You don’t have to go out and spend a ton of money to have a romantic Valentine’s Day date night with your sweetie. We’ve got 6 great ideas to help you plan a truly special Valentine’s Day celebration at home.
Make It Movie Night
Do Valentine’s Day up Hollywood-style. Create your own personal theater decorated with festive garlands. Make sure you’ve got plenty of popcorn, beverages and – of course – chocolate. You’ll find all the sweet treats you need at DG. Once you’re all snuggled up under a cozy throw or two, just cue up your favorite rom-com and press play.
Sweet Meals All Day
You don’t have to wait until dinnertime to make something special. Start the day off on the right foot with breakfast in bed. Try this Better for You South of the Border French Toast recipe. For an easy romantic dinner, we love Better for You Slow Cooker Pork Chops. And you should never miss an opportunity to have chocolate, so whip up these easy and delicious Better for You Chocolate Truffles and watch them disappear.
Shop all the ingredients for Better for You Slow Cooker Pork Chops at your neighborhood DG.
Try a Tasting
For all of you sweet hearts that are 21 years and older, you can enjoy some wine from Dollar General. An at-home wine tasting is like a potluck but way better. Have everyone bring a favorite bottle of wine or go to DG together and pick out different types of wine to try. We have a great selection of flavorful and affordable wines. Be sure to try Dollar General’s exclusive wine, Brightlands. While you’re there, grab a few wine glasses and some paint markers Then, have everyone customize their glass with fun, festive designs. Try different wine and food pairings by building a charcuterie board with delicious cheeses, salami, crackers, olives, nuts and dried fruit. Be sure to enjoy your wine tasting responsibly. And if you don’t love wine, we have fun flavors of Martinelli's Sparkling Cider.
Make Space for Music
Shakespeare said that music is the food of love, so play on by creating an intimate at-home musical experience. Clear a big space in your living room or den, hook up your favorite Bluetooth speaker and voila! Instant dance floor. Slow dance with your sweetie to romantic faves. Or if you’re missing live music, create an at-home concert. Pick up a projector, some speakers and a couple of LED light strips to set the mood. Then find a video of your sweetheart’s favorite artist and enjoy the show from your homemade front row seats.
Dine Al Fresco
There’s just something romantic about a dining outside even when it’s in your own backyard. For a personal picnic, grab a cute blanket, some outdoor candle lights, pillows and some petals. We have string lights and solars to create a dreamy dining atmosphere. Then pack your picnic basket with everything you’ll need for a special dinner. Or create a lovey-dovey dessert with smores over the fire pit. Looking for more backyard ideas? Check out this article.