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Valentines Day date night ideas in lockdown

Published: 08/02/2021

This year, Valentine’s Day will be looking a little bit different for a lot of people but that doesn’t mean your celebrations have to be boring!

We have put together some alternative date night ideas that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

Movie night


A lot of couples may typically choose to go out to the cinema and watch a film on Valentine’s Day, but as we’re unable to do that at the moment, why not get some snacks and drinks in and watch from your sofa?

You could opt for your favourite rom com or maybe watch something you’ve never seen before and get the real cinema experience, don’t forget the popcorn!


Make your own cocktails

If you normally enjoy going out for a drink or some cocktails to celebrate an occasion, you could try making your own cocktails together.

There are plenty of recipes online, all you need to do is make sure you have the right ingredients in and then have some fun making your very own Valentine’s cocktails! Pair with a lovely home cooked meal or your favourite takeaway for a great night in.

See a list of 15 different Valentine’s Day themed cocktail recipes here.


Cook at home

You could go to town and cook your loved one something special at home. There are lots on online suggestions for a romantic feast.

We particularly love this free ‘cook along with Richard Knights from Byfords of Holt.


Games night

If you’re both into playing games and getting competitive then a games night could be a really good idea for celebrating Valentine’s Day together.

There are plenty of popular board games that only require two players and is a great way to have do something a little bit different.

 Get a few games together, order a takeaway, pour yourselves a drink and enjoy!


Takeaway/classic date night

If you would rather go for a traditional Valentine’s celebration, you could recreate a classic date night at home.

You could even both get dressed up as if you were going out to make the experience feel a bit more authentic!

There are a few options for food, you could order meals from your favourite restaurant if they’re offering delivery, re-create your favourite restaurant meal at home, or simply order your favourite takeaway.

Here are some ideas:

- The Brisley Bell - Valentine's Menu
- Erics Make at Home Pizza Kits 
- Chef 2 Dine 4


Virtual tour/show

Again, something a little bit different but as we’re limited to where we can go at the moment, you could try spending your evening watching an online show or taking a virtual tour.

You could watch an online theatre performance, or even visit a famous museum or gallery such as Louvre in Paris or the National History Museum in London. It might not be the same as physically visiting or watching these things, but it’s the next best thing!

Find a list of different online shows here.


Online workshop or class


On a similar note, you could venture out of your comfort zone a little bit and try an online class or workshop together.

There’s plenty of choice from musical theatre workshops to knitting classes – you should be able to find something you will both like and it doesn’t matter if you’re not very good, as long as you’re having fun!

There’s a list of different online workshops and classes available here.