Quick Guide: Planning Your Valentine’s Day

Quick Guide: Planning Your Valentine’s Day

Whether it is a candle-lit dinner over zoom or a staycation, there are so many ways to plan a last-minute, safe, and romantic evening.⁠ If you need some inspiration for creating the perfect time with a pandemic twist, we have some ideas!

Breakfast in bed.

What’s a better way to start a romantic day off than surprising your partner with breakfast in bed!

February often brings the winter blues. A small gesture like a homemade breakfast is always a great way to warm the heart and get your partner in the valentine’s day spirit. The element of surprise is half the fun, make sure to not wake up your partner when getting up to prepare their meal.

Drink: Coffee or tea is always a perfect addition. Feel free to add a juice or even a mimosa for a twist.

Food: Next, you must decide what breakfast foods you want to include. It can be anything from a simple muffin to a big brunch with all the fixings. It all depends on what your partner likes, what time of day it is, and what you have available. Don’t be afraid to skip the cooking and order some bagels or baked goods from a local store.

Presentation: We all know that food is quite a presentation itself but it doesn’t hurt to add a little extra to it. Place everything on a tray or board for easy transport and placement. Add some flowers, condiments, herbs, and a love note to make the finishing touches.

If you are celebrating virtually, breakfast in bed may not be an easy option. A “good morning” text and some flower emojis will go a long way to show you are thinking of them. You can also consider ordering their favorite brunch/breakfast foods to their home and hopping on a facetime together!

Make crafts together.

Being creative together can spark new memories and traditions. It helps to find new interests and strengthens your bond as a couple.

Whether you are together or apart this Valentine’s, decorations are a must. There is no better way to get in the spirit than surrounding yourself with red, pink, purple, and white hearts. Decorating the house together can be a fun valentine’s activity for you and your partner. Make homemade decorations using different textiles and materials and display them for years to come.

If you have already decorated the house, why not find some other crafts to do. To spark memories of past dates and highlights of your relationship, make a relationship photo album together. Or try a variety of other crafty pastimes like painting, scrapbooking, t-shirt making, and so forth.

Bonus: This can be easily done together in person or through a video chat!

Relax and unwind.

When was the last time you just relaxed at home? This Valentine’s may be the perfect time to put on some comfy, matching PJs and binge-watch a few movies or marathon a show. Make a charcuterie board or order some take-out for an easy-going evening. Feel free to add some self-care options like face-masks to the mix, for an extra level of relaxation.

If you are apart, use apps like Netflix Party to stream movies and shows simultaneously while being able to chat online!

Staycation.

If you are feeling stir crazy and need to get out of the house, why not plan a staycation? It keeps the fun of staying in a hotel and being somewhere else but takes out the travel. Book a hotel or Airbnb for a chance to “get away” and take in some of the local areas in your city.

Whether you’re spending this upcoming Valentine’s Day with your partner in person or virtually, there are plenty of fun and safe options to have an amazing day together.