2021 is feeling a lot like 2020 as COVID rages on, dictating what we do and when we do it; on a day dedicated to romance, we’re swapping out our evening gowns for our comfiest black and white sweatshirts. The pandemic is such a part of our lives that Cupid is likely to show up wearing a mask to go with his diaper.
This puts the kibosh on plans for lovers and dreamers, ruining dinner and outings to the theatre. But lockdown doesn’t mean out of luck. There are plenty of ways to get your romance on from the most scenic spot of your living room, including:
A Movie Marathon: Donning your favorite plain white t shirt and binge watching the newest releases is a great way to celebrate the holiday. Go with a few traditional heart-warming rom-coms or shake it up with scary movies. Just don’t run out of chocolate….because then the horror becomes real.
An Indoor Picnic: An outdoor picnic is doable if you live in a warm climate but if Old Man Winter is rearing his head, bring the festivities inside. Toss a blanket on the floor, get out some cheese and crackers, and open a bottle of wine. It’s not quite the same thing as being under the sun, but you won’t have to deal with ants or wind.
A Scavenger Hunt: A Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt is a unique way to merge gift-giving with adventure. Lead your significant other through the house with a game of hints, clues, and riddles. At the end, give them a gift that will knock their socks off (like the Hope Diamond or maybe something a bit more practical).
A Night of Mixology: Ask anyone who went to college: Alcohol makes everything interesting! If trying a new craft beer or sampling ciders doesn’t tickle your fancy, consider having a go at mixology. Grab your partner and practice making an old fashioned, a mint julip, or a Manhattan. If you want a challenge, create your very own love potion and see where the night takes you.