Date Ideas by Candlelight

Happy Valentine’s Day!


It’s the national day of love, a time to celebrate a relationship with your significant other over a romantic day.  A day full of red roses, sweet chocolates, and precious gifts.  However, what’s most important today goes beyond some of the more commercial aspects associated with the holiday.  Spending time with your loved one, however that may appear, is what is truly special on Valentine’s Day.  We want to help you create that special moment with some fun date ideas using none other than our yummy Antique Candle Works candles: dates by candlelight!


  1. Coffee with your Sweetie

Sometimes, it’s the little things that can hold so much meaning.  Maybe you and your significant other make and get coffee every day and it’s no big deal.  So, make it a big deal.  Start your morning together with a coffee date at home.  While your coffee brews, light a candle to brighten the room and pull out both of your favorite mugs.  Sit together, chat, just spend time with each other first thing in the morning.  Start the day off with love.


  1. Romantic Dinner for Two

This is an oldie but a goodie.  You can’t go wrong with a delicious homemade meal for you and your special person.  Set the mood by placing a stunning tablecloth, breaking out your favorite wine glasses, and top it all off by dimming the lights and lighting a sweet Antique Candle Works candle (or two!) to create a truly romantic dinner atmosphere.  And don’t forget a yummy dessert!


  1. Too busy? Work date.

Maybe you want to have a romantic date with your sweetie but simply don’t have time.   Maybe you’re both busy with work, that might be working from home, doing chores around the house, or just having too much to do at home at the end of the day.  So maybe you can’t go out to dinner, but you can still have a date!  Light your favorite candle to set the mood and make your home smell amazing, then get to work together, as a date. 


  1. Cozy Stay-at-Home Movies

This is a favorite to do with my husband!  Who needs to go to the cinema when you have a perfect comfy couch?  Paired with some warm blankets and a yummy candle, a stay-at-home movie night with your honey is the perfect date that’s simple, yet fun!


  1. Get Ready in Luxury

This one’s a date just for you!  If you are going out with your loved one for a special date, you can still break out that cozy Antique Candle Works candle!  While you’re getting ready, treat yourself to a sensual bath.  Make a cup of tea, grab a good book, and go ahead, take two hours to get ready!  There’s nothing better than a relaxing soak before a romantic evening.


There are so many opportunities for any date, especially on Valentine’s Day, to light your favorite Antique Candle Works candle and create the perfect atmosphere for you and your valentine.


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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.
~1 Corinthians 13:4-8
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