COVID-19 is not so “19” anymore is it? It is 2021 and this Coronavirus is here for the long haul. Some major cities are still in lockdown this month. Here I want to share 8 romantic cute ideas of things to do on Valentine’s Day during the lockdown. This year, we might have to be a bit creative and make the day into a unique one.
- Leave Love Sticky Notes all Over the House
You’re locked in your home, why not make it into a home that’s literally filled with love! It is a rather pleasant surprise stumbling upon a love note and realizing how much you mean to them. Perhaps, there are things you wish to express but aren’t able to. Sticky notes to the rescue! Gather your thoughts, grab a pen or two, and jot down your feeling on notes and stick them randomly all over the house. Stick some behind the cupboard and give them a surprise!
2. Fill the House with Candles and Slow Dance to Your Song
Remember that scene from Serendipity? Want to send a secret ‘love’ message without resorting to fancy dinners and surprise gifts? Light up your whole house with scented (and unscented) candles! And don’t we all have a song that reminds us of the time when we fell in love? Or the song you danced to on your wedding day? In a room filled with candles, slow dance to your music. I know it’s cheesy but the pandemic can be an excuse to do something cheesy like in the movies!
3. Watch the Sunset Together
You can easily witness a stunning sunset in your very own town. All you need is a clear view. If it’s cold, bring a hot cup of tea and a blanket. Snuggle up together to watch the glorious sundown across the horizon. If you’re here in Melbourne down under, drive up to the beach and have a walk on the sand as you see the sun go down.
4. Take a Bubble Bath with Champagne & Strawberries
Can’t help but think of that episode from FRIENDS where Chandler and Monica take a bath together in their tiny apartment in Manhattan sneaking around from everyone. Well, bubble baths are not only romantic, but they are also therapeutic. They have the power to soothe you and help you relax from the inside out. Set up the mood by lighting scented candles, dim the lights, put on relaxing music, fill up the bath and add some salts and bath bombs. Don’t forget the strawberries and a bottle of champagne.
5. Eat Chocolate Fondue Together
Go for chocolate fondue with some fruits, marshmallows, and pastries. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it? You can giggle when one of you guys accidentally spills some chocolate on your chin!
Here’s an easy recipe for Chocolate Fondue.
- 1 x 250g good-quality milk chocolate, finely chopped
- 80ml (1/3 cup) thickened cream
- 4 fresh figs, cut in half
- 8 large fresh strawberries
- 125g (3/4 cup) whole macadamia nuts
Step 1 Place the chocolate and cream in the bowl of a fondue set. Light the burner and stir the chocolate mixture until melted and smooth (see microwave tip).
Step 2 Serve chocolate fondue with figs, strawberries, and macadamia nuts.
6. Breakfast in Bed
Dish up a little love by preparing a delicious breakfast for your beloved and have them together in bed with your cozy pyjamas on. Pancakes can be specialized by serving them with ice-cream, whip cream, chocolate syrup, some strawberries + bananas. Coffee and orange juice in a fancy mug and crystal glass can up your game! Place the breakfast on a silver tray with some roses and a cute little love note!
7. Watch Your Favourite Romantic Movie
Watch a romantic movie together to reflect your lovey-dovey feelings on Valentine’s Day. Here are some lists of the most romantic movies of all time. Laugh at jokes, cry, cuddle, and don’t forget to have some popcorn and soda.
8. Write Each Other a Love Letter
Let’s bring it back to the old school, the days where letters were handwritten, sealed with a kiss, and mailed at the post office like the movie “The Notebook”. Love letters are a physical memory that will last a lifetime.
Lockdown or not lockdown, I pray that you enjoying spending time with your love and celebrating the friendship you have with one another. Happy Valentine’s Day!