Valentine’s Day 2021: 10 Romantic At-Home Date Night Ideas

valentine's day decor including red paper hearts, cutlery, and a neatly wrapped gift. Romantic table setting.

Valentine’s Day 2021 is rapidly approaching. Here we are again: time to woo your partner-in-crime and show them how much they truly mean to you. What better way to do that than with some quality time. Although Valentine’s Day will look much different than past years, there are still plenty of romantic ways to celebrate at home, and without breaking the bank. If you are in a relationship and want to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the comfort of your own home, here are 10 date-night ideas for this special love-fest holiday.

1) Josh Groban Concert

Promotional graphic for Josh Groban's Valentine's Day Concert 2021, February 14th. A Night In With Josh Groban pink graphic. Josh Groban singing on a microphone overlayed with text.
Photo Credit: fanfarecafe.com

The King of Romance has announced he will be hosting a virtual concert on February 14th, 2021.  Josh Groban, the singer himself, promised via Twitter that this Livestream concert will be an evening packed with his “most-romantic” songs and fan “all-time favorites.” The Valentine’s Day concert labeled, “A Night In With JOSH GROBAN” will begin streaming at 5pm PST. The $30.00 tickets are available for purchase at JoshGroban.com. Tickets are already on sale, so make your move! If you know a Josh Groban fan, the website also has the option to gift a ticket.

Purchase Tickets HERE.

2)  Cocktail-Making Class

Mojito cocktail making. Mint, lime, glass, ice, ingredients on stone background and served with cubes of brown sugar and Shaker

If you miss dressing up and heading out, here is your perfect excuse to get all dolled-up at home with your loved one. This is also the perfect idea if you wish to celebrate at home with your closest Galentine (Girl Valentine / Friend). Or, make it a very special date-night with your sweetheart. Instead of Googling recipes, make it an experience to remember. You can do this by searching on MasterClass if you have an account, or check out events like this one on Eventbrite to indulge in the true art of cocktail-making by participating in a structured, virtual class, led by an expert.

3) Play A Romantic Game

Games are a way to have fun, while also get to know each other more. There are plenty of date-night games that are great options to engage with one another and take full advantage of your uninterrupted one-on-one time. Below are some of our recommended options.

  • The Ultimate Game For Couples
    • Description: As their Amazon description reads, this is a game of great conversations and fun challenges. You are able to play with just your partner, or, you can spice it up and do a couples game night and compete against your friends to see which couple knows each other best.
    • Rated: 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon with over 1.8k reviews.
  • Talk, Flirt, Dare!
    •  Description: A fun and romantic game for couples that includes conversation starters, flirty games and cool dares. The http://talkflirtdaregame.com/site claims this game makes for the “perfect Valentine’s gift!”. We couldn’t agree more.
    • Rated: 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon with over 5.3k reviews.
  • Intimacy Deck
    • Description: For those of you looking to spice things up, this sexy deck of cards will definitely do the trick. It opens the doors for deeper, more intimate conversations. Their website promises to give you laughs and discovered to help you feel more connected to your partner.
    • Rated: 4.7 out of 5 stars with over 2.4k ratings.

4) Create An At-Home Cinema Experience

"Movie Night" spelled out via Scrabble letter pieces, paired with a wooden bowl of popcorn with kernels overflowing onto the wooden table. A TV remote in the upper-righthand corner.

Create a cinema experience at-home, or even better, in your backyard if you have one. In 2020, at-home projectors became all the rage, along with drive-in movie theaters. If you have a projector, we recommend taking advantage of the Los Angeles weather and creating a romantic outdoor setting for yourself and your partner. You can do this by projecting your favorite rom-com on the wall, or on the outside of your home, pop some popcorn, and stock up on your favorite snacks. Blankets are a must and a great perk of being able to watch a movie from home as opposed to a movie theater. Don’t have a projector? We recommend this one. Amazon’s Choice with over 24k ratings. Currently on sale for $79.

If you aren’t up for the projector idea, there’s nothing wrong with cozying up on the couch and making it a classic movie night with your beverage and snack of choice.

5)  Cook Together

A white couple in their early 30's reading HelloFresh instructions in a bright kitchen, preparing to cook together as a part of a romantic date night.
Photo Credit: HelloFresh.com

It’s a tale as old as time. Cooking together has always been the ultimate couple goals. Why not make it easier for yourself by joining an online Virtual Cooking Class being held on February 14th: Valentine’s Day Date Night for only $49, available via Eventbrite. Or, plan ahead and order a simple, yet delicious, pre-portioned meal from companies like HelloFresh, HomeChef, Sun Basket, or BlueApron. They provide the ingredients and the instructions, all you have to do is follow-through with your partner.  They know what tastes best, so you don’t have to waste time stressing about finding the perfect recipe or ingredients.

6)  Create An At-Home Spa Experience

A female laying naked under a white towel getting a massage from a male wearing denim blue jeans and a white shirt.

There’s nothing like a pamper session to de-stress with your partner. Massages are also a great way to show one another affection, especially if physical touch is one of your Love Languages. With this in mind, some necessities for an at-home massage include: massage oil, towels for your head & under your body (don’t want any oil stains on your sheets!), candles, and of course a romantic Spotify playlist. If you aren’t confident in your massage skills – we recommend you take a quick 10 minutes to learn some techniques via a YouTube Tutorial.

To save you some time, here are links to everything you could possibly need.

