Sometimes we just can’t get away. Things don’t work out to go out with our loves and enjoy a romantic evening on Valentine’s Day. Those years come too frequently for parents, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of it at home too. Here’s how to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day at Home.

Valentine's Day at Home

Why We Celebrate.

We are celebrating at home this year, to be absolutely truthful, we’ve done it quite a bit in years past. Valentine’s Day used to be seen as something commercial and not really a day to be set aside for love. We also thought we were cool…

It eventually occurred to us that taking one specific day to enjoy the love around us with all the people around us is a great harmonious gift. With all the political clashes and the hate we witness all over the news, a day like St. Valentine’s Day can bring out the best in others.

As a couple, we know better than to assume we only have to be romantic two days a year… let’s count our anniversary too. We both realize life is too short to do the bare minimum, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate when everyone else celebrates too.

1. Do Everything You Normally Do… With a Smile.

Awww nuts. This wasn’t what you wanted to hear, was it? Let me explain. I believe the best care for myself is to keep from getting behind. If I enjoy Valentine’s Day without a thought of tomorrow, I will be in an ultra bad mood on February 15th. Stay the course, but know you’re going to get rewarded later for putting forth the effort.

Do your chores alongside your husband and flirt and compliment one another while you work. This is where my imagination helps me. I like to pretend we’re newly weds dreaming of what’s ahead of us. It takes me to a state of mind that’s much more forgiving of faults and selfish tendencies. I love like I don’t know any of the harsh words we’ve shared towards one another, nor the nasty disagreements that went way too far. On this day, and hopefully more throughout the year, those days do not exist!

2. Grab a Memorable Snack.

Some of you may have gone on great adventures together in the past, here’s where you can remember your favorites with your husband. Plan a small simple dish to prompt a discussion of fun past times. We will sometimes have some Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling with some cheese, meats, and specialty crackers to remind us of when we went to Seattle, OR.

We’ve been to Bar Harbor, ME, Boston, MA, New Orleans, LA, and countless other areas to enjoy great food. Even if you order something in.

For some, ordering Chinese may remind them of their late nights in college, or perhaps a very specific Bar you loved served a very specific appetizer you can’t match anywhere else. Whatever your snack may be (or do a whole dinner after the kids are asleep) let it be a reminder of some fond memories.

3. Play a Game.

My husband and I are High School Sweethearts so we had a few fun nights being kids together, playing Gin Rummy, Scrabble, Scategories, Checkers, and more. Bring out the games! The only game we played together that I do not suggest anyone play on Valentine’s Day is RISK!!! In fact, don’t ever play that with people you like. Haha! Our experience with that was horrific.

Something else we’ve done is have a Nerf gun war in the house. This is actually a really great game to do after you’ve had a silly argument. Lots of laughter acting like kids, and getting a little aggression out at the same time! My opinion is, the laughter that comes from this type of game or scenario comes deep from within. It can’t be superficial, it’s absolutely pure.

Maybe you’re a video games couple, or flippy cup/beer pong, maybe you wad up newspaper and have a free throw contest into the trash can. Just have fun and let those adult responsibilities leave your body for the last few hours of the night.

4. Snuggle, Spoon, and So On…

After you’ve enjoyed each other’s company, find a quiet place to hear each others’ heart beat. Snuggle into a movie, spoon on the couch, or go ahead and make your way back to the bedroom. Now’s the time to feel how much in love you really are with one another. Give yourself the “go ahead” to feel that oneness God asked of you in your marriage vows. Slow things down and be intimate.

5. Pray Together.

When it’s all said and done, tell God thank you for your husband. Go ahead and say your thank you prayer out loud. There is something very personal and loving about praying with your husband. It’s also rather intimidating. I think the first time I did it, I said, “Hey God, it’s me… I’m here… with this guy… lol. We can laugh about it now. Let’s just say my prayers are more eloquent in my head. So if you’re thinking “Absolutely NOT!” then just grab hands and pray at the same time quietly in your head.

6. Wake Up and Remember it All Again.

When you wake up the next day, remember to remember it all! When the kids start fussing, place a memory of your night together right in the front of your brain. You’re guaranteed to smile and maybe those little memories and smiles can get you through the days that are less than ideal.

When you wake up the next day, remember to remember it all! When the kids start fussing, place a memory of your night together right in the front of your brain. You’re guaranteed to smile and maybe those little memories and smiles can get you through the days that are less than ideal.

Want More Valentine’s Day Ideas?

Go check out some of my gal pals’ blogs! Give each one a click, a comment, a like, or just a view! Check them out!

Our Gabled Home is sharing how to make a sweet pressed flower card. (perfect for adults and kids)

This Corbett Life talks about Valentine’s Day on a budget!

Farmhouse Basic Collection has keepsake Valentine’s ornaments for you to make!

This Beautiful Farm Life will show you how to create a Romantic Stay-in Dinner Date for Two.

Little House Simple Living shares her heart shaped organic homemade dog treats for the furry family members! Check out her FREE gift tags to go with them.

Life With The Correas celebrates Valentine’s Day with Toddlers! Food, crafts, and loads of fun!

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4 replies on “6 Ways to Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day

  1. Very nice post, sweet ideas. I had to laugh at the newspaper in the trash can free throw. My husband is constantly trying to impress us with his shooting skills that way! Ha!

  2. My husband and I love games too. It really is about doing simple sweet things for one another all the time. Great post!

  3. It’s amazing how much a simple smile can impact the day of those around you! Love these simple tips!

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