How to Plan the Ultimate Romantic Dinner Date at Home
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How to Plan the Ultimate Romantic Dinner Date at Home

Give us the chance for an evening out and we’ll take it. But sometimes, a date in can be even more fun. It’s all the romance of a cozy, candlelit dinner, minus the stress of figuring out what to wear and how to pay for overpriced food. Valentine’s Day — the perfect excuse for a dinner date — is just around the corner. And what better way to celebrate than with an intimate night in? From desserts to decorations to cocktails, these fun, flirty DIYs are the perfect recipe for the ultimate romantic V-Day date night for you and your sweetie.

1. King of Hearts Valentine: It’s not Valentine’s Day without a DIY Valentine, right? Show your king (or queen) of hearts some love with these easy-peasy cards. (via Brit + Co)

2. Menu Napkin Holder: Showcase that fancy menu with a free printable design. Follow the link to snag yours. (via Say Yes)

3. Crab Cake Poppers: Ahh, this appetizer looks so good we could almost skip the main course. Almost. (via Foodie Crush)

4.  Pistachio-Encrusted Sea Scallops: Cover the basics with a meal that’s easily prepared and equally as impressive. Too busy (or lazy) to whip this up on your own? Just order in and dish up the takeout. We won’t tell. (via A Food for Thought)

5. Table Setting: Whether it’s a date for two or a bash for friends, this glam tablescape is the perfect setting. Copper wire bent into guests’ names make unique and fun placecards. (via Elizabeth Anne Designs)

6. Candles: It’s all about the romance. Light a few candles and you’ll be a winner no matter what. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

7. Grown-Up Fort: Okay, fine, this might be in *place* of those candles (hello, fire hazard ;) but how fun would an adult fort be for a cozy night in?! (via Brit + Co)

8. Quick Touchable Curls: If there’s one thing every girl should know, it’s how to pull off some quick curls. This tutorial offers all the tips you need to get that “Hey, gorgeous” from your Valentine. (via Brit + Co)

9. 3D Origami Heart Garland: It’s all about hearts, so set the scene with this simple-yet-sweet garland. (via How About Orange)

10. Metallic-Dipped Taper Candles: Everything looks better by candlelight, so go easy on the decor and just light a few of these bad boys to really set the mood. (via Oleander + Palm)

11. XO Marquee: Greet your sweetie with a hug and kiss… in bold flashing lights. Yes, you can definitely DIY this. (via Kristi Murphy)

12. Date Night Jenga: DIY this love-themed Jenga set for a night of sexy fun. (via Brit + Co)

13. DIY Bouquet: A beautiful bouquet is one of the best ways to make a statement. This easy DIY proves that you don’t have to be a professional florist to put together some flowers. (via Style Me Pretty)

14. Conversation Heart Confetti: Scatter this DIY confetti around your apartment for a flirty vibe, or gather some up to toss at just the right romantic moment. (via Brit + Co)

15. Frozen Berry Ice Cubes: It’s the little details that make the biggest impression. Transform your drinks with these frozen berry cubes. (via Sugar & Cloth)

16. Strawberry Cocktail: It is a holiday, so your regular drink selection just isn’t gonna cut it. Indulge with a recipe that’s perfect for a romantic night in. (via Style Me Pretty)

17. Gold Heart Swizzles: Sparkly little glitter sticks, we heart you. (via Style Within Reach)

18. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Layer Cake: The ultimate V-Day dessert, in all of its chocolatey glory. We love how this decadent cake incorporates chocolate-covered strawberries — how could you celebrate Valentine’s Day without them? (via Annie’s Eats)

19. Conversation Heart Cake: Or, if you want to keep the conversation heart theme going, bake up this adorable cake to keep things flirty all night long. (via Brit + Co)

 Are you going out or staying in this Valentine’s Day? Share your idea of the perfect V-Day date in the comments below!