Celebrating Valentine’s Day at home

There is no doubt that Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year. This is why so many couples choose to celebrate at their favourite restaurant. Of course, over the past couple of years, our lives have changed drastically and many people are no longer all that enthusiastic about the idea of sitting in a crowded restaurant. Financial pressures also play a huge role when it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day at home. If you are not sure how to make the perfect romantic plans, here are some essential tips.

Prepare your home

The first thing you want to take care of when celebrating Valentine’s Day at home is to prepare your home. Start by cleaning your home from top to bottom. You want to make sure that your Valentine will not need to lift a finger. You also want to make sure that there will be nothing to distract either of you from enjoying the evening together.

Order fresh flowers

This ties in with the first point of celebrating Valentine’s Day at home. Once your home is clean, you should spruce it up with the help of fresh flowers. Some of the top blooms from which you can choose include red roses, other red blooms or even pink flowers if you prefer. If you want something really different, you could shop for a bouquet that includes their favourite type of flower or even a bouquet in their favourite colour. It’s those personal touches that make your gifts so much more memorable. When ordering flowers, you can also shop around for combo gifts that include a bouquet paired with luxury chocolates, balloons, teddy bears or even a bottle of wine.

Plan your menu

Now that you have your house in order and your gift is on its way, you can focus on the menu. Once again, you have several options here depending on your budget and cooking skills. One option would be to cook the entire meal, including dessert, yourself. Alternatively, you can order in and simply plate the food and heat it up. If you are a pretty good cook but you’re not great when it comes to desserts, you can purchase a dessert and cook the rest of the meal. Don’t forget to pair your meal with the right beverages too. Sparkling wine is always a good choice and will go with just about anything you plan on serving. Plus, it’s the best wine for celebrating any occasion.

Create a romantic atmosphere

Last, but certainly not least, you should remember that celebrating Valentine’s Day means creating a romantic atmosphere. While restaurants will usually take care of this for you, at home, you will need to put in some effort. Simple changes like dim lighting (such as candles) and soft music will go a long way to making this evening extra special. Scented candles are also great for relaxing. However, you do not want them burning at your dinner table. The smell of the candle can make food taste odd. Instead, why not run a bath for your partner, set out some candles and add some bath salts or bath oil to the tub? Serve some chilled bubbly and encourage them to relax while you set the table.

There you have it! A few simple steps to help make sure that celebrating Valentine’s Day at home this year will be as memorable as ever! Not to mention affordable too. If you like, you can put the money you saved to even better use by presenting your partner with a voucher for a spa treatment, facial, manicure or another treatment that they can enjoy at a later stage.