Home Is Where the Heart Is on Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, why not spend a quiet night at home, just the two of you? It can be every bit as romantic as a fancy evening out. It’s all about the details.


The Perfect Playlist

First, set the scene with some background music. Forget the hard rock. Pick your playlist carefully, choosing a variety of love songs. Here are a few that you can’t go wrong with:

  • “All of Me” by John Legend
  • “Something” by The Beatles
  • “Kiss from a Rose” by Seal
  • “Never Let Me Go” by Florence + The Machine
  • “Your Song” by Elton John
  • “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  • “Just Give Me a Reason” by Pink with Nate Ruess
  • “Longer” by Dan Fogelberg
  • “Come Away with Me” by Norah Jones
  • “I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II Men
  • “Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce
  • “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack
  • “I Will Follow You into the Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie


The Dreamy Decor

Fresh-cut flowers, candlelight and crystal wine glasses are a given. If you have a fireplace, light a fire. Then take your decor to the next level by scattering rose petals on the table (and in the bedroom, while you’re at it). Make a collage filled with photos of you together, and place it where you can see it and recall fond memories.


The Mouth-Watering Menu

Your Valentine’s menu, too, can be seductive. Chocolate is a given. It’s a great excuse to splurge. If you’re meat eaters, go for filet mignon. Otherwise, serve lobster tail in butter sauce. Slice potatoes and prepare them au gratin to resemble roses. For dessert, Bananas Foster or any flambé is sure to impress.

Not a fan of these foods? No worries. Just create a menu that includes yours (and his/her) favorite foods. If you enjoy cooking together, then let the fun start in the kitchen. Otherwise, order takeout from your favorite restaurant.

All it takes to create the perfect evening is a little planning, and a lot of love.