5 ways to spend Valentines Day at Home
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The problem I find with valentines day is that everywhere is busy! All the restaurants are fully booked and have a set valentines menu so that they can handle all the extra orders, you have to book in advance otherwise you can’t get in, and if you do get in, you have to watch all of the other loved up couples doing the same thing which makes it harder to make your partner feel special.
I even made the mistake once of saying to my husband, “let’s just have a night in, just us, a takeaway and a couple of drinks” Only to find I went out to pick up my Indian which still wasn’t ready 2 hours later because they were so busy… happy Valentine’s Day to us!
Anyway, I’ve put together some of my favourite ideas of how to spend Valentine’s Day at home and make your loved one feel EXTRA special without even leaving the house! Make the day about you and your partner and nobody else!
1. Make and serve breakfast in bed
This is a good one because it starts your day off right and puts you both in a good mood! Even if you’re getting up to go to work afterwards, your partner will arrive at work only thinking about the thoughtful gesture you did for them in the morning and how lovely it was!
Pancakes are probably one of the best treats you can have for breakfast, and something a lot of people here in the UK only have on special occasions (like pancake day…obviously). Strawberries have got to be the most romantic fruit there is, so anything including strawberries give you brownie points on Valentine’s Day.
And of course, you cannot have pancakes and strawberries without a good amount of chocolate sauce to bring the whole thing together!
Click here to view my full recipe for this tasty, romantic breakie.
2. Cook a romantic meal for two
So we mentioned earlier about the nightmare of busy restaurants on Valentine’s Day, which got me thinking, why should that stop you dining together?
Still fancy a romantic meal? Candlelight? A sweet?
Go for it! But make it yourself.
If you’re going to be out at work all day and don’t have the greatest amount of time, then don’t bother with a starter! Nothing beats your partners absolute favourite meal, and if you have gone to the effort of making a dessert too, then your partner will really appreciate the effort you’ve gone to for them!
My chocolate mousse dessert is perfect for anybody who doesn’t want to spend the whole time in the kitchen, as it can be made the day before and kept in the fridge until you are ready to serve it. After all, you don’t want to spend your time alone together separately while one of you is in the kitchen! That kind of defeats the object…
Don’t forget to set the scene for your romantic meal. A table cloth would look fab but if you don’t have one it’s not necessary. What is necessary however is a candle! Or 2…or even 3. And at least 1 rose would be a lovely touch.
Click here to find out how to make my valentines chocolate mousse.
3. Romantic movie night
No movie night is complete without popcorn so of course I’m going to show you my valentines inspired popcorn for you to make and enjoy whilst cuddled up to your partner on the sofa watching a romantic movie! Need I say more about why this is a good idea?
Click here to find out how to make this valentines day inspired popcorn.
4. Run a rose petal bath
Nothing shouts TLC like having somebody run you a bath – bliss! Your other half will feel beyond loved if you go the extra mile and add candles, rose petals, lots of bubbles and a glass of their favourite tipple! How much has that cost you? Well, if you have a bath in your house you are likely to already have bubble bath, but if you don’t, I have linked some below which is only £2.50 along with tealights for £2.25 and rose petals for £1.11! Now at under £10 that is definitely cheaper then taking your partner out!
And you never know, there may be room in the bath for you too!
5. Catch an early night and enjoy this sharing platter
When you’re evening starts like this you know it’s going to be a good night!
Time saving, low cost and yet such an effective way of enjoying valentines day! I’ve done a basic version so you can see how little you need to do to make this work, but you can add whatever you like to your sharing platter.