Easy Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day at Home | Stacie Raye

Easy Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day at Home

On Valentine's Day, this sistah will be chillin' at the crib. Okay, I just dated myself. Seriously. I'll be avoiding all of the Valentine's Day hoopla.






Why? Well, we all know Facebook and Instagram only show the highlights of a person's life. And sometimes it's even staged. Heck, some folks are just fake. I don't want to get sucked into feeling bad about my day because my husband didn't buy me that diamond ring or sexy lingerie.

Don't get me wrong, if your guy is a hopeless romantic, go ahead and enjoy it, girlfriend. But, if your hubby is like mine, you'll be happy to get flowers and a kiss! That, and some chocolate. 

So this year, I decided to take some of the pressure off of my husband by deciding that I would prefer to celebrate Valentine's Day at home. Just a simple evening. I think you should too. Here's why.



Benefits to staying at Home on Valentine's Day


1. You don't need a babysitter. Just have older sibling watch the younger ones.


2. Short on cash? Eating at home saves you tons of money.


3. There's no ridiculous long lines and wait times to fight with. Eat dinner when you're ready. Not to mention traffic, parking, and funky winter weather.




Sounds enticing? Good! I have a few more tips on how to create the perfect Valentine's Day at home.




Easy Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day at Home


1. Fix you and your Boo's favorite meal. It can be as simple as spaghetti or as fancy as T-bone steak. Your mate will appreciate the effort either way.


2. Don't want to cook? Order your favorite take out and enjoy the night off.


3. Do you enjoy playing cards or have a favorite board game? Have a game night. Just you and Bae.


4. Netflix and chill. No seriously. I'm not talking about a booty call date here, but a literal night of watching romantic comedies (or whatever you like) on Netflix. If it leads to more, than great! ;)


5. Got kids? No worries. Have a family Valentine's Evening by buying a heart shaped pizza and treats everyone can enjoy. Just be sure to end the night with a little snuggle time with your spouse.


Netflix Movies to Watch with your Boo!


So this year, I'm taking it easy. I won't be oohing and ahhing over what so and so got for Valentine's Day or the beautiful quotes left on Facebook statuses.


Nah.


This year we're relaxing. In fact, I think I'm going to order dinner for two from Best Steak House. We'll exchange cards and candy. Oh, and maybe watch the Notebook.



How do you plan to spend your Valentine's Day?
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19 comments

  1. I hate crowds so I like to stay home too. I don't think I have ever went out on Valentine's Day,lol. I am a big homebody. This year is different because it falls on our normal date night. Thanks for sharing these great tips!

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    1. Well, looks like you get to go out after all, Tricia!

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  2. Probably for the first time I'll be home this Valentine's Day. Usually I go to a restaurant, or travel somewhere.

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    1. Yep, I go out too, but this year I'm taking it easy.

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  3. These are great tips! I love that they are practical and eliminate excuses.

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  4. I think celebrating at home is a great idea. I don't like crowds and long waits so this would be perfect for me.

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  5. Great suggestions you have there, I worked as a waitress one Valentine's Day and hated how packed it was plus they try to get you out the door as fast as possible. I'll be staying home. I'm not that big on Valentine's Day anyway. My fiancé makes a bigger deal out of it then I do. Lol!

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  6. This is a great post with awesome tips. Sometimes just kicking back and enjoying each other at home is so much better than being out at an over crowded restaurant.

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  7. Over the years we've spent it many different ways. Nothing as grand as the first one. It's another day to celebrate my loves and I always enjoy that.

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  8. I'm here for all of this! Chinese and chopsticks will be just fine for me, lol.

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  9. Those sounds like great tips. People tend to get caught up in the hype of V Day and then get disappointed when the day doesn't turn out as they hoped. It's hard to get disappointed when you plan the day yourself.

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  10. These are great tips. there have been many many days when we have had to have our valentine's celebration at home after my son went to sleep!

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  11. We don't celebrate Valentine's day, but these are all great ideas. I love the idea of having a family Valentine's Day in.

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  12. Awesome tips. This year (as with past years) I will be at home...chilling alone. But, I will have a nice a dinner and watch a movie or just relax.

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  13. Great ideas! I agree Valentine's day doesn't have to be an expensive expression of your love. You just have to show it!

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  14. We never celebrated Valentines day, so it will be business as usual. Going to work, coming home and chilling, and finding all the stuff on sale afterwards.

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  15. I think ordering food is fun! They have Uber Eats so you can even order from some of your favorite restaurants...white cloth fine dining for Vday sometimes is so cliche.

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  16. I don't have any plans. Just going to work and coming home. lol These are great ideas for couples.

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