Valentine’s Day 2023 is Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Because Valentine’s Day doesn’t fall next to a weekend, many people will prefer staying at home to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Of course, there are those people who don’t go out for Valentine’s Day no matter what day it falls on. If you fall into one of these groups, there are many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home in 2023. That doesn’t have to be such a bad thing…think of the dollars you’ll save lol! Seriously, Valentine’s Day at home can be a lot of fun. Below are Valentine’s Day ideas to celebrate the day at home in 2023:
Watch Family Videos
You know those DVDs/videos of family vacations and other special occasions you’ve got stashed away in the basement? Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to haul them out and watch them together with your family. The DVDs and videos will spark all kinds of memories that you can relive on this special night.
Make a Delicious Homemade Meal
This is the night to splurge a little and make a fancier meal than usual. For instance, you could try Seafood Paella, Salmon Fillets with Cauliflower Rice and Spinach, or these mouthwatering Sesame Ginger Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. You and your partner can prepare the meal together or you could agree to make the main meal and your partner could be responsible for preparing dessert such as one of these delicious Valentine’s Day cookies!
Put Together a Puzzle
If you have kids, make Valentine’s Day a fun family night by choosing a 500-piece puzzle that you can work on together. Many people became hooked on doing puzzles during the pandemic and their popularity continues! Prepare a special dinner first such as Fried Shrimp Cauliflower Rice and then gather the family in the dining room to work on your puzzle.
A creative way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is by having your own Paint Night. You’ll not only have a lot of fun, but you’ll end up with a painting that you can hang in one of your rooms. You can get paint supplies at your local dollar store or Michael’s craft store and then watch one of the painting instruction videos on YouTube. Here are a few of my favourite YouTube painting instructors.
Perhaps it’s just you and your girlfriends celebrating Valentine’s Day at home? Why turn Valentine’s Day into a spa night? You can apply facials, and have DIY pedicures and manicures so that you’ll feel pampered by the time the night is through. Prepare some appetizers such as Air Fryer Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower and fruity cocktails to enjoy while getting beautiful.
Start your work day early so that you can finish early and go for a skate with your family. Skating is not only fun and a wonderful way to bond; it’s great exercise and you’ll be able to burn off the calories that you have consumed from Valentine’s Day chocolate! Most City of Toronto outdoor skating rinks are free to the public and there are several indoor skating rinks that cost a nominal fee.
Play a Board Game
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by playing a rip-roaring board game! Choose your family’s favourite board game or one of the new board games such as Pandemic, Villainous or Betrayal at House on the Hill. Of course, you can always pull out the old-school games such as Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit or Scrabble for logophiles.
Learn a New Skill Together with MasterClass
MasterClass is a collection of online instruction given by leaders in their field. I received a subscription to MasterClass for Christmas and I have watched Malcolm Gladwell discuss writing and am now watching Margaret Atwood’s writing classes. Watch these classes together and learn something new! Other classes include:
- Annie Leibowitz, Photography
- Steve Martin, Comedy
- Serena Williams, Tennis
- Gordon Ramsay, Restaurant Recipes at Home
- Bobbi Brown, Makeup and Beauty
- Diane von Furstenberg, Building a Fashion Brand
- Aaron Sorkin, Screenwriting
- RuPaul, Self Expression and Authenticity
- Christina Aguilera, Singing
- Chris Hadfield, Space Exploration
Tackle Your Honey-Do List
This might not sound romantic to you, but if you’ve been procrastinating about doing some repairs around the house, Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to tackle them. These chores could be hanging pictures or mirrors, cleaning out closets, sorting through old clothes or repairing cupboard doors. Your significant other will be thrilled that you finally got around to completing your Honey-Do List.
I hope you enjoy these Valentine’s Day stay at home ideas. Do you have anything to add to my list? Please let me know in the comment section.