The following is a guest post from Jason Larkins with WorkSaveLive.com.
7 Fun Ideas for Celebrating Valentine’s Day
You’ve gotten over the stress of what to get your husband for Christmas, now however, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. With creative thinking, you can ensure the day’s a unique one that celebrates your relationship with your loved one. The key is to ponder the options available to you, choose the one you like the best, and plan ahead so you’re ready to celebrate when the day arrives.
Remember, Valentine’s Day is supposed to be fun, as well as romantic. It’s a day to enjoy life with your significant other, less the stress of your daily routine. The following are 7 fun ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day:
1. Do Absolutely Nothing
That’s right, plan a day of “nothing”. Relax and chill out together: whether it’s with a glass of bubbly and a good movie or just hanging out and enjoying each other’s company. Doing nothing does take planning though; you have to make sure in the days leading up to Valentine’s that you’ve addressed all your tasks, found a babysitter for the kids, and accomplished all of your responsibilities so that you have this day free.
2. Go to a Concert
Is your partner’s favorite band going to be performing in town? Even if it’s not on the exact day, this can be a great surprise to them when they open a card with the tickets for the concert inside. Check to see if their favorite musical group is in town within the week leading up to or just after Cupid’s day!
3. Go to a Comedy Club
You want the day to be fun, so check out a local comedy club for some laughs. Make sure the night will have comedians and acts that you both deem appropriate – not everyone has the same tastes in comedy. Check out the schedule of shows and plan a dinner around the evening as well.
4. Make Something Unique and Personalized
Do you have a flair for the creative and artistic? Consider making a special, handmade gift for your loved one. Decide what they would like the best, and then surprise them with it at dinner as you celebrate the day. It can even be a funny gift, with heartwarming sentimental thoughts behind it.
5. Have a Far-Out Meal
Make Valentine’s special by having a not so run-of-the-mill dinner. Cook one up, with exotic ingredients, innovatively combined, or order in. Moreover, pick out an exotic restaurant and enjoy being waited on. Valentine’s Day can be pricy when it comes to dining-out, so consider going a few days before or after to one of these fancy restaurants.
6. Turn It into More Than a Day
Plan a two or three day getaway – with Valentine’s smack dab in the middle of your trip. Benefit from an extra day or two of downtime with your loved one, while celebrating the day itself in any fashion you both choose. A trip to a major city or to a quaint country retreat can spice up any celebrations.
7. Try an Outdoor Activity
You don’t have to stay indoors on this day; go ice-skating together or cross-country skiing. Bring your favorite hot beverages and tasty foods in a lunch pack and enjoy vibrant fresh air, invigorating activity, and each other’s company.
Personally, we keep things pretty low-key at the WSL house. I believe in serving and showing my wife that I love her year-round (cooking, cleaning, dishes, etc. on a daily and weekly basis) so I don’t go crazy on Valentine’s Day. This year we’ll be going the extra mile for the meal we prepare though. I’m thinking some crusted filet mignon but have yet to decide on the sides. Other than that we’ll be opting for the “do absolutely nothing” option and I look forward to enjoying some R&R.