Valentine’s Date Night Ideas

Valentine’s day is right around the corner and it’s one of those years where we all have to be creative with our date nights! I wanted to share our top 6 ideas for a unique Valentine’s Day Date night experience at home.

Themed Dinner and Movie Night at home

We love doing dinner and a movie at home and making it really special with dinner and also popcorn and cookies. I love the idea of a themed dinner though and I would go the extra mile to make it special. Last year for May the 4th, we watched Star Wars movies and made some green milk and cookies. It was so much fun to have a theme to it. So maybe you could do a Great Gatsby theme or 50’s style theme or arabian food while watching Aladdin. The possibilities are endless with this one.

Take a master class on how to make chocolate or any cooking class together

We have yet to do this one, but this date is definitely on our list. There are several places online including Airbnb that are offering special cooking course or chocolate making courses. How fun would it be to make your own chocolate.

Spa trip/create your own spa at home

If you can get out and go to a spa and do a couples massage I highly recommend it! Corbin and I have done several of these and we have not been disappointed. If you can’t go out, then create one at home with a bubble bath, lots of candles, calming music, order a special massage oil or lotion, and complete with chocolate strawberries with a glass of wine.

Board Game Night

If you are the competitive type this one can be fun! We love playing board games together. I added a couple of our favorite board games that we can play together just the two of us. Maybe think outside of the box with games you can play that make the night romantic. Make it complete with some snacks and your favorite dessert.

Order in your favorite meal

I love this idea, especially if you live in a big city near lots of restaurants. Order in your favorite meal and enjoy over a candlelight dinner together. Make it extra fun by blindfolding your spouse and seeing if they can figure out what flavors the food has in it.

Take a dance class online

We love going dancing and actually went to a dance studio last year who was giving free salsa dancing classes on Valentine’s Day. It was so much fun! This year is a bit different do why not sign up for one online or look up dance tutorials on youtube. I listed some ideas below.

Free Ballroom and Latin Lessons, Free couples dance lessons, At home couples dance lessons, Virtual Online Dance Lessons, Beginner Salsa Free Lesson

Create a Scavenger Hunt at home

I did a small scavenger hunt for my husband back in our first little apartment together for Valentine’s day with clues and everything. I think it would be fun to try it again at our bigger house. I also think it would be fun to maybe to have some of the clues take you to either a restaurant you both enjoy or a coffee shop. I did clues with different types of candy and the last clue led him to a dessert I had made. So whatever you come up with, just make it fun for the both of you.

Valentine’s Outfit Ideas For Home

It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is only a month away! I wanted to give you all some different Valentine’s Day outfit ideas for home and going out if you are able to. I also put some ideas on here that you can recreate with some pieces that might already be in your closet.

This sweater is perfect for Valentine’s Day since it’s a neutral color. You can pair it with your favorite jeans and a pair of ankle boots.

I love a classy neutral look like this for Valentine’s Day. This bodysuit pairs well with any skirt or jeans for a more casual look. I love a classy faux leather skirt. Wearing a size small in the bodysuit and size medium in the skirt.

This cozy chenille sweater is perfect for a casual Valentine’s Day look. You can pair it with jeans or a pair of your favorite leggings. I am wearing a size small and it fits true to size.

I love a casual dress for Valentine’s Day. This burgundy dress is perfect for it! Wearing a size XS in the dress and it fits true to size.

This heart sweater is perfect for Valentine’s Day and pairs well with leggings for a comfy look. I love the neutral color, it also comes in pink and purple as well. Wearing a size XS and it fits true to size.

I love a pink dress for Valentine’s Day. This sweater dress is perfect for a special at home date night. Wearing a size small and fits true to size.

I absolutely love a cardigan for winter going into spring. This pink cardigan is great for Valentine’s Day and pairs well with a cream bodysuit and jeans. Wearing a size small and fits true to size.

I love a cozy sweater for Valentine’s Day and this pink heart one is my fav! The material is super soft and you can pair with either jeans or leggings. Wearing a size small and it fits true to size.

I love a classy sparkle skirt and this one is perfect for Valentine’s Day. It pairs well with a white sweater and is so fun! Wearing a size small and it fits true to size. I love that it has some stretch and room in it.

Date night ideas for home

Since we are all spending more time at home now and I’ve had several questions regarding date night ideas at home. I compiled some of our favorites along with some ideas we are planning on trying this year.

Since we are all spending more time at home now and I’ve had several questions regarding date night ideas at home. I compiled some of our favorites along with some ideas we are planning on trying this year.

Spa Night

Back in April we decided to do a spa night. So we got a bubble bath ready, put on some relaxing music and put candles in our bathroom. We also gave each other a back massage. It was a great way to relax during a crazy season and a great way to spend time together since we weren’t able to go to a real spa.

