Did you drag your feet too long on making dinner reservations for your significant other and the only dinner reservations left are 4pm or 11pm? Well, have no fear...all is not lost. Just plan to have Valentine's Day at home. Here are some tips to make your night special.
Set the Mood. Tidy up the dining room. Lower the lights. Light some nice smelling candles. Pull out your good china/crystal. Set a beautiful table. Put on some nice music.
Present yourself. Freshen up with all your fancy products. Take the time to do your hair. Wear something different (a classy dress, lingerie, etc.).
Let your date have time to freshen up when he/she gets home from work. This puts both in a place to feel clean and refreshed.
Prepare a menu. Mention in the small print that this "restaurant" has a No Interruption Policy (that means no phones, cell phones, etc.). You can also put other caveats in there, such as "no talk about the kids/money/work". Don't forget to allude to the "dessert" or "after dinner aperitif".
The meal itself is not important. You could make a salad and a frozen pizza and it will be wonderful presented in the above fashion. Don't spend a lot of time worrying or preparing the meal, it may ruin your goal of a RELAXED, STRESS-FREE Valentine's Day.
Be sure to do something romantic after dinner like a evening walk around the block, watching a romantic movie, or looking through wedding pictures.
You will be surprised how wonderful an "at home" Valentine's Day can be. Enjoy!