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Valentine's Day is often a day for cute cards, beautiful flowers, and fancy date nights out. This year, with COVID-19 still a concern, your holiday might look a little different — and that's okay! There are many ways to celebrate from the comfort and safety of your own home.
If you’re staying in this year, here are five Valentine's activities to try with someone you love.
1. Have a game night
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with just your partner or the whole family, game night is a perfect “stay-at-home” activity. Plus, it can be fun to get a little competitive every now and then!
Pull out the classic board and card games, or plot out a marathon of your favorite video games. Whether you keep score or not, you’ll be sure to have tons of fun together along the way.
2. Plan out a trip together
While stay-at-home orders may have put vacation plans on hold, you and your partner can still plot out your next adventure! Pick a destination — whether it’s an actual upcoming trip or the one of your dreams — then map out the activities and sights you want to experience together.
If you really want to get in the spirit, immerse yourself in the destination for the evening. For example, a future trip to Sicily might call for takeout from your favorite Italian restaurant.
3. Get some R&R with an at-home spa
Looking for a little extra rest and relaxation these days? Making an at-home spa might be just what you and your partner need. Draw a bath, enjoy some face masks, or take turns giving each other massages. Finish the evening with some herbal tea or cucumber water to get the full spa experience.
4. Cuddle up for a movie marathon
Cold weather + the most romantic day of the year = a perfect excuse to snuggle up under the blankets for a movie marathon. Stay on theme by queueing the rom coms, or choose a movie that has special meaning to you both. You can also go the nostalgic route by watching old home videos, such as clips from your childhood or your wedding day. Don’t forget the popcorn!
5. Get creative in the kitchen
Even if you don’t go out to a fancy restaurant this year, you can still indulge in a delicious meal! Cooking together is a great way for you and your loved one to bond and enjoy each other’s company, and a “Valentine’s Day In” is a perfect time to get creative and try something new in the kitchen.
Looking for some inspiration? The Cookie Cups is now offering at-home cooking kits, now available for pickup or nationwide shipping, that include everything you’ll need to make and bake tasty treats from scratch.
However you spend this Valentine’s Day, we hope you and your loved one take the time to appreciate each other and make cherished memories together!