Arrange for child care, if you have small children, so you can plan to have your romantic bath without the threat of interruption.
Hire a babysitter to take the kids out to a movie or another out-of-the-house activity. If you live close to family, ask your parents or your spouse's parents to invite their grandchildren over for a special Valentine's Day sleepover.
Think about how you want your Valentine's Day plan to unfold as a whole.
If you want to surprise your partner with a romantic bath, avoid disappointment by giving him a hint that you have arranged something at home to celebrate the holiday.
Clean your bathroom.
Nothing can ruin a romantic mood like soap scum and an otherwise dirty bathroom.
Create a romantic atmosphere with fancy candles.
Select pink and red candles for a Valentine's Day theme or choose your favorite scent.
Bring a portable radio or CD player into the bathroom for some mood music.
Tune the radio to a station you both like or play favorite CDs that you have collected as a couple.
Add essential oils or a scented bubble bath to your running bath water.
Lavender oil is especially relaxing.
Plan to have your favorite body wash or bath gel available, along with a mesh sponge.
The purpose of this bath may not be to wash, but the scent of your body wash can be a nice addition to your romantic bath.
Choose large, soft towels for you and your spouse to use after your bath.
Pre-heat them in the clothes dryer for a few minutes before your bath for an added touch, especially on a cold winter's night.