It may seem like there’s nothing you can do to spice up your Valentine’s day while we’re in lockdown. But we have a few ideas that would ignite the flame between you and your significant other. Here are 6 Valentine’s day date ideas to try even though we’re in lockdown.
Check out our ideas for some romantic inspiration.
1. Recreate your first date
Recreate your first date — at home. You can try to replicate your first date by recreating the experience.
If you went to a romantic restaurant you can find the menu online and cook the meals you had on your first date. If you went on a coffee date you can recreate the experience in your backyard or on the porch. Recreate your coffee date by setting up a table complete with snacks and drinks you had on your first date.
To make this experience special, tell your partner everything you love about them and why the first date was so special to you.
2. Stream a virtual concert
Being in lockdown makes it difficult to watch live shows. But luckily we have the internet.
Watch your favourite music or a live comedy performance on a streaming platform and experience it as if you were there. Alternatively, you can search for a virtual concert. Nowadays musicians and comedians offer live stream events that their fans can experience right from home. Search for a live stream event that you and your partner can enjoy on Valentine’s day.
3. Breakfast in bed
Breakfast in bed is the ultimate way to start any day. Forget about your favourite breakfast, it’s time to get saucy. Offer your loved one a variety of goodies like crumpets, pancakes, heart-shaped waffles and baby muffins. Complete with eggs, bacon, jam and cream on the side.
Serve your significant other breakfast in bed on Valentine’s day, and they’ll love you forever.
4. Virtual cooking classes
A fun and interactive cooking experience could be exactly what you need this Valentine’s day. Find a virtual cooking experience or class online and cook your favourite meals together. Prepare the dining room with lit candles and essential incense to spice up the mood, and experience a romantic dinner right at home.
5. Plan a mini getaway
Just because we’re in lockdown doesn’t mean you have to stay at home, you could get out of town for a weekend. Search for a romantic getaway online and treat your loved one to something special. South Africa has some of the best spots available at a reasonable price.
Go somewhere where you and your other half can relax and enjoy each other’s company.
6. Take a trip to France
It’s highly unlikely that you’ll be taking your significant other to Paris, the city of love. But nothing will stop you from recreating a romantic French-like evening.
Start your romantic evening with a glass of wine and some hors d’oeuvres (starters). Make a lovely French onion soup or a charcuterie board with cheeses, cold meats, salads and fresh baguette. For dinner, you can make a classic French meal like cassoulet, coq au vin or a chicken fricassee. Finish the night with a french movie like Amélie, An American in Paris, or Charade and indulge in a sweet treat, crème brûlée, crêpes, or chocolate mousse.
Make your Valentine’s day as special and memorable as possible right from home. Remember to stay safe and be responsible if you are planning to be out in public. Most of all, enjoy the day with your loved one and make it a special experience.