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How to Plan a Romantic Valentine’s Day at Home

Valentine-inspired staycation ideas created with the busy Jane in mind—from breakfast-in-bed alternatives to love-note tea bags.

Don’t get me wrong, the SJF team adores traveling (did our site give it away?), but we also love nothing more than a cozying up for a relaxing evening at home. This Valentine’s Day, spare yourself the overpriced and overcrowded dinner or spendy night in a hotel, and save your pennies for a fabulous getaway when Cabin Fever inevitably strikes in March. Instead, create your own Love Shack (family-friendly with a little naughty mixed in) with these Valentine-inspired staycation ideas:

Kick off the weekend with a love-themed movie night. Whip up a few yummy appetizers to snack on throughout the night, like this delicious Creamy Hot Stove-Top Crab Dip for the Oven-Less from darling couple Todd and Diane over at White On Rice. Feeding a motley crew? Check out Disney Family Food for family-friendly appetizer ideas. And don’t forget to pick up SJF’s favorite romantic comedy, the Lady and the Tramp.

There’s something magical about breakfast in bed. Make one of these Martha inspired brunches, including Heart-Pancakes or French Toast Kabobs (great if the kids are helping and something even a toddler can master), throw a sheet or picnic blanket over the bed and chow down.

For an afternoon perk, cozy up with warm blankets while you waste the afternoon away playing cards or board games. Keep tops and toes warm with a delicious pot of tea accompanied by love note tea bags (takes five minutes) or hot chocolate with heart-shaped marshmallows—yum!

For the moms out there (sorry, baby is always on brain), check out SJF partner blog LobotoME for family fun ideas, along with Cool Mom Picks for the coolest Valentine’s Day presents ever. Like this American Sign Language “I Love You” Teether—too cute!

Originally published on SeeJaneFly

 


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