Valentine’s Day presents new opportunities to enjoy this romantic holiday in fun ways. If you want to do more than simply buy your significant other flowers and chocolate or take them out to dinner, there are so many ways to spice up Valentine’s Day and enjoy fun activities together. In this post, we will take a look at some of the ways you can spend Valentine’s Day a little differently this year and hopefully make some lasting memories with your partner.
If you and your significant other are fans of trying new cocktails and even trying your hand at making them, sign up for a mixology class, something you can do in person or online from the comfort of your home. Browse the web to see if there are any Valentine’s Day-themed mixology classes so you and your partner can create beautiful Valentine’s Day cocktails. After gaining a few new mixology skills, you and your partner can enjoy the fruits of your labor and sip delicious cocktails while watching a romantic movie, taking a bath, or pairing the drinks with your favorite dinner.
If you are able to set aside the entire day for Valentine’s Day activities, we say start first thing in the morning! Set up a waffle bar or a pancake and bacon charcuterie board complete with all your favorite fixings. Enjoy a slow, leisurely morning in your matching pajamas or fleece robes. Turn on some jazz or your music genre of choice to have some tunes to listen to while you whip up some mouthwatering brunch dishes together in the kitchen.
What could be more romantic than wine or chocolate? The only thing we can think of is wine and chocolate together. If you plan to stay home with your significant other for Valentine’s Day, head to the grocery store a few days in advance and stock up on delicious, gourmet chocolates. Pick up your favorite bottles of wine and set up a little wine and chocolate pairing station in your home. Don’t forget some romantic music and candles or pop on a rom-com for some entertainment while you nibble on melt-in-your-mouth chocolate goodness and French wine.
If you are able to get away for the weekend, why not book a secluded cabin in a snowy forest or a couple of days in a luxury resort? Fill up your itinerary with luxurious, leisurely activities like a sweat in the sauna, a soak in an outdoor hot tub, or a couple’s massage. If you decide to get away to an outdoorsy destination, balance rest and relaxation with a snowy winter hike. Of course, you’ll need to remember to pack your warm winter coats, winter hats, and winter gloves. What’s more romantic than a stroll through the woods with fresh snow brightening up the landscape?
Whether you’re a single gal or not, you undoubtedly have girlfriends you love and appreciate, so you can’t forget Galentine’s Day! Start by picking a theme. Maybe it’s an at-home spa day with your best girlfriends; a day filled with pedicures, facials, and delicious wine and chocolate pairings. Perhaps it’s a rom-com movie marathon complete with Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails and guilty pleasure snacks. Or you could get the fun going straight away in the morning with a fabulous brunch filled with Valentine’s Day appetizers and strawberry mimosas.
Some of the most romantic experiences in life are the simplest things. In today’s fast-paced society, few people have the opportunity to cook a delicious dinner and enjoy it together. Bring back this sacred ritual on Valentine’s Day and cook a beautiful feast with your significant other. Set the stage with music, candles, and wine, and prepare all your ingredients. Maybe you just want a simple dish, or you want to try your hand at cooking an impressive six-course meal. It’s all up to you! Enjoy that time of preparing a meal together; it will make the food that much more delicious once you get to eat it.
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