Fri. Mar 5th, 2021

There’s so much pressure to make Valentine’s Day celebration special. It’s a day dedicated to showering your significant other, friends, or family with flowers, gifts, and attention. But if you don’t know how to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, we’re here to give you some fun ideas!

This year, the places we can go for celebration is limited. We can’t book a quick getaway to some private beach resort. The restaurants open for intimate dine-in dinner will also be limited. Thankfully, you can still make this day extra special even when you’re staying in. Below, we share 5 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home.

Cute Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Build a Blanket Fort

Stuck at home? Why not reminisce what it’s like to be young and carefree by building a blanket fort? It’ll surely bring endless amounts of fun. And when it’s all set up, it could become a cozy, romantic setting for an intimate yet comfortable dinner.

Here are a few things you might need:

  • Blankets
  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Cushions, mattress, or sleeping bags
  • Chairs
  • Fairy lights
  • Tapes, strings, or clothespins

Things to remember when building your blanket fort:

  1. Make sure you have plenty of space. If you don’t have space, then move around your living room furniture to make space. You may want to include a view of the television or have enough room for your laptop. This is perfect if you want to spend Valentine’s Day watching Netflix with an intimate dinner.
  2. Counterbalance. Use lighter blankets at the top and use heavier cushions or blankets at the bottom to keep it in place.
  3. Pillows and blankets. You’ll need lots of pillows and blankets to make a fort. Plus, they provide extra comfort.

Curate Songs for Each Other

Younger generations may not remember it. But back in the 90’s when Spotify and iTunes weren’t a thing, couples used to burn music onto a CD. They create a curated list of songs and then give it to their significant other. Or their friends.

With plenty of streaming apps and sites available today, creating a playlist is so much easier. So why not bring back this cute, personalized gift-giving idea?

Put together a playlist for your loved one. Then instead of sending flowers on Valentine’s Day, share your playlist with each other. Take it to the next level and play it on a speaker. Pour some wine and reminisce.

Not sure where to start? Here are a few ideas:

  1. Choose songs that spark memories of your relationship
  2. What song do they remind you of?
  3. What do you want to tell them? Choose a song with lyrics that perfectly represents how you feel.
  4. Choose songs that your significant other will love.

Go On A Road Trip

Not allowed to go on a beach trip? No staycation in a hotel? No problem.

Another one on this list of cute ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to go on a road trip. Rekindle your sense of adventure and hit the road. No need to have a fixed destination in mind.

If you get hungry along the way, you can always order via drive-thru. Find somewhere cool, quiet, and away from the city. Then enjoy your burgers and soda in perfect peace.

Who knows? You might discover hidden gems, like coffee shops, stores, and stalls along the way.

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Virtual Dinner Date

Are you in a long-distance relationship?

You can still make this Valentine’s Day extra special. Go on a dinner date over Zoom! You can both dress up as if you’re going to a 5-star restaurant. Set up each of your tables, turn off the lights, and light candles for a more romantic touch.

Take it a step further by preparing your food “together” hours before dinner. Or you can order food and have them delivered to your significant other’s location.

Take an Online Mixology Class

If you and your significant other enjoy drinking fancy cocktails, then it’s time to learn the craft of mixing drinks!

Whether you’re together or apart, this is one of the best bonding experiences. You can look for cocktail recipes online. Or you can enroll in an online mixology class together! Then see who can replicate the taste the best.

These are just some of the cute ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home. Even when the world has changed, there are still things you can do to make special occasions… well, special. No need for fancy dinner dates. Or a bouquet of flowers. Simply enjoying each other’s company could be enough. Enjoy the fact that even when the world is in chaos, you still have each other, even if you’re apart.