100 Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas 2022

100 Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas 2022

Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it is time to share some romantic Valentine’s Day ideas! If you want to show your sweetie how much you love them, but you’re not quite sure how, you’ve definitely come to the right place.

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Romantic couple celebrating Valentine’s Day together

We’ve rounded up one hundred of the best things to do on Valentine’s Day so you can spoil your sweetheart in style. Whether you’re looking for at-home Valentine’s Day ideas or Valentine’s Day date ideas, we’ve got you covered! We’ve even included some family friendly activities and some romantic Valentine’s Day ideas for when you’re on a budget. Does that sound great or what? Let’s take a look!

Table of Contents
  1. Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples
  2. Our Favorite Romantic Valentine’s Ideas
  3. Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas on a Budget
  4. Last-Minute Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas
  5. At-Home Valentine’s Day Ideas
  6. Things to Do on Valentine’s Day with the Family
  7. Sexy Valentine’s Day Bedroom Ideas

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Our Favorite Romantic Valentine’s Ideas

It can be hard to find romantic Valentine’s Day ideas that are unique and easy to do, right? That’s exactly why we wanted share the following AMAZING ideas! We promise these things to on Valentine’s Day will have your sweetheart feeling oh so special. 

1. Plan the ultimate Valentine’s date – Are you looking for a set of the ULTIMATE Valentine’s Day date ideas? Well, these are definitely IT! This romantic date night includes free printables, Valentine’s candy grams, meal ideas, and romantic activity ideas – all in one post!

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Romantic Valentine’s Day ideas to use in the bedroom.

2. Let fate decide your evening – Let the cards determine your romantic Valentine’s date! No one, not even YOU, will know for sure what you’ll be doing. This fun and romantic date consist of dinner, an activity, dessert, and adorable FREE printables!

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A man opening an envelope filled with romantic Valentine’s Day ideas.

3. Give 12 days of Valentines – Shower your spouse with love by giving him or her one special card (including coupons, date activities, etc.) each day! This is a great Valentine’s Day idea for couples!

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Someone holding a bag filled with romantic Valentine’s Day ideas.

4. Take a stroll down memory lane – Take a romantic stroll down memory lane with this adorable idea! You might even bring a lantern and some hot cocoa to keep things cozy.

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Romantic Valentine’s Day ideas that will help you stroll down memory lane.

5. Create a spa-like experience – Everyone loves to be pampered, so why not spend your Valentine’s night with a special romantic Spa date?!

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A basket filled with romantic Valentine’s Day ideas that are spa-themed.

6. Plan a romantic backyard dinner date – This is the PERFECT romantic date idea to help you create your very own romantic backyard dinner.

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Romantic Valentine’s Day ideas to help you plan an outdoor dinner.

7. Take a romantic getaway – For a special evening, book a romantic hotel room. Don’t forget to bring along our adorable Romantic Getaway Checklist!

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A planner page to help you plan romantic Valentine’s Day ideas.

8. Go on a carriage ride – Create this romantic idea by doing an online search to find carriage rides near you! Be sure to bring a blanket for cuddling and hot cocoa for sipping.

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A romantic Valentine’s Day idea that involves a carriage ride.

9. Set up a romantic scavenger hunt – This is the PERFECT romantic Valentine’s Day idea for couples! Filled with roses and surprises, your sweetheart is sure to LOVE this romantic scavenger hunt date night.

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A romantic Valentine’s Day idea that husbands can do for their wives.

10. Have a romantic indoor picnic – If the weather doesn’t permit you to be outside, check out this oh-so-cozy indoor picnic! You can set the mood by bringing the outdoors in with beautiful rustic decorations and yummy finger foods.

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Romantic Valentine’s Day ideas for an indoor picnic.

11. Put together a 5 senses gift basket – Grab some items for your sweetie that will show them how much your love them – with all of your senses!

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Romantic and sexy Valentine’s Day ideas inside of a wooden crate.

12. Have a dinner around the world date – Bring the luxury of traveling straight to your own kitchen with this Around the World Date!

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International-themed romantic Valentine’s Day ideas.

13. Recreate your first date – Make this Valentine’s Day extra special by taking a stroll down memory lane. We have even put together a helpful “how-to” post JUST FOR YOU to make your night especially romantic!

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Recreate your first date with these romantic Valentine’s Day ideas.

