Who would have thought that almost a year after the first lockdown started, we’d be talking about a Valentine’s Day in lockdown.
Usually me and my partner would book a weekend away together but this year due to restrictions, we’re going to have to do things a little differently.
While I’m sad we won’t be heading somewhere romantic, I’m happy that it’s pushing us out of our comfort zone and getting us to think outside of the box.
So, whether you’re heading on a first date with someone new or you’re looking for romantic ideas for you and your partner, here are five at home date ideas for a Valentine’s Day in lockdown:
Cook A Romantic Meal Together
One of my favourite things to do with my partner is to cook together! We love finding new recipes and learning how to do something completely different. Whether it’s a meal from our Hello Fresh box or we scour Pinterest for something else, the best thing is we get to sit down and enjoy a meal together afterwards.
If you’re dating someone new and you can’t see each other due to new restrictions, you may want to consider cooking something together over Zoom instead! It’s just as fun and you can still eat together when you’re done.
Order A Meal And Have A Couple Of Drinks
If you don’t fancy cooking but you still want something nice to eat, why not order form one of your favourite takeaway places? All you need to do is grab a couple of drinks beforehand and you will have everything you need for the perfect night in.
Valentine’s Day can get extremely busy, so you may want to consider ordering your food well in advance.
Spend The Evening Watching Movies In A Fort
I absolutely love spending the evening together watching movies as it’s the perfect escape. As we can’t travel like normal, it seems fitting that we lose ourselves in a couple of imaginary worlds instead. From Hogwarts to Middle Earth, there are lots of choices for a movie marathon.
To make it that little more adventurous, building a blanket fort will make for an incredibly cosy evening. Grab your blankets, some cushions and a string of fairy lights and you’re good to go!
Go For A Long Walk Together
If the weather is right for it, a long Valentine’s Day walk may be exactly what you need. Not only is a way to get out of the house, but it’s a great way to spend some time together free of distractions. If you are going for a walk, make sure you’re sticking to your local restrictions, as these may limit the amount of time that you can spend outdoors.
Find A Fun Craft To Do Together
Finally, why not find a fun craft to do together? Whether it’s scrapbooking one of your past adventures together or starting something completely new, you may be surprised how many hours you can spend getting lost in a new craft.
While I’d much rather be spending Valentine’s on our usual weekend away, as long as I’m with my partner, I know it will be a great day! There are definitely lots of ways for us to make it special, without even having to leave the house.