How to have an amazing Valentine's Day at home

How to have an amazing Valentine's Day at home

Katrina Crowell

Like many milestones and holidays as of late, your Valentine's Day may look a little different this year.

With restaurants closed or at limited capacity, we may find ourselves having to look outside our usual go-to date night dinner for this year's Valentine plans. Though things may look different, celebrating Valentine's Day at home can still be filled with love and fun - whether you're celebrating with your boo, besties (over Zoom) or even riding solo. Here's some inspiration to get you started.

Breakfast in bed

Valentine's Day 2021 falls on a Sunday, making it the perfect opportunity to spoil your sweetheart with a breakfast-in-bed spread worthy of champions. If you can swing it, linger in bed with you boo and enjoy breakfast together. Make it memorable with an upscale menu, adding delicacies not typically enjoyed on your average weekday breakfast. Try savory Lobster Breakfast Casserole as your main dish, or go totally unexpected with Lobster Pancakes. Don't forget to have plenty of bubbly Mimosas on-hand to wash your luxe breakfast down in style.

Go on a (digital) adventure

From cooking classes, to painting lessons, mixology demonstrations and more...there are so many incredible experiences you can enjoy from the comfort of home. These days, creative folks across the spectrum of expertise (Cooking! Acting! Foreign Languages!) are offering classes and demonstrations digitally - so the fun and adventure doesn't have to stop just because we're at home. Why not surprise your Valentine with a romantic Maine Lobster Dinner for Two, accompanied by a lobster cooking lesson taught by an award-winning chef?

Bring five-star dining home

Is your favorite restaurant closed or at limited capacity this Valentine's Day? If your heart is set on a four or five course fine dining experience, there is some good news. You can have a top-rated restaurant worthy meal delivered to your home. Maine Lobster, Filet Mignon, Fresh Maine Oysters, Handcrafted Chocolate Truffles - you wouldn't believe the amazing dinners you can have shipped right to your doorstep.

Give your at-home Valentine's Day dinner at five-star feel by adding special touches - many of which you likely already have around the house: drape your table with a tablecloth (an old sheet will work in a pinch), break out the cloth napkins and your best china, bring in some fresh long stem roses, and of course, light plenty of candles. Set the mood with champagne and some romantic music to complete your upscale date night at home.

Host a Galentines (virtual) happy hour

Show your besties some love by hosting a virtual happy hour this Valentine's Day. At this point, most of us are familiar with the virtual meeting options available at our fingertips (Zoom, FaceTime, etc.) Put these tools to fun use by gathering your friends to celebrate over cocktails and indulgent food. Incorporate an easy activity to add to the excitement. Have everyone order a Maine Lobster Roll Kit, and create lobster rolls together to kickoff your event. Create a signature cocktail together, or have a virtual chocolate truffle tasting party. Get creative with your crew, and have fun trying something new (or indulging in old favorites).

We hope these ideas have inspired you to create an amazing at-home Valentine's Day.

Things may look different this year, but that doesn't mean the holiday of romance can't be special and fun. Let us know if you give any of these ideas a try. We love to hear your stories!