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Valentines doesn't need to be fancy or expensive, it is about spending time with the ones that you love, making them feel seen, appreciated and special.

Here's our guide to creating a special 'Dinner & A Movie' Date Night at Home.

Dinner & A Movie

The perfect date night at home consists of 4 elements:

  1. Decor
  2. Dinner
  3. Dessert
  4. Movie

Decor

The key to creating a date night at home that doesn't look like the average week night dinner is the decor. You can go all out or keep it really sweet and simple. Float heart helium-filled balloons around the room or add a bunch to the dining table. Scatter mini air-filled heart balloons on the table, floor and couch. Add a bouquet of flowers, light a few candles and set the table. You can also scatter rose petals (real or fake) or write a menu for dinner. Write a card and place it on the table, and if you have organised a gift you can also add it to the table.

Dinner 

1. Cook it yourself: Take the ordinary to a whole new level and be sure to impress your special someone with a home cooked meal. Unsure what to cook or where to start? Italian is the language of love or just Google any Jamie Oliver recipe and you are onto a winner!

2. Home cooked - Just not by you. Made-from-scratch is nice but if you are short on time or cooking is not your specialty then you can create something amazing with supermarket pre-pared meal kits. The trick here is to try something new - not the same-old-same-old every day weekday dinner.

3. Order in and have it delivered - Uber Eats, Menulog, DeliverRoo - Take your pick.

Dessert

1. A chocolate mousse, tart or cheesecake would be perfect end to your dinner. Adding valentines cake sprinkles to any dessert or plate will make it look extra special without too much effort.

2. Create WOW factor with a dessert board

3. Put together a hamper of your favourite movie snacks

Valentines Date night Hamper

Movie

Be prepared with a sweet movie all ready to go - Here are our top picks for just the two of you or the whole family

Just You Two:

You've Got Mail  -  P.S. I Love You  -  The Notebook  -  Date Night  -  Ghost Town  -  50 First Dates  -  The Tourist  -  Killers  -  This Means War

Family Friendly:

Lady & the Tramp  -  Shrek  -  Princess Bride  -  Ever After  -  Princess Diaries  -  My Girl  -  Gnomeo & Juliet  -  Aladdin  -  Wall-E

January 02, 2021 by Lovely Occasions