With Valentine’s Day just around the corner lovers of all ages are going to need to get imaginative if they want to celebrate the 14th in style.
To help keep the love going, the team at Proworks have put together some romantic ideas you can try out without breaking the lockdown rules, whether you live together or find yourselves in separate bubbles and expressing your feelings for each other remotely.
Can’t Meet Up? Have an Outside Date
Meeting up can be a little dicey when it comes to the rules but there is one that allows you to do just that. If you are exercising and alone you can meet with one other person from another household as long as you maintain social distancing.
Exercise doesn’t have to mean running together or doing press-ups on the roadside. A leisurely walk in a nearby park is a romantic way to spend some time with the one you love and it’s classed as exercise.
Virtual Valentine’s Day
Unfortunately, many couples are going to be separated on Valentine’s Day but that doesn’t mean they can’t use a little ingenuity to celebrate the day. Zoom, Skype, Discord, etc are all great for staying in contact and having some together time during the pandemic.
Many of the following Valentine activities can be done online as well as in person. Our top tip is to be as imaginative and outrageous as you can, without breaking the rules.
Re-enact Famous Movie Scenes
Fancy a bit of acting? This is a fun way to spend a couple of hours and get creative at the same time. You’ll find a lot of scripts for big movies online nowadays and all you need is to download them and perform together.
Write Poetry for Each Other
Okay, this can end up being pretty cringe-worthy but who’s going to know? Writing poetry for your partner is a time-honoured way to express undying love and it’s also a brilliant way to exercise those grey cells that have taken a battering during the lockdown.
If poetry isn’t your thing, how about sending a traditional love letter through the post so that it arrives on Valentine’s Day?
Put on a Variety Show
If you want to be even more creative, you can hold a variety show. Whether your forte is singing or telling a few jokes, juggling carrots or performing a drag act; build a stage and let yourself go. This is a great idea if you are planning a couple’s get-together online or have kids – the more the merrier!
Decorate Your Home
There’s no excuse for not dressing up your home a little. While bricks and mortars stores are not allowed to sell non-essential items at the moment, you can still get everything online and delivered to your door. Order those roses, get some funky balloons or even make your own decorations to spice up your home. This is a brilliant way to support small businesses that have been struggling during the lockdown.
There’s nothing more romantic than spending time in the kitchen together. Cooking can be sensual and ethereal. Pick out the menu beforehand and give yourself a restaurant experience. Can you do this remotely? Yes, of course, you can. If you’ve never made bread together, you haven’t lived. Think Ghost but with dough instead of clay.
Try a Cocktail Evening
Cocktails and Valentine’s Day have always been good bedfellows. Buy yourself a cocktail book, get the basic kit from stores online and you’re ready to go, even if you’re separated. A romantic cocktail evening doesn’t have to boozy and end up with you falling off the sofa either.
Have a Theme Night
Whether you’re a goth, love Star Wars, are a fan of the Cats musical or like something a little more risqué, creating a theme night for Valentine’s Day is pretty much all the fun you are going to need. This is another activity that you can do if you have kids in tow. Dress up, decorate and go the whole hog.
Create a Home Spa
Spas and Valentine’s Day also go hand in hand. There are some great home spa kits available online nowadays and all you need is a comfortable location to have some special me-time. While it’s not easy to do remotely, sending your loved one some spa orientated treats is a great way to say ‘I love you’.
Learn to Give a Massage
This does need you to be together, unfortunately, but a massage is a great way to get personal. It’s relaxing, sensual and intimate. Never given a massage before? There are plenty of ideas and guides on YouTube.
Watch an Online Valentine’s Extravaganza
A lot of businesses are using their imagination and creating some amazing online entertainment for Valentine’s Day. Not only does this give you and your loved one something new and exciting to do, you’ll also be supporting a variety of wonderful people in entertainment and hospitality who have been some of the hardest hit during the pandemic.
Enter the Proworks Valentine’s Day Contest
To celebrate Valentine’s Day and make it a memorable occasion for lovers everywhere, the team at Proworks have decided to run a competition. If you’d like to win a £50 Netflix and a £50 Just Eat gift card along with two Proworks water bottles, here’s how you enter: