Unique Valentine’s Day Ideas:
Ditch the typical dinner at a packed restaurant, the hassle of getting a reservation or the typical box of chocolates and flowers. Here are my top 10 ideas for Valentine’s Day.
- Recreate your first date. Taking a trip down memory lane can be romantic and also will get you points for remembering (especially in great detail) the first date the two of you shared.
- Ditch the typical flowers. If you’re married have her bouquet remade instead of traditional roses on Valentine’s Day (well, unless those were in her bouquet). I’m sure there are pictures of her bouquet somewhere just print out a copy and take it to a florists. You can opt for a smaller version to save money, as bouquets can be a bit pricey.
- Have a quilt made from t-shirts with significant meaning to the both of you. Perhaps t-shirts from concerts, vacations, college or high school, or even shirts you wore during memorable moments like your first date. Companies such as Project Repat make affordable quilts from t-shirts and sweatshirts.
- Be a kid again. Build a fort or pitch a tent. Yes, you heard or well…read me right. Build a fort, pig out, and binge watch a new series together. Be absolutely lazy and selfish and childish again.
- Chug it down. Take a bartending class together and get drunk in love. Get it? okay, i’ll stop.
- Be a tourist in your own city. Every restaurant will be booked and filled to capacity so opt out of the traditional reservation and go sight seeing. Try visiting a monument, museum, zoo, aquarium, theme park, or an arcade.
- Laugh your ass off. Go to a comedy club/show.
- Sit back and let someone else do the work. Hire a chef to come to you and cook in your home. If it’s too pricey, to save money, turn it into a group date. Have everyone pitch in. Also, since you’ll be in the comfort of your own home why not throw it into a pajama party?
- Get scared and drunk. Instead of a movie and dinner why not do a ghost tour (they offer many especially if you live in a big city) and follow it by doing a tapas crawl. Instead of bar hopping, visit a string of tapas restaurants and try a little of everything . Eat by the bar so you don’t have to wait for a table. Try a different plate and drink at each place, finally ending with coffee and dessert.
- Play hooky. If you can afford to, take the day off from work. This is especially a good idea if you have children that are in school. You can do whatever you want. Live it up, take a nap, order in, or spend the whole day out.