Valentine Date Night Ideas

Going out to dinner isn’t the same anymore. Thanks, COVID! Do you risk going out where there will be groups of people? Should you wear your mask outside while waiting to be seated? The whole point is you want some alone time with your date where you don’t have to be ridden with anxiety or deal with the awkwardness of masks. You’ve been cooped up at home for months and Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a special day to connect with your honey. It’s one of those times where you’re like…“I’ve got this!” You’re going to show your special someone that staying in is far better than dealing with crowds and the hefty bill at a fancy restaurant. Now that you’ve decided to stay in for the night, it’s time to plan out a night to remember! Throw basic out the window and let Kelapo help guide you setting the ambiance, providing you with an appetizing recipe idea and activities to make Valentine’s Day 2021 an unforgettable experience.


Setting the Ambiance

Regardless of if you live in mansion or one bedroom apartment, impress your significant other by picking an area or two of your home and transforming into a romantic scene. Be direct and make it clear that it’s time to disconnect from any mobile devices and cover the TV. Enhance the mood with rose pedals, dim hangable lights, candles, anything to assure your sweetheart is feeling the vibe, and most importantly the menu and fun activities!


The Menu

Appetizers: Let’s Get Together Thai Shrimp

Pairs well with a nice Chardonnay White Wine

Prep time 20 minutes | Cook time 15 minutes


  • 3/4 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Kelapo Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped salted cashews
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro


  1. Use 1 tablespoon lime juice with salt and pepper to put on shrimp.
  2. Sauté the shallot, ginger, and garlic in oil for 1 minute using a skillet. Next add the shrimp; cook and mix for 2-3 minutes or until shrimp turns pink. Then, remove with a slotted spoon and let sit.
  3. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, broth, Kelapo coconut oil, curry powder, pepper flakes and leftover lime juice to the skillet. Lower heat: simmer, uncovered, for 8-12 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and sauce is slightly reduced, stirring occasionally. Finally, add shrimp, heat through, and then garnish with cashews and cilantro.


 Fun Activities

After the wine and appetizers, here is a list of unique games/activities to play with your date:

  1. Scavenger Hunt
  2. YouTube Karaoke
  3. Fun trivia games
  4. Virtual Dance Class
  5. Card or Board Games
  6. Truth or Dare
  7. Watch a Show
  8. Give Each Other Massages
  9. Listen to Music
  10. Take a Walk


The Rest of the Night is Up to You

At this point you have a decent idea of how the night is going and are feeling good from the food, wine, and games. If you’re still hungry, you can serve a main course, order out or even cook something simple together. To fulfill your sweet tooth, you can make Red Velvet Brownies or snack on some chocolate.  The point is you’re spending quality time with your date. As long as the feelings are MUTUAL, the possibilities are endless…hopefully just like your love!



  1. 51 Impressive (and Delicious!) Valentine’s Day Appetizers (
  2. Ideas for a safe, healthy Valentine’s Day everyone will love – Orlando Sentinel
  3. How to Make Valentine’s Day Special at Home | Sparkle Recipes (
  4. 6 Best Wine Pairings with Shrimp | JJ Buckley Fine Wines
  5. Galentine’s Day Savory Snacks (
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