After my husband and I got married, we’ve always just celebrated Valentine’s Day at home, and keeping it low key. The idea of slugging outside with all the other couples, fighting for a table at a restaurant, just didn’t feel romantic!
And now, with a toddler, staying home and enjoying the peace and quiet sounds even more delightful!
If you’re like me, here are 15 (well, technically 17…) ideas to make an at-home Valentine’s Day date, or any time together at home, more special!
Yummy Food | Delicious recipes that are just as special as going out to eat!
Mushroom Bourguignon from Smitten Kitchen – one of my favorite dishes!
Chicken Marsala from Saveur – this was one of my favorite “out to eat” special meals.
Ina Garten’s Pasta Alla Vecchia Bettola from Alexander Cooks
A classic chocolate volcano cake from Paula Deen
Homemade Hostess Cupcakes from The Baker Upstairs
I’ve made these, and they are so delicious!!!!
Nutella Heart Shaped Pop Tarts from A Golden Afternoon
Fun Activities | Things to do with just your spouse or with the whole family!
Or, for the toddler in your life, this Valentine’s Day Soup activity for sensory play looks like such fun!
Setting the Mood | A few things that can help make the day feel extra special!
I thought about creating a playlist for y’all, but this sweet blogger did it for me 🙂
You could probably throw this craft together with stuff in your house!
Love an easy coffee filter paper wreath.
And then, finally, a collection of fun phrases and sayings to tuck in someone’s Valentine’s Day card (I’ve got my eye on #2!)
So what are your plans for V Day? Going out? Or staying in? I’d love to hear them!!