This is a holiday to remember. It’s a Valentine’s Day unlike any other simply by virtue of the fact that you can’t really leave the house and enjoy yourselves the way you might normally. Take advantage of the fact by making the most of it in every way. Ordering flowers for your significant other is such a beautiful and memorable gesture. It tells the person just how much they mean to you, and it’s reflective of the holiday in general.
More importantly, flowers set the tone for the day just as much as your table setting. You can use them strategically to decorate your home and turn it into a more romantic space that’s perfect for your date night. Add a bouquet to the table, present flowers to your special someone, and place a rose on their plate. There are many inventive ways to make floral accents a significant part of the festivities, and you’ll love the way they heighten the sense of romance in your home.
What better excuse to indulge your inner bartender and get mixing? Do some research and find a few cocktails that appeal to both of you. Is there something that you both love to drink at your favorite bar and restaurant? Why not try replicating that at home? Or stick with a tried-and-true favorite instead.
If you’re especially committed to the fine art of creating drinks at home, snag a cocktail kit before Valentine’s Day to add a slightly professional spin on things. Look for something that includes everything you need to make your mixed drinks, like muddlers, jiggers, strainers, measuring cups, pourers, and bar spoons. Make a list of the ingredients that you need beforehand, too. You can even create your own little bar with everything set up neatly. Making cocktails is far more enjoyable when it feels like you know exactly what you’re doing!
Don’t forget one of the most important details of all: music! Great tunes help set the tone, too, especially when they’re songs that you thoughtfully curate yourself. Put some time and effort into this step — you can bet that your significant other will be totally “in tune” with your choices if you pick songs that have some special meaning to both of you.
Think about artists you’ve seen live together, the band that you both can’t resist, the song that you first danced to together, the song that was playing at the restaurant on your first date, the tune you both sing to in the car. The general idea is simply to create a playlist that reflects the best of your relationship. Focus on the “mix” element so there’s a good balance of both up-tempo and slow songs. A ballad here and there won’t hurt, especially if you want to set the mood for romance or enjoy a slow dance with one another.
The right details mean everything when it comes to planning a memorable date night during quarantine. Given that you see the person each and every day, there are very few surprises left — but treating this unique Valentine’s Day with the respect that it deserves and adding a few special touches to the occasion are sure to make it an unforgettable quarantined holiday for you both.