14. Play some sports together – Looking to sweep your man off his feet? Why not surprise him with one of our amazing sporty date night ideas! So let the romance ignite as you engage in a little friendly competition.

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Sports-themed romantic Valentine’s Day ideas.

15. Have a Great Expectations themed date – This Victorian-themed date night is sure to spark some romance. This over-the-top date includes everything you need to create a memorable evening.

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Great Expectations themed romantic Valentine’s Day ideas.

16. Show your sweetheart how timeless your love is – Show your sweetheart that your love is timeless with this romantic idea. Reminisce about your favorite memories with your loved one by creating a special slideshow, DIY gift, dinner, and activities! Get ready for sparks to fly because your spouse is sure to LOVE this romantic date.

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Romantic Valentine’s Day ideas that are timeless.

17. Have a romantic date on the roof – If your house allows, set up a romantic evening on your roof and enjoy an unforgettable dinner under the stars with your sweetheart. This is perfect if you are looking for romantic things to do on Valentine’s Day!

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Romantic Valentine’s Day ideas to do on the roof of your house.

18. Plan a Shakespearean themed date night – Express your undying love for each other with this romantic Romeo and Juliet themed date. We have included everything you need to put on the perfect Shakespearean love date for Valentine’s night!

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Shakespearean-themed romantic Valentine’s Day ideas.

Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas on a Budget

Despite what the jewelry industry advertises, it is possible to find romantic Valentine’s Day ideas that are also affordable. Ultimately, knowing your spouse is the key to creating a memorable, and inexpensive Valentine’s Day. So check out these inexpensive at-home Valentine’s Day ideas (and some out of the house!).

19. Assemble an inexpensive cuddle kit – This adorable date night basket includes everything you will need for some lovin’. Plan a romantic Valentine’s evening of cuddling with your sweetheart with this inexpensive date night idea!

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Romantic Valentine’s Day ideas and gift tags.

20. Send your spouse on a secret “love” mission – Every man has dreamed of being James Bond at some time in his life. Now YOU can make that dream come true!

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A top-secret scavenger hunt filled with romantic Valentine’s Day ideas.

21. Taste test ice cream together – Pick up a few small containers of ice-cream for a special Valentine’s taste-test. Don’t forget the whipped cream (wink wink)!

22. Take a romantic stroll around sunset – Select a beautiful park to walk around hand-in-hand with your sweetheart. Make sure to bring some warm hot cocoa and a blanket to keep you warm as you watch the gorgeous sunset together.

23. Discuss fun Valentine conversation topics – If you are trying to save a few dollars, make your own dinner rather than going to a restaurant! Then make your dinner special with these adorable Valentine’s dinner table topics from Lemon Thistle!

24. Plan a romantic breakfast in bed – Dinner can be expensive, so if you are looking for a way to create a romantic meal, why not whip up an over-the-top Valentine’s breakfast date? Your sweetheart will be swept off their feet!

25. Prepare a love-filled lunch – If you are looking for an inexpensive, but romantic date idea, try packing up an adorable “love lunch” and surprising your sweetie. We have included gorgeous printables for you to make your lunch date extra special including Valentine’s cards, coupons, and tags!

26. Assemble a Valentine’s date night in a box – Use our creative Valentine’s Date Night in a Box for an inexpensive yet memorable night! Just grab your Date Night Box and enjoy a fun evening together!

27. Have a romantic DIY paint & sip night – Find your inner Picasso by planning a romantic DIY painting Valentine’s date! Scrounge up an old canvas and take turns creating your own masterpiece together.

28. Make a DIY 50’s diner date – Plan a creative and inexpensive date night with some popcorn, a projector, and your favorite romantic movie. Your sweetheart is sure to love this creative DIY Drive-In date for two and cuddling up in the backseat of your car!

29. Send your spouse on a romantic scavenger hunt – If you are looking for a creative and romantic Valentine’s date idea, but don’t want to break the bank, this idea is for you! Send your darling on our special Scavenger Hunt! We have also included fun printable clues and ideas to make your night extra special.

30. Plan an airplane themed date – Not only is this a fun date, but it will have your sweetheart sitting on CLOUD NINE! If you are just a “plane” crazy about your spouse, this is the perfect date to express just how much you love them.

