20 Virtual Valentine’s Day Ideas
There’s no getting around it: Valentine’s Day 2021 is going to be a little different. Instead of couple’s massages or candlelit dinners in crowded restaurants, many of us will be spending the holiday at home. Some of us won’t be with our partner at all. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be special! In fact, amid Coronavirus, it’s more important than ever to celebrate the true meaning behind Valentine’s Day – the love we share. With a little creativity and planning, you can enjoy a virtual V-Day that’s as memorable and fun as ever. Whether you’ve been together a year, a decade, or a lifetime, here are 20 virtual Valentine’s Day ideas to inspire!
10 Virtual Valentine’s Day Ideas For When You’re Home Together
Indulge in breakfast in bed. Treat your partner to a lavish breakfast complete with heart-shaped treats and a cheeky mimosa! Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year so make the whole day a lazy celebration!
Recreate your first date at home. Get creative in recreating the setting of your first date, whether it’s a movie, coffee date, or special dinner.
Country-themed dinner date. If you can’t travel, bring the world to your doorstep! Pick a romantic destination and create a themed menu and playlist.
Get some fresh air. Even with COVID-19 restrictions, you can always head for the great outdoors for a hike or bike ride together.
Exchange homemade cards or gifts. There’s something special about homemade! Set aside the afternoon for crafting or surprise each other with your creations.
Take a virtual dance class. A variety of dance classes are now offered online, from sexy salsa or tango to classic foxtrot.
Play masseuse. Bring the spa to your home! Stock up on a selection of fragrant oils and body lotions and take turns giving each other a massage.
Get baking. Spending time together in the kitchen is a lot of fun, so why not spend a couple of hours whipping up some delicious treats for your very own bake-off challenge?
Set out an indoor wine and cheese picnic. Grab some cozy blankets and pillows, create a cheese and charcuterie board, and pour the wine!
Go stargazing in your backyard. There’s nothing quite as romantic as stargazing together! Wrap up warm and get outside to enjoy the night sky. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, be sure to download one of the apps available!
10 Virtual Valentine’s Day Ideas for When You’re Apart
Exchange goodie boxes by mail. Sending each other something sweet in the mail is a great way to bridge the distance, especially if you open your packages together on Zoom.
Take a virtual class. Learning something together is a great way to bond, whether it’s a cooking class or something more creative like painting.
Whip up cocktails together. Be sure you’re both prepped with a variety of cocktail ingredients, then work together to make matching cocktails on your Zoom date. (Who knows, you may just invent the signature cocktail for your wedding!)
Watch a virtual show. There are so many shows available online now, from comedy to ballet and Broadway musicals. Take your pick and enjoy together.
Stream a virtual concert. If music is more your thing, there are also many options, from live music to pre-recorded concerts. It’s the next best thing to being there!
Take a virtual tour. If galleries and museums are more your thing, then sign up for a virtual tour at one of many venues worldwide. (It’s also the quickest way to transport yourselves to Paris for an hour or two!)
Challenge yourselves with an escape room. An escape room is always a fun date idea in person, but many have now moved online to accommodate social distancing.
Write each other a love letter. Swoon! If old-school romance is what you’re looking for, then you can’t get more classic than exchanging hand-written love letters!
Order matching takeout. You may not be together in person, but you can still enjoy a virtual dinner date with matching takeout for minimal prep and cleanup.
Have a Spotify date. Sharing music is a great way to get to know someone better, no matter how long you’ve been dating! Make a shared playlist and give each other prompts for choosing songs.
These virtual valentine’s day ideas will help you stay safe – and romantic! – this year.