Valentine’s Day in Lockdown: Ideas to make Valentine’s in Lockdown Special
Being pretty much stuck at home for Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Here are some ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day (and the Night!) in Lockdown at Home…. and still making it special!
Plan a truly Romantic Lockdown Meal
What’s a good Valentine’s without a romantic meal?
Start the Day right with a Valentine’s Breakfast. Your partner will LOVE their favourite breakfast in bed (don’t forget the flowers!). For a step up look at local delis with unique Breakfast deals.
Have a look at local restaurants who may be offering chef-made meals straight to you door. There are lots of Valentine’s specials on order, so you can have a fantastic meal and feel good that you’re supporting local businesses too!
What’s more romantic than a fondu? Choose between a chocolate fondu with fruit, fudge and marshmallow skewers… or a cheese fondu with alllllllll the trimmings.
Make sure that your walk involves a cheeky stop where you can enjoy some fizz and chocolates too!!
Use your outdoor space
There may well be no better time to enjoy an evening under the stars than Valentine’s Day in Lockdown (ahem, weather permitting)? Wrap up cosy, get out some blankets and snuggle under the winter sky. Have you got a fire pit? Light it! Have a BBQ? Light it (they’re really not just for summer!). Pizza Ovens, camping stoves.. they’re all options. Toast some marshmallows, roast some chestnuts and sip on mulled wine. Nope, that’s not just for Christmas. If it’s possible, find some fairy lights to make it all twinkly and even more romantic.
Join in with an online Valentine’s Day Cookery class
The Avenue Cookery School in London are offering live Cookery classes, lasting between 1.5-2 hours. On booking they’ll email you everything you need to know for your class including any ingredients and equipment you may need to source, and then the week before the class, they’ll send you the all-important Google Meets login details via email. Have a look here to see their options.
Get dressed up!
Just because it’s your household, you can still keep things special. Get out that little black dress…. dust off that tux. Tonight we party darrrrrrrling!!
Create a Home Spa Experience
Treat your partner or treat BOTH of you with an at-home spa experience. Candles, massages, and a hot bath sprinkled with rose petals or a bath bomb. Get out some fluffy dressing gowns, slippers and cucumbers for your eyes to finish the experience off.
Netflix and Chill
Not sure this needs any explaining. Just remember to get snacks…. all that Netflix and Chillin’ might give you an appetite 😉
Around the Home Bar Crawl
If you love a good Bar Crawl, then make each room in your home a different bar, with a different theme, different music…. and obviously different drinks! Decorations optional. Try Mojitos in the Cuban bar with dance floor, Sip a Long Island Iced Tea in the Sunset Lounge, then turn the disco lights on and sip vodka and cokes as you hit the clubs!
Or how about organizing a Virtual Wine Tasting? Lots of people offering this service- if you’re local to Leeds try this one from Flick the Wine Geek
The Mustard Pot in Chapel Allerton, Leeds have created a Valentines Cocktail Pack for just £33 stuffed with goodies. Read more here. For deliveries over 4 miles please contact them directly for options.
Plan some future romantic experiences
We may be in lockdown right now, but it wont last forever. Snuggle up on the sofa and browse holidays, days out and experiences. Plan some things to look forward to when life resumed to normality.