With February 14th approaching and Covid levels not budging, people will need to have an adapted version of Valentine’s day

Lily Perkins, Journalist

With February 14th approaching and Covid levels not budging, people will need to have an adapted version of Valentine’s day. That being said, there are still many things that can be done to ensure a fun day for everyone. Whether you are in a relationship, single, or just want to spend time with friends, there are plenty of fun Valentine’s day activities to keep your day enjoyable.

If you want to have a simple easy Valentine’s Day and not spend a lot of money these DIY craft ideas are for you. Whether you are crafting for a significant other, your friends, family, or yourself, there are plenty of things to make. Some fun examples are making cards for your loved ones, drawing or painting for them, or baking a delicious dessert. All of these things are very simple and easy, and there is so much variety in what you can do. There are many tutorials and recipes on the internet if you are lacking ideas. Some easy recipes worth trying are brownies, cookies, and cupcakes. These all can be found in the baking aisle of the grocery store, and since they are boxed-mixes, they guarantee a simple and fun process. If you want to try something different, there are also plenty of recipes on how to make pastries from scratch. Baking is a fun, simple, and easy way to show your love for others.

Another safe and way to spend your day is making Valentine’s day themed gift baskets. You can make them for yourself, your family, or someone you fancy. Gift baskets can be relatively cheap and easy to make, and are a good way to show appreciation for people. There are also so many ways to go about making one, you can’t mess up! Essentially, a gift basket is made up of a fun container and contents that you think will make the recipient smile. It can include candy, makeup, jewelry, pastries, desserts, lotions, or anything you think they might appreciate. You can even take a more unique approach by making it themed or including something fun that the other person might want. 

If you want to spend your day more formally, you can’t go wrong with a fancy Valentine’s day themed dinner. You could spend your afternoon preparing a fun, fancy meal or if you prefer cooking with company, you could invite your family members to help you. If you’d prefer to eat out, be sure to be safe and go somewhere with outdoor dining, wear your mask, and stay 6 feet away from others.

As proved in all the ideas listed, your Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be mundane and boring due to covid. There are plenty of ways to connect with others and have a good time without in-person interaction. Although we might not be able to see and spend time with others during this holiday, there are still many ways to bond and make this Valentine’s day a memorable one.