We’re done, we’re over it. The reservations, the pricey prix fixe, the wine, the overdone chocolate, ugh! My husband (who was my boyfriend for 8 years!) and I have NEVER, not once, gone out to dinner on actual Valentine’s Day. That doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate our undying love for one another! 😉 We just do it at home! Over the years, we’ve done a few different things to make it more than just a night at home. In fact, we will often create “a night out at home” on days other than Valentine’s Day as well. There’s no need for a babysitter or reservations and it’s all on your own schedule!
Get out of your normal routine. Do something a little adventurous that you can look forward to. It doesn’t have to be complicated or a lot of work. Just make it fun and different
“The Kitchen Bar” – The most important part of this night is the attire!
2. Sit at your island on bar stools, so it feels like a “bar.”
3. Prepare appetizers; spring roll, artich0ke dip, cheese platter – things you may order at a restaurant
4. Make fancy drinks; look up a new martini recipe or something a little different than you would normally drink
5. Listen to jazzy music.
Around The World (or your house!)
This idea keeps you moving! You can prep the food (apps – dessert) beforehand or make the cooking part of the experience. Create the meal together.
Game Night – Dress comfy for this evening, we often sit on the floor by the fire for our game nights!
1. Order takeout & play board games together – We love Yahtzee, Catch Phrase, Scattergories & Cranium.
You can even make this a group night & invite friends over. We did this a few weeks ago & played Telestrations After Dark and it was absolutely hilarious!
Theme Night – Pick a theme; 80’s, 90’s, Movie, Mexican, Italian, etc, and create a night at home surrounding this theme! (You may remember last year when we hosted a throwback to the vintage cocktail party).
Prom – We are planning a 90’s Prom Theme Party for this spring! We’re getting vintage gowns & hopefully the guys will be in tuxes
These ideas are fun to come up with and easy to create. Do something a little different, make your own fun and have a happy Valentine’s Day!
-Johanna and Monica