Boho Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas

I love holidays and special occasions but there is just something about Valentine’s Day that gets me in the mood for … creativity. I’ve put together some simple bohemian themed Valentine’s Day date night ideas that won’t break the budget.

Boho Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas

My first suggestion can be made the day before or several days before and it’s so easy, you’ll wonder why you’ve been spending a fortune for candy on Valentine’s Day. It only takes 2 ingredients to make and will satisfy your sweethearts sweet tooth (and yours because we all know that nibbling is a part of cooking and I DARE you to eat just one). I make this all year long and when I want to treat myself, I omit my sugar substitute in my coffee and and plop one of these in instead.

Caramel Candy
Mini loaf or bite size; I cut mine into squares. Imperfect squares, but squares none the less.

2 cups of sugar
1/3 cup of water

Boho Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

Boho Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

Boho Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

Bring to a boil on medium in a sauce pan and stir until clearish. Pour 1/3 to 1/2 into a greased loaf pan. It depends on how thick you want your candy to be.

Boho Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

I put it in the fridge overnight, the next day, I turned my caramel upside down to remove. All that was left was to cup up my bites and wrap with boho themed tissue paper. I usually fine mine at Zazzle or Amazon. Martha Stewart has a cute pack perfect for this project.

Boho Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

Wrap, twist.

Boho Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

They look good and taste incredible. The caramels are NOT chewy, they are more of a crisp but not hard, consistency. The kids have had some expensive dental work. Alyssa had an accident at the fair while resulted in a cap and Abby has had a couple of oopsies so chewy is out of the question when I make anything for the kids.

Boho Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

If you are going to stay in for the night, candles are a must. It’s easy to create a boho romantic atmosphere with some dollar store candles. If you want to spend a little more for your candles to make them last through the night, you might want to go with some 10 hour candles which come in a set of 72 on Amazon. Burn some now and save some for later. As for me, I bought some cheap vases at our thrift store that I’ve been painting and decorating, They are turning out adorable. A little paint, burlap, twine and beads can give just about anything a boho look. I’ve got some silver taper candles left over from Christmas that are going to pair perfectly with my vases.

Boho Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

However you decide to display your candles, a little creativity can go a long way. There’s no right or wrong way. Unless you burn the house down. That would be the wrong way.

Boho Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas

Of course you’ll want to make a boho fabric heart shaped wreath before the big day. I shaped mine out of a clothes hanger, tore strips of fabric and tied them in a knot on my hanger. I added in a few pieces of vintage lace and I think it turned out pretty sweet. I purchased several yards of shabby chic material on Etsy but you can find smaller sizes of material just about anywhere online.

Boho Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

For more heart shaped DIY projects, be sure to follow my “Hearts a Flutter” Pinterest board below.


Don’t forget the fireplace. If you have an indoor fireplace, you can decorate the mantel by putting feathers in jars or even decorate with some pompoms as below. Sometimes more is less and other times less is more.

Boho Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas
*image from tumblr.

Boho Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas
*image from erineverafter.

Another favorite boho idea I adore is lighted letters. I’m obsessed with them. If you don’t have any, click on the image source link below the photo to see how you can resolve that.

Boho Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas
*image source saveoncrafts.

As a child I used to have so much fun giving and receiving Valentine’s cards and that’s what I decided I’m going to do this year. You can find them at the dollar store or anywhere really and it doesn’t get cheaper than that. I’ve decided to purchase some vintage cards from eBay to hand out that are truer to my age than today’s “SpongeBob” cards.

Boho Valentine’s Day Date Night Ideas
*image from ebay.com

You’ll want to go ahead and start thinking about what movie or movies you want to watch if you’ll be spending time at home with your sweetheart. I’ll be watching Nights in Rodanthe which I haven’t watched yet but came highly recommended by my mom. Popcorn and cuddles to follow.

That’s all for today but sure to stay tuned and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss my next boho theme Valentine’s Day date night ideas post.

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27 Comments

  1. Kenya F

    January 27, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Adding this to things to make! Love this idea!

