Staying in on Valentine’s Day? Tips for Making It Extra Special

Valentine’s Day is practically here. While some choose to celebrate by going out for a night on the town, others may prefer to have a night in. There’s something comforting about being in a familiar place and spending time with the one you love the most. Staying at home can be special too, especially if you take steps to make it that way.

Cook Something Together

There’s something about cooking a meal together that makes a meal special. This Valentine’s Day, try cooking your dinner together in your outdoor kitchen. It’s a great way to shake things up while enjoying some bonding time. Start by planning your menu together so you’re on the same page with what you’re cooking. Create a plan for who will do what so you don’t trip over each other. From there, just enjoy the chance to create something together.

Create the Mood with Your Lighting

Lighting can make or break any romantic setting. Use outdoor lighting to create a romantic mood. If you have multiple outdoor lights already, play around with them a bit during the evenings leading up to Valentine’s Day. That will help you determine which lights to use and what, if any, minor adjustments need to be made. With the right lighting, you can create the most romantic atmosphere while you enjoy the meal you cooked together in your outdoor kitchen.

Cozy Up Outside

Sonoma County can get a bit nippy at night, but that’s what makes it so fun to get cozy in your backyard with your special someone. Whether you relax together by soaking in your hot tub, snuggle under a throw on your favorite patio furniture while you bask in the warmth of your gas fire pit system, or cuddle together on a blanket while you stargaze, there are a ton of great ways to get cozy together and enjoy a romantic night in your backyard. The cool night air will encourage you to get close and enjoy each other’s presence, creating the perfect end to your Valentine’s Day celebration. Just remember to have blankets and throws nearby in case you need them.

You don’t have to leave your home to make Valentine’s Day fun or memorable. With the right planning and preparations, you can make it a night to remember in all the right ways from the comfort and convenience of your home and backyard. You may decide you prefer that over going out.

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