Tips for Entertaining Your Love at Home on Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day Is Around the Corner
Okay, so we know that Valentine’s Day is a vast, shadowy conspiracy designed to sell candy hearts and greeting cards, but so what! It’s also a great occasion to show that special someone how you feel. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go out for an expensive dinner or night on the town.
Sometimes it’s better to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day at home with the one you love. We’ve got some great tips for doing just that.
Breakfast in Bed
Sometimes it’s the little things that really make Valentine’s Day special. If yours is the sort of relationship where you can plan on waking up next to your love on Valentine’s Day, why not make breakfast in bed? There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee and a plate of waffles or eggs Florentine to start your day off on the right foot, and it’s even better served in bed. Just make sure you change the sheets if you end up with crumbs on them. You’ll thank yourself later.
Set the Mood
You don’t have to leave the house to find a romantic setting for Valentine’s Day – you can just create one at home. First things first, make sure your house is clean. Next, get some scented candles and place them strategically around the house to create a warm, inviting glow and an alluring aroma.
Of course, there’s nothing like the right music to set the mood for love. Put your favorite romance tunes on a playlist and keep them playing low enough so you can enjoy a scintillating conversation.
Handcrafted goods are all the rage these days, and you can get crafty even if you don’t consider yourself an artist. A homemade card means more than a store-bought one, because you took the time to make it yourself. And if you’re less than confident in your card-making skills, you can always watch a few online tutorials to get the creativity flowing.
Give a Gift
Some couples like to give each other lavish gifts on Valentine’s Day; for others, the sentiment is more important than the price tag. Either way, this is the perfect time to surprise your special someone with a Valentine’s Day keepsake, whether it be an impromptu trip to some tropical island or a poem you wrote about the first time you met.
Put Those Cooking Skills to Use
If you’re a great cook, then you have a strong advantage on Valentine’s Day. However, it’s important not to underestimate the element of surprise. Whipping up a tantalizing meal when you’re better known for your takeout-ordering skills will definitely earn some romance points.
Champagne is basically the official drink of romance, but not all champagne is created equally. Sure, you can go with whatever’s on sale at the local grocery, and it will probably go over just fine. But this year, why not do a little research on the best champagnes in your budget? Your date will be impressed with your good taste.
Don’t Forget the Popcorn
Many Valentine’s Day celebrations feature a romantic flick on the big screen – TV, that is. Who needs the multiplex when you’ve got a few choice rom-coms in your Netflix cue? If they happen to be DVD-only, just make sure you return your old movies so they arrive in time.
Throw a blanket and some pillows on the couch, dim the lights, pop some popcorn, and enjoy the show.
Love Is in the Air
Whether you’re exploring a new relationship or showing that old flame how much they mean to you, we hope your Valentine’s Day is a rousing success. And that’s all we’re going to say about that. Ahem.