me though; I need to make this happen.
Laurie - Steals and Deals for Kids
Congrats on 21 years together!! Great ideas for a date night in – btw…….that ravioli looks delicious!! 😉
jenny at dapperhouse
We will be staying in too. Maybe if I buy this he will get the message LOL And OMG!!! Congrats on being together for 21 years!! (and still having fireworks after all that time too) 🙂
Wood Arts Universe
These are some wonderful, original ideas, thanks for sharing!
Great tips, thank you! Our son`s birthday just happens to be on Valentine`s Day, so it is always a very chocolate filled day 🙂
Flowers! Don’t forget the flowers!! You can use petals in the tub or on the bed. Buy silk ones (they’re very inexpensive) to reuse over and over or if you’re going to a hotel (most hotels prefer this silk petals). Gee…it’s been years since I’ve had a date night and I love the idea that I can do this vicariously through you! I hope you have a wonderful time!
Thank you for the tips! I love watching movies + eating during valentines day, it’s pretty relaxing 🙂
Congratulations! 21 years, that is something. You deserve to be proud. And love the datenigh ideas also 🙂
Sounds like you had a great date night! I love the dinner and the movie.
These are some great ideas! Our date nights are definitely at home lately. I love lighting lavender candles and getting in our soaker tub for a nice relaxing bath. 🙂
Good thoughts. Valentines is coming up.
This is so sexy, I love this Date Night Idea, My hubby would enjoy all of this & plus the KY
Awww… I’m getting very excited about Valentine’s Day. Now some great ideas here!
Looks like you had a great date night!
Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey
Sounds like perfect date night. Too bad my hubster won’t be home this Valentine’s Day 🙁
Quite the hot night there! You’ve presented a wining case for a Valentine’s date night to be remembered. 🙂
This is full of good ideas for date night and some interesting products after the date :dessert.
Shannah @ Just Us Four
We try to do date nights once a month. Sometimes we get a babysitter to go out but a lot of times we watch movies at home.
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I love date nights– esp making dinner together and cuddling to watch a movie
Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks)
Dinner and a movie is always great for date night! #client
This is a great idea for a date night! Mine usually consist of movie watching mainly because I love movies!
Date night is totally foreign to me – haven’t had time alone with hubby in about 7 years now
I am planning a date night too! Hopefully we can get a sitter!
Date nights are so important (and fun!) With kids, it is super hard to get out of the house, so you have to make due. Thanks for the great post. #client
Date night? What is that. You would think we would have more time as our kids got older, but the time crunch has gotten worse. We will have to make more of an effort.