Valentine’s Day is around the corner and you may be looking for ideas on ways to celebrate your significant other. Romance is a wide spectrum of how people find ways to express love and gratitude to those they love. Roses and chocolate ain’t for everybody! Here’s a list of ten of my favorite ideas for Valentine’s Day. Additionally, these romantic date night ideas will highlight a memorable experience with your special love.
Artsy Ideas for Valentine’s Day: Paint and Sip
A good way to bond with your partner could be to take a painting class together. Sharing an evening of wine and art in a relaxed setting offers an experience that you would never forget. Most Paint and Sip classes are inexpensive and are found to be very popular. Check locally for any studios that could be hosting a party near you.
Note: Painting With a Twist has several locations throughout the U.S., see if there are any near you!
Entertainment Ideas for Valentine’s Day: Dinner and Movie at Home
Let’s face it, filling your belly up while watching a good flick always sounds like a good idea. Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday this year, and after a long day at work, the two of you might not be feeling like leaving the house or finding a babysitter to do anything. Watching a new or your favorite movie that the two of you picked out, paired with a home-cooked meal could be a fun way to talk to each other about the other’s day. Cooking together will allow the two of you to relax after a stressful day and focus on the things you love; the comfort of each other and your home.
Your favorite artist/musician may have a show coming up near you. Additionally, this idea is another option where you will need to plan in advance for, having to purchase tickets.
Culinary Ideas for Valentine’s Day: Couples Cooking Class
All of the restaurants can book up quickly on Valentine’s Day and it’s quite possible that you may be tired of having to choose from the same restaurants for reservations. A cooking class will give you the opportunity to learn how to make each other’s favorite meals! See if you’re able to sign up for a local cooking class that will either allow you to create your own menus or create full-course meals from a delectable menu prepared for you. Pricing on cooking classes is usually per couple, not individually, but it isn’t exactly the cheapest option on this list. It’s best to plan ahead if this is something that you know you and your partner would be into doing.
Ice Cream Date
Who said that chocolate has to be the preferred sweet treat for Valentine’s Day? This can be a great idea to incorporate the kids and make it a “family date night”. Bring your loves to the nearest Marble Slab Creamery or Dippin’ Dots for a sweet inexpensive treat. I scream you scream, everybody will scream for ice cream!
Relaxation Ideas for Valentine’s Day: Day at the Spa
The two of you deserve a relaxing day, free of all of your day-to-day routine. It may be time to escape and what better way to do it than to visit the spa? Most spas have Valentine’s Day deals and packages that you can look into to take advantage of before it’s too late. Keep in mind that other couples may have this same idea in mind and you may need to schedule your appointments as soon as you know that you and your partner would like to make it a day of relaxation.
Book a Hotel Room for the Night
Can’t afford to take time off of work and/or a getaway for the weekend due to no one to watch the kids? Open up your browser tab and log in to your Expedia or Priceline to see what last-minute, one-night-only deals you can find. This can also be a family date night idea! As much as you could use a break, the kids may enjoy this time away from home too.
Social Ideas for Valentine’s Day: Fun Date Night w/ Another Couple
A couples’ retreat with your friends could be fun. Whether it is a vacation that you guys decide to plan out together or a group outing in town, it will prove to be a fun, interactive way to hang out with your partner and friends!
Recreate Your First Date
This could be a super romantic gesture if you have a great memory. Plan to travel to all of the spots where you shared your firsts. Your first meals, your first kiss, the first time you bought each other something in the mall. If you’re creative enough, this might be a really emotional idea that could remind you of all the moments you’ve shared together.
Like to dance? Not just at the club! Learning how to salsa could be a fun experience. Go have some drinks together and find a local salsa, samba, or tango class you can sign up for, and cut a rug! Taking a dancing class (whether you’re a great dancer or a terrible dancer) is guaranteed to be a joyous time out of the house. You’ll be surprised at all the moves you and your partner will make.
Whatever you decide to do this Valentine’s Day, make sure your heart is in it. You don’t have to do any of the typical things that people normally do on this day. Your partner is with you because you make them feel like the happiest person alive! Any gesture from you will be one that they will embrace the most, regardless of whatever ideas you decide to come up with.
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