As we navigate our way through the new normal, we’ll also naturally see changes in the way we’ll be celebrating some of our favorite holidays. With Valentine’s Day coming up, we’re sure you’re already thinking of socially distanced ways to still shower your partner with love and affection. To help you out, we round up eight Valentine’s Day date ideas below!
1. The #FourCourseMealChallenge
If you’re privy to the latest Tiktok trends, then you might have seen the recent viral videos called the #FourCourseMealChallenge. This is an entertaining yet safe date idea because you can stay in your car the whole time while getting food via drive-thru or simply ordering take out. Bonus points: You don’t have to argue on what to eat, because chances are you might get a turn to yourself!
2. An indoor picnic
Just because you’re discouraged to go outside, doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to do it inside. You can easily transform your living room space into a picnic area with your favorite snacks, a nice Netflix movie and some blankets and pillows. It’s comfy, cozy and intimate.
3. Painting at home
If you and your partner enjoy arts and crafts and are always looking for something to do, painting at home could be loads of fun. You can buy some canvases, grab some paint and crack open a bottle of wine while painting portraits of each other. You can keep them afterwards too as a sentimental souvenir.
4. Themed dinners at home
There are so many ways you can do a themed dinner at home: from Mexican night to Korean barbecue, the possibilities are endless! It’s a fun spin on the usual romantic dinner, and you can both dress up for it too.
5. Take a hike
Taking a socially distanced hike or walk with your significant other is a great way to bond, especially if you both don’t mind breaking a sweat. Additionally, it would be ideal if there was a picturesque view too. You know what they say: always take the scenic route! Places like Mt. Daraitan or Mt. Batulao are just a few of the options you can consider.
6. Book a staycation
Work at times can be overwhelming. It’s nice to take a break every now and then and just relax in a soft hotel bed. If relaxation is your top priority for Valentine’s Day, why not go on a quick staycation? There are many hotels and resorts open that provide really good safety protocols like Okada Manila, Shangri-La at the Fort and more. You can read more about what you need to know before booking a staycation here.
7. Take an online cooking class
This is the perfect time to unleash your inner Gordon Ramsay. You and your partner can watch free tutorials on Youtube and recreate a homemade fancy dinner from your favorite celebrity chefs. If you really want to step it up a notch, Enderun Colleges has also been offering online cooking courses.
As days in this pandemic often get repetitive at home, it’s nice to have a change in scenery every once in a while. If you and your significant other have ever been camping or if it’s on your bucket list, you can check out multiple campsites here.