VALENTINES DAY 101 IN LOCKDOWN
How are we coping? Valentines day is just around the corner and with no sign of things changing we will be stuck at home! This can be seen as a massive downer for some people however I think when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Here I suggest the best ways to spend your Valentines OR Galentines day indoors so all loved up or single ready to mingle ( when allowed) there's something for everyone.
Valentines Day Breakfast
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day so why not start the day the right way with a delicous brekky. Break the rules and indulge champagne, pastries or pancakes add some chocolate sauce and throw a few berries in for good measure and you already have 1 of your 5 a day! Who said indulgence couldnt be good for you huh?!
Romantic Bike Ride & Picnic
Get wrapped up warm and cosy then head for a bike ride or walk (if like me you can't ride a bike!) in the nicest park you know. Either pre prep your picnic before hand and make your sarnies and salads or splash the cash and get a fancy shmancy picnic hamper ( a list of some of the best picnic hampers below) It’s safe to say you guys will be Pic a nice spot remember the blanket and lay it all out and enjoy the fresh air and scenic views! Safe to say you'll b feeling like the main characters in your own story!
Come Dine with Me
After the a long bike ride or walk in the park all that excercise is bound to make you hungry. Why not cook together with a bottle of bubbly. Cook a 3 course meal choose who cooks what then rate each other out of 10. Add some entertainment perks into the mix to get that 10/10. Get dressed up and settle in for great night.
Unplug with a Spa Day
For all you single gals out there self care is just as important as caring for a loved one. Spa Days have always been popular over Valentine’s, but with Covid putting a stop to going away, why not bring the spa to you? Unplug and take some time for yourself. Create a little hamper with face masks, a bath bomb, chocolates, manicure set, and a few beauty treatments.
Either unplug completely and spend the day doing exactly what you want, when you want, how you want or share this idea with your flatmates or even make this into a virtual pamper day to celebrate Galentine’s Day (13th February) with your girlfriends - add a mimosa into the mix and you’re onto a girl’s night winner.
Netflix & Chill Movie Night
Coupled up or a single pringle this one is for everyone. Who doesn't love a cosy night in? Grab your favourite drink (bubbly for me) and your favourite snacks ( hand cook crips cheese & onion or if im feeling spicy thai sweet chillie sensations) choose a movie, add some fairy lights, or candles, cushions blankets or throws and snuggle down for the night with your loved ones and if you are on your own even better no need for shares-ies!
...Remember it is just another day. Whether you're alone or celebrating with your partner Valentine's Day is just another day to show the people around you that you love them and to show yourself some love. Either way you have one thing to look forward to when it's over: all of that discount Valentine's chocolate to buy!