Going out on Valentine’s Day doesn’t always work out as you’d imagined. Everywhere is far too busy and your favourite restaurant may even be fully booked, plus it’s always much more expensive on 14th February. So, why not enjoy a night in together this year?
Planning a cosy, candlelit evening in for just the two of you can be the perfect way to celebrate the most romantic day of the year. Avoid the crowds, avoid everyone! You can stay in, enjoy all of your favourite things in the comfort of your own home.
Staying in on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean that you can’t have the most memorable evening. Here’s how to pack your special Valentine’s party for two full of romance, surprise and lovely things…
First things first – tidy up. You can’t create a romantic ambience in an untidy, cluttered room. Once everything is neat and tidy, it’s time to think about décor. Make sure you have plenty of comfortable soft furnishings around, along with romantic red decorations including fresh flowers.
Absolutely crucial to setting the scene is lighting. There’s nothing like candles to create an intimate, cosy atmosphere, along with dimmed lamps with warm-coloured light bulbs. The finishing touch is music, choose his or her favourite band and turn it down to a background level so you can still talk.
If you’re a terrible cook, it’s probably best to stay out of the kitchen. The last thing you want is for the evening to be spoiled by a disappointing meal, or smoke pouring out of the kitchen! Pick up a ready-made feast and simply pop it in the oven. It’s up to you whether you pass it off as your own or confess all. Just don’t forget the dessert, as Valentine’s Day is nothing without some indulgent chocolate or something sweet.
An easy way to turn an ordinary night in into a really special evening is to pop a little fizz. Splash out on something a bit fancier than usual and make sure you have some elegant flute glasses ready. You can even make prosecco or Champagne cocktails, such as a fruity Bellini with peach puree.
Films and fun
You could spend your evening eating, drinking and talking, but you may also want to cuddle up on the sofa with a film. Make sure you have a few different options in various genres ready, depending on what you both feel like watching. If you want to inject some more fun into the evening, you could even play a board game – just make sure it isn’t too competitive or you could fall out!
You may be busy planning your Valentine’s Day night in, but don’t forget to put some thought into the gift. Finding the perfect present and springing it at the right moment is the ideal way to add some surprise and mystery to your evening.
You’ll find all of your Valentine’s Day party supplies here at The Event Experts, from decorations and candles to gifts.