Planning to celebrate Valentine’s day? Not sure what to do? Worse, it’s hard to predict what we’ll be “allowed” to do. Whether it’s the usual “hard to get a babysitter for the kids”, or you’re just looking to shake things up a bit, make this the best Valentine’s Day you’ve ever had.
From old lovers married for decades to those newly dating, these 6 creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day differently will help you plan for your special occasion!
1. Stream a virtual concert
Until the concert scene comes back full force, why not get the best seats in the house? Plenty of musicians are streaming live performances so you can set up your sound system and tune in, all from the comfort of your home. And if it makes you feel a bit amorous, there will be no prying eyes to watch!
2. Make fondue by the fireplace
For those of you who don’t want to step out into the cold night air, throw a log on the fire and cozy up together with homemade fondue. All you need is a fondue set and you’ll be on your way.
Remember that fondue set you received as a gift years ago? Now’s the time to use it!
You can start with a cheese course but be sure to save room for chocolate and strawberries!
3. Take a flight with local beer or wine
If you can access a local brewery or vineyard, reserve a tour for two. If that’s not possible, you can always shop for your own selection of local craft brews or wines and set up your own private flights at home.
4. Try a tour of France without a passport
Trips to France might be on hold, but luckily you won’t need your passport. Together, you can create a perfect French escape without leaving home. Choose French wines and then craft a special menu together. French onion soup shooters or a charcuterie board of French cheeses with slices of fresh baguette are the perfect way to start. Coq au vin is a classy dish that is much easier to cook up than it looks, plus you’ll have fun cooking it together. And don’t forget the crème brûlée for dessert!
5. Have someone else cook for you
Whether it’s just the two of you or you’re gathering with a few other couples, sit back and enjoy the evening. Gersky’s can cater your Valentine’s Day with menus that feature your favorite foods while leaving you no mess to clean up!
6. Bring on the adventure
New and old couples alike could do with a bit of spice. There’s nothing that makes you more of a team than a challenge. Escape rooms are the latest in teamwork and cementing relationships. If a local venue isn’t open near you, you can always participate in virtual escape room challenges to take your relationship to the next level. The same goes for murder-mystery evenings. Choose one that sparks interest for you both and takes you out of your comfort zone.
For staying in or heading out, thinking differently about Valentine’s Day this year could start a new tradition you’ll carry out for years to come!