There are different ways to celebrate (or not celebrate) Valentine’s day, but I believe the best way is to do it privately at your own home. How can you make this emotionally-charged occasion more special if you’re not going out at all?
Well, there are actually a lot of disadvantages in going out during this day or even the weekend after. First, there’s the heavy traffic. This can certainly affect the mood and you definitely don’t want to exude a sullen and irritated aura when you meet up with your special someone.
Then there are the restaurant or bar reservations. When you’re so used to dining out at your favorite restaurant, then all of a sudden it becomes almost impossible to even get a table on this special night, it can get really frustrating.
These are equally, if not more annoying to those who are not celebrating this occasion. The events, sounds, decorations and overall ambiance can be suffocating.
What both couples and singles need in common is a private place they can relax. No traffic. No hassle. Just privacy and intimacy.
Valentine’s Date At Home
There are many ways to celebrate this occasion indoors. Below are the top 3 ways to do it, regardless if you’re celebrating it on your own, with your other single friends, or with your partner.
1. Hot Tub Romance
Do you want to make it more unique? More romantic? Soaking in a hot tub is the best way to do it.
If you already have one installed at home, then setting up for Valentine’s day is quite a breeze. First of all, you need to have the cleaned and heated up for use in the evening. Then add some ambient lighting to enhance the mood. Tiki lights are great for this. You can also get some floating led lights as well.
Don’t forget to setup the sound system and play a music of your choice. If you’re celebrating alone or with your other single friends, best crank up that EDM music and party the night away. If you’re with your partner, set the tone for a romantic and intimate date.
One of the awesome benefits that you get from soaking in a hot tub is that helps to relieve stress and relaxes both mind and body. This can certainly prep up the mood for some sensual after party stuff.
If you don’t have a hot tub installed yet, it’s quite easy to get one especially when you’re quite in a rush. Inflatable hot tubs are a lot more affordable than regular hot tubs and they are very easy to setup as well. We recommend that you check out this list of the best inflatable hot tubs for 2 persons.
If you’re planning to accommodate your friends as well, there are 6-person hot tubs like this one too.
2. Couch Potatoes
This may be quite common but it never gets old. Smooching on the couch with your partner while watching romantic movies.
To set a more romantic tone than your everyday series marathon, why not have some red wine to go along with it. If you want to make it a little more different, why not watch some classic movies from the era of Audrey Hepburn. There are reasons why a lot of people still watch these old films. In fact, these movies have a lot of dialogue that endured the test of time and sometimes even ended becoming as accepted love sayings.
Before you start the film, be sure to dim the lights as well. Not totally dark but just dim. To some, though, this may all be too common, so we move to the next.
Another way is to have a dinner date in your own kitchen or backyard. Cook, grill or bake your comfort food. Convert your place into a restaurant/bar reserved only for you and your special someone.
Maybe you can even try to be more daring and cook your favorite dish from your favorite restaurant. You can actually find a lot of imitation recipes on Pinterest if you’re interested. Heck, you can even find tons of recipes for Inn-and-Out Burgers!
After some light dinner, change the music to something fun or sexy. It’s time to set up your bar. Drink some wine, cocktails or even beer. Loosen up and dance.
Remember, there’s no one else around so you can let loose. You can even go all the way all night because you’re in the privacy of your own home.
Which of these 3 do you prefer? Let us know in the comments section. If you have other great suggestions, please share it with us as well.