Alternative Valentine's Celebration
Do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Galentine's Day? Or some other holiday to celebrate the ones you love right around February 14th?
To be honest, I never was much of a Valentine's Day fan. It's just too commercial for me. My husband, Eric, and I do not exchange anything for Valentine's Day. Then, full discloser, we go out on the 15th and buy discounted chocolate!
Any way, I wanted to share a fun date night idea that we enjoy any time of year and you can too! It all starts with two words; Blanket Fort.
Remember when you were little and you made a fort? Whether it was a blanket over the kitchen table or a bunch of chair backs holding up a bed sheet/etc. It was THE BEST THING EVER.
Guess what? It still is.
A few months ago, I knew Eric had a tough day at work and mine wasn't much better. I came home and and that feeling of "I just want to hide!" Well, we did.
I hung a few blankets off of hooks on the ceiling and set the couch cushions on the floor. We made pop-corn, watched movies and played video games.
You can totally amp up this idea by adding some wine and chocolate or Chinese take-out for you and your lover. Opt for a Rom-Com and DIY face masks for you and your gal pals. Making it a family night? Order pizza and pick up a Disney movie at Red Box. Single? Blanket fort for one please! Add a good book and some hot rose petal tea.
Want it to be more magical?
Hang Christmas lights inside the fort and turn off all the other lights in the house. Hang something sparkle-y, or even crystals, that will reflect the light all over the fort. Bonus points if you have a disco ball!
Happy Fort Making!
- Jenn Rose
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