While date night this Valentine's Day weekend might look a bit different amid the spread of the omicronn variant, love doesn’t have to be canceled!
It’s important (maybe now more than ever) to carve out some time to spend with your significant other.
According to a recent survey by Zulily, 59% of moms consider date night to be an important factor in a successful relationship!
Due to the novel virus, hitting the town to enjoy a romantic meal at a restaurant and catching a movie at the theater may not be worth the risk, but there are still plenty of ways to make the holiday feel special while staying in!
Here are some ideas for you and your loved one:
“Go to the movies” at home
Zulily home style expert Jana Krinsky House suggested turning your living room into a deluxe movie theater. There are plenty of great rom-com releases on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu or you can find movie suggestions on The Reel Buzz. You can even create a lineup of all your sweetheart’s favorite TV shows or episodes to watch.
Play a Game
Games and puzzles are not only a way to keep your brain sharp, but they allow you to bond in a significant way. Grab those old board games that have been gathering dust and challenge your partner! You can even raise the stakes with a bet. And there’s nothing wrong with a little competition if you’re spending the evening with fellow couples or kids!
DIY Paint and Sip
Instead of going to a paint and sip class, bring it home. All you’ll need is a blank canvas, some wine, and paint! There are even paint and sip kits that you can get online! This allows you and your beau to tap into your creative side!
Have a Spa Date
A day at the spa doesn’t have to come with a high price tag in order to be relaxing! Grab some face masks, make a scrub, light a few candles, draw a bath with some bath bombs, and get comfy in your robes and slippers! It’s time to pamper yourselves!
Fondue for Two
Chocolate is the way to anyone’s heart.! Make dessert fun by creating your own chocolate fondue. Use a mix of white and dark chocolate and dip fresh fruit, marshmallows, pretzels, or even potato chips for a tasty treat!
If savory items are more your speed, melt cheese and dip your favorite veggies for a truly exquisite experience.
Have an ‘Unconventional’ Fancy Dinner
While you might not be able to dine-out at your favorite fancy restaurant, you can always bring the fancy restaurant to you. Grab some takeout and set up a picnic on the floor of your living room. You can even decorate with candles and flower arrangements from your local floral shop!
Get Your Groove On
Our society doesn’t dance enough! And we could all benefit from letting loose and dancing the night away. You can look up dance tutorials on Youtube and spend the night learning some ballroom. If you’re married, try recreating your wedding dance. Or embrace a modern style of dance like shuffling! Whatever it may be, it’s bound to bring a night of laughs!
Plan a Future Vacation
Traveling may still pose some risks, but with a N95 in hand, we can finally quell our wanderlust. If there’s a trip you’ve been talking about for years, now is the time to plan it out. Even if you might not be able to solidify any of the details immediately, that doesn’t mean you can’t plan that dream vacation from start-to-finish. Your future-self with thank you!
Take a Virtual Cooking Class
If you’ve spent the pandemic ordering way too much takeout, try your hand at a meal instead. Cooking is such a great and simple way to connect! Become professional chefs in the comfort of your kitchen by mastering a new recipe or dish! Check out some virtual cooking classes!