Having a romantic weekend with you and your loved one doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money on a trip away or a romantic retreat to a luxury destination. You can still create the perfect romantic experience at home for the weekend, with some little extra touches and a little more planning.
Here are 5 ways you can celebrate with some romance at home this weekend.
1) Take Care of Other Responsibilities
First things first: make sure that your schedule is completely free to dedicate to your weekend alone with your partner. You don’t want to have to be worrying about chores you need to do or errands you need to nip out for quickly. Be sure to take care of all your jobs and busy work before the weekend arrives, so that you can fully relax and not have to worry about any other responsibilities.
2) Make Sure You’re Not Disturbed
The one downside of taking a romantic weekend at home instead of taking a trip somewhere is that there’s always the risk of someone knocking on the door. Making sure you’re not disturbed is important for a private and relaxing weekend with just the two of you. You might want to consider letting people know that you’re planning a weekend alone so that they know not to disturb you. You might also want to switch off your phone or mute notifications.
3) Arm Yourself with Supplies
If you’re planning a romantic weekend in, then you need to stock up on all key items you need to indulge in, relax with and enjoy — especially food and drink items. So make sure you buy everything you need ahead of time, so you don’t need to worry about running out of anything or having to head to the store. Think about:
- All the main food you will need for the weekend (including any special meals you want to make)
- Enough beverages to last and enjoy
- Extra luxuries, like fine chocolate and treats
- Any other supplies you may want to make your weekend perfect
4) Plan Your Activities
Unless you simply love being spontaneous, of course, but if you want to make sure you have everything you need set up for what you’d like to do, thinking of some activities ahead of time can help you plan and set the scene. This might be:
- Time spent in the garden under the stars with snacks
- Listening to your favorite music
- Binge-watching your favorite show or film series together
- Playing games
- Indulging in pamper treatments together
- Do nothing and relax!
While a romantic weekend at home is perfect for your favorite activities, food, and drink, it’s also the ideal time to reconnect if you’ve lacked quality time spent alone together. Take the time to simply catch up, have a deep conversation or even try to learn something new about each other with interesting and thoughtful questions. Reconnect in any way you feel has been neglected and use the time to bond.