This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday. This means, you and your sweetie will be rested after you sleep in, and then you’ll have the whole day ahead of you. Here are some ideas for filling that time with new memories of love.
Get Your Chef On
Valentine’s Day is the night of crowded restaurants, full of couples vying for privacy. Instead of braving the masses, stay at home with a nice meal that you made together! Pick out a recipe that suits you both, shop for the ingredients together and spend a chunk of your Valentine’s Day in the kitchen with some wine and music that you both like.
Tip: Take turns doing the not-so-fun jobs (like washing dishes and cleaning kitchen messes) so both of you get a shot at the actual cooking.
No one is left out for long periods of time, you get to take advantage of an all-day V-Day, and you end up with delicious food (or even mediocre food, but it’s definitely made with love.) Win-win.
What brought you together? What was your first date? If you’ve been together (or at least have known each other for) a good while, you’ve probably got some set activities that you like to share. Perhaps you both love video games, movie theater outings, or a certain restaurant or club. If your first date was dinner at a certain place, go there for dinner on Valentine’s Day. A certain movie? Rent or stream it. Recreate your first date and make some new memories from it.
Tip #1: One new memory could be a Valentine’s Day gift, like a piece of jewelry or a rose, tucked into the dessert at the restaurant.
Sending Flowers: Still A Classic
Don’t let the idea of a Saturday holiday stop you from sending flowers. In fact, take advantage of a week of Valentine’s Day by having an arrangement delivered the Monday BEFORE! The flowers will sit on your sweetie’s desk and remind them that you love them all week long. Your florist is happy to deliver early and help make your love the envy of the office – or if the flowers go to their house, the neighbors.
Tip: Don’t forget to place your order well in advance!
Valentine’s Day is special, and it only comes around on the weekend but rarely. Take advantage of it!