Whip up a Cocktail
Whatever you end up cooking (or having something cooked for you), you need a Valentine-tinged drink to go with it, right? Elle Feldman of Good Clean Wine has a recipe for a pink-hued cocktail you can mix up together. Made with Good Clean Spumante Rosé, you can find the recipe for Elderberry-Spumante rosé spritz here.
[MORE: Find additional drink ideas and recipes here.]
At-Home Crafting Date
Want to make something together? AR Workshop (1550 E. Battlefield, Ste. M-2, 417-429-0803) offers at-home craft kits, so you can flex your creative skills and show off your artistic side with stencils and paints. There are a variety of different project kits available for pick up. If you don’t have any artistic skills, the kits include instructions, too. Plus, if you can comfortably embarrass yourself with your terrible crafting skills in front of your date, they could be the one!
Hire a Private Chef to Cook for You
Prefer not to make things yourself? Personal chef Anna Davis (417-399-2726) cooks for events and small gatherings. Let her craft the perfect meal for your perfect stay-home date night. She also teaches piano, if you want to plan ahead and really show off. Davis also offered up a delectable dessert recipe that you can whip up together: Chai-poached pears with whipped mascarpone. Find the recipe here, and poach a pear as a pair.
[MORE: Hiring a private chef is just one of many ways to relax and unwind.]