Lockdown Valentine's Day Date Ideas

As we’re spending Valentine’s Day in lockdown this year, thinking of something different and exciting to do may be a little challenging! 

That’s why we’ve come up with some memory-making date ideas that you can do with your friend or partner.

Much Deserved Massage

You don’t need to be a masseuse to give a massage! Dim the lights low, light your favourite candle and have you and your partner slip into something a lil more comfortable 💆.

Using your favourite oil, massage your partner and relieve any tension and stiffness they’ve been carrying around with them. We love jojoba seed oil or you can grab a special V-Day oil from Lovehoney.

at home massage date

At Home Pamper

It’s no secret - us gals at Alchemy by Be love a good pamper session. Whether you share time with your partner, your friends over FaceTime or with yourself, having this TLC time is good for the mind, body and soul.

When we want to feel irresistible, our go-to scrub is the sparkly pink Faux Fairyfloss Martini scrub 💖. This scrub will leave your skin glowing, feeling hydrated and soft and leave you smelling of sweet candy floss. 

Add your favourite face mask, hair mask and manicure routine for a complete at home spa feel!

at home pamper session

Make Yummy Cocktails

Mocktails or cocktails, time experimenting with combinations and flavours with your loved one is always time well spent 🍹.

We love this beautifully illustrated book from Oliver Bonas called Free the Tipple that is full of delicious cocktails that have been inspired by some of the world’s most amazing women. 

And if mocktails are more your thing, Urban Outfitters have Alcohol Not Included: Alcohol-free Cocktails for the Mindful Drinker by Jassy Davis!


Build a Blanket Fort

Treat your inner child to some playtime with your partner and build yourself your perfect blanket fort! 

Decorate with fairy lights, your fave snuggly blankets and grab your go to gaming console or your laptop for a dreamy, chilled date night.

build a blanket fort

At Home Photoshoot

Photoshoots needn’t be extravagant or professional to make memorable snapshots. Make it fun and flirty with cute outfits or even just your birthday suit 😉

You can choose to use a disposable camera (these are our faves) or keep it simple with your phone camera. You can create themes or even buy in some fun props! The world is your oyster on this one.

You can also do virtual photoshoots with your besties. We love @facetimportraits and their work. Go check them out for some home photoshoot inspiration!

face time portraits

Image by the wonderful @facetimportraits.

Paint Date

Bob Ross and chill, anyone? You don’t need to be good at painting or drawing to get arty! Grab your pencils, paper and paints and explore your creative potential with you BFF. 

Get really funky with it and set each other challenges, paint each others portrait or even paint along with the beloved Bob Ross 🎨! Make something together that you can keep forever (and laugh at occasionally).

paint date

You are Loved 💓

However you spend Valentine’s Day during lockdown, and whoever you spend it with, we wanna say a big LOVE YOU from Alchemy by Be! 


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