Dinner and a movie in

Since we can’t really go to the movies right now, this one is a favorite of ours. We pick out a movie we want to watch and make a special dinner. Pop some popcorn and maybe bake some cookies and enjoy a movie night. To add some extra fun, try building a blanket fort around your TV. We did this during quarantine and it was great!

Car Picnic/Picnic in your backyard

This one is great for spring/summer nights. Several times in April and May we went to Chick Fil A and even our favorite pizza place in Frederick, MD and ordered to go food. We set up a blanket in the trunk of our car and ate our food together. You can also do this in your backyard during the nice warm days and make your own food for it.

Board Game Night

We love this one even when we aren’t in quarantine. We pick out a couple different board games, grab some snacks and play. It makes for some fun healthy competition. We even did this via zoom with my family too. Check out my other post on board games here.

Blind folded baker/ Bake off

We love baking in our house, but haven’t done this one yet. We plan on trying this one ASAP. You can blind fold your significant other and then bake something together, helping them with the baking.

Bowling in your hallway/mini golf at home

These two ideas are next on our lists to try. There are actual home bowling sets/mini golf sets you can find on amazon or you can make it fun and come up with stuff yourself. For bowling you can use plastic cups as the pins and a rubber ball for the bowling ball.

Star Gaze/ Bonfire with Smore’s

We love being outdoors in the evening during spring and fall. Grab yourself a blanket and some snacks and star gaze together. During the fall, we love using our bonfire outside and enjoying some Smore’s.

Coffee Tasting Night

If you love coffee this one will be fun! Grab some different samples of coffee and blind fold each other and try to guess the flavoring. Enjoy some biscotti or cookies during the process.

I hope that these date night ideas help you all during this time we are at home. Let me know in the comments if you all come up with some other fun ideas.

5 Valentine’s Date Night Ideas

Date night is my favorite time of every week! Whether we do a date night at home and cook a special meal and play a game together or we go out to have dinner at a restaurant, date night is a highlight of the week. My hubby and I believe that dating your spouse is so important in marriage and can often be lost, but making it a priority will help with that. So be intentional about your date night every week and set it on your calendar. I wanted to share some of our favorite date night ideas before Valentine’s Day roles around since we are all looking for some special things to do with our special someone.

Date night is my favorite time of every week! Whether we do a date night at home and cook a special meal and play a game together or we go out to have dinner at a restaurant, date night is a highlight of the week. My hubby and I believe that dating your spouse is so important in marriage and can often be lost, but making it a priority will help with that. So be intentional about your date night every week and set it on your calendar. I wanted to share some of our favorite date night ideas before Valentine’s Day roles around since we are all looking for some special things to do with our special someone.

 

1. Go on an adventure together

There is nothing better than going and visiting a new city or place with your spouse. We love traveling to close by cities like D.C., Baltimore, Frederick, MD, and Leesburg. We live in a small town so sometimes it’s nice to go to a bigger city and explore together. If you don’t want to travel far it could be even going to grab coffee, brunch, or lunch together at a new place you’ve never been before in your area. We recently went ice skating up at a skii resort near our town and we loved it! It was a fun date night together! Some of our favorite things to do in a new city is find a restaurant for dinner, go to a museum or aquarium in the area, go window shopping, and find a good dessert place. I love adventuring so this fills my cup as well.

 

2. Go to see a movie or concert together

We love going to see movies at our local movie theaters and at the Alamo Drafthouse which is only an hour drive from us. The Alamo Drafthouse is a theater where you can order food from your seat at the theater and it’s such a fun experience. We haven’t been to many concerts together, but that is on our list of something we want to do together. I have several friends who enjoy a romantic lunch or dinner before going to see a concert. My advice is pick someone romantic for a date night or someone you both have wanted to see together.

 

3. Get a massage together or go stay at a bed and breakfast

If you love relaxing then this would be the perfect date night for two busy people. We have done several couples massages together and have loved them. It’s definitely a splurge, but so worth it. We have also stayed at a bed and breakfast before and it is so nice to just have that time away from your house. We love booking them close enough to our house to come home that next evening, but far enough and close to a city to explore the next day. This is so refreshing to do as a couple.

 

4. Go bowling, to the arcade or to a drive in movie

This makes for a fun date night so you can have some friendly competition and alone time. Bowling is perfect for the winter time especially. We have a nice arcade in our mall that has a bunch of games you can play which is a fun way to interact as a couple. A drive in movie is perfect for the spring or summer. Grab your own snacks before heading to the movies for a perfect date night.

