This year, it’s safe to say Valentine’s Day is going to look a little bit different. But that doesn’t have to mean bad different. There are so many ways you can enjoy this tacky but fabulous holiday from the comfort of your own home, no matter your relationship status—or zodiac sign. There’s something for everyone from Aries to Pisces, and every sign in between. So, before you think you’ll have to pass on the festive fun this year, think again. Here are 12 stay-at-home Valentine’s Day activities curated for your star sign. Enjoy!
Aries (March 21 – April 20)
As the natural leader of the signs, you enjoy a grand gesture, especially if you’re in control. If the mood strikes you, why not put together an indoor candlelit picnic in the middle of the living room floor? Your passion will come through strong and send a clear message to your special someone. Assemble it at the last minute and make a big impression.
Leo (July 24 – August 23)
Half the fun of the Leo life is being the centre of attention. Just because you can’t go out dancing or to a fancy dinner, that doesn’t mean you can’t show off at home. Dress up, put a record on, and have a dance party with your housemates (this could be your significant other, roommates, or even family). Grab some dollar store decor to take it to the next level.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
It’s possible lockdown has affected this sign the most. Being stuck inside is almost unfathomable for a Sagittarius. Use this occasion to exercise the limited freedom you still have, and go for a walk or drive to a special outdoor location you and your loved one share — even if you just end up hitting the drive through. Bundle up and blast the tunes!
Virgo (August 24 – September 23)
You love holidays because they give you an excuse to plan! Do what you do best and plan a game night in — accompanied with a beautiful charcuterie spread and some wine. Nothing brings people together like delicious bite-sized food and a little harmless competition. You’ll be limited to the players within your home, so hopefully they play by the rules.
Taurus (April 21 – May 21)
As the sign that is most in tune with their senses, a massage night is highly appreciated. If you live with your significant other, or a friend you’re very close with, suggest having a spa night. Take turns pampering each other, and feel free to add some legal CBD oil to turn it up a notch. Get your self-love on — together!
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
If anyone is getting up early to make breakfast in bed, it’s you. Show your appreciation for someone you love, and give the gift of free room service! Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, so you can spend the day in bed lounging and recharging. You can get back to your orderly schedule tomorrow, don’t worry!
Cancer (June 22 – July 23)
Comfort and quality time is all you need to have a good Valentine’s Day. Spend the evening watching your favourite rom-coms with your household. Put all your effort into creating the coziest environment possible: blankets, pillows, snacks — the whole nine yards — and you’ll be good to go. P.S. Don’t forget the Pillsbury heart sugar cookies!
Pisces (February 20 – March 20)
The artist in you has no problem spending the night inside if it means getting to exchange creative energy between you and your partner (or friend). A paint night in with someone you’re close with is a great way to connect in a new way. I did this with my boyfriend for New Year’s Eve at my cottage and it was amazing. We made a complete painting with two canvases and one connecting image. We’d each take turns working on each canvas so we both created the entire piece together. The bonding was real!
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)
You have little patience for anything that lacks meaning. Don’t feel pressured to engage in the showy decor and foil-covered chocolate. Instead, try writing a few love notes to hide in places you know your partner will see throughout the day. And be open to a late-night heart-to-heart with someone you love. Both parties will be sure to enjoy this excuse to get deep.
Gemini (May 22 – June 21)
Variety is the spice of life for all the Geminis out there (myself included). Why not pick up an alcohol of your choice and a few bitters to experiment with? Set up a row of labeled cocktails and try to pick your favourite. You could even do it blindfolded and guess which one is which! You’ll be prepared to host your own tasting once get-togethers come back in to play.
Libra (September 24 – October 23)
Your friends and relationships mean the world to you. Try to keep your social energy alive this Valentine’s Day and host a boozy brunch over Zoom with your best friends! Catch up with your entire friend group over some mimosas and French toast (there’s no better way).
Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)
Clichés aren’t exactly your cup of tea, so skip them! Watch the latest comedy special on Netflix and have a relaxing night with the one you love instead. You could even whip out that quirky hobby you likely have (cross-stitching, perhaps?) while watching, and call it a night.
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