Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and love is most definitely in the air! We’re talking all kinds of love, not just romantic love. Here at Zanui, we love helping you create a home that you love. That’s why we were inspired to create a list of lovely things you can do at home this Valentine’s Day! Love – one more time for good measure!
The best part about each of these activities is that they can be enjoyed with someone else or on your own. So, whether you’re loved up or you’re rocking this Valentine’s Day solo, we’ve got your day sorted.
1. Enjoy breakfast in bed
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But it can also be the most comfortable meal of the day, when you enjoy it from the comfort of your own bed.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect day for spending quality time with your bed, right?
Whip up some pancakes or waffles with fresh berries, maple syrup or chocolate spread if you’re feeling particularly indulgent. Pour a bowl of your favourite cereal, or maybe one that takes you back to your childhood (do they still make the Pokemon cereal with the mini marshmallows?). Butter up some crunchy sourdough toast with your favourite spread (mine’s Vegemite, in case anyone was wondering). And, of course, don’t forget a steaming hot cup of coffee or a freshly brewed pot of tea.
If you aren’t so keen on the idea of eating in the same place you sleep, breakfast can certainly be enjoyed from the comfort of your dining table or your sofa, too.
Is anyone else feeling hungry now?
2. Watch something trashy
Okay, it doesn’t necessarily have to be trash. You can watch whatever you like, so long as it’s fun for you!
For all my single guys and gals out there, we should probably be avoiding overly romantic movies at all costs on this most romantic of days. But if you’re a sucker for a trashy love story like I am, sometimes this just can’t be helped.
Grab your favourite cinema snacks while you’re at it – popcorn, chocolates, lollies, whatever takes your fancy. Make it as cosy and fun and different from your average stay-at-home-and-binge-watch-this-entire-show session. This is no normal day of the calendar, after all.
3. Read a book
A lazy Valentine’s Day at home presents the perfect opportunity to devour an unputdownable novel on your own. But it’s also a cute idea to read something together with your partner.
It could be a book of romantic poetry, a classic tale like Harry Potter (yes it’s a classic), a silly book you remember from when you were kids (There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, anyone?) or even a comic book.
If you’re not much into physically reading, you could always listen to an Audiobook together, too.
4. Do a puzzle
Those 1,000 piece puzzles will take you a super long time on your own. We’re talking days, weeks! Trust me, I know from personal experience. If you’re flying solo on Valentine’s Day, a jigsaw puzzle offers a great way to while away the whoooooole day.
That said, you’d be smart to team up with a partner to tackle this time-consuming activity, so this is a great couple’s activity, too. Just try not to get into arguments over any missing pieces…
5. Play video games
Couples who play together stay together. Isn’t that how the saying goes?
If you’re right into video games, you can invite your partner to play with you for a little co-op or one-on-one. Take down some baddies together, complete a few missions, race to the finish line, determine superior intelligence with a trivia game… Super cute!
You definitely don’t have to be a hardcore gamer to enjoy this one. Even if you only played video games when you were growing up, this can be a fun one to try on Valentine’s Day. I’m sure many will agree there’s nothing quite like that nostalgia hit you get when you hear the PS1 start-up music, the Mario or Crash Bandicoot theme songs, or the sound of Sonic the Hedgehog collecting rings. Why not spend the day playing the classics and ride that nostalgia wave!
The best part? Video games can be enjoyed just as much when it’s just you (maybe even more) than they can be when you’re playing with someone else.
6. Bake a cake
Picture this: you’re both covered in flour, there’s a little bit of batter on your nose, the oven’s making everything hot and sticky in the kitchen … but forget about all that because there’s now a whole entire cake for you to eat! Yum yum yum.
Not a pro baker? Same. If you’re not up for baking something from scratch, packet mixes will do the trick! Mug cakes are also a great option if you like something you can enjoy a little more instantly.
Baking is an activity the whole family can enjoy, so involve the kids if you have them!
7. Have a pamper sesh
Enjoy a bubble bath, burn some scented candles, soothe your skin with a rejuvenating face mask, paint your nails. Do whatever you need to do to make yourself feel relaxed, comforted, and refreshed.
If you have a partner who’ll do the pampering for you, or who will share in the pampering, then that’s great! Otherwise, this is a perfect one to do if you’re heading into Valentine’s Day single.
So there you have it: 7 easy and fun things to do at home with someone else or on your own this Valentine’s Day. I think I know which of these I’ll be doing this February 14th (hint: it’s all of them). How about you?