Staying at home on Valentine’s Day, away from the crowds and the gimmicks, can be the sincerest way to show the one you love just how much you care. The options are endless on how to make the holiday special without leaving the house. From a romantic gourmet dinner to an unforgettable breakfast, our how-to guide is just what you need to feel prepared.
#1. There’s nothing cliche about breakfast in bed.
Don’t underestimate the romance of a classic gesture like making your partner breakfast in bed. He or she will delight in the luxury of eating a delicious meal, prepared with love, first thing in the morning.
#2. Cocktails in bed? Yes, please.
When your partner first wakes up, bring in the paper or a magazine for her or him to read. If you decide to save your celebration to the weekend, why not also make Vanilla Bean Peach Bellinis? The bright, smooth cocktail has a subtle hint of rich vanilla bean, a natural aphrodisiac.
#3. What says romance and celebration better than champagne?
With Valentine’s Day in the middle of the week this year, surprise your honey with a bubbly cocktail when they get home from work. With our Brut-ally Smooth Champagne Cocktail, you will be toasting in style. With only three ingredients, the cocktail will ensure you start the celebration on a sparkling note.
#4. Time to dust off the candles.
For dinner, set the mood by dressing up and serving your meal by candlelight. Use the nice dinnerware. Bring out the crystal champagne glasses. Serve courses.
#5. If you have a fireplace, use it.
If you aren’t in the mood to get fancy, dress things down with a romantic picnic in front of the fireplace. A big cozy blanket, candles and some soft music can set the mood.
#6. Comfy is the name of the game.
If you’re planning a casual night in, hang around in your PJs and play board games. Snuggle up and watch a movie. Make the evening about the two of you and your love for each other.
#7. Tell your partner to fire up the romance… in the kitchen that is.
Do you have a partner who loves to cook? Don’t coop yourself up in the kitchen alone; ask them to join in the creation of the meal.
#8. Take dessert to a whole new level.
Don’t forget to end the evening on a sweet note! Step up your gourmet game with some Chocolate Almond Souffles with Amaretto Glaze. The intense dark chocolate and sweet almond flavors create a rich dessert that will score you major points.
#9. Dance the night away.
Cap off the night by turning the living room into a ballroom. Create a playlist
of your favorite love songs and dance the night away right in the comfort of your own home.
#10. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the whole family – your kids will love being included.
Having Valentine’s Day at home with the kids? Make it a family affair and get them in the kitchen! Bake up a batch of Vanilla Sugar Cookies, cut them into hearts and decorate them with pink and red frosting.
#11. Share the love this Valentine’s Day with your friends.
Valentine’s Day can also be the perfect excuse to catch up with old friends over dinner. Consider inviting people over for a double date evening of laughs, amazing food and great-tasting wine. With Vanilla Balsamic Lamb Chops, you can really wow the crowd and they’ll never know how simple it was to make.