Top 5 Ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year
A guest post by Angelina Lawson
Cooking dinner is a timeless Valentine’s Day tradition that’s always a winner. The main ideas are to cook at home or go to a fancy restaurant. Asking a friend to cook for you and ordering food to come to the home are other options. Cooking at home needs an extra touch for it to be romantic so add rose petals as a guide to their seat or make every dinner item red-themed. Going out to eat requires a reservation, so book it in advance. You can also take your lover to a picnic in the park.
A movie night at home is another home run for Valentine’s Day. Spend an evening at home with your lover, by popping popcorn, opening a bottle of wine, adding chocolate, taking it to the living room or home entertainment room to watch a movie and giving each other back massages. Planning an evening at home requires planning in advance. Get a babysitter for the kids, finish up prior responsibilities and make room on the calendar for this moment, to make this moment worth it.
Watching the sunset and sunrise together (or vice versa) while staring into each other’s eyes will bring out the romance in a happy couple. Star gazing with a blanket and champagne on the lawn or on the roof will ignite interesting conversations. Looking for events like full and half moons, eclipses and falling stars will make this feel like a once in a lifetime moment.
A vacation, getaway or trip is another way to spend Valentine’s with the one you love. It can be a staycation such as the local concert or comedy club, a vacation such as Florida, Hawaii or Paris, or a relaxing getaway such as a spa, horseback riding, hiking or skiing. This is a great way to get away from the stress of life and focus on the love of your life. Plan in advance, depending on the vacation flights, hotels and car rentals that will have to be booked.
Something that doesn’t go with Valentine’s Day is a scavenger hunt. Yet as more and more people are trying it out it will soon become a time-honoured tradition. The cool thing about it is that it can be tailored to what you and the love of your life wants. A photo scavenger hunt is a great way to explore different areas of the city. A romantic scavenger hunt in the home or outside is a great way to ignite the romance. A treasure hunt is a great way to let him or her find your Valentine’s Day gift or a surprise location such as the box office theatre.
- Inspired: Valentine’s Gift Ideas for the Cook in Your Life (ext.homedepot.com)
- Valentine’s Day Ideas for Students (nerdwallet.com)