COVID and curfew putting a damper to your romantic plans? Oh well. A cosy night-in on Valentine’s Day is way more romantic anyway! Revel in your love and make bae feel endlessly special with the help of these innovative stay-at-home date night ideas…
A rom-com and chocolate coated strawberries
Of course, you can’t go wrong with a Netflix and chill situation. Make this classic date night activity that little bit sweeter by melting some chocolate in a ramekin, grabbing a fork or a few sosatie sticks, and feeding each other plump, ripe strawberries dipped in chocolate. Delish!
A pamper party
If you have both been feeling stressed or anxious of late (who hasn’t, right?), a night-in on Valentine’s Day is a fantastic time to treat each other to a spot of pampering. Why not soak in a relaxing bubble bath together with a drop or two of lavender essential oil to help soothe the body and mind, followed by slow and sensual massages? Add some candles and some low-key tunes for a truly unforgettably romantic atmosphere.
A picnic under the stars
If you have a small garden, balcony, or a patio at your disposal, lay out a soft blanket and enjoy a yummy picnic spread under the stars. You can save time and buy pre-packed goodies, or you can get creative in the kitchen together beforehand.
Arts and crafts
Trying something new hand-in-hand is a wonderful opportunity for bonding – and you are bound to have loads of fun along the way. A few arts and crafts options to consider include macramé, painting, papier Mache, and more. Alternatively, why not bake and decorate a sinfully sweet Valentine’s Day cake? You’ll definitely enjoy tucking into your creation later on!
Plan a vacation
Travel has been in short supply due to COVID travel restrictions and perhaps a tighter-than-usual student budget. If you are keen to treat yourself to a budget-friendly weekend getaway with your love, now is a great time to plan the trip, along with planning how you are both going to save towards it over the coming months. Keep a lookout for student-specific local travel specials or last-minute deals!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Stay in, stay safe.