5 fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home
With a little imagination and a few supplies, you can create a perfect Valentine’s Day at home that will make you feel like you’ve been transported to some of the most romantic places in the world. Travel plans may be on hold for now, but we can help you capture the feeling of a romantic meal in your dream destination, all from the comfort of your own home.
Here’s a few ideas to help you decide how to safely celebrate the love you share with your partner, friend or family. Dress up or dress down for your special at-home occasion, but we have to admit that celebrating Valentine’s Day in pajamas sounds incredible to us.
1. Create a movie theater experience
Going to the theater for a classic “dinner and a movie” Valentine’s date isn’t exactly an option at this moment. But, creating your own personal movie theater in your living room has potential to be the perfect alternative for film fans. Think about it: being in charge of your own theater experience can ensure the perfect butter-to-popcorn ratio every time.
Looking for suggestions for what to watch? Travel to Singapore in Crazy Rich Asians, back in time to South Carolina in The Notebook or find yourself in the romance of New York City in The Broken Hearts Gallery. The possibilities for your romantic movie marathon are endless and all the better cozied up next to your valentine.
2. Travel anywhere in the world with a city themed dinner
Use some creativity and re-create a Valentine’s date night in any chosen part of the world. Transport yourself to the city of love with a Parisian meal (steak frites, anyone?), a bottle of wine and maybe even some French jazz music to set the mood. Top it off with a cheese board or macarons for dessert to complete the experience.
Florence, Buenos Aires and Kyoto are among other cities often ranked as the most romantic in the world that would make for the perfect faux getaway.
3. DIY wine tasting
At home, you have the opportunity to widen your tasting horizons with wine samplings from anywhere you desire. Do some research or take a little extra time in the grocery store while stocking up to find a variety of choices from top wine destinations around the world.
Try a rosé from France, a sauvignon blanc from Australia or a syrah from Chile. Swirl it around and smell the aroma, giving yourself the full wine connoisseur experience. Oh, and don’t forget the cheese and crackers (because we all know that’s the best part of a tasting anyway).
4. Take an online museum tour
Museum lovers, rejoice! One of the silver linings of the pandemic has been interactive online experiences becoming widely available for free, from escape rooms to theme parks to the most renowned museums in the world.
Take a romantic walk through the world’s largest art museum with a virtual tour of The Louvre's famed exhibits. In this user-friendly experience, you direct your own high-definition 360° tour around iconic pieces in long marble hallways. It’s truly the next best thing to booking a ticket to Paris and wandering the halls yourself.
This virtual exploration is available from many beloved museums around the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, the Vatican and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Bonus, when it’s time to travel again, you’ll impress your travel companion when you won’t even need a guidebook to navigate the exhibits.
5. TROVE’s Valentine’s Day box!
And of course, the perfect Valentine’s Day at home: our Valentine’s Day Box! Using your exclusively recorded cooking class with Florence-based Chef Patrizia Steccato and high-quality ingredients sent to your door, make a delicious dinner of heart-shaped truffle ravioli with your love. Sip on Italy’s signature spritz in your new cocktail glasses before settling down to pamper you and yours with a face mask and chocolate truffles.
So, kick back and let us bring the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner to you. We guarantee it’ll be the perfect way to celebrate your love and experience a little bit of Italy along the way. Buon San Valentino! (Happy Valentine’s Day!)