This 8 Reasons To Have A Valentines Date At Home is a sponsored post. As usual, all opinions are most definitely my own.
Do you struggle with how to celebrate Valentine’s Day? It’s toted as the most romantic day of the year. Flowers, chocolates, and more…..right!? But if you’re feeling stressed, keep reading. We’ve got the top 8 reasons you should have a relaxing Valentines Date at home this year.
8 Reasons To Have A Valentines Date At Home
If you’re feeling the strain of all that planning for Valentine’s Day can cause, stop right now. Consider a date night at home instead! Need more convincing?
Heading out for a night on the town or even just dinner and a movie can get expensive. Even when my husband and I are trying to “eat cheap” when eating out. It still runs us $40+! (And that doesn’t even take into consideration paying a sitter!)
No Babysitter Needed
Give the kids their bath and put them to bed a little early. Not only will you not have to deal with trying to find a sitter. You won’t have to pay for one either. Because around here, the going rate for the sitter is actually more than what we spend on the actual date!
You Have To Work The Next Day
This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday. That means that most people will still need to head to work the next day. So think about it. Do you really want to stay out late and then still have to get up early in the morning? One of the great reasons to have a Valentines date at home is because you can call it an early night. (If you want, that is. You could always stay up all night talking too!)
An Epic Date Night Can Still Be Had
If you’re thinking that a date at home will be boring, think again. With a little planning, you can have an epic date night that you and your spouse will reminisce about for years. If you need some ideas consider:
- Having a romantic picnic dinner on the floor.
- Cook a meal together.
- Have a fun game night.
- Go through photos from your wedding day.
- Roast marshmallows and make s’mores.
- Give each other massages.
- Create a “couples bucket list” together.
- Dream up ideas about what you’d do if you won the lottery.
- Make up a scavenger hunt for each other with each clue having a romantic action to do together.
- Watch a new movie together.
You’ll Have More Privacy
We’ve personally found that when we go out, it can be hard to have certain conversations. Tables are so close at restaurants that there is just no privacy. So dating at home means we have the freedom to share what we’d like.
Enjoy Some PDA
For those who are a little intimidated by personal displays of affection out in public, there will be no extra eyes! Snuggle up to your significant other, hold hands, and kiss to your hearts content!
Freedom To Wear What You Want
Instead of feeling the pressure to dress a certain way, you and your significant other can decide on the dress code. Want to make it a pajama date? Do it! Want to be formal? Go ahead! It’s totally up to you.
It Can Still Be Easy
If you’re worried that, even with all the reasons to have a Valentines date at home, it will still be too much work. You’re wrong. It CAN be easy! Order a meal in if you’d rather not cook. Or even just have a variety of snack-type foods to enjoy together so you don’t have to spend a lot of time prepping. Make it look special by utilizing a fun display and serving set. Your date can be as elaborate or simple as you’d like. Don’t stress about it! The time you spend together is what is important.
Elegant 3 Tier Serving Stand Review
For our date, my husband and I enjoyed using the Elegant 3 Tier Serving Stand from Elite Creations. This simple, yet elegant set features three extra large rectangular rimmed plates with stands. Each one is a different height so they are beautifully tiered. And then the included sauce dishes are perfect for smaller snacks or dips.
Check out my short video:
So as you can see, this serving stand is extremely versatile and you can offer up a variety of foods on it! We love ours and it will continue getting used a lot through the year. I’m especially excited to have it for when we have company over once our renovations are complete. But my absolute favorite feature is the fact that the stands fold almost flat for storage! So when not in use, they don’t take up a ton of space. BRILLIANT!
For those of you with children, be sure to check out my 9 Ways To Make Valentine’s Day Special For Kids!
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