Valentine’s Day can end up being more stressful than fun for anyone planning something special for their “someone special”. However, It doesn’t have to be. You don’t need to fight the crowds at fancy restaurants. You don’t need to squeeze a mini-vacation into a busy work schedule. You don’t even need to leave your house. That’s right, with these hot tips you can turn your backyard into your very own romantic Valentine’s getaway…and something that becomes your Valentine’s tradition year after year.
1) Heat Up Your Love Life
What’s more romantic than a fireside evening? A fireside evening under the stars. Weather you have a natural wood or propane outdoor fireplace, this shall be the centerpiece of your evening. You can have a sophisticated fireside meal (cook at home or order out). Then, cuddle up under a blanket and roast marshmallows for dessert (they even have special pink ones for Valentine’s Day). You can share a bottle of wine or champagne and gaze at the stars. Patio World is a great place to find sleek and sexy fire elements to match any patio.
2) Get Comfy and Cozy
So you’ve got the stars and you’ve got the fire. Now it’s time to get the right place to cuddle. The world of patio furniture has greatly evolved since the days of uncomfortable plastic chairs and tables. From sectional couches to chaise lounges built for two, there’s no limit on comfort available for your outdoor space. They even make outdoor beds now. So, spruce up your patio furniture and you’ll be sure to spruce up your love life.
3) Big Romance Comes with Small Details
OK, so you have the furniture to snuggle up on and the fire element to keep things hot, but it’s the little details that will set this evening apart. The truth is, when it comes to romance, you can never have too many flowers or candles. But, the small details are so much more than that. Outdoor speakers playing the right music can really set the tone for the evening. Make your own romantic playlist, or even easier, find a Valentine’s playlist on a music sharing site. What’s his/her favorite drink? What’s his/her favorite food? What’s his/her favorite dessert? Have at least one of your date’s favorites on offer. Don’t know what to get your date? Well, why not stick with the theme of the evening? Get them a nice new cozy pair of slippers and a snuggly new throw blanket.
With these three easy steps, you can turn your Valentine stress into a romantic Valentine’s getaway. The best part is you won’t have to leave your backyard. And if all goes well, you’ll have a newly spruced up patio to runaway to whenever you’re looking for a little R+R (romance + relaxation)!