42 Ideas for Staying In On Valentine’s Day

Staying Home Valentine's Day

A cozy night for two with romance, you and your love… what more could you ask for? Staying home to celebrate Valentine’s Day can be a very rewarding experience, especially because people have a tendency to feel more at ease in their own home.

This can add that extra element of romance to your plans and really allow for those special moments of closeness and love. When planning any romantic event at your home, it is also important to set the mood and try to plan something you know your partner will love. To help get you started, we’ve pulled together our favorite ideas for romancing your partner at home!

Heart to Heart

Let your love to know exactly how you feel about them with an intimate night at home, just you and them. Below are a few ideas, from the playful to extremely romantic, to help you create just the right celebration of your love.

  • Cover the floor with newspapers and finger paint a masterpiece.
  • Have a picnic on your fire escape, patio, or in your backyard.
  • Spread a blanket on the living room floor and have an indoor picnic.
  • Read old cards and letters from each other to one another.
  • Play hide and seek.
  • Dress up for your evening at home.
  • Enjoy your favorite fast food by candlelight on the living room coffee table.
  • Set up a tent in the backyard, have a fire in the bbq, roast some marshmallows and lay out under the stars!
  • Set up some of your favorite board games, like Monopoly, Chess, Checkers, cards, etc and have fun!
  • Order dinner from an expensive restaurant in a distant city and have it flown in.
  • Rent your favorite romantic movies, make some popcorn and hot chocolate, and stay up all night watching movies and cuddling.
  • Surprise your love with a bubble bath for two. When you’re done, wash and comb/brush their hair for them.
  • Bake cookies together.
  • Have dinner in bed.
  • Hire a professional masseuse to give you both massages!
  • Take turns reading a sexy or romantic book aloud to each other.
  • Discover and then act out your love’s secret fantasy.
  • Stage a progressive love dinner and serve each course in a different room with the dessert ending up in the bedroom!
  • Plan a romantic dinner, with wine or champagne, candles, music… and just relish in each other. Talk, play, anything that comes up. Just be open and love without inhibition.
  • Make dinner together!
  • Stay up all night and watch the sun set and rise together.

Love Games

Put a little fun into your night of romance at home with these great ideas!

  • Take a deck of 52 cards. Assign each card a thing to do. For example, Aces get a kiss, etc. Shuffle the deck and spread the cards out. You and your honey take turns drawing cards. Whatever card says to do, your honey must do. Be creative with your ideas and have fun!
  • Rent a movie that you both agree is hilariously funny. Every time one of you laughs, kiss each other. Whoever laughed the least gets to choose a romantic idea to do after the movie.
  • Play the alphabet game! One person starts with the letter “A” and has to kiss a body part on the other person beginning with that letter. The other person starts with “B” and so on and so on. If you can’t think of a body part for a letter, make one up! By the time you get to “Z” (if you do), you just might want to play again!
  • Change the game of Monopoly to Loveopoly. Change boardwalk into back rub, assign monetary value to articles of clothing to use for trades, collect a kiss every time you pass Go, etc.
  • Hide Hershey’s kisses around your love’s place, and tell them to save the tags for real life redemption!

Go the extra mile

Part of making any event memorable is the special care and touch that is put into it. The littlest things are the ones that end up meaning the most.

  • Call your favorite radio station and dedicate a song to your love.
  • Everytime you walk through a door together, kiss.
  • Be open, honest and communicative.
  • Toast to each other.
  • Keep your love’s interests in mind.
  • Tell them how wonderful they are whenever you remember to.
  • Kiss your love whenever you think about it.
  • Give them a quick foot or back massage.
  • Wear a certain favorite outfit… or, if you’re brave, nothing at all!!
  • Hold hands.
  • Tickle each other.
  • Play footsies.
  • Leave notes for them to find all over the house!
  • Hug each other every time you are about to cross paths.
  • If you’re not married… propose!
  • If you’re married… propose again!!

Kiss 'n Tell!