 

5. Make a night special at home with star gazing, candlelight dinner, or board games.

When we don’t want to spend money out, we come up with a fun date night at home. We cook up something for dinner and have a candlelight dinner. We’ve also made a nice cozy area in our living room and watched movies together with popcorn and desserts. We also love playing board games, so we bring out the board games after dinner and have some friendly competition. You could also order in take out. We don’t have as many options for that in our area, but in a big city, it’s a great thing to do.

 

No matter what type of date night we have, we feel that it’s so important to have date nights and invest time into one another on a weekly basis. Sometimes we will go grab coffee together or lunch together for a day date. So it can be anything simple to a fun weekend away with each other. Whatever you are doing just invest time into your spouse and spending time together. Hope you all found this valuable as we are nearing Valentine’s Day! Have a great week!

XOXO,

Autumn

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and a lot of you requested date ideas for it. I have included some of our favorite past Valentine’s Day Dates and also some other ideas as well. I also included a section for any ladies who don’t have a significant other around or are wanting to hang with the girls for a Galentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and a lot of you requested date ideas for it. I have included some of our favorite past Valentine’s Day Dates and also some other ideas as well. I also included a section for any ladies who don’t have a significant other around or are wanting to hang with the girls for a Galentine’s Day.

I have spent most of my Valentine’s Day’s with girlfriends and family which I enjoyed so much. Until I met Corbin I never really spent a Valentine’s Day with a date. So it has been very sweet and special to spend the past four Valentine’s days with him. Valentine’s Day has never really been my favorite day since I believe that everyday you should show people love and date your spouse, however it is fun to do something unique for your spouse on that day.

This year, we are going on a cruise to Mexico the week before, so we are going to have a really chill Valentine’s Day staying at home. Since Corbin doesn’t read my blog posts, I can share with you all what I am planning this year for our night in. I am going to make one of his favorite meals and make this amazing cookie brownie dessert. I am also going to surprise him with some letters as well. His love language is words of affirmation so I always love to include a note of some sort for him.

We spent our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple at home as well. I made Corbin’s favorite meal baked ziti and an amazing dessert. He surprised me with flowers, a teddy bear, and chocolates which was the sweetest. He also set up our kitchen table like a restaurant and lit some candles. Since we were just recently married living in a one bedroom apartment and didn’t have a lot of money, I came up with a creative gift. If you are looking for creative gift ideas, then pintrest is your place. I found an idea to set up different candies he liked throughout the house with notes for him to go on a scavenger hunt to find our dessert. I left little clues on each candy that led him to the next place. It was such a fun idea and it made it a very special night.

Last year, we went to this cute little gluten free italian restaurant in Hershey. It was so much fun! We also went and got a couples massage. You can never beat a couples massage.

 

Date Night Ideas:

 

  1. Movie and Dinner Date. The classic date is always a win! Going to see a romantic movie and a nice dinner is always fun. We love the movie theaters that include dinner. There is one called the Alamo Drafthouse and it has several locations throughout the US.
  2. Night in with a candlelight dinner and dessert. We have done this many times for date night. Making our favorite dishes together and our favorite dessert.
  3. Couples Massage and Dinner. This is such a great surprise. This is more on the splurge side, but so great!
  4. Ice Skating. This is so unique and different.
  5. Scavenger Hunt. You can be creative with this one. I did one for Corbin using candy and clues. It was so much fun.
  6. A themed dinner and movie night in. A romantic movie and some spaghetti. Themes make a night so much more fun.
  7. A Second First Date. I saw this on a site. This is a sweet one, you create your first date again.
  8. Book a hotel for a night away or a bed and breakfast. This is a perfect way to escape all the chores at the house and spend quality time together. We have gone to Frederick, Md before and made two days out of our trip by exploring the town the next day.
  9. Go see a concert together. Plan a date to go to see your favorite band in concert.
  10. Travel somewhere new. We live near a lot of bigger cities so we can go explore different places together.
  11. Turn your living room into a ballroom. Move the furniture and add some music and do some dancing together.
  12. Go Star Gazing together. 

 

Galentine’s Night Ideas:

  1. Host a fun party with decorations, games, and food. 
  2. Have a girlfriend over and make a dessert together and watch movies. 
  3. Go out to dinner with your girlfriends. 
  4. Go see one of your favorite movies together. 
  5.  Plan a fun trip…maybe even to somewhere tropical and warm. 
  6. Invite some girlfriend’s over and play games. 
  7. Have a dessert pot luck party. 
  8. Go out dancing like to a salsa dancing place.
  9. Do a wine tour or museum tour. 
  10. Go to an art museum or special event. 

 

I hope you all enjoy all these ideas and that you all enjoy your Valentine’s Day no matter how you spend it! Remember that it is about spending time with the people you love and investing in them. Come back later this week for Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas.

 

XOXO,

Autumn