If you’re still wary about venturing out, here are a few suggestions on what to do on Sunday night.
Celebrations remain limited as the pandemic persists, but there are many ways to still come up with a romantic Valentine’s date. There are numerous ways to do it—all it takes is creativity and of course, the know-how of each other’s preferences. We’ve listed down some themes for a date night and it is all up to you to make it unforgettable.
Set Up a Competitive Game Night
Take time off your screens and engage in traditional play like board games. With the recent prominence of chess with Netflix’s The Queen of Gambit, some of you may have bought a new set. Why not pull it out of the shelf and challenge each other? If you are not into chess, there are other equally entertaining board and card games you can turn into a whole competition. Make things thrilling by coming up with a creative prize for the winner and a penalty for the loser.
Go On A Gastronomic Journey
They say the fastest way to one’s heart is through the stomach. Satisfy each other’s appetite by cooking your dinner. Better yet, plan a menu for the entire Valentine’s Day. While you may have been doing this for a long time, make the day memorable by trying out a new recipe including nibbles and desserts you can pair with a bottle of exquisite wine.
Camp Out In Your Garden
Looking for a different yet safe setting for your date night? Why not try your garden? Set up a tent (the one you most likely haven’t used in a long time), throw in your comfortable pillows, blankets, favorite food, and wine. Hang or position your light fixtures to elevate the mood and you are all set for a cool evening of romance and relaxation.
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Sing Your Heart Out in Karaoke
While there is joy in doing karaoke with friends over drinks, having it in the comfort of your home with your significant other makes it a different amusing experience. Be it playing your beloved album, looking up YouTube videos, or turning on your karaoke system, you can freely belt out your favorite songs in the privacy of your living space.
Have a Movie Marathon
As we still can’t go to the theaters, bring in the cinematic experience to your home. After all, nothing beats the comforting feeling of curling up on the couch with your partner and watching a good film. There are different streaming services available, so you are bound to find your favorite movie or one that has been on your watchlist for a long time. Don’t forget to prepare your drinks and nibbles—of course, that includes popcorn.
Indulge in a Spa Night
Without a doubt, recent changes brought by the pandemic have been affecting our overall wellbeing. To help you and your partner unwind and soothe your bodies, set up a do-it-yourself spa at home. Allow yourselves to bask in your favorite scents of essential oils, bath bombs, or candles. If you know how to do basic massages, this will make the experience more intimate. Another way is booking a professional home spa service like Massage MNL.
Take a Virtual Wine Tasting Class
As the lockdowns forced people to stay indoors, there is a rise of virtual classes offering a wide range of themes and subjects. Even wine shops recoursed to the digital landscape for wine tastings. Estate Wine and Moët & Chandon host these via a Zoom conference together with their choice winery. Follow your favorite shops online and look out for their special events.