Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and this year requires a bit of creative thinking to keep your indoor date night exciting. Whether you've been together three months or three decades, it's no secret that coming up with some great Valentine's Day ideas can be stressful, especially during a quarantine.
But not to worry, your friends at Floral Design by Heidi have a slew of fun date activities that you can enjoy right in the comfort of your own home.
Whether you're looking to strengthen your bond or relieve a bit of anxiety, these creative quarantine date night ideas are sure to help you make the most of your time with the one you love.
- Stream a Virtual Concert
After you finish making a Valentine's Day playlist for each other, take date night to the next level with a virtual concert. Josh Groban has already announced he'll perform songs from his new album, as well as some classics, during a special livestream concert on Valentine's Day, and it's likely that many other musicians will follow suit.
- Take a Virtual Cocktail Class
Sign up for cocktail-making class from Masterclass. (Bonus alert: the subscription includes classes from Margaret Atwood, Dr. Jane Goodall, and other amazing celebrities.) For those who prefer alcohol-free festivities, try making a new recipe from Good Drinks: Alcohol-Free Recipes for When You're Not Drinking for Whatever Reason.
- Watch a Comedy Show
A study published in the journal Human Nature found that the very act of laughing together helps people open up. Chicago’s legendary improv theater The Second City offers a variety of weekly online shows, Denver's well-known Comedy Works is livestreaming a select number of performances, and Nowhere Comedy Club has an impressive lineup of stand-ups nearly every night.
- Throw a Dance Party
For a more interactive evening, a variety of dance classes are now offered online: Learn how to foxtrot, tango, and two step during one of Ballroom Dance Chicago's Zoom lessons; Dancio teaches beginners how to do a plié and pirouette; and CLI studios offers lessons on everything from tap to hip-hop.
- Take a "Trip" to France
You may not be able to take your significant other on a dreamy, once-in-a-lifetime French holiday—but you can pretend you're visiting the City of Love with a French-themed date night. Kick off the evening by sprinkling rose petals around the house (the gardens in France are divine!), pour a glass of wine (like a Pinot Noir or a Sauvignon Blanc), and enjoy some hors d'oeuvres (we recommend French onion soup or a charcuterie board featuring some of the country's finest cheeses and, of course, a freshly-baked baguette) Whip up a tasty main course (think: ratatouille, beef bourguignon, or coq au vin). After that, turn on a film set in France (you can't go wrong with Amélie, An American in Paris, or Charade) and enjoy crème brûlée, crêpes, or chocolate mousse for dessert. Bon Appétit!
- Try an Escape Room
Challenges like escape rooms require trust, support and teamwork. There are several virtual options that are just as fun as the real deal: Puzzle Break has created a tricky virtual challenge, called The Grimm Escape, which takes place in an enchanted forest accessible via Zoom; Pennsylvania-based company Expedition Escape! offers Bank Heist, in which you'll be part of a crime syndicate that's on a mission to unlock a safe; and Mystery Escape Room has five different adventures all of which come with a live guide and can accommodate groups of four to eight (meaning it's perfect for a double date).
- Make a Vision Board
Carve out a few hours to focus on what you both want for the future of your relationship. But don't think of it as a study session—try making a collaborative vision board. You'll be surprised by how much fun the process is, plus you'll get to know your partner more deeply and have a chance to discuss your shared goals. For a little inspiration gaze at our gorgeous Love of My Life bouquet while you're at it.
- Celebrate with a Karaoke Night
Though an activity like karaoke might make you feel a little self-conscious, it's a great bonding experience. Suffer from serious stage fright? Purchase this bestselling karaoke microphone and enjoy singing your favorite sultry tunes—from the comfort of your couch.
- Have an Indoor Picnic
Spread out on the living room floor with a gourmet spread (we like this lobster roll and sea salt brownies kit from Maine) and a bottle of bubbles. Make sure to set the scene with a cheerful picnic blanket and our sweet and fragrant Cupid’s Blooms bouquet.
- Do a Little Stargazing
Put on your warmest gear, bust out a blanket and take some time to admire the universe with the help of the Night Sky app which will actually show you what constellations you're looking at while you wax poetic. It's both dreamy and romantic!
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However you celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, know that you are always in our thoughts as we meticulously source and style the most stunning florals for you and the ones you love.
Cheers to Romance!
-Team Floral Design By Heidi
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