5 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a pandemic year
With less than 24 hours to Valentine’s Day, there has been a lot of buzz on social media about Valentine’s Day with people booking expensive getaways and vendors. There may be limited places to go because of the COVID-19 restrictions in place, but keep in mind that celebrating St. Valentine’s Day at home can also be fun and romantic amidst adhering to COVID-19 protocols. Here are five ideas to make your Valentine memorable while observing social distancing:
1. PLAN A MOVIE DATE
In 2020, the pandemic came with a lot of disruptions which included movie-going, so many resorted to online streaming platforms such as Netflix, Showmax, etc. You and your partner can have a movie marathon on Netflix or any other platform with popcorn and drink to give it a cinema feeling.
2. HAVE AN INDOOR PICNIC
Who says a picnic can only be held outdoor? Everything is pretty much the same just that it is held indoors. Spread out a rug or a synthetic grass carpet. Use a low hanging soft light to give the space a warm glow. Create a simple spread and make your food the centre of the picnic. You can surprise your partner with a specially curated romantic playlist just for them.
3. CREATE AT SPA AT HOME
After a long week of hustle and bustle, light some aromatherapy candles, you and your spouse or friend can take turns to give each other a massage with stress-relieving oil. Take a long bubble bath. Also, you can chill out with hydrating face masks.
4. LEARN TO COOK
Most of us have a favorite dish from our favorite restaurant. Have you ever tried to recreate that dish at home? With a little internet research, you can often replicate fancy restaurant meals at home and Valentine’s Day could just be perfect for that culinary experiment.
5. PLAY GAMES
Games can help improve your problem-solving skills, which can help strengthen your relationship. On Valentine’s Day, dust off your favorite board games, grab a deck of cards or play a round of Truth or Dare with your partner.