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5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day During COVID-19

By Megan Price

We were all hopeful that things would be back to normal by Valentine’s Day this year, but unfortunately many communities are still under restrictions due to the pandemic. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a sweet date with the one you love! We have some ideas to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day during COVID-19.

1. Prepare a cooking class for two

Getting in the kitchen together can be a great activity for you and your significant other! Learning something new helps you bond as a couple. This Valentine’s Day, book a personal chef to lead you through creating a culinary masterpiece together. If you prefer to work virtually with your chef, they can do that, too!

Book a personal chef on GigSalad

Book a personal chef on GigSalad!

πŸ’• Gift idea: Get cooking with coordinating couples’ aprons!

Buy matching aprons for your Valentine

Order your coordinating aprons from RichDesignCo on Etsy!

2. Shake up your movie night

This past year has definitely had its fair share of indoor activities, but romantic movies are always a hit for quality time together! If weather permits where you live, take things outside with an inflatable movie screen. Every good movie night needs tasty popcorn! Butter has its place, but Valentine’s Day calls for this Strawberry White Chocolate popcorn from DIY Vibes.

Recipe for Strawberry White Chocolate popcorn

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πŸ’• Gift idea: Plan future movie nights with a personalized popcorn bowl!

Personalized Valentine's date night bowl

Order your personalized enamel popcorn bowl from OMOSenamelware on Etsy!

3. Set up a socially-distant serenade

Since the beginning of time, couples have been using music to express their feelings! Surprise your sweetie with a singing telegram or barbershop quartet performance. You could also book a singing guitarist or saxophone player to play an intimate backyard concert. Live music is something we’ve all missed this year, so make this Valentine’s Day even more special for your fellow music lover!

Book a musician on GigSalad

Book singing guitarist Ryan Hutchens on GigSalad!

πŸ’• Gift idea: Send your sweetheart 3 new records every month with a subscription to VNYL!

Get a vinyl subscription for your love

Order your gift subscription from VNYL!

4. Get creative with cocktails

The couple that sips together, stays together! Pass on the boring ol’ bottle of wine this Valentine’s Day and book a bartender instead. They can work with you to come up with a few spirited drinks based on your personalities. Want to add some classic Cocktail moves? A flair bartender can entertain you with flipping cups, champagne waterfalls and more! They may even be willing to teach you a move or two. Most bartenders are happy to teach via a virtual class, too!

Book a bartender on GigSalad

Book bartender JenMakesDrinks on GigSalad!

πŸ’• Gift idea: Present your Valentine with a personalized cocktail glass!

Personalized glasses for your Valentine

Order your personalized cocktail glass from EverythingEtchedAZ on Etsy!

5. Spice up the night

If you’re an adventurous couple who appreciates something a bit more mature for Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered! Book some sophisticated burlesque entertainment or beautiful belly dancer. If you want a little extra sass, hire a drag queen to keep you in stitches! Not only do these performers put on an amazing show, but sometimes they’ll involve the audience and teach a few signature dance moves. And if you’d rather keep things virtual, this is another great option for your stay-at-home holiday!

Book a dancer on GigSalad

Book burlesque dancer Ruby Champagne on GigSalad!

πŸ’• Gift idea: Get flirty with your flame and order some matching undies!

Matching underwear for you and your Valentine

Order matching undies from MeUndies!

Celebrating Valentine’s Day during COVID-19 doesn’t have to be a downer! And hey, all you really need is love, right? Get creative this year and spend some quality time with your special someone. πŸ’—

Ready to book something amazing for Valentine’s Day? Find the best at GigSalad.

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