Celebrate This Valentine’s Day at Home with these Date Night Ideas
I wanted to say things may look a little different this Valentine’s Day than last, but considering the state of the world, or at least Ontario, you might be finding yourself staying in yet again this year. Just because you may not be able to go out to a fancy dinner or movie, doesn’t mean you have to write off the romance. You just have to get a little creative, but I promise you, staying in is often more enjoyable than going out. No overcrowded movie theatres or expensive menu options to choose from, just quality time with your loved one. Today, I’m sharing 5 fun date night ideas that Derek and I love doing at home.
No expensive wineries here, create your own wine tasting experience at home. Pick up a few bottles or red and whites, along with either a bottle of champagne or prosecco for toasting. Branch out and be sure to pick up bottles that you haven’t tried before, it will make it more fun. Have fun swirling, sniffing, and sipping, picking out your favourites and ones you would buy again. You can even draw up some rate cards, based on price, flavour, uniqueness, quality, etc. After everything is tasted, take a peek at your cards and see if you picked any of the same as favourites. You can also treat yourself to a cheese board or fruit tray.
This is probably the most obvious, but a spa day is always a good idea. As much as I love pampering myself and practising self-love on the daily, there’s something incredibly romantic about doing it with your partner. Treat yourselves to a face mask, relax and unwind in a soothing bubble bath and indulge in some sweet treats. Line your bathroom with candles, put on some soft and calming music and just enjoy each other’s company. You can even treat one another to a back massage, a foot rub or even a head massage.
Try your hand at role playing. This doesn’t have to be sexual, instead, try creating fictional characters to play throughout the entire day and into the evening. Start off by pretending you’re on a first date, asking “first date” questions and have fun making up stories about your new identity. Have fun playing someone totally different than yourself, someone with a different personality, thoughts, wants and needs. Stay in character the entire evening.
It’s like love day and sweets go hand-in-hand, so why not treat yourself to a chocolate fondue night. There’s nothing more romantic than feeding each other fruit dipped in chocolate. There’s something incredibly sexy and sultry about it. Who doesn’t love chocolate, but when it’s melted and paired with other sweet treats, it’s extra special? Have fun the day before, shopping for snacks you want to pair with the chocolate.
Nothing a little dance party can’t fix. Maybe you’re missing the night clubs, or you just want to practise and show-off your sweet dance moves, well there’s no better place than the kitchen. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen Derek letting loose on more than one occasion on my stories. We love feeling young, wild and fancy-free by shaking our tail feathers and just acting silly. It’s a fun bonding experience and all you need is music.
What I Wore- Dress- c/o Mod Cloth, Necklace- Jenny Bird, Sunnies- c/o Zero UV, Purse- Chanel Double Flap, Watch- Cluse, Ring- c/o Park & Buzz, Shoes- Aldo