Just like that, Valentine’s Day has quickly entered the horizon—and now’s the perfect time to figure out what your own plans will look like on February 14. Although you might typically go out for the night, it can start to feel overwhelming and stressful when trying to create last-minute reservations and itineraries—so why not try staying in this year? Our team at Riverside Homebuilders creates stunning homes for our customers in DFW with functional, versatile floor plans that offer up a higher quality of living—ensuring that you have the perfect location for any at-home date night ideas that come to mind.
Read below to find a few at-home date night ideas that are sure to impress this Valentine’s Day.
What should be a day filled with happiness and love can quickly become stressful when trying to make reservations. The thought of calling seemingly every restaurant in town to try and find a place to spend the evening can already make you tired before you even pick up the phone. This year—say no to dinner reservations and get the best table in the house when you bring your own culinary skills to your Riverside kitchen.
Nowadays, there are dozens of different online cooking classes for you to explore—and this could make the perfect date night for you and your valentine this year. With recipes from all over the world, try your hand at a traditional Sicilian pasta dinner or end the evening with Parisian macarons made from scratch. Another great way to try out some new recipes is by taking advantage of the many meal kit companies like HelloFresh and EveryPlate that send fresh ingredients right to your doorstep.
Sometimes, dinner dates can become too overwhelming and overused, so perhaps the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day this year is to try out a new hobby with your loved one. With our floor plans offering plenty of space, you can set up your very own paint studio for the evening, or create a craft room for DIY projects that spruce up your living space. Whatever you end up choosing to do, your night is sure to be anything but boring.
No matter the occasion, game nights truly never go out of style—so break out your board games and settle in for the evening. For games that challenge your mind—chess, scrabble or crossword puzzles might be just what you need. Or, bring out your favorite childhood board games like Clue, Candyland or Sorry for a fun night in. If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at an escape room, you can also do that virtually and choose anything from a playground escape room to an art heist adventure.
Creating an at-home tasting night is a great way to start off any evening at home. Pick your favorite theme—whisky, wine, ice cream or chocolate—and set up some tasting stations in your kitchen. Get into the idea even more by taking notes on some of your favorites and pairing them with additional delicacies—or simply fill up a plate with one of everything, snuggle up on your couch and turn on your favorite show.
When in doubt—a movie night never disappoints, and it can end your night perfectly no matter what you have planned beforehand. With hundreds of top-rated movies and shows across all streaming services—get your fuzzy blankets ready, pop some popcorn, pick out your favorite movies and curl up on the couch in your spacious, cozy living area for the rest of the evening.
Regardless of how you’ll spend this Valentine’s Day, your Riverside home is the perfect date night destination year-round. If you’re ready to fall in love with a brand-new home that will undoubtedly fit your needs for years to come, take a look through our quick move-in homes in our communities throughout DFW—and give us a call at (817) 601-6230 or fill out our online form for more information.