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10 Stay at Home Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 12, 2016 | Categories: Holidays and Observances, Marriage, Relationships

Valentine’s Day date ideas where my husband and I stay home are on my radar since some of my favorite Valentine’s Day memories are of those spend at home. Even before we had our son, we sometimes stayed home. So I’m always looking for ideas.

Even before we had our son, we sometimes stayed home. So I’m always looking for ideas.

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Valentine's Day stay at home date ideas

Staying home for Valentine’s Day can be romantic if you want it to be, or maybe you just want the comforts of home.

So whether you missed the boat on making reservations to your favorite restaurant or would just rather have an intimate, romantic date, in-home dates can be so much fun and very easy on your bank account (leaving more room for present money).

Here are 10 Stay at home date ideas…

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

set the romantic mood with candles

Set the mood

Think of your perfect date night scenario and try to re-create it in your very own home! Fill your space with candles, rose petals, background music and even dress up a bit and voila! You have a fancy Valentine’s Day date night for less than you would at any restaurant. This allows you to move at your own pace too – no rushed dinner!

fondue for Valentine's Day

One Word – Fondue

Ever been to one of those fancy restaurants where you can order all-you-can-eat fondue in EVERY flavor? There’s nothing that says Valentine’s Day more than fondue! Create a multiple course fondue menu; complete with different cheeses with meat, vegetables, and bread followed by chocolate fondues with fruit and tons of goodies.

Valentine's Day date ideas DIY spa

Have a Spa Night

Buy some of your favorite bubble bath, get some stress-relief massage oil, and just imagine what a relaxing and romantic evening you’ll have! Some great scents for relaxation are lavender, chamomile and eucalyptus. The possibilities for a spa night at home are endless! This is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day date ideas.

Valentine's Day stay home date ideas

Make Your Favorite Dinner Together

Create a fun menu, buy everything you need ahead of time and have a blast cooking together – listen to music, laugh, talk and taste test all of what you’ve made together. I personally love the idea of cooking together with my husband… this is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day date ideas. 

Valentine's Day stay at home date idea movie night

Movie Night

Get cuddled up on the couch, make some popcorn and throw on a couple of your favorite movies to watch in front of the fireplace for a super romantic and cozy night in.

Valentine's Day Stay at home date ideas

Camp in Your Backyard

If the weather permits, set up a tent in your backyard and have a romantic evening star gazing, drinking your favorite wine and chit chatting the night away. Just grab your two-person tent and enjoy!

Valentine's Day stay at home date ideas

Re-live Your Wedding

Buy your favorite wine, a cake and watch your wedding DVD as the candles burn. Nothing is more romantic than re-living one of the best days of your lives! Maybe even renew your vows.

Valentine's Day Stay at Home Date Night Ideas Heart Shape Pizza

Make Homemade Pizzas

Buy ingredients to build your own pizzas along with all of the toppings and have an excellent time making pizza together, drinking wine and laughing the night away. You can use a heart-shaped pizza stone or pan to make the perfect heart-shaped pizza.

Valentine's Day stay at home date ideas breakfast in bed

Have Breakfast in Bed

Whether it’s morning or night, any time is a good time for breakfast. Make a fancy and filling meal and enjoy it in your cozy bed together. Breakfast is the best meal of the day so making it a big to-do will make for a super fun time. Use a pancake or egg mold to make heart-shaped eggs and/or pancakes.

Valentine's Day stay at home date ideas

Tackle a DIY Project

Whether you’re long-time homeowners or just recently purchased a home, there’s always time for a DIY project! Spend your evening creating a fun project that you’ll have in your home and think about your date night every time you look at it. Besides, couples that can survive DIY projects together are a match made in Heaven. 

If you’re trying to save money or are just looking for something different and exciting to do, never overlook your own home! There are so many great things to do for a date night and on Valentine’s Day that surpasses going out somewhere.

How Do You Plan on Spending Valentine’s Day?

Getting to spend the evening in on your own time without being rushed out to make room for new customers, and being able to talk and move around is a significant aspect of a date night. 

I just realized that many of my Valentine’s Day date night ideas involve food. 

I hope you like at least one of these Valentine’s Day date ideas! Regardless what you do this Valentine’s Day, I hope you sit back, relax and enjoy your time together with your special someone.

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18 Responses to 10 Stay at Home Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

  1. alicia szemon says:

    i am staying home making my fiance dinner on valentines day!(: much more special

  2. krystel says:

    thats so cute love this article personally i think i would prefer stay at home meals rather then going out

  3. Corina Ramos says:

    I love these ideas! Thanks for sharing Donna. We prefer to stay home versus going out on the town. You gave me some great ideas…I love the camping one. 🙂

    You know I’m passing this along! Hope you’re having a great week!

    Cori

  4. MichelleS says:

    While it would be easier to go out and have everything prepared for you, I think you connect more as a couple going through the process of cooking together. Or, one person set up the movie night/table, one cooks (or order food to be delivered at home lol) all that matters after all is said and done is the company. Why go out and spend your special night with countless other people. It’s much more romantic planning and doing stuff without the background distractions.

  5. Bridgette says:

    oooh…fondue! Great idea! I will definitely have to try this on Valentine’s Day.

  6. Catherine S says:

    These are really great idea and I love the heart shaped pizza. We usually go out to eat and go and see a movie.

  7. Cooking together is something we like to do… it’s just hard when you have two little ones! Maybe a night at grandma’s would help us tackle a complicated dish together!

  8. MELISASource says:

    I love this! There’s nothing more romantic than a night in. It’s so nice to just chill out with your sweetheart.

  9. Excellent article for upcoming V-day!
    I think you have a nice list here and appreciate you sharing it.

  10. Pam says:

    These are all cute ideas. We almost always stay in for Valentine’s Day because all the restaurants are so busy.

  11. Crystal says:

    These are some great ideas! My husband and I tend to stay home on Valentine’s Day. Our anniversary is the week after Valentine’s Day so we usually go somewhere for our anniversary and spend Valentine’s Day at home.

  12. Marcie W. says:

    My husband and I are all about date nights at home so these suggestions are perfect. I love the idea of doing a DIY project together, especially since my husband is so handy.

  13. Stefany says:

    We always stay home on Valentine’s Day. We make pizza and eat it by candlelight with the kids.

  14. Katherine G says:

    This is a great list of ideas. I can definitely see myself using some of these ideas.

  15. Deb says:

    These are fabulous ideas for a stay at home Valentine’s. I love that heart pizza and the idea of tackling a DIY project.

  16. Jeanine says:

    These are great! We will not be going anywhere for Valentine’s so hopefully I can use some of these ideas!

  17. Crystal says:

    Those are fun ideas to make Valentine’s Day a special night. Our wedding anniversary is the same week, so we often just skip it. Feeling inspired to do something special.

  18. Kiwi says:

    I may or may not have a Valentines this year but these are cute ideas! I love the heart shapped pizza!

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