Ahhh the season of love — Candlelit dinner at your favorite restaurant, couple’s massage, and a date at the movie theater. Not this year… In the midst of the pandemic, we are all forced to celebrate our love for each other in the comfort of our own homes, and you know what? We aren’t mad about it.
Whether you’re planning to celebrate with the whole family or just with your significant other once the kiddos are in bed, we’re here to help you plan the ultimate at-home V-Day bash.
Make a a fort and cozy up in front of the screen all. day. long. Some of our current faves for the whole fam? Soul, Dora And the Lost City of Gold, Onward and Trolls World Tour. And if you’re looking for a movie marathon past bedtime, here’s a lineup of romantic comedies to get you in the mood.
A quick, fun craft that your kids can use to house all those Valentine’s Day cards they’ll get from family and friends.
Valentine’s Day Craft
Do a Valentine’s craft with your littles — this TP Roll Love Bug art project is adorable, easy and fun!
Family Breakfast in Bed
There’s no better way to start the day than with breakfast in bed. Kids are crazy for this, really — and bonus points if you can pull off heart-shaped pancakes. Mimosas optional, but highly recommended.
Take-Out from Your Local Restaurant
Not cooking/cleaning + supporting local businesses that are hurting is a win/win this Valentine’s Day.
You bake. Your kiddos do the rest. It’s an easy and delicious way to get your little ones involved in the festivities. Here are some tools of trade.
Activities for Adults
Galentine’s Day Bake Off
Gather your best gals (virtually) and master this friendly V-day baking competition. You can then drop off your treats at each other’s doors for everyone to enjoy. No matter what, everyone’s a winner. Here’s a link with a few worthwhile recipes.
Virtual Classes for Couples
Whether it’s a Champagne tour or a cocktail and truffle making happy hour class, sign up for a virtual event that you and your partner are excited about. Other ideas: painting class or a virtual museum tour. The (virtual) world is your oyster. Check out Outschool for kid-friendly v-day classes.
Recreate your first date… at home
Nothing like taking a trip down memory lane. Get creative by recreating your very first date with your other half… at home — whether it was at romantic French restaurant or at a frat party. Are you up to the challenge?
Show some love to your galentines.
For that friend who’s been struggling hard this year, show her some love with this super thoughtful gift.
Gifts Ideas for your Sweetie
Ascot Leather Slippers ~ $119
My husband’s work-from-home attire includes his ratty old slippers. I decided this would be a thoughtful winter essential gift to spruce up the “look.” Comfort and warmth = true love
Chocolate Fondue Maker ~ $29
Nothing say’s Valentine’s Day like chocolate covered strawberries. Use this fondue maker to create a fun V-Day dessert experience for the whole family… or to spark some romance after the kids are asleep!
A friend recently gifted me this Nespresso machine, and it has literally changed my life. The coffee comes out so creamy and delicious. It’s the perfect way to start the day. Honestly, Starbucks doesn’t even compare.
This necklace with glittering pavé is simple and sweet
Put the kids to bed and enjoy some quality time as a couple with this fun game that initiates meaningful conversations and funny challenges.
How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? Let us know in the comments section!