Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away, but no need to panic and rush to open up Zomato or Yelp and find the nearest restaurant which still has an open booking. Why not avoid the overcrowded restaurant, stay clear of King’s Park and enjoy an intimate and unforgettable evening at home with these romantic date night ideas!
1. Netflix & Chill
Always a classic date night idea, but take it to the next level this Valentine’s Day. Organise the popcorn and a selection of your favourite movie nibbles (Minties, Maltesers, Snickers, etc.) Layout your living room with pillows and a fleecy doona, throw on a classic rom-com and snuggle the night away.
Movies to consider: An Affair to Remember, Gone with the Wind, Sleepless in Seattle, Notting Hill, Dirty Dancing, Before Sunset or A Walk to Remember - all romantic classics.
2. Candlelit Dinner
Turn out the lights and turn the romance up. Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than a romantic candlelit dinner. So turn off your phone, play some romantic tunes (think Michael Bublé) and enjoy an evening focused entirely on each other over a delicious meal and your favourite beer or wine.
3. Board Games & Nibbles
Why not add a little bit of competitive fun and reconnect with your partner this Valentine’s Day with a board game? You can stick to classics Twister, Jenga, Yahtzee, Scattergories (we recommend avoiding Monopoly) or try more strategic games such as Ticket to Ride, Pandemic or Forbidden Island. Make sure you have wine, beers & nibbles handy so you can game all night long.
4. Treasure Hunt
Who doesn’t love a mystery? Write a series of clues that lead your partner across the house (don’t forget outside!) with a romantic surprise at the end of the hunt. You can be creative with your clues, remind them of your first date, how you met or consider hiding them in your favourite book, movie or CD. Don’t make it too hard though you don’t want them getting frustrated.
5. Glamping in your Backyard
You don’t need to travel far to get the five-star glamping experience. Is there anything more romantic than snuggling up under the stars, with all the creature comforts that home can provide? Companies like Red Balloon can provide the complete glamping experience, including the tent, double bed, fairy lights and a yummy picnic hamper.
P.S. Don’t forget to add little romantic touches to your home to add that extra special feeling. Think new sheets in the bedroom, fragrant candles or incense sticks, fine wine, beer or maybe a fancy cocktail to serve and a romantic playlist to set the mood. You’ll have yourself a night to remember.