With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be searching for ideas for a romantic date or special dinner. If you have a pool and spa, you need to look no further. Platinum Pools has some great ideas and recipes for a unique, private, and, naturally, romantic Valentine’s Day in your backyard, and avoid the headache of making reservations.
Prepare the Ambiance
We remember Valentine’s Day when red and pink were a staple for cards, flower decorations, and chocolate wrappers; not anymore. Most party coordinators and interior designers accepted the combination of colors to make it easy to decorate.
If your swimming pool has colored LED lighting, you can choose from a variety of colors like green, pink, blue, white, yellow, and others are the inspiration to go crazy with decorating for Cupid’s event.
Place rose petals around the pool, along a pathway, at the dining table, or just scatter a few small bouquets around the area. For a more tropical feel, you can use orchids or birds of paradise.
Check any music streaming service for Valentine’s playlists! If you have outdoor speakers, put on a playlist that sets a loving mood. If you can connect your smartphone, you can also use portable speakers to make it easier to change songs.
Prepare the Pool and Spa
One of the last things to do to set the mood is to heat your pool or hot tub and provide a robe and towel for a post-dessert soak.
Let us add the taste part to this experience with a few simple love recipes! Take advantage of the outdoor kitchen and serve a multi-course meal with appetizers, salad, a main course, and desserts to make your partner feel pampered. You can easily prepare an elaborate dinner at home for a fraction of the cost of a restaurant meal (and sometimes it even tastes better).
If your plans for Valentine’s Day are by the pool, keep in mind that alcohol can dehydrate the body, so can hot water. It doesn’t mean you can have a low percentage of alcohol, but you can prepare a Red Wine Sangria by substituting the wine for pomegranate, cranberry, or berry juice. There is also the Watermelon Margarita without tequila; don’t forget to have bottled water available.
There is nothing that opens the appetite like appetizers. Here are a few suggestions:
- Oysters on the half shell with rosé mignonette
- Bruschetta with tomato and artichoke
- Assorted olives and cheeses
- Spinach salad with warm bacon vinaigrette
Great recipes are available online; they are easy to prepare and take less time. These main courses can make an impression on your loved one:
- Linguine with shrimp and creamy roasted tomatoes
- Chicken with lemon potatoes
- Scallops with herb butter
- Spinach and artichoke steak roll-ups
Chocolate for Dessert
- Romantic brownie sundae
- Chocolate soufflé
- Red velvet Oreo truffle brownies
Platinum Pools makes backyard dreams come true. With custom-designed pools and surrounding areas, technologically advanced equipment, beautiful materials, and exceptional craftsmanship, we make sure to turn that area into a special, quality pool environment that brings your family much happiness. Visit our website for more information about our services and ask for a free quote.