Valentine’s Day is coming up but if you can’t find a babysitter, you may need to plan a Valentine’s Day date at home. Try these 5 date night ideas to make sure you have a romantic evening even if you never leave the house!
5 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day When You Can’t Get a Sitter
1. Candlelight dinner
If the last time you had a candlelight dinner was that night the power went out, then maybe it’s time you had a real one. You don’t need a reservation at the fanciest restaurant downtown to have a special time together. Once you’ve put the kids to bed, turn down the lights, burn the candles, and enjoy preparing a meal together. Home Chef makes it so easy with all the ingredients delivered to your door! This year for Valentine’s Day they are offering a filet mignon option to make your dinner extra special.
Add a bottle of champagne and some romantic music playing in the background, and there you go. A romantic dining spot right in the privacy of your own home!
2. Movie night
Everyone loves a movie night where you marathon your favorite flicks, and this one can be extra special. Pick out some of the movies you both watched and enjoyed from before your marriage, or ones you went to see together on a date. Hubs and I once pitched a two-person tent in the living room complete with blankets, pillows, and snacks for a Star Wars marathon! We want to do a Hunger Games one next and maybe Harry Potter after that.
3. Game night
If you’re looking for an evening of fun and competition, having a game night is perfect for your Valentine’s day. Break out the old favorites with a new twist such as 2000’s Trivial Pursuit, The Walking Dead Monopoly or Yahtzee with a Doctor Who theme!
If you tend to be overly competitive with each other, try something like Quelf which is so goofy and winning is actually meaningless. You’ll wind up laughing until it hurts!
4. Look at old pictures
To make this Valentine’s Day meaningful, try taking a trip down memory lane. Drag out the old photo albums and go over every picture in them, remembering all the amazing times that you’ve had with each other. Cringe together over the dated outfits, and laugh at the silly ones. If you’re feeling extra nostalgic, you can even pop in your wedding video to relive that very special day. If you’re old like us and your wedding is on VHS, transferring it to a DVD would be a romantic and thoughtful Valentine gift for both of you, especially if you don’t have a VHS player anymore.
When was the last time you and your husband or wife sat down and had a real talk? If most of your discussions consist of political problems and the current financial situation of the family, then it might be time for a real heart to heart. Even if you both think you know everything there is to know about the other, you can always get closer. These conversation starters can help you learn new things about each other.
With just these five ideas and a little bit of creativity, this Valentine’s Day can be great even while spending it at home. After all, it’s who you’re with, not where you are, that really counts. Happy Valentine’s Day!