Lockdown Valentine’s Day

Date night – remember those? Long gone are the days when we could differentiate a weeknight from a romantic one by reserving a table at one of our favourite romantic restaurants. If you’re lucky enough to be coupled up this Valentine’s Day, check out some of our favourite ways to spruce up date night while staying at home.

Home-made cocktail mixology 
Whether you prefer your drink shaken or stirred, cocktail making can be a fun way to mix things up. Try out some of our favourite cocktail recipes here or our Medatini served over ice.

‘Come Dine With Me’ style
Fed-up of ordering in? Date night doesn’t need to be your local Thai. Take matters in to your own hands and get cheffy preparing a gourmet meal together. Allocate courses and surprise each other with your skills….

Get dressed-up 
Leggings, joggers and cosy jumpers. For many this has been our staple lockdown wear but as the occasional calls for it — get dressed up! Pull out your new purchase, waiting for its summer 2021 debut, gel your hair or slather on the lipstick. Dressing up can not only make the occasion feel more special, it can boost your confidence too.

Love-themed baking  
Try your hand at baking this Valentine’s Day and better yet make it chocolatey. Chocolate has been shown to stimulate areas of the brain associated with pleasure, the same area that is stimulated when we are aroused.

Some of our favourite recipes include:

·      Hidden Heart Cake


·      Red Velvet Cookies 


·      Chocolate puddings 


 Take an online class 
Looking for something a little less “just the two of us” or something out of the box? Try an online class. With everything from cooking and cocktail making to life drawing and Valentine wreath making, we’ve listed a few of our favourites: 

·      Life drawing 


·      General Valentine’s Day events 


·      Valentine Wreath Making


·      Wine Tasting 


Board games can be sexy! 
Monopoly might not get you in the mood but that doesn’t mean a roll of the dice can’t be spicy. Turn the lights down low, get comfy and play some of these adult boardgames:

·      The Hygge Game

·      Monogamy

·      Nooki

·      Our Moments Couple Edition

Make a home spa
Nothing beats a lover’s massage! Invest in some massage oils, candles and source a spa playlist to set the scene. Need the skills? Do some YouTube watching to learn how to get into the right nooks and crannies.

Our favourite massage oil is Sweet Lullaby by Lola’s Apothecary – https://lolasapothecary.com/collections/sweet-lullaby/products/sweet-lullaby-soothing-body-massage-oil 

The after party  
Valentines deserves something a little more exciting. Instead of Netflix and chill, take this opportunity to switch things up! Invest in some candles, dim the lights, set up a sexy Spotify playlist, buy some new lingerie or invest in some adult toys.