Romantic restaurant dinners are quite overrated, so if you’re looking for other capital date night ideas this February 14, look no further! We have listed below some of the best and easy-to-pull off activities that will strengthen your bond with your SO, as well as bring in more joy and laughter in your relationship. You don’t need to make a fuss about reservations and spend lots of money for you can always make memories in a fun and budget-friendly way!
1. Picnic Under the Stars
Sharing food, laughter, and cuddles under the wide, sparkly night sky is one of the best ways to celebrate you and your SO’s love for each other. Cook your favorite treats, pack that cute picnic blanket and basket, and bring along that trusty bluetooth speaker for a fun time under the stars!
2. Movie Night
Who doesn’t enjoy a good romantic chick flick once in a while? We know, cliche but still fun! You can spend the night sprawled on the sofa and immersed in a romcom drama with your baby boo. Get this projector now and have loads of fun!
3. Board Games
If you feel like just having a peaceful, cozy night in your pajamas, then you can play board games with your Valentine. There are lots to choose from- scrabble, monopoly, chess, snakes & ladders… You can even try everything, but this rare and vintage Conspiracy board game is a must!
4. Video Games and Pizza
If you don’t like board games, then go ahead and try the thousands of video games online with your SO. You can play games like the jackbox party pack, Red Rope, and Putty Pals. To make things more scrumptious, you can get boxes of Domino’s or bake your very own couple pizza hours before your video game date night!
5. Themed Date Night
If you and your SO love themed parties, then you can definitely have one for your Valentine’s date. Love the 1920s Jazz Age? Go ahead and dress like a flapper. Love the Medieval Age? Dress up like knights and you can even prepare medieval dishes like sugared almonds and Sod eggs in mustard and honey sauce!
6. Spa Night
Who says you can only have a spa party with gal pals? Enjoy a relaxing night with your SO and pamper each other’s skin, nails, heart, soul, and mind. Woo! That’s quite a lot! But really, your SO will love the extra relaxing atmosphere and you slathering their skin with super aromatic bath bombs. Get this fragrant floral one from Etsy.
7. Journaling and Manifesting
Who says it’s only about the food and traveling? You can have a quiet and spiritual date night with your SO with some journaling and manifesting activities. You can talk through your goals, dreams, healing process, fears and aspirations then write it all down. For manifesting, you can also make dream and vision boards with your SO along with a short letter dedicated for your future selves. You can also light up this romantic scented candle to match the mood!
8. Make Something Together
Whether it’s a crocheted heart keychain or a couple bracelet, take this time to make something for each other. In the days of conspicuous consumption and mass-produced stuff, it’s so special to receive something thoughtfully and lovingly made. Check out these crafts you can make from goodhousekeeping.com!