Love is in the air, and its timing couldn’t be better! We could all use a little love in this world, so why not celebrate a day that is all about love, Valentine’s Day. Forget those naysayers who claim Valentine’s Day is only made up by greeting card companies (not true – see how Valentine’s Day began,) but who cares?! Regardless of how this holiday started, a day where we celebrate love – not just romantic, but love for all the special people in our life, is a welcome holiday in our book! Here at Norton’s Florist, Birmingham’s best flower shop, we have arranged some of our favorite at-home romantic activities so you can have a safe and wonderful Valentine’s Day.
Romantic Celebrations at Home
Netflix & Chill
Overlook the bad rap this term has received – when done right, enjoying a movie with your partner can be a romantic and intimate experience. Make it extra special, though, with fresh flowers, gourmet snacks, champagne, and low lighting.
Get the endorphins flowing with a little romantic competition between you and your partner. Whether a board game, cards, or video games, fun and laughter are bound to ensue.
Cook a Gourmet Dinner
Skip the crowded fancy restaurant and cook up a gourmet meal together instead. It’s definitely a lot more fun. From chopping to seasoning, stirring to tasting, cooking together creates an enjoyable experience and the reward is a delicious gourmet dinner prepared with love. Unsure of your cooking skills, see below.
Take an Online Class
From cooking to dancing, and painting to baking, there are numerous premier online classes taught by masters of their craft. Scroll through YouTube or visit a site like MasterClass.com and see celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsey teach cooking lessons. It’s fun, educational, and romantic!
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Set the Mood
To make Valentine’s Day at home stand out from any ordinary day, set a romantic mood with bouquets of glamorous fresh flowers. Next, light some candles, play soft music, dress in your best clothes, and have a memorable Valentine’s Day at home.
Get Cozy by the Fire
It’s still pretty cold in some areas when Valentine’s Day rolls around, so bundling up in front of a warm fire is a romantic way to spend some time outdoors. Play some games, eat s’mores, gaze up at the night sky, or just bask in the glow of the fire with your favorite person.
Plan a Dream Vacation
Get excited about a future trip as a couple, or with your whole family, by planning out places to go, sites to visit, things to do, and hotels to check into. Reviewing sites, attractions, and restaurants to plan your dream vacation is a great way to spend the evening.
Don’t use someone else’s words to express your feelings, do it yourself by making your own Valentine’s card. This is a fun activity the whole family can enjoy. All you need are scissors, markers, glue, and paper and you’ll end up with original, keepsake memories of cards made from the heart.
Spread the Love
Know someone who might be feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day, or perhaps could just use a pick-me-up? Then send them flowers! There’s no better way to let someone know you care about them than by sending flowers.
Pay It Forward
Spread the love of Valentine’s Day by doing something kind. Pick up the tab for someone’s coffee, leave a basket of cookies or flowers on your neighbor’s porch, give compliments, or pass out flowers to random people. Small acts of kindness like these really make a big difference in people’s lives.
If you happen to be alone on Valentine’s Day this year, then show yourself some love. Indulge in a favorite meal, give yourself a spa treatment, watch your favorite show, buy your own flowers, or go online shopping! A day of love means showing love to yourself as well as to others.
It’s easy to get bogged down in everyday life which is why a holiday like Valentine’s Day is so important. It forces us to take a moment and show how much we love the people in our lives. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!