Whether you’re hoping to save some cash, missed the deadline for a reservation, or just don’t want to brave the crowds on Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of sweet options for a night in with your Valentine! A date night spent in rather than out is a great way to have a romantic evening with a personalized touch.
We have put together 4 perfect date night in ideas that are ready to go for you and your sweetheart (or your best gal pals). From the full menu with recipes, to the playlists, to a movie to finish the evening, these guides are a great start no matter what style celebration you prefer! Take a cue from these ideas and celebrate the holiday an intimate and special evening anyone can appreciate.
Cook up a taste of Italy’s best carbohydrate, pasta, while celebrating your relationship. Watch Audrey Hepburn’s classic film, Roman Holiday, after your meal to transport yourself to Rome while enjoying a bowl of gelato with the homemade salted caramel sauce that you made yourself.
Meal: Pasta a la Carbonara with peas and prosciutto. Serve with a simple side salad and garlic bread
Dinner Music: The Perfect Italian Dinner on Spotify
Dessert: Store-bought gelato with homemade salted caramel sauce
Drink: Principessa Gavi di Gavi
Movie: Roman Holiday
Galentine’s Girls Night In
A night of perfectly decadent food topped off with a truly freakishly delicious dessert and an adorable RomCom sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your best girls this year. Get everyone together for a fun night of indulgence and sweetness!
Dinner Music: Girls Night Out on Spotify
Dessert: Freak Shakes
Drink: La Croix Cocktails
A New York State of Love
Throw things back to the 80’s classic, When Harry Met Sally, with this menu and evening inspired by the movie! Eat traditional Katz Deli style pastrami sandwiches and potato knishes and listen to the movie soundtrack. This relaxed date night is a fun way to celebrate this year.
Listen: 80’s Love Songs on Spotify
Dessert: Chocolate pecan slab pie (Pecan pie is a theme in the museum scene from the movie; this takes the classic to a new level for Valentine’s Day!)
Movie: When Harry Met Sally
Meet Moi at the Eifel Tower
A Francophile’s dream date would be dinner at a Parisian bistro, a stop at a street stall for dessert crepes, while strolling along the Seine. If a ticket to Paris for both of you is out of the question, transport yourself with the help of a perfectly French menu paired with a charming independent movie that takes place in the city of lights.
Listen: Pink Martini on Spotify
Drink: French 75
Dessert: Crepes with your choice of filling. We love dark chocolate chips, fresh whipped cream, ice cream, berries, or a generous spread of chocolate hazelnut spread.
Movie: Paris, Je T’aime
We hope these give you some great inspiration for fun and special date nights in for Valentine ’s Day or any old day. From us at the Ferzoco Group, have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
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