With Valentine’s Day around the corner, starry-eyed lovers everywhere are getting ready to celebrate their love and plan the perfect date for their partner. If you are looking for some unique and romantic date ideas to put a smile on your partner’s face and melt their heart, then keep reading. Here are ten great V-day date ideas ranging from tried-and-true classics to the fun and slightly unconventional.
1.Recreate your first date
Rated pretty high on the “romantic gesture scale,” this is guaranteed to impress your significant other. Take it back to where it all started by reliving your first date. Try to make it as authentic as you can by wearing the same outfit that you wore and ordering what you ordered if at a restaurant. It can be an