Just like every other major holiday this past year, Valentine’s day will likely be celebrated a little differently this year. The key to having fun while staying safe this Valentine’s Day is to get creative and put in work. Going out for drinks and movies probably isn’t the safest way to go; the universe is requiring us to roll up our sleeves and plan out dates — like the good ole’ fashion days.  Although it might be more work, it will definitely make memories. If you are wanting to add some romance to this special day, here are 5 ways to celebrate Valentine’s day creatively and safely in 2021. 


Picnic at the park, but make it luxury 



The trick with picnics is all about the aesthetic. Commit to having the essentials like a picnic blanket and food, but also add flowers, cake, champagne, strawberries, and other goodies. Wear a dress and a button up as if it’s your first date. With the pandemic, it has gotten easier to reach for leggings and a shirt, but making the effort to dress up for each other will make Valentine’s day romantic.


Some Tik Tok trends to incorporate:

Minimal cakes https://www.pinterest.at/pin/418905202842621623/


Cutting cake with wine glass https://people.com/food/viral-hack-for-cutting-cake-with-a-wine-glass/ 


Live in Austin, Dallas, or Houston and clueless on how to put together a picnic like this? Try these Luxury picnic companies: 



Paint by Numbers – an easy way to make a masterpiece



Get crafty with your Valentine this special day with a Paint-By-Numbers kit. These come with paint pods, brushes, and a canvas. It’s an all-in-one package for some quality time with your S.O. The only rule is to follow the numbers on the canvas to the numbers on the paint pods. To top it all off, the painting almost guaranteed to look amazing once finished. 


Links to purchase: 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Painting-Numbers-Beginners-Painters-SEASON/dp/B07BRH7BB2/ref=sr_1_3?_encoding=UTF8&c=ts&dchild=1&keywords=Adults%27+Paint-By-Number+Kits&qid=1610487940&s=arts-crafts&sr=1-3&ts_id=7756212011


Michaels: https://www.michaels.com/search?q=paint%20by%20number


Hobby Lobby: https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Kids-Crafts-Activities/Art-Supplies/Coastal-View-Paint-By-Number-Kit/p/80959147


Cook together



Cooking together is a great way to spend time together AND eat–  a win-win. Light a candle, play some soft music and enjoy cooking up entrees and desserts. Little planning is needed as long as you have the ingredients and cooking materials. Make it cozy with PJ’s and a movie afterward. Don’t know what to cook? Check out these perfect romantic dinner ideas: 


Romantic Recipes for couples: https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/g2818/romantic-dinner-ideas/





How about drinks? Bartending isn’t for everyone, but make Valentine’s day the perfect excuse to create all your favorite drinks right at home. Don’t be afraid to challenge your S.O.! The mess, failed drinks, and laughs will make for the best memories. Check out these drinks to try and replicate with your S.O. this Valentine’s day.