02 Feb 5 Date Ideas for the Perfect Valentine’s Day
If you and your special someone are looking for a more memorable way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than your usual fine or not-so-fine dining experience, consider one of these 5 date ideas for a perfectly romantic and unforgettable Valentine’s Day.
Recreate Your First Date
What could be more romantic than revisiting all of the exciting details that first set the spark to your relationship? Sit down with your partner and make a list of all the details of your first date that you each remember: what he wore, how she smelled, a gift that was offered, where you went, how you got there, what you ate and drank, what set off your initial attraction to one another? Even if you live across the country from where it all started you can use these details to map out a trip down memory lane and incorporate as many of them into a perfectly nostalgic and romantic date for Valentine’s Day.
Take a Cocktail Making Class
Want to get shaken and stirred this Valentine’s Day? Instead of high-priced drinks at a fancy cocktail bar, sign-up for a local mixology class for two. If going out isn’t in the cards this year, stock your liquor cabinet at home, gift each other some fun barware, and take a virtual class together or look for fun tutorials on Instagram and YouTube.
Take the Day Off
When was the last time you spent the whole day together alone with no expectations of accomplishing chores or projects? Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to take some PTO and decide how you would like to enjoy each other’s company. You can sleep in, go for a walk together, get a couples massage, take a scenic drive, or catch a matinee—the day is free for you to decide!
Laugh it up!
If you’ve been going through a particularly stressful time in your relationship, then a night of laughter is the perfect Valentine’s Day date. Whether you get tickets to a comedy club, go to the theater to see a funny movie, or stay home and laugh it up watching a marathon of your favorite sitcom together, laughter makes you feel better, relieves stress, and promotes attraction and a stronger bond with your partner.
Cuddle Around a Fire
If it is chilly in mid-February where you live, consider a cozy date cuddled up together around a fire. It could be snagging a coveted booth in front of a restaurant’s fireplace, or you can go for an aprés ski theme with drinks and hors d’oeuvres around an outdoor fireplace at a nearby resort. If staying home is more your speed, pick up some firewood and s’more fixings and snuggle up in front of your own backyard fire pit.
Valentine’s Day only comes around once a year and is the perfect opportunity to do something special with your romantic partner but don’t forget to plan and schedule some quality couple time all throughout the year in your Artful Agenda! If you haven’t yet experienced the fun and personalization of a paper planner with the convenience of a digital calendar you can take advantage of our FREE two-week trial.