Six heartfelt activities to do at home

February 12, 2022


Jillian Koenig ('24)

Creating a scrapbook with someone you love is an easy and memorable activity.

No need to make a reservation or worry about planning the perfect date night. Here are six ways to celebrate the holiday of love from the comfort of your own home.

Make an at home movie theater
Sure, going to the movie theater can be fun, but so can having a movie night at home. What’s better than snuggling up to your favorite rom-com on Valentine’s Day with homemade popcorn, candy, and treats that won’t break your budget? This fun and creative way to celebrate will transform your living room into the coziest of movie theaters. Grab your softest blankets, fluffiest pillows, comfiest slippers, and enjoy!

Become your own personal chef
If you can’t go out to eat, make something at home. From chocolate covered strawberries, to homemade heart shaped pizzas, the possibilities are endless. Cooking is a great activity that you can do with whoever you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with, or even by yourself! You would be surprised at how delicious something you cook can be.

Channel your inner artist
You do not need to have any artistic talent to do this, which is what makes it so much fun. Pick out something to paint together, set up canvases in your living room, and get creative! Some ideas for this include downloading free coloring pages and paint by numbers. You can also search various Pinterest boards for ideas.

Have a self-care night
Being stuck at home during Valentine’s Day can be very boring and dull, which is why an at home spa is a perfect activity to do to refresh your body, mind, and spirit. Treat yourself to beautifully scented candles, bath bombs, face masks, lotions and self-care products. Even if you are just able to turn your house lights on dim, and play some soft and relaxing music, taking time to unwind is beneficial for everyone.

Design a scrapbook
Do-it-yourself projects are always fun, but creating something special is always better with someone you care about. Buy a plain scrapbook at any craft store and print out your favorite pictures. You can decorate this with stickers, markers, glitter, yarn, fabric, sequins…whatever your heart desires! You can even include some of your favorite memories together, such as movie and concert stubs, the menu from your first date,
inside jokes, and anything else that connects you to your special someone.

Order in
Want the night off from cooking? Ordering in from your favorite restaurant is a stress-free way to spend your night. Set out your fanciest tablecloth, light candles, and dress in an outfit that you love. Going out isn’t the only way to enjoy your Valentine’s Day.

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