31. Prepare a tasty waffle bar – Surprise your spouse on Valentine’s Day with a romantic Waffle Bar date!

32. Have a breakfast and golfing date – Save a little money by going to the driving range instead of the golf course and hit a bucket of balls with your sweetie. If you aren’t very skilled at golf, don’t worry! You can easily ask your spouse to give you a 1-on-1 training course (wink wink). Finish off your romantic date with a hearty Valentine’s breakfast.

33. Discover a new town together – When was the last time you went out and explored a new town together? It’s not only inexpensive, but it can be really romantic! You and your Valentine can spend the day taking pictures, wandering through parks, and discovering new special places together.

34. Go on a date to the bookstore – This date night idea is so creative and ADORABLE, and guess what?! It is absolutely FREE! Now pull some books off the shelf and get ready for some fun. Use our codes to write each other secret love notes!

35. Create your own love story – Grab some of your favorite pictures, cute stickers, paper, and our adorable printables and spend your Valentine’s night creating your very own Love Story with your hubby.

36. Attend an at-home symphony date – If you and your spouse are music lovers, this is the PERFECT Valentine’s date for you. And the cost of this romantic date? Less than ONE DOLLAR!

Last-Minute Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas

Are you short on time but want to plan some romantic things to do on Valentine’s Day? Well, it doesn’t get much easier than this! Check out the best Valentine’s Day date ideas for couples that need something simple, but memorable.

37. Have a chocolate taste test – Nothing says romance more than chocolate. Simply head to your nearest store and pick up a variety of chocolate bars! Then print off our gorgeous Chocolate Tasting mat and instructions for Valentine’s night to remember!

38. Prepare a heart-themed breakfast – Are you short on time? Don’t worry because we have got your back with this romantic “Hearty” Valentine’s date breakfast! This adorable idea is not only romantic but completely planned for you.

39. Plan a cozy night in – If you are looking for a creative last-minute Valentine’s date, check out this cozy Valentine’s idea. Also, if you are looking for an inexpensive dessert idea to enjoy while you are snuggled up together, try out this quick and easy romantic recipe!

40. Whip up some tasty fondue – This Valentine’s Day, express just how glad you are to have found your significant other with a SWEET fondue date!

41. Go on a romantic bike ride – Head outside and enjoy the fresh air on a romantic bike ride with your spouse! If you have an extra 10 minutes, you could even pack up a small picnic to enjoy during your biking adventure.

42. Build a Valentine’s Day fort – Channel your inner child by creating a romantic Valentine’s fort! Simply grab blankets and pillows lying around your house and create a fun fort to snuggle up in together.

43. Spoil your spouse all day long – This idea is all about your sweetie and spoiling them to the max! Simply print off our adorable printables and let your spouse tell you what they want.

44. Have an indoor picnic – If you don’t have time to prepare an entire Valentine’s meal, check out this romantic idea. Quickly pick up a yummy baguette, chocolate, strawberries, and sparkling cider and prepare a French-themed picnic in your very own living room!

45. Grab some Chinese takeout – Show your spouse just how “Fortunate” you are to have them by planning a romantic Chinese take-out date. Order in some yummy Chinese food and don’t forget the fortune cookies!

46. Go ice skating – Quickly put together this romantic date in a jar, then bundle up and head to a skating rink (bonus points if it’s outside!). It doesn’t matter if you’re not an Olympic skater, it’s more fun when you hold onto each other.

47. Go stargazing in your backyard – Picture a cool night, cuddling with the one you love, and gazing at the stars. Doesn’t that sound like a great way to spend your Valentine’s? Absolutely! That’s what you will get with this romantic date!

48. Hit up your favorite fast food restaurants – Take a spontaneous last-minute Valentine’s adventure by hitting up your favorite fast food joints!

At-Home Valentine’s Day Ideas

There’s no babysitter required for these at-home Valentine’s Day ideas, so put the kids to bed early and enjoy a romantic evening together! We promise these activities are perfect for those who want to celebrate the holiday without having to leave the house.

49. Have a Valentine’s movie night – Spend a romantic evening at home with a double feature Valentine’s movie night! We’ve provided tons of adorable printables to help you turn your home into your own movie theater. If you’re looking for an extra romantic movie to watch together to set the mood, be sure to check out THIS post as well.

