Do Something Different This Valentine’s Day

We’re almost halfway through January already, which means that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Most couples have a set routine and, if that works for them, great! However, others might be finding that their usual Valentine’s Day options are getting a little stale and that’s the last thing you want on this special day.

Here are some ideas that might help you come up something a little different this February 14th:

Group Date

Most couples have a romantic dinner together at a favorite restaurant before coming home for some private time. However, instead, why not get together with other couples for a group date? You can do this in a restaurant or at someone’s home, making it a pot luck, BYOB event. Decorate, play games, have delicious, calorie-packed desserts. Think of it as a second Christmas in February. There will still be time afterward for the two of you to be alone.

Homemade Gifts

Instead of just going out to the department store and grabbing candy and/or a teddy bear, why not take some time in the weeks before Valentine’s Day to make something yourself? Think about what your partner really loves and create it for them. That shows a fare greater degree of care, dedication, and thoughtfulness than just choosing something anyone could buy at a thousand different stores.

Make Your Own Valentine’s Day

Want a table at your favorite restaurant on Feb. 14th? Hope you booked well in advance, otherwise, tough luck! Planning to go dancing on Valentine’s Day? Better get there early!

Crowds, crowds, crowds…for many couples, that is the antithesis of what Valentine’s Day is about. So be rebels and pick your own date! The 1st, 15th, 24th, 29th (where possible)…there’s no rule that says you can’t have your special day before or after the traditional one.