I still love chocolate, and being wined and dined is not something I’d ever say no to, but I’m also looking to change up the routine a bit to keep things from going stale. So here are my top 6 super fun alternative things to do on the most romantic holiday of the year.
When I was younger, Valentine’s Day was pretty simple. All I wanted was for my honey to bring me some chocolate candies, flowers, and then take me to a restaurant for a romantic dinner, and voila! Instant happiness! But I’m a mom now, and I sometimes feel like celebrating in a different, more meaningful way. After all, do I really need to buy a box of chocolates on that day alone to show my loved ones that they matter? Don’t get me wrong, I still love chocolate, and being wined and dined is not something I’d ever say no to, but I’m also looking to change up the routine a bit to keep things from going stale. So here are my top 6 super fun alternative things to do on Valentine’s Day, a.k.a. the world’s most romantic holiday of the year.
6 Super Fun Alternative Things To Do On Valentine’s Day
1. Plan a group date at your house.
Invite all your girlfriends over for a group date and split the responsibilities right down the middle. While the women decorate and plan games, the men will be responsible for buying desserts and cooking a nice meal. Just make sure that everyone already has a partner so no one feels left out. I did this last Valentine’s Day and let’s just say, it was nice being the one getting pampered for a change.
2. Volunteer to help those who need some TLC.
If you’re like me and have already found love, then consider yourself lucky. But there are many people out there who could use a little extra love. So instead of making it all about romance do this instead: Deliver flowers to nursing home residents, volunteer at a soup kitchen, or bake cookies to deliver to an orphanage. You’d be surprised how much love you get back. There’s certainly no greater gift than the gift of giving.
3. Consider giving an alternative bouquet to your honey.
I’ve grown quite fond of flowers myself, but I’m not opposed to a flower bouquet using origami, a candy and chocolate bouquet, or ordering those delicious fruit bouquets. Heck! For glamorous moms, there’s even makeup bouquets! If you still want to give your significant other something that nature made, how about a bonsai tree or mini cactus so they can decorate their workplace with? Plants never go out of style!
4. Invite a large group of friends out to dinner.
If you’re looking to make a reservation for two at a fancy restaurant, you’re probably out of luck. But a table for six is a lot more realistic. So, why not invite two more couples, or mix and match between couples and singles, or if you’re married, invite your kids. Remember that Valentine’s Day is a celebration of the people you love.
5. Take a cooking class together.
Food is the way to most people’s hearts, especially on Valentine’s Day. But who says you have to slave over the kitchen, or spend money at a fancy restaurant? Wouldn’t it be more romantic to take a cooking class together and learn how to create that Spanish paella you’ve always loved? Just look for the nearest culinary school and sign up.
6. Have a staycation.
Sure, a trip to Hawaii or the Bahamas sounds like a romantic vacation spot, but a staycation can be just as cute. You can reserve a hotel, order some room service, or walk around town and explore the city with fresh eyes. Who knows? You might discover some cool new places while recapturing that moment that made you fall in love.
Can you think of any other alternative things to do on Valentine’s Day?