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November 30, 2022

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5 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Parents at Home

Social-distancing aside, opting to stay in on February 14 has its perks, especially for parents.

Valentine’s Day 2021 may not include dinner reservations at a fancy restaurant, but look on the bright side: as long as you’re with the one you love, it doesn’t matter where you spend your special day. You can still have a great time at home. Here are a few ideas:

Book An At-home Massage
Get a couple’s massage in the comfort of your home with an in-home massage through With same-day scheduling (depending on availability) and time slots as late as 9 p.m., you can enjoy a relaxing spa experience after the kids hit the sack.

Cook A Fancy Meal
With a bit of advance planning, you can have a full meal delivered to your doorstep through Hello Fresh or Blue Apron. Work together to prepare a fancy meal using the fresh ingredients minus any trips to the grocery store … or just order Ubereats.

Plan A Valentine’s Scavenger Hunt
Hide sentimental mementos from your favorite love-filled family memories around the house, then write up clues on where to find them and what they remind you of. It’s a fun game for the kids to get in on too, if you want.

Try A New Wine
If you both enjoy a great bottle of wine, spend Valentine’s Day sipping on something new. Who knows? You may find your new favorite.

A Virtual Concert
Many performing artists are opting in for Valentine’s concerts. Check out Josh Groban ($32). There’s also the rock band Air Supply streaming “Love Letters” in a live concert on the day of love ($30.50). Plenty of other virtual Valentine’s Concerts are sure to pop up, too. Grab that nice, new wine and beam’em up.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.