Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and you can bet that the finest restaurants are getting booked left and right. Not to mention that during this special day, prices can be ridiculously high. Not that you and your loved one don’t deserve it. But why not create a romantic date at home instead?
Setting a romantic date at home may seem tedious at first. However, there are more pros than cons.
- You can add some special touches that your partner will be sure to appreciate and what restaurants can’t otherwise do for you.
- You avoid the traffic and parking issues in fully-booked restaurants.
- It’s more cost-effective.
Here’s how to set a romantic Valentine’s date at home:
Create a romantic atmosphere at home using Hive smart home products.
With Hive Active Lights Smart Bubs, you can choose from 16 million colors to create a romantic mood for you and your partner. For Valentine’s date night, the pink and red hue of the Hive Active Light will work best.You can totally blow your partner’s socks off by turning on the romantic lights while playing a soft music as soon as he or she walks in – all from the Hive app on your phone!
Wonder how? See, theHive Door Sensor can trigger the Hive Active Plug and turns on anything that’s plugged in to it, as well as the Hive Active Lights. So say you have your speakers connected to the Hive Active Plug, you can set your Door Sensor to play music and turn the lights on as soon as your special someone walks in the house or your room.
Watch a brief preview of how it works on the video below. The best part about this is you don’t have to be home all day in order to set this kind of mood. You can still be at work in the morning or a couple of hours before and still pull it off from the Hive App. Thanks to the convenience of Hive smart home products which you can easily control with your finger tips, wherever you are, anytime!
Being a Hive Welcome Home subscriber, I’ve seen its benefits in every season. Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, I find it beneficial. They offer several packs at different price points, and for only $14.58/month the Hive Welcome Home Pack give me the flexibility, convenience, and the kind of atmosphere I want my home to have on a daily basis and set its mood to fit the occasion. In this case, I’m finding that the Hive Active Lights, Hive Active Plug, and Hive’s Door Sensor are specially useful for my romantic date night plan at home.
If you’d like to give it a try, use HIVEVALENTINE discount code to receive $40 OFF the Starter Pack.
Cook your specialty or your partner’s favorite dish.
Nothing screams more than “You’re special to me!” more than a meal especially prepared for the occasion. I know what you’re thinking. Cooking usually takes a lot of time and preparation. If this is something that you’re worried about because time is short, perhaps using a special crockpot recipe or two will ease the stress. After all, the goal of having a romantic date at home is to be stress-free from the traffic and parking issues you normally face when going out on Valentine’s night. So don’t defeat that purpose. Also remember that you can connect smaller appliances to your Hive Active Plug and control it from anywhere. Throw it the ingredients in your crockpot, make a special concoction of drink in your blender and turn them on and off right from your phone, no matter where you are. You can do all of these while still at work or running an errand.
Set a romantic tablescape.
A romantic date at home is not a romantic date without a romantic tablescape. Take out the china. Spread out some rose petals. Light the candles. Use your special placemats, silverware, charger plates, and wine glasses. Be creative! Check out the photo below for some ideas. Have fun in putting it together.
Don’t forget the wine.
Last but not the least, don’t forget the wine! Whether you or your partner are avid drinkers or not, the wine is a must. If you or your partner are not a huge wine drinker, try white wine. It’s normally sweet and goes great with any meal!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hive. The opinions and text are all mine.