With that in mind, I thought I’d help you out with some great ideas for a simple, yet memorable Valentine’s Day at Home.
7 Steps to a Perfect Valentine’s Day at Home
1. Don’t Skip Flowers
Getting flowers on Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a big deal. Since the prices can be marked up, go to your favorite grocery store earlier in the week and pick up a bouquet. It’s possible to find options for $20 or less.
No need to spend a bunch of cash on a big arrangement right now when the prices surge. Arrange them yourself in one of thousands of vases you already own. In my opinion fresh flowers are kind of a requirement for Valentine’s Day. They set the mood and make the day feel romantic.
If you are single, buy your own flowers. Trust me, it’s worth it.
2. Open the bubbly
A nice bottle of champagne, sparkling wine or prosecco (<—Italian bubbly that is often cheaper and just as good!) can go a long way to make your Valentine’s Day at home a little more dreamy!
This is another small gesture that makes the day seem special, without that much effort or cost!
3. Cook a new recipe
Eating out on Valentine’s Day can be expensive and crowded. I’m all for eating in on Valentine’s Day. To make your Valentine’s Day at home special, find a new recipe or two that you can cook with your sweetie.
Try this for a pescatarian menu—>
Kale, Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad
Salmon with Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce
6 Ingredient Healthier Twice Baked Potato
Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli
Try this for a vegetarian/vegan menu—>
Vegan Cobb Salad
Farro, Mushroom, Cranberry & Walnut Stuffed Acorn Squash
Curry Roasted Cauliflower
4. Make DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberries
For dessert, make chocolate covered strawberries!
Ohhhh my goooodddness guys. I just figured out how easy it is to make chocolate covered strawberries at home. These literally took me 10 minutes to make.
First step is washing and drying your berries. Second you get a couple of handfuls of good dark chocolate chips and put them in a microwave safe glass bowl with a flat bottom. Next you microwave the chocolate in 20 second increments until it’s melted… checking and stirring it after each interval. While you are melting the chocolate, lay out a piece of wax paper on your counter.
Once the chocolate is liquid, you grab it by the green stem and twirl it in the chocolate until it’s covered. Place it on the wax paper to get hard again!
That’s it!!! So simple and a great DIY hack. Is there anything more sweet and romantic as a plate of these?
5. Light Candles
Candles are so romantic! Gather up the candles in your house and start lighting. Some mood lighting can transform your everyday scene to something special.
6. Create a Home Spa
Turn your own bathroom into an at home spa with more candles, roses and bath salts! What happens next is up to you ;-).
7. Watch Altar’d
After all your Valentine’s Day at home fun, sit down to a romance inspired new TV show on Z Living called Altar’d. It will be showing on Valentine’s Day at 8 PM!
The premise is a bride and groom take a 90 day fitness challenge right before their wedding. The catch is they will be separated and can’t see each other or even contact each other until they are walking down the aisle! So the new looks and weight loss will be a complete surprise.
Altar’d focuses healthy weight loss without extreme tactics. The couples will be working out an hour a day with fitness experts Chris Marhefka and Erin Stutland and eating only meals designed by a diet delivery service. The transformations are pretty amazing, inspiring and of course a bit romantic! These couples are so in love.
There will be sweat, tears, major breakthroughs and some stress of going through the process alone… in the midst of some serious real life wedding planning.
Altar’d is about making yourself better solo, so you can go into a marriage being your best version of you! In the end, isn’t that one of the romantic things on my list?!
Tune in Tuesdays at 8pm, including Valentine’s Day (next TUESDAY!) to Z Living. The love these couples share will bring you to tears and remind you of why you love sweetie too.
However you spend Valentine’s Day, I hope yours is amazing!
I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday, Thinking Out Loud Thursday, Wild Workout Wednesday, Fit and Fashionable Friday and Fashion Friday.
Thanks for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow for a Valentine’s Day smoothie.
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?
Will you be watching Altar’d with me!???