If you really want to go all-out, you don’t have to stop at massages. Do an at-home face mask together, or better yet, make a face mask together. There are plenty of non-toxic, edible options. You can also order a foot spa online, or order some bubble bath solution and enjoy a romantic evening in the tub. The possibilities are endless!

7) Paint ‘N Pour

Creative couple painting on canvas in art studio. Modern artwork paint on canvas, creative, contemporary and successful fine art artist drawing masterpiece

Get in touch with your creative side and leap beyond your comfort zone by embarking on an artistic journey with your partner. Paint ‘n Sip and Paint ‘n Pour studios became very popular in recent years, and for good reason too. Even non-artistic people, with guidance, are able to create very frame-worthy art in only an hour or less. All you have to do is grab your favorite beverage of choice, traditionally an alcoholic one, order art supplies online, and let a YouTube tutorial guide the way. Typically during a Paint ‘n Pour, each participant will have their own canvas. However, if you have faith in your relationship and want to test the waters, we encourage you to work together on your masterpiece.

For Art supplies, you will need acrylic paint, a canvas, and brushes.
Here are a few art kits that already have everything bundled together for beginners:

If you are in search of some YouTube Painting Tutorials there are many easy-to-follow tutorials for beginners. Here are a few of our favorites:

Waterfall Landscape by PriyA Art Studio

A Simple Sunset Painting by AhmadArt

Easy Cloud Painting by JK PAINT

8)  Solve A Personalized Puzzle Together

A custom-made puzzle of a happy smiling couple with the words Happy Valentine's Day in white lettering in the lower left portion of the puzzle.
Photo Credit: Etsy.com – ForeverWeddingCrafts

There’s no greater feeling than accomplishing something together with your partner. Puzzles are an excellent, time-consuming way to spend quality one-on-one time together. But don’t just solve any ole puzzle – surprise your loved one with a custom-puzzle of the two of you together. It makes for a wonderful romantic gift and surprise. You can cherish it for many years-to-come. There are plenty of websites that you can utilize that provide puzzle options with one photo, or a collage of many. The choice is yours.

Here are some options:

  • Collage.com
    • Prices (more options on their website):
      • $29.99 for a 110-piece (8×10) Puzzle
      • $39.99 for a 252-piece (11×14) Puzzle
  • PuzzleYou.com
    • Prices (more options available on their website):
      • $47.99 for a 100-piece (18.9”x14.3”) Puzzle
      • $50.99 for a 200-piece (18.9”x14.3”) Puzzle
  • Etsy.com by ForeverWeddingCrafts
    • Prices
      • $22.49 for a 210-piece (19.75″x11.96″) Puzzle

9)  At-Home Camping or “Glamping”

White man holding a s'mores dessert in-between his two hands with a fire burning in the background. Outdoor shot.

Both indoor and outdoor camping are possibilities in 2021. If you have the luxury of a backyard, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to take advantage of your lush outdoor space for a nature-filled date-night. If you live in a condo or apartment complex – there are still plenty of romantic ways to camp indoors, and have sparks fly (without the fire).

Backyard:

A happy, intimate couple presses their foreheads together as they are camping outdoors in front of a vibrant fire with an orange tent in the background. Both are wearing winter-weather clothes.
Photo Credit: CampingTroop.com

If you have a backyard, having an outdoor adventure with the comfort of a nearby indoor bathroom makes for the ideal starry night. Pitch a tent, make some savory food together over the campfire, along with hot cocoa, and of course: S’mores! It is as picturesque and romantic as it gets: cozy up with your partner under some blankets, stare at the stars and make a new unforgettable memory together.

Indoors:

Photo Credit: OurMiniFamily.com

Who says forts are just for kids? Pinterest disagrees. This social media platform is full of romantic indoor tent setups that you and your partner can mimic. String lights are a MUST. Tap into your playful side and create an epic fort with your loved one. Building something together can be fun, and the outcome will be ever-so-romantic. Supplies will include bed sheets, pillows, string lights, pillows, a blanket, and any other romantic necessities you can think of.

10)  Make A Vision Board Together

A bright, colorful vision board filled with goals and imagery.
Photo Credit: nytimes.com; Illustration by Linda Huang; Photographs by Science Photo Library, Piotr Marcinski/EyeEm, and MirageC, via Getty Images

Creating a vision board may sound silly to some, but having common goals together as a couple, visualizing, and planning how you are going to achieve them together, is an extremely powerful way to bring two people closer together. Working towards common goals will tightly bond you, and is a doorway that opens you both up to intimate, meaningful, deep conversations. Make your Valentine’s Day count this year by laying out stepping stones to build your future with your partner. Not only is this collaborative idea a way to strengthen your relationship, but it is also remarkably fun! To prepare, you’ll need a giant poster board, 4-6 magazines, scissors, and either double-sided tape or a glue stick.

Need to know what a vision board is and how to make one? Here’s all you have to do in three simple steps:
  1. Talk with your partner. Set goals and prioritize: What are your one-year goals? You can answer this in terms of your career, personal life, family life, and in your relationship. This could include travel, income, upgrading to a home, getting fit, getting better with communication, etc.
  2. Write goals and ideas on your poster board.
  3. Pair images with words on your vision board using the magazines you purchased or had laying around your home.

It’s that simple! Have some fun with it. Feel free to upload a photo of your vision board and tag our Facebook Page: JohnHart Real Estate. We’d love to see!

Did we miss out on any romantic at-home ideas for Valentine’s Day, year 2021? Let us know. We would love to hear from you. Comment any ideas you have, or share them with us on social media. We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful, loving Valentine’s Day.

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