So Valentine’s Day is not something huge in our house. Liam turns 6 the day before and our weekend will be filled with celebrating him. Even before we had kids, we never did anything huge for the holiday. We love to cook at home and spend time together and show each other how much we are loved. So I thought this was the perfect time to share some Valentine’s Dates you can have at home even with the current state of the world. This way you can celebrate the holiday but you can be safe!
Valentine’s Dates You Can Have At Home
The cooking date:
This is SUCH a fun date idea. You can either use a recipe you know or get a meal kit from somewhere and try a new recipe or an old favorite. Turn on music, pour some wine, and really enjoy the process together.
The movie date:
We love a good movie night! It’s fun if you pick something new you both have an interest in or maybe each of you picks a movie you love and share it with the other. Plus there are TONS of great movies to stream right now!
The game night date:
I love games! Andrew not as much, but I think it’s because I always win ha! But playing games together like Scrabble, Scattergories, Uno, etc are so fun!
The puzzle date:
We love doing puzzles together. The past several New Years’ Eve’s we’ve done a big puzzle while watching all the stuff on TV and enjoying wine/drinks together. Such a fun way to spend time together AND work together and communicate.
The wine tasting date:
Get a few different types of wine and set up a little wine tasting in your own house. You can even make a cheese plate to go with it!
The project date:
Maybe you have a house project you’ve both been dying to finish, well no time like the present. Get those projects out and work on one together. Try not to argue.
The order in date:
Sometimes you need to just order in food and veg. No time like Valentine’s to do that together. Try a new place or an old favorite and order some of your favorite dishes to split.
Hopefully one of these sticks out to you! If you use one of these Valentine’s dates you can have at home please let me know! I would love to know what you guys end up doing!
I know that it may be disappointing to not be able to go out and do something big but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an amazing Valentine’s date right at home and still make it as special as possible.
This post was originally published in 2020 and has been updated for 2023.
These are such fun ideas! The cooking date is my favourite – I love trying out a new recipe and having someone to help do the dishes is great! ❤️✨
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We’re not big on Valentine’s either. Though that wine tasting at home sounds like a pretty good idea! PS: Can’t believe Liam is 3!
Board games and ordering in is definitely my kind of valentine’s date! We typically avoid fighting crowds to go out on holidays anyway!
My husband and I stayed home for Valentines and we did a movie binge night. It was fun to watch our favorite movies over again, and we also watched some new ones. For the food? We pigged out on pizza and popcorn. 🙂 Maybe we will do a wine tasting date next time – maybe on Mother’s day or Father’s day. That sounds fun too.
Amazing ideas!!! What we ended up doing was a cooking date, it was so much fun and very real.
We never do much for Valentine’s Day either. Even when we were dating and married before children. Now, the focus seems to be on them. They both had a party at school so we went from one straight to the other. Then the kids stayed the night with my in-laws so my husband and I could go help set up for the Pinewood Derby event we will be at all day with the Cub Scouts. So that was our romantic night! But we do a lot of these during a regular week anyways, including cooking together, playing games, and watching movies.
I love cooking dates. They are so much fun when done right. We tend to have a pot of tea and play a game of crib. It’s a great way to end an evening.
These are some great ideas. Valentine’s Day is my wedding anniversary. Because I live in the East Coast I prefer to stay home during the winter months. My husband and I stayed in, had take and watch a few romantic movies. It was amazing.
These are my kind of dates! I’m such a homebody! Thanks for the great ideas!
There are some really good ideas here for sure. We had a valentines night in and enjoyed cooking and movies too xx
At home date nights are the only ones happening for me lately. I love the idea of a wine tasting!
I love how you turned these outings into date events. So true, it really is all in the eyes of the beholder and how we choose to make any event special.
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These are great ideas! I think we’re all over being stuck in side so it’s nice to have some activities suggestions!
I love the idea of a wine and cheese night. I’m all in for that!
The at home dinner date and project dates have been our usual for years! We get a lot of enjoyment out of working on projects together. I think it’s great to think outside the box and find things you enjoy to do together.
These ideas are awesome! My husband and I love puzzles and movies! This is a great list. 🙂
The cooking date sounds like a fun idea. At times I find cooking to be so relaxing.
Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal for us, either. Last year we were setting up for Pinewood Derby with the Cub Scouts. This year will be the second weekend of a week-long break for the kids. We were supposed to be on a cruise that week but, of course, it got canceled. So we will probably make some dinner, get the kids to bed, and either play a game together or watch a movie.
Amazing ideas to stay at home. I love movies dates and just sound the whole day relaxing and eating haha.
There are some really good ideas here, ordering food in yes please and with some movies sounds perfect to me x
These are all cute ideas! I think we will be doing a family game night. The winter has been tough with the pandemic, since I feel like there is literally nowhere we can go to do something! I will have to use your ideas even for other times.
I love the Cooking Date! Both partners get to prepare the meal so no one can complain about doing all the work and they also get to learn how to prepare a new recipe!
I love doing Valentine’s Day at home! We usually end up doing the same thing each year so I am happy to see a list of new things to try! Thank you for sharing these ideas, they sound like a lot of fun!
My husband and I have been doing at-home dates way before it was cool haha. We’re total homebodies and prefer to save our money, so game nights and movie nights (complete with the popcorn and candy) are totally our jam. We also love at-home picnics and cooking together! It’s so much fun!
These are great ideas! The best dates are the ones that are free and sometimes at home.
Valentine’s Day has never been a huge deal for us either. Our go-to is an indoor picnic! We don’t love going out too often anyway, so we grab cheeses, meats, and crackers and put together a little charcuterie with wine and then eat it in our living room while watching a movie or listening to good jazz. It’s one of our favorite at-home dates! I love your ideas too 🙂
We always do Valentine’s Day at home. We eat a special dinner, either cooking at home or take-out, have a decadent dessert, exchange small gifts and then either play a game or watch a movie. I tend to prefer staying in to going out.