Hello there! We’ve just come back from my husband’s birthday trip to Cancun, Mexico, and it occurred to me that Valentine’s Day is in 2 weeks. I would probably forget about it, but the army of balloons and cards, invasion of strawberries and everything red everywhere makes sure my memory is refreshed.
For me personally February the 14th is more of a reminder than an actual holiday. It’s an opportunity to spend time with my favorite person, and pumper him a little more. I also appreciate February the 15th when all the VD’s stuff is on sale, and you can literally have Valentine’s Day all month long. But that’s another story. 🙂
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I would like to take a moment to share 5 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas to make it feel more special for you and your S/O.
- Take a short trip together.
Ismael and I love trips, and we often take time to get away for some time. I think Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to go on adventure with the person you care about so much. Take time to make a little research, keep it simple, relax and do little things that make both of you happy. It’s all about the details!
- Stay-in and cook a meal together.
This is by far my favorite way to spend Valentine’s Day. It really takes off all the pressure of the”you must do this and that today”. I am not a big fan of dining out on February the 14th: you have to reserve the table in advance, pay fixed prices, and, God forbid, you eat too slow or stay too long! Waaaay too much pressure for one night. We keep it simple, and this is what makes it special.
And, if you need ideas, I would highly recommend the book both my husband and I use when we cook together.
- The gift of experience: learn a new skill together.
I love meaningful gifts, and it’s always a lot of fun to learn a new skill and share all the excitement and happiness with your Valentine. From wine tasting/brewery tour, and cooking classes to sky diving, hot air balloon ride (we did it once, and I can give you 100 reasons why you should do too) and more.
- Do it your way!
Valentine’s Day is a working day, and most people wait until the evening to celebrate. Make a change: surprise with breakfast in bed, romantic lunch, a handwritten card found in his/her bag, love notes left everywhere in the house, treasure hunt etc. – it’s all up to you. Think of it if you had one day to remind your S/O how much you love him/her. Would you wait till the evening?
- Recreate your first date.
This is one of the best things to do on Valentine’s Day, and here’s why: it brings back so many romantic memories and makes you realize what a special person is next to you. For example, on our first date, I took Ismael to learn how to ice skate, and he took me out to try Mexican food. We were laughing so much when we tried to ice skate together that it made us fall down all the time. Also, there was so much fried onion in my veggie enchiladas, that I couldn’t eat it and Ismael was taking pictures to show his friends that “onion feast” hahaha
And, the last, but not least: gifts. Aside from traditional gifts, there is always a way to make something special for your S/O. It can be as simple as a handwritten card. All it takes is a little time, care and creativity. Happy Valentine’s Day! May it be another good reminder that there is nothing better than L.O.V.E.!