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Staying In for Valentine’s? Here Are 5 Ideas for a Romantic Dinner at Home

We’ve got some last-minute  ideas!



Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. With the day of lovers just around the corner, you should start planning a dinner date and be on the lookout for Valentine’s Day gift ideas. Of course, with COVID-19 still out there, celebrating this year can be quite tricky.


Since dining in a fancy restaurant or going out of town is too risky, staying indoors will be ideal for you and your loved one’s safety. The good news is, celebrating at home can be just as enjoyable with the right amount of preparation. 


To help you spice things up, here are five great Valentine’s dinner ideas that will surely make your partner smile.


1. Enjoy a Romantic Movie Night

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a romantic film. Most theatres may be closed, but you can still go on a movie marathon by subscribing to a streaming service like Netflix. Snuggling under a warm blanket with some popcorn is a simple yet great way to bond. 


If you don’t know what to watch, here are 10 romance classics perfect for any date night!



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2. Have a Video Game or Board Game Marathon

Does your partner have a knack for games? If yes, then you should try playing together for this year’s Valentine’s! Whether it’s the modern Mobile Legends or the traditional Scrabble, gaming in all forms paves the way for an enjoyable and fun time. Battling it out for a few rounds after dinner can lighten up the mood and help the two of you unwind.


3. Cook a Fancy Dinner Together

Cooking at home hits three birds with one stone: it gives you full control of your menu, helps you stay safe from the virus by avoiding dining out and is a great bonding activity. Instead of eating out and placing yourself in harm’s way, cook a fancy steak dinner together and create happy memories.


4. Prepare a Candle-Lit Dinner and Cocktails

Besides planning your dishes and activities for the evening, don’t forget to decorate your dining space, too. Similar to how Christmas ornaments get everyone in a festive spirit, placing roses over a candle-lit table will create a lovely atmosphere. Paired with a few drinks, you and your significant other can enjoy a romantic dinner at home.



5. Order Food from Local Restaurants

In case cooking isn’t one of your specialties, you can always order takeout from one of your favorite dining establishments. Having food delivered at home won’t just make your partner happy; it’s also a great way to support local businesses. Many notable restaurants in the Metro are known for their Valentine’s day menu, so take some time to check on them.


Home is Where the Heart is

With people compelled to stay indoors, Valentine’s Day will surely look a lot different this year. But even though the pandemic prevents you from going out, this shouldn’t make the occasion any less special. Whether you’re at home or not, the only thing that matters is that you’re celebrating with the person you love. With these ideas in mind, planning your Valentine’s celebration should be a breeze! 




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