Spend This Valentine’s Day At Home!
Staying at home on Valentine’s Day is far from disappointing. If you’ve been left scratching your head or wondering how to make Valentine’s Day romantic at home this year, consider these ideas to help you celebrate with your significant other.
Whip Up a Sumptuous Meal
This doesn’t need to be daunting at all. Stick to things that are easy to prepare, yet romantic to eat. You don’t need to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen. Food that you share together is fun, so think of things like pudding with two spoons or fondues. Here are some great Valentine’s dinner recipes. If you want to splash out, you could always hire a caterer who will do the clearing away and washing up.
Create An Intimate Space
Why not cozy up together to enjoy your meal? Have a picnic on the floor, complete with a shag rug, strawberries, and plenty of champagne. Or just curl up on the couch and spend some quality time together. It’s your time together. Do something you both enjoy.
Rent a Romantic Movie
What better excuse to snuggle up on the sofa after a romantic meal than to put on a romantic movie? There are so many to choose from. And the best part is that you get to have your own private showing without interruption. Just don’t forget to turn off your cell phone!
Set The Mood
Be sure to create the right atmosphere on your Valentine’s date. Feathers, candles, chocolates, and petals scattered on the rug all work to create the desired effect for your beloved. If it’s a clear night out, you could always grab a blanket and step outside for some star gazing.
Keep your decorations romantic and tasteful. Candles are the perfect mood-setters, especially if you’ll be dining at the table. Try varying the height of different candles to make the atmosphere moodier and interesting. If you have flowers on the table, keep the candle scents to a minimum. You don’t want your food overpowered by aromas.
Choose white linen and china and consider sprinkling feathers or rose petal confetti over the tablecloth. You can also tie bows and ribbons around the napkins.
After dinner, why not move over to the rug in front of the fire place and present each other with tokens of your love? These could be romantic love notes, small gift boxes of chocolates, or even jewelry.
Music Sets The Mood
One of the best parts about having Valentine’s dinner at home is that you get to delight all the senses. Your table decorations and culinary skills will take care of the sights and smells, but don’t forget about the power of music. Set the scene with soft, romantic music in the background. Play a song or record that holds special meaning for both of you.
Valentine’s dinner at home can still be a formal occasion to dress up for. Consider sending an invitation to your partner with details of the dinner time and your preferred dress code. It’s the perfect chance to dust off the old china and try on that dress or suit that’s been sitting in your closet with the tags still attached.
Valentine’s Doesn’t Have to Be About Chocolates
Instead of purchasing pricey chocolates this Valentine’s, you could present your beloved with homemade cookies. No doubt, your partner will appreciate the thought and effort.
While you’re at it, you could save on shelling out for a card and make one yourself. If you aren’t one for creativity, there are loads of printable cards available on the Internet or you could browse sites like Pinterest for inspiration.
Write Your Partner a Love Note
What about skipping the commercial flowers, gifts, and candies altogether? Instead, write each other love notes expressing exactly how you feel. Valentine’s Day is all about telling your loved ones how much they mean to you, and there’s no better way to do that than with a hand-written love note.
Just Enjoy Being Together
The beauty of spending Valentine’s Day at home is that you can simply enjoy being together without any distractions. Turn off the television and put away your laptops and phones. Spend some time talking about your day or reminiscing about your first dinner together. You could even play a board game or cuddle up with some hot cocoa and marshmallows.
While Valentine’s Day is one of the sweetest holidays all year, you can make it even more personal and romantic by spending the night at home.
Plush Rugs Can Help You Set The Scene
Don’t forget to take a look at the selection of rugs at Plush Rugs to find the perfect piece for your living room picnic, fireplace cozy-up, or even outdoor star gazing. If you’re a little unsure, get in touch and we’ll help you pick the piece for your Valentine’s dinner.