This Valentine’s Day may look a little different, but there’s still plenty of love to go around! Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other, friends or family, there are many ways to safely spread the love. We’ve put together five different ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day from the comfort of your own home. Welcome to Valentine’s Day: COVID-19 style!
1. The Traditional Dinner Date
Who said a dinner date at home isn’t romantic? Instead of making a reservation at a busy restaurant, cook your favorite meal and have dinner for two (or three or four)! Spice up the evening by setting the mood with some music and candles. To make the occasion extra special, dress up in a nice outfit. And we can’t forget about dessert! One of our favorites is a brownie à la mode with caramel drizzle, but enjoy what you like. Dinner from home is less stressful, and you don’t need to leave a tip.
2. Movie Night
Grabbing tickets to a movie is a traditional Valentine’s Day date. However, a movie night at home gives you all the freedom. At home, you can watch as many movies as you want while staying safe and comfortable. We suggest using a projector, so you can feel like you’re really at the movies. Cuddle up on the couch and turn on Netflix, grab some candy and your favorite beverage, and be sure to save a seat for your Valentine!
3. PowerPoint Party
Try hosting a PowerPoint party this Valentine’s Day, and you can even be extra safe by presenting via Zoom. This is a great way to spend time with your friends, especially if you are single this Valentine’s Day. PowerPoint parties are so fun because you can present over any topic, and you won’t get a grade for it. Popular topics include conspiracy theories, characters and the best [insert word here] of all time. Feel free to make up your own theme, create rules or even hand out a prize for the best presentation!
4. Self-Care Night
If you’re spending Valentine’s Day completely alone, give yourself a little love with a self-care night. Order in some takeout and turn on your favorite TV show. Later, draw a hot bubble bath, light a candle and put on a nice face mask. Don’t forget to grab a romantic novel and a glass of wine (or your favorite beverage). For the best bath, turn off the lights and bathe by candlelight. Trust us, it totally sets the whole mood. At the end of the night, finish your skin care routine and change into your comfiest pajamas. Finish the night off by cuddling up in bed with your favorite movie.
If you’re a wine lover, we have the perfect date idea for you! Go pick up a few different bottles of wine, and host a wine tasting night. Don’t forget to make a charcuterie board to go along with it. If you don’t have a date this Valentine’s Day, bring a couple of friends instead. And don’t worry, you don’t need to get the expensive stuff! After all, we are a bunch of college students.
Hopefully, you found some Valentine’s Day inspiration from this list. We hope you feel so loved this V-day, and end up with some good chocolate and candy. Whatever you decide to do this Valentine’s Day, stay safe and healthy!