This week, we are all thinking about the very cold weather we are experiencing and planning for Valentine’s day this Sunday, 14th February.
For those of you that have successfully managed to get a card and an original present ready amidst the challenge of lockdown, well done! For those of you that haven’t, there is still time, and if you are isolating, ordering online is most definitely the best solution.
At PV&E, Valentine’s day brings memories to life of all the things that we love, many of which we are all missing right now.
The simplest of pleasures such as a warming coffee with a friend or colleague, after work drinks and lazy Sunday lunches with friends and family are all things we are missing more and more as the time goes on……
What we know for sure, is that lockdown has changed the way we communicate and connect, and some of these changes will remain, and some we hope will not.
Despite the pandemic, there are ways in which we can still make Valentine’s Day 2021 a special time to bond with the people we miss the most so here are some ideas to give you some inspiration this Valentine’s day for you and your special someone or someones.
Valentine’s Day 2021 – 14th February
We’re all craving human contact, so why not try out some of these ideas with your friends, family, and co-workers. There are so many ways you can celebrate, and all of these activities can be done both online, and in person.
Celebrate in Style
- Enjoy a meal together
Coordinate a meal with your friends and colleagues by choosing a recipe you’ll all make in your separate homes, then a time to sit down and eat together. Chatting and enjoying the same food as whilst on a video call can be very rewarding, as you can recreate business dinners with your co-workers. Soon, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious feasts together in locations such as The Signet Library.
- Enjoy a dance together
Turn on your favourite music and tune into the same playlist...a kitchen disco is guaranteed to get the whole team up and moving.
- Have a game night
There’s nothing like a little competitive spirit to get the team thinking. Compete in a series of board games and challenges, or recreate a sports game atmosphere from your favourite stadium by bringing out the team-jerseys and beers. Imagine you’re at Ascot, Perth or Hamilton Park Racecourses for the evening by digging out your favourite hats, then placing your bets. Game nights can be great fun where you’re stuck for new ideas, and also works well with friends or teammates.
- Play card games
We recommend you try a game of Rummy or Poker, as they’re relatively easy to learn and can be done online. Such games would’ve been wildly popular in The Athenaeum, which hosted card games and club nights from the 18th century – it’s certain to bring a bit of vintage fun to your celebrations.
- Take an online class
As the world is adapting to life online, there are endless courses that you can choose from. Challenge your friends and colleagues to try wine tasting – as though you’re dining at Bateaux London – or even cocktail making – to recreate, Pier Bar
- Make a photo album
There’s no better way to remember all the good times, than to create scrapbooks and collages. Join together on video calls to reminisce about birthdays, work parties and celebrations, through photos that capture these special moments.
- Art gallery exhibition
Whilst galleries are closed, there are ways you can enjoy art from the comfort of your own home. The Royal Academy of Arts allows you to explore virtual tours and videos online, for free. The National Gallery in London, has kept their displays open online, and are currently showing films and hosting events.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to Prestige Venues and Events to create more happy memories. Until then, get creative; throw on your finest outfits and bring out the bubbly, as it’s time to celebrate from the luxury of your home.