Valentine’s Day is a day for love, for compassion and most of all, a day for going out of your way for that special person. With so much pressure to put on a great evening, not to mention so many ideas on how to spend it, it can be tricky deciding how best to spend the day of love. Try out a few of these tips and suggestions to get the ball rolling on your special evening.
First things first, always plan ahead. No matter the plan, last minute planning always falls flat at the last moment. Whether a big show of affection or a subtly romantic evening, make sure ahead of time that everything will go to plan. If you are thinking something intimate, like a candle lit dinner in the garden or at home, make sure you have the right cleaning equipment to get everything looking wonderful. Clean the kitchen, iron your clothes and make sure your space is enjoyable in every way.
Pack for the plan
While many reserve their Valentine’s celebrations for the evening, day plans can also put a nice twist on the moment. From a hike in the forest to a picnic in the park, there are endless ways to get out and experience the day apart from the traditional ways. With the right air tight containers and picnic blanket at your side, you can head out into nature with your loved one and enjoy every moment with each other.
Think things through
While we tend to get swept up in the moment all too often, often this is when important details get left behind. When planning your romantic evening, remember the finer details. Will you be indoors or out? Will it be casual or formal? Whether going full Bedouin and sitting on pillows under the open sky, or making use of good looking outdoor furniture, from using that special table cloth and candles to getting their favourite foods, the evening must be perfect for them.
So what’s there to do?
While making sure you are organised is easy enough, that can still leave you unsure what exactly to do for that special evening. Here are a few ideas.
- The traditional: A time honoured way of spending the day, it is a cliché for a very good reason, dinner, roses and candles go a long way to show romance in an intimate setting. Creating a special place for you and your special one to spend the night together, setting the tone with the right music and lighting, this is a setting where you can truly enjoy each other’s company without noise and distractions.
- The hard worker: If your loved one is a hard worker, it might be nice to show your appreciation for them. A home cooked meal of their favourite food, a candle-lit bath and an evening massage can set an air of relaxation over the night, perfect for cuddling up and enjoying the time together after a long day of work.
- The adventure: Another personal favourite of the V-Day ideas, going on an adventure. Often we get stuck in the romance and forget about the time together. Going on an adventure whether around the city, in nature or just to a special spot allows you to bond and see something new – creating new, lasting memories to brighten your lives together. For the more adventurous couples, an activity like rock climbing or paintballing can be a fun way to get a bit of fun competition in the mix.
No matter what way you plan to enjoy the day, just remember to hold true to what it is all about – experiencing each and every moment with the person you love most. With all the plans in place and the right items at the ready, you can blow your significant other away this Valentine’s Day.