We’d have loved to be welcoming couples for a lovely romantic break in Manchester for Valentines. But, sadly, lockdown won’t permit that! So we’ve gathered some ideas for you to make the most of a lockdown Valentine’s at home.
Hot Tub and Bubbly!
It might be the middle of winter. But the temperature isn’t a problem from the inside of a hot tub. Lots of party hot tub hire companies have turned their hands to domestic hire in light of lockdown so you can get a hot tub brought right to your garden. Couple it with a bottle of bubbly and a bit of imagination and you might just be able to convince yourself that you’re on a romantic escape!
Cocktail Night - in STYLE!
During the lockdown, many of Manchester’s finest cocktail bars have taken to offering a home delivery service.
Amongst some of the favourites are Albert’s Schloss and Turtle Bay. But do also check out The Drinks Drop, which is collating cocktails from a whole host of bars in the city for delivery to your home.
If you’re not in Manchester, take a look at the offerings of some of your local bars!
An Indulgent Home Cooked Meal with Wood at Home
Manchester’s Wood Restaurant is much loved for its upmarket, incredibly well presented and impeccable tasting meals. And while lockdown is forcing the restaurant doors closed, Chef Simon Wood has (all the way since lockdown 1.0) been creating cook at home menus in the form of Wood at Home.
The food is sublime. You’ll get everything you need to cook it up at home and the added bonus of feeling like a Masterchef when you’re finished! Perfectly Instagram worthy romantic meals in your own house.
For Valentine’s, Wood at Home is running a luxurious six course tasting menu (£200) to cook at home. Go all out and have the best meal you might have all year.
A Movie Night Like No Other
What better opportunity for a romantic movie night than Valentine's Day during lockdown? To make it extra special, why not get your very own chocolate fountain and cinema-style popcorn maker from Argos? All you’ll need is a big blanket, some goodies to enjoy with your melted chocolate and popcorn and a selection of your favourite films.
This chocolate fountain comes in at just £29.99, with the American style popcorn maker priced at £64.99. Plus they’re yours to keep!
Who says adults can’t have sleepovers? It may be a little too cold for camping in the garden, but with this stunning 8ft lace teepee from Etsy, you can enjoy a romantic slumber in the warmth of your home! Priced at £197, this lace teepee is perfect for both indoors and outdoors, and folds up perfectly for when it’s not being used.
Add some fairy lights, blankets and your favourite snacks and you’ll really feel like you’re on an adventure!
Afternoon Tea with a Romantic Twist
If you and your partner have been missing afternoon teas since the start of lockdown, Slattery Patisserie and Chocolatier may have the perfect Valentine’s date night idea for you. Simply place your order the day before to get your hands on their scrumptious Valentines Afternoon Tea for 2, containing a bottle of their very own Slattery prosecco, a selection of savory treats, heart shaped scones with clotted cream & jam and an exquisite selection of their finest chocolate goodies.
If you’re not a lover of afternoon tea, why not opt for a taste of chocolate heaven to share with your other half? Hotel Chocolat’s Way to Your Heart chocolate hamper contains everything you need to satisfy your cocoa cravings, plus there’s two of every flavour meaning they’ll be no lover’s tiffs over your favourite picks!
Couples Games Night to Remember
Working from home, running around after the kids and dealing with the strains of lockdown will soon be a distant memory once you get stuck into this fun-filled games night for 2!
We hope these lockdown Valentine's date night ideas have given you some inspiration for a romantic night-in this February 14th. Whatever you choose to do this Valentine's Day, we hope you have the best time!