  2. Betsy Barnes

    January 27, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I love your ideas, especially the homemade caramels, so cute and fun :)

  3. Niki Traynor

    January 27, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Not sure what I’m doing for Valentine’s Day yet, but these are wonderful ideas. Thank you

  4. Alison

    January 15, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Okay I absolutely LOVE caramel candy, but I honestly have never made it at home! I’m thinking this is something I may need to try soon!

  5. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

    January 15, 2016 at 12:57 am

    This single lady is really into DIY, I’ll buy myself champagne and fine chocolates and flowers! :-)

  6. Jessica Simms

    January 14, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    The caramel candy looks so good, I know so many people who would love this as a gift.

  7. Digna

    January 14, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Those caramels look yummy and I am loving that wreath! Yikes, I haven’t even given a thought to Valentines Day and it’s right around the corner!

  8. rika

    January 14, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Very cute Valentine’s Day Night Ideas.. I need to start planning for our date night and hire a baby sitter

  9. Shannon Gurnee

    January 13, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    These are some great Valentine’s day ideas! I would love to try making Caramels sometime.

  10. Crystal Lopez

    January 13, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I love the simple caramel idea! This is perfect as a Valentine’s treat and so simple too!

  11. Sicorra@NotNowMomsBusy

    January 13, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Those are very creative ideas for Valentines. I too remember those cute little cards from when we were kids. I loved how colorful they were.

  12. Melissa

    January 13, 2016 at 11:45 am

    These are such cute ideas! I wouldn’t expect anything less from you! I would love to try those candies, they look so good!

  13. ricci

    January 13, 2016 at 10:50 am

    What a fun Valentines Day Date night idea!! I need to try that candy ASAP!!

  14. Chubskulit Rose

    January 13, 2016 at 7:04 am

    You are so creative Terry! I am the lousiest wife on earth so this could help me, thank you!

  15. Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey

    January 13, 2016 at 6:15 am

    These are beautiful Boho ideas! I’m pretty excited for Valentine’s Day too and I’ve started checking out date night ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  16. victoria

    January 13, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Me and my hubby didn’t celebrate valentines day he’s not a sweet kind. I am jealous to others. You had an creative ideas for Valentines, I will pass this to my friends

  17. Ann Bacciaglia

    January 12, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    That is a really cute wreath. I love decorating for Valentine’s Day . I will have to try this caramel recipe on the weekend the kids will love it.

  18. Alanna

    January 12, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    What great ideas! My husband and I rarely go out for Valentines because it is such a hassle, getting a reservation, finding a babysitter, etc.

    I would love to keep it simple and make some goodies to share after the kids go to bed and have a candle-lit dinner at home.

  19. Miles L.

    January 12, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Wow! You are really creative and full of many ideas. Thanks for sharing and I’d to try some of these.

  20. Rebecca B.

    January 12, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Such amazing ideas for Valentines Day!! I just love the caramels and I know my hubby would too :)

  21. tiaras and tantrums

    January 12, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I love caramel candy. I have never made my own though – I think my kids would probably eat it all before I even got one little snaffle!

  22. lisa

    January 12, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I love the caramels! I really would love to make my own. And I love all of the Valentine’s ideas.

  23. Jeanette

    January 12, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    , Looks delicious. My husband’s birthday is three days before Valentine’s Day so typically we don’t do anything on Valentine’s Day it’s just too much, but this is something that looks easy enough to make.

  24. Emerald

    January 12, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    What a beautiful thing to do for Valentine’s day. I love it, especially that caramel.

  25. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    January 12, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Talk about taking romance to the next level. These are all great ideas.

  26. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane

    January 12, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Those feathers are just lovely. Things are a little different for me for Valentine’s Day this year. I am not sure how, or even if I will be celebrating. It’s going to be interesting how it all turns out.

  27. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    January 12, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    We don’t do Valentine’s Day in our house, but I hope you have a nice one. Great ideas :)

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