By Nobetternina (@nobetternina)
This time last year, COVID wasn’t exactly a concern just yet, meaning you probably had a very normal Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, that’s changed this year and although we may be in the middle of a stay-at-home order on February 14th, there are still ways you can celebrate this day of love, from home!
Breakfast in Bed
Why not start your day with some breakfast in bed. Try your hand at making your significant other their favourite breakfast food but add a little spin on it. Maybe some heart shaped pancakes or French toast with Nutella and strawberries. Whatever it is, make sure you add some sort of chocolate in there in the spirit of love, and you’re sure to put a smile on your partners face with this simple, but thoughtful gesture.
Make a Photobook
A photobook, which is pretty much your modern-day scrapbook, is also a great way to show your partner how much you appreciate them. You can combine endless memories through photographs from throughout your relationship into one book, and even add text below the images to tell your love story if you wish!
Shutterfly is a pretty easy to navigate site, for those looking to make a 20-page photobook, and also ships your order quickly. Photobook Canada is another site you can make a 40-page photobook on, which is a little more advanced when it comes to designing your book, but they also ship your orders out pretty fast too.
Sip & Paint
With the current stay-at-home order in effect, sip & paint lounges are not deemed essential, meaning that they’re closed for the unforeseeable future. However, you can still have your own sip & paint date night at home! All you need is some wine, a mini canvas, some paints, brushes and a computer or TV. There are a ton of tutorials on YouTube offering painting lessons ranging from beginners to advanced, with a lot of options on what you can paint. Grab all your painting supplies from a nearby dollar store or online, and get painting this Valentine’s Day!
Dance Party for 2
Considering Valentine’s Day is about the two of you anyways, why not have a dance party for two in your living room. But instead of aimlessly dancing around, spice it up a little and head over to YouTube for some dance tutorials to learn together. There are salsa tutorials, ballroom dance tutorials, jazz tutorials and a bunch of others, so take your pick! By the time this stay-at-home order ends, you’ll be ready to hit the dance floor in confidence just about anywhere.
Order in From a Local Restaurant
If going out to dinner for Valentine’s Day is a tradition of yours, why not order in from a nearby local restaurant. You can set the ambience by lighting some candles, putting a tablecloth over the dinner table, playing some of your favourite music on a speaker and ordering in from your favourite restaurant. It’s also a great way to support local businesses and save you from potentially burning dinner if you would’ve made it on your own.
With so many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day from home, all you have to do is pick one! Or a few depending on how lovey dovey you’re feeling.
Happy Valentine’s Day!