50. Make at-home s’mores – Who doesn’t love a good marshmallow + chocolate combo? This date idea is sweet, cuddly, and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

51. Cook crepes together – Paris is by far one of the most romantic cities in the world…so why not bring the romance of Paris right to your own home! Spend your Valentine’s evening creating your own sweet crepes and fun spouse caricatures.

52. Try a Loveseat Lounge date – Sit back and relax as you convert your living room and your couch into a lounge for two. Spend your Valentine’s night cuddling up and enjoying your spouse’s great company!

53. Play a game of Chocolate Checkers – The best part about Chocolate Checkers is you can play it right from the comfort of your own home (and the chocolate, of course)!

54. Have a romantic dinner at home – Stay home and turn your meal into a romantic dinner for two! You can easily make your menu extra special with our gorgeous free printables!

55. Turn your house into a hotel – Create the ULTIMATE Valentine’s date by converting your home into a romantic Je T’aime Hotel! Nothing invites romance more than your own private sanctuary.

56. Go camping indoors – If the weather hasn’t warmed up, try out this SUPER romantic indoor camping date idea. You can set the mood by adorning your tent with twinkling lights and romantic candles!

57. Plan some sexy room service – Treat your spouse to a thoughtful date night with our sexy Room Service idea! This romantic date allows you to pamper and serve your spouse – two things they are sure to love this Valentine’s Day.

58. Play card games – Looking to incorporate a little friendly competition to your at-home date night? Check out this awesome post where we have come up with OVER 50 two-player card games.

59. Have a dessert-off competition – Get ready to create some major heat in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day as you compete to create delicious desserts.

60. Do activities in the dark – Candlelight makes everything WAY more romantic! This entire at-home date night is about setting the mood, using nothing but candles for light during dinner, games, and of course, a romantic dessert. No electricity allowed!

Things to Do on Valentine’s Day with the Family

Spend the day with your sweet loved ones and enjoy these at-home Valentine’s Day ideas for families! From Cupid’s Crazy Cafe to a Valentine Pizza Night, you are sure to have a blast. And once the kiddos are off to bed, you and your sweetheart can end the night with a whole lot of lovin’!  

61. Plan a Valentine family dinner – This creative family Valentine’s dinner is not an ordinary meal! Your kiddos won’t even know what they’re ordering because all of the actual food names will be coded with Valentine’s words. It’s sure to get everyone laughing.

62. Have a fun family breakfast in bed – Share the love with your kids by making a little extra room in your bed and enjoy together a love-day themed breakfast.

63. Play Win It In a Minute Games – Create a family Valentine’s tradition with this fun Minute to Win it game night! These game ideas are specifically intended for Valentine’s Day and are an awesome way to get the whole family involved. You can also find some great instructions for the Minute to Win it: Valentine’s Edition game here!

64. Play a game of Hearts to Hearts – Are you familiar with the fun family game, “Apples to Apples”? Well, check out this adorable Valentine’s version!

65. Do a family Valentine exchange – If you have young ones at home, why not put on your own family Valentine exchange?! Have a fun family date night creating hand-made valentines for each person in the family. You might even have each person make a fun Valentine drop box to store their cherished love notes.

66. Have a Valentine’s Family Pizza Night – How creative is this Valentine’s date night idea?! Create an easy pizza Valentine’s dinner that the entire family will love!

67. Prepare an over-the-top family Valentine’s dinner – Create a fun Valentine’s experience for the whole family! This post has ideas for adorable decorations, a fun Valentine’s themed menu, and thoughtful printable “love books”!

68. Play a game of Valentine Headbanz – Have you ever played the hilarious game Headbanz*? This Valentine’s FREE edition is sure to get the entire family laughing!

69. Put together a Valentine’s Day flip & tell chart – Use this Valentine’s day to tell your children specific reasons why you love them!

70. Play a game of Musical Hearts – Allow your children to get their wiggles out with this fun family Musical Hearts game.

71. Do Covert Cupid challenges – Check out our creative Valentine’s tradition idea, Covert Cupid! It is such a fun and simple idea, perfect the family.

72. Make a family Valentine’s photo booth – Check out these adorable Valentine’s photo booth printables! Not only are they completely FREE but they are a fun way to get your entire family involved in the excitement of Valentine’s Day!

73. Play a game of Valentine’s Bingo – Your family will love playing along with these adorable personalized bingo cards.

74. Show service to someone – Teach your children the importance of loving others by serving them on Valentine’s Day! Share the love with those in need this year.

75. Play a game of Spot the Heart – If you are a little short on time, but looking for a fun Valentine’s activity for your kids, check out this easy game. Simply place hearts all over your home for your family members to find!

76. Make a Valentine’s creation station – Allow your family to get creative by setting up a simple Valentine’s Creation Station! This is a simple Valentine’s activity that everyone can do.

77. Decorate Valentine’s Day cookies – Whip up some delicious Valentine’s cookies this year and have fun as a family decorating them with sprinkles, frosting, and candies! You could even create a fun Valentine’s cookie decorating bar.

78. Make a DIY Valentine Jenga game – Simply pick up a Jenga game at the dollar store and add your own Valentine’s flair! Be sure to include instructions on each block. Every time you push out one of the blocks, you have to follow the instructions!

Sexy Valentine’s Day Bedroom Ideas

It ain’t Valentine’s Day without spending some time in the bedroom with your sweetie… End your epic Valentine’s night with some major sparks! Be sure to use one of our romantic Valentine’s Day ideas specifically designed for the bedroom! 

79. Turn your bedroom into a Love Shack – Who says you have to go to a nice hotel to help set the mood? Turn your room into a romantic hotel of its own! All you need is some rose petals, sheets, candles, and of course your hot date.

80. Play a sexy game of Spin the Bottle – Are you looking for a romantic game to end your Valentine’s night? The classic Spin the Bottle is an old-school, yet perfect game to play!

81. Have a Fantasty Suite date night – This HOT Valentine’s date idea allows you to choose from a variety of options for your sexy Fantasy Suite. Get ready for sparks to fly!

82. Prepare an aphrodisiac taste test – Begin your romantic bedroom date night with a little fun! Put your taste buds to the test as you try to identify tasty treats. We even have a delicious chocolate body paint recipe!

83. Play a sexy matching game – Put a romantic spin on the classic game of memory and you have a fun {and sexy!} Valentine’s date night.

84. Play a steamy dice game – These sexy dice are a great way to help you and your spouse relax at the end of your Valentine’s night.

85. Play a few rounds of sexy Tic-Tac-Toe – Have a little spicy fun playing this bedroom version of Tic-Tac-Toe!

86. Have a romantic sleepover with your spouse – Remember the days of sleeping over at your BFF’s house? Now you can have just as much fun with your spouse, plus enjoy the benefits of actually SLEEPING together!

87. Ask some sexy Would you Rather? questions – Let these questions decide your romantic evening by playing this sexy game at the end of the night.

88. Use some sexy scratch-off tickets – Are you looking to turn up the heat this Valentine’s Day? This sexy game is sure to turn up the passion, a notch or two.

89. Explore your five senses with some sexy items – Let your sweetheart use their 5 senses with this sexy and romantic date night idea.

90. Use glow-in-the-dark body paint – Heat up the romance this Valentine’s with black lights, highlighters, finger-paints, and body paint!

91. Play Strip Poker – Try this steamy version of poker and get ready to strip!

92. Try a lingerie shopping bedroom activity – Anticipation can be everything in trying to create a romantic night! Go “shopping” for lingerie without even leaving the bedroom!

93. Have a romantic make-out party for two – Cross off everything from your agenda and get up close and personal with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a romantic Make-out Party for Two!

94. Play romantic Bedroom Bingo – If you are looking for a way to add a little romance in the bedroom this Valentine’s Day, go and check out our amazing Bedroom Bingo!

95. Play a few rounds of Strip Basketball – Your spouse will LOVE this sporty game of Strip Basketball!

96. Complete a sizzling game of Truth or Dare – Are you ready to have a sizzling Valentine’s date night with your heartthrob? It’s time for a game of Truth and Dare.

97. Give each other sensual massages – Set a sensual mood for a date night that’s full of touching and seduction.

98. Set the scene with a candy hearts bubble bath – Set the mood for your Valentine’s Day night by creating a candy heart bubble bath!

99. Play the Game of Love – This is the ULTIMATE romantic bedroom game. If you’re not up for the DIY, here’s a done-for-you Game of Love!

100. Play a popular steamy bedroom game – Looking for more ideas for the bedroom this Valentine’s Day? Check out these 75 AMAZING games your sweetie will 100% love!

So now the question is, what will YOU be doing with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? There are so many great ideas to choose from!

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