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Date Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, there’s no denying that this year’s celebrations are going to be a little different. If you are spending the special day with your significant other at home, or celebrating virtually, there are plenty of ways you can mark the occasion with a dedicated date night.

We have put together some of our favourite at home date night ideas that you can recreate this Valentine’s weekend. Whether you plan on getting dressed up or chilling out in your lounge wear, we have something for everyone.

Valentine’s Date Night Ideas:

  1. Dinner: Set the scene for a romantic dinner by taking time to set your table and recreate a restaurant style dining experience in the comfort of your own living room. Light some candles, pick up some fresh flowers and decorate the table.

    For dinner, take time to prepare and cook your favourite meal or pre-order from your favourite local restaurant. When cooking, Calor is the gas of choice for professional and amateur chefs around the island. Calor gas is versatile and provides consistent flow of gas for cooking, so your dinner will be ready in no time.

    Valentine’s Day is an excuse to get dressed up and enjoy your date night. For those of you who want to go that every mile, design and write out your own romantic dinner menu to make your dining experience memorable - and you’ll have a keepsake to mark the occasion.

     

  2. Movie Night: A movie night is a great go-to option for those who prefer a chilled night in, it is also a great follow-on idea to you’re at home dinner date. For those who can’t be together, a virtual movie night is a perfect way to bring people together while staying safe on Valentine’s Day. Stock up on popcorn, sweets, and drink mixers to create an in-home cinema experience.

    If you are stuck on what to watch, check out our previous post on Valentine’s Day Movie for some inspiration on what to watch this weekend. What’s your favourite?

     

  3. Spa Night: Indulge in an at-home spa night for rest and relaxation, it’s the perfect time for a little pampering. Collect some supplies such as facemasks, hair masks, or any other at home spa treatments which will let you soak up the tranquillity. Set the scene by lighting some candles and playing some relaxing music. Take turns in giving each other an at-home massage. Apply your facemask. Relax and enjoy.

To accompany your chosen date night - and serenade your loved one – turn up the romance with Calor’s selection of beautiful songs to compliment your date night.

  1. Shallow – Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga: An Oscar winning song, this beautiful duet has been a firm favourite since its release in the movie A Star is Born. Who knew Bradley Cooper could sing?

     

  2. Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova: We couldn’t write a list of love songs without mentioning one of our own, the talented Irish songwriter Glen Hansard. This beautiful tune from Once needs no introduction and went on to become an Oscar winning classic.

     

  3. Endless Love – Dianna Ross and Lionel Richie: This 80’s classic has been re-recorded many times by the likes of Shania Twain but the original version is still a clear winner.

  4. I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston: Another well-known classic that will be sure to get everyone up on the kitchen floor and dancing!

  5. Perfect – Ed Sheeran: Released in 2017 and topped Irish Christmas charts that year, this gorgeous Ed Sheeran song will be sure to get your sway on. Filmed in a snowy ski-resort, its music video gives us all the Aprés ski vibes we are missing!