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Fun and Unique Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year. The flowers, the candy, the candlelit dinners and all those sweet, romantic touches make Valentine’s Day extremely special. However, many couples approach this holiday with mixed feelings. 

On the one hand, it’s hard not to enjoy Valentine’s Day; on the other, the pressure to create the perfect atmosphere can be intimidating and stressful. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with going the traditional route, there’s a lot to be said for celebrating Valentine’s Day in a way that reflects your unique relationship.

If you’re looking for fun, one-of-a-kind ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading for ideas on making this Valentine’s Day extra special.

 

Order In

In the restaurant business, Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year. Instead of spending the evening in a noisy, jam-packed restaurant, consider ordering your favorite takeout and enjoying the night in with your sweetheart. One great idea is to pick and choose appetizers, entrees and desserts from your favorite takeout eateries, and create an at-home picnic for two.

Or, you could always work together to prepare a homemade Valentine’s feast. Open a bottle of wine, lay a blanket on the living room floor, light some candles and voila! The stage is set for a romantic night, free from the hustle and bustle of crowded restaurants.

 

Relive Your First Date

Remember the first date you had with your partner? Why not reignite that spark by reliving your first outing together? No matter how long you’ve been together, revisiting the early days of your relationship will no doubt make this a Valentine’s Day to remember.

 

Have a Valentine’s Day Photo Shoot

What better way to preserve the memories of this holiday than by having Valentine’s Day pictures taken? Depending on your personalities, the photos could be sweet, silly, traditional or anything in between. The point is to capture the moment of this Valentine’s Day so that you’ll remember it for a lifetime. Don’t forget to frame the photos and display them someplace where you’re sure to see them every day.

 

Take a Daytime Trip

Make plans to travel to a nearby town or city with your partner. Check out the local museums and specialty shops, visit coffee shops and diners, then top off the evening with a night in an inn or B&B. Take lots of pictures and make plenty of memories to enjoy for years to come.

 

Get Creative

If you and your partner are an artistic couple, or even if you’re not, try spending the Valentine’s Day getting creative. Purchase art supplies, and spend the evening painting, drawing or sculpting; or, consider writing poems or stories with your honey. If you’d rather appreciate art instead of create it, visit a local museum or even rent some classic films on DVD.

 

Stargaze 

What could be more romantic than rooftop stargazing on Valentine’s Day? Fill a picnic basket with wine and snacks, then head to the roof or a nearby open space for some sweet stargazing. A telescope might come in handy, but it’s not necessary. Bundle up against the cold, and remember to bring a blanket for outdoor cuddling.

 

With the tips provided here, you’re bound to make the most of Valentine’s Day this year. No matter what, remember to have fun, enjoy yourself, and enjoy your partner. Valentine’s Day only comes once a year, so be sure to make the most of it.

 

Feature photo credit: Caro Wallis via photopin cc

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