7 date ideas for Valentine’s Day at home

As we slowly get closer to February 14th, i’ve been thinking of how my husband and i should spend the day. I don’t really like dressing up and going out on this specific day, mostly because everybody does this and restaurants are usually packed! Last year we bought a 60” TV on Valentine’s, a nice present for the both of us.

We had recently moved to Okinawa and to be honest I didn’t know much about cooking, so G would cook for us every afternoon. I decided to give him the day off and made a delicious Barbecue Pizza and Red Velvet Cupcakes from scratch! I like the idea of spending Valentine’s day at home away from all the tacky Valentine traditions.

Here’s a list of 7 date ideas for spending Valentine’s Day at home:

breakfast date -> Make your love breakfast in bed. If he/she is like my husband and does not accept food in the bedroom, wake up early and make a delicious breakfast feast. That way he/she will wake up to the smell of coffee and bacon! There’s no better way to wake up.

build a fort and watch a movie -> I don’t know about you but i used to love doing this as a kid. Why not bring out the kid in you both by build a fort. Grab some sheets and get creative! You don’t have to watch a romantic movie, how about your favorite childhood movie, or if your Anti Valentine’s Day watch a scary movie. You can even have a marathon of your favorite TV show.

puzzle night -> At the risk of sounding like an old lady i love puzzles! This may not be for you but there’s probably someone out there who will appreciate this idea. Go to the store and buy a 1,000 piece puzzle. Spend your night listening to music, talking and putting the puzzle together. Buy some puzzle glue and frame it!

cuddles by the bonfire -> Have a nice backyard? Make a bonfire! Grab a blanket and your smores supplies, have dessert outside and cuddle under the blanket. While your out there lay your blanket on the grass and look at the stars. Have a telescope? Even better! 

spa night at home -> Check out this 25 DIY Spa Night Ideas with Recipes! Why not choose some DIY recipes and treat yo’ self to a pampering night in. Buy a bath bomb from Lush Cosmetics, light some candles and fill up two glasses with red wine.

write a menu and cook together -> One of our favorite things to do is cooking together. Instead of going out to dinner why not write a fancy menu and have a blast making it! Play some music and dance in the middle of the kitchen while you’re at it. Dress up your dinning room table, light some candles and have a romantic dinner.

lazy night in -> order some take out, eat in front of the TV and watch stand-up comedy all night. If you’re not into stand-up comedy, when was the last time you played Mario Kart? Pick a video game you both like, have some fun and get competitive with your love.

How will you be spending Valentine’s Day this year? Any other date ideas you’d add to the list?

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Hi! I'm Laura, the girl behind Little Island Takara. I am a military wife and American expat living in Okinawa, Japan! Most days you will find me reading books, wondering what cafe to go to next or daydreaming of my next adventure.

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  • This is a great list! I never thought about creating a whole menu together and cooking it. Cooking together is one of mine and Mark's favorite things to do together too. We'll have to try this sometime! Maybe during our next special day. Sadly, we won't be together this Valentine's Day, but we have like every other day to celebrate our love together, so I'm not as sad about missing it.

  • These are some great ideas, I would much rather stay in then go out with all the other couples to wait for a table at a crowded restaurant, not very romantic to me! Thanks for such a great feature, I enjoyed sponsoring you!

  • It's a great list of things to do! My husband and I are still unsure on what to do because our daughter should be born by then. Guess we'll just wing it :3

  • ooooh love all of these things. and want to do them all ever day!

  • These are all such awesome ideas!! I really like the idea of making up a fancy menu and dressing-up the kitchen while making a meal together 🙂 right up my alley!

  • Writing a menu is a good idea. I never thought of that. But this valentine's day I will probably be writing my own menu and cooking alone! Well dog included

  • J and I hates the crowd and all the hike in prices! We'd probably cook at home and binge with a movie marathon. Woohoo!

  • I love all of these especially the Breakfast and a lazy night in.. A perfect way to spend the day together!

  • You guys definitely need to set a date and do it! It doesn't have to be a special date or anything, just a #treatyoself day 😉 I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed this list! It was so fun to write!

  • Oh i'm totally with you! I'd take a night in over a crowded restaurant any day! Thank You So Much for sponsoring me! 🙂 🙂

  • Aww! You can spend it as a family 🙂 <3

  • Yes! I think that one is my favorite! I love cooking together and it would be nice to sit down at the dinning room table and talk, instead of eating dinner in front of the tv.

  • You can still #treatyoself to a delicious home cooked meal! 😉

  • Yes! i love a good hearty breakfast and a lazy day in! 😉

  • yay! i'm glad you enjoyed the list, it was so much fun to write!

  • Woop Woop! We'll be doing the same this year! ;D