Valentine’s Day is not only known for romance but it is also a popular day for dates with your significant other as well as marriage proposals. We have some suggestions for activities that make for a great date and/or a backdrop for a marriage proposal.
Don’t you love and appreciate when your significant other remembers certain events and locations that are special to your relationship? Create a scavenger hunt using these locations which have special meaning. Whether you put pictures, gifts or messages at each location, make it interesting so they are curious as to the next location you will lead them to. At the end, you can make your treasure anything that you would like. You could be standing there with flowers, a dinner, or even a ring. After all is said and done, your significant other will always know you care and remember just as much as they do, and you can count on everyone knowing how special you made their Valentine’s Day this year.
Take a Class Together
Couples always want to experience new things together. Why not try something new on Valentine’s Day? There are plenty of classes that you can experience together such as a cooking or painting class. If neither of these are of interest to you, think about what you want to try. Perhaps you are seeking an experience that is not technically a class like a wine tasting, lessons in beer brewing or learning a card game you can play together. Keep your eye peeled at your local community center brochure and read local publications where such opportunities will be advertised.
Since Valentine’s Day occurs in February, for many of us it is too cold to even consider an outdoor picnic during this time of year. Set up a romantic picnic indoors! Begin by laying out a blanket on the floor in a roomy area, light candles, turn the lights down low, open a bottle of wine or champagne and add some music. Be imaginative when planning a menu to go along with your indoor picnic. The great benefit to this is you don’t have to worry about the outdoor elements such as rain or even bees. This is a creative and inexpensive opportunity to do something different.
Take the day off
Surprise your loved one by taking the day off of work and spending it together. This often feels like a luxury we just don’t take advantage of often enough. Maybe you want to relax, rent movies and cuddle all day, or you could always act like a tourist in your own city, explore the city, go to lunch at a restaurant you have always wanted to try. Just spending the day together with no interruptions (that’s right, turn off your cell phones and check your email later) is one of the greatest dates that one could ask for.
All in all, think about your significant other and your own relationship. What does your significant other like, what do you like, what would make this year’s Valentine’s Day extra special? Listen to your partner, think outside the box, and be romantic. At the end of the day, whether it is just a date night or perhaps even a proposal, make it count and express your love.