How To Have The Best Indoor Valentine’s Day

Words: Katrina Rose Wind

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and with that comes an expectation for an over the top gesture of love. Every year you can expect the same things; a romantic dinner, going to the cinema, couples massages, the whole shebang. But this year, things are a bit different. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of us are staying indoors and trying to help flatten the curve. That doesn’t mean you can’t plan a special indoor Valentine’s Day, you can still go over the top all the while staying at home.

Cook Dinner Together

This seems like an obvious one but it really does bring a couple together. Pick a recipe that you both would enjoy, in fact, we’ve got a bunch of valentine recipe ideas you can try, and make an evening of it. Drink wine and play music while you cook, it makes the whole experience that much more enjoyable. Dress up as if you’re going out so it doesn’t just feel like another night at home, it makes it more romantic.

Order In From Your Favourite Restaurant

If you or your partner aren’t that into cooking, order in! There are so many restaurants to choose from and you would be doing your part in helping the suffering restaurant industry. If you’re feeling like you want a fancier meal, maybe try ordering it the night before – Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year so keep that in mind.

Make Dessert From Scratch

Indoor Valentine's DayWhether you’ve decided to cook or order in, making dessert could be a fun activity for Valentine’s Day. Since it’s the day of love something chocolatey would be appropriate. After all, chocolate is considered an aphrodisiac and is said to inflame desires. It truly is a win-win!


Indoor Valentine's DaySounds cheesy but it can help lighten the mood. Make your home a romantic oasis by kitting it out with Valentine-themed items. Heart-shaped stickers, ornaments, chocolates, balloons, use your imagination. It also makes for a steller Instagram photo-op if you were wanting some indoor Valentine’s Day content.

Take a Virtual Mixology Class Together

Indoor Valentine's DayWe’ve all done at least one online cooking class during the pandemic, why not switch it up and take a virtual mixology class with your loved one. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to get a little fancier with your drinks, so put that beer down, pick up so spirits and some mixers and get shaking.

Game Night

Indoor Valentine's DayGo beyond board games, although those are great too. Games like beer pong, Jenga, Pictionary all bring out the competitive side which can be a great way to take the pressure off of having a romantic indoor Valentine’s Day. Make a whole evening of it, prepare some great game-day snacks like loaded nachos, fried chicken, cheesy croquetas and some great drinks to keep you entertained.

Movie Marathon

Indoor Valentine's DayHave you been wanting to watch a movie trilogy for a while? Well, this is your chance. Time to pop some popcorn, make some delicious snacks (fig tarts anyone?), open that special bottle of wine you’ve been saving for a special occasion and get watching.

Turn Your Lounge Into A Blanket Fort

This could also go hand-in-hand with the movie marathon idea and it turns the living room into a magical getaway without having to leave your home. You’ll need light blankets, spare sheets, clothespins, chip clips, string or wire, and heavy books. You can use the string or wire to hang the sheets from and use clothespins or chip clips to attach the blankets and sheets together. The heavy books can be used to secure the fabric on bookshelves, tables, and other raised surfaces so that you can crawl underneath. Go the extra mile and add fairy lights for a more romantic vibe.

Karaoke Night

Indoor Valentine's DayIf you don’t have neighbours that will complain then this might be a fun indoor Valentine’s Day activity. Prepare some great cocktails, connect your laptop to your TV screen and click on the multiple karaoke videos on Youtube. Go ahead and use hairbrushes as microphones for a nostalgic feel. It’s a great bonding experience for you and your partner, it shows that you can step out of your comfort zone for a bit and aren’t afraid of coming off a bit silly. It would definitely be one of your more memorable Valentine’s Day.

Write Each Other Love Letters

Indoor Valentine's DaySometimes life gets busy and we get bogged down by the little things in life that we forget to tell our partners how much they actually mean to us. Handwritten letters feel more personal and show that you took the time to express your feelings. Include all the reasons you love and appreciate them or list all of your favourite experiences and memories together, it’s something that your partner can keep forever.

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