Skip the Expensive Reservation: Ideas for an At-Home Valentine’s Day Celebration

Valentine’s Day is already upon us and while you may be quick to think about plans that involve a dinner and some flowers you still have time to get creative. One way to do this is to not overthink it and stay inside and have your own special Valentine’s Day weekend away from the crowds, the traffic, and bumping elbows with the people at the table next to you.

Having a Valentine’s Day at home can be a personalized and special treat for the both of you. From sharing your favorite meal to watching your favorite movie, you can truly make it your own.

Have a Fireside Dinner

Have a fireplace or fire pit? Why not put it to use for a personalized cozy meal? Cook together and create a memorable Valentine’s Day meal in and top it off with some champagne, cutting out the need to wait for your table or your service.

However, make sure you’re staying safe while cooking or eating next to open flames. While it’s a romantic gesture, fire can be easily turn a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner into a major insurance claim. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, more than 10,000 annual fires involved candles. Of these fires, 115 deaths, 903 injuries and $418 million in property damages were a result. Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days for these issues, so be sure to not only have the fire extinguisher ready but the number to your Byrnes Agency homeowners insurance provider.

Settle In for a Spa Night

Draw a hot bath or strike up the bubbles in your at-home jacuzzi to keep the cozy feelings going. Add a touch of class with rose petals and champagne at the ready, and always have a great selection of chocolates for you and your loved one to nibble on.

Pour Some Sugar

Create a special cocktail to commemorate the holiday together. It doesn’t necessarily have to be alcoholic, but it should be something fun you two can concoct together. If she drinks wine or he drinks Scotch, find a nice compromise or offer up a couple of options to satisfy both tastes.

Have an At-Home Activity Night

Just because you’re indoors doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Pick something that you both like or would be interested in trying together like trying a new show or playing a new board game. Other romantic options include massages, dancing, or trading simple gifts that represent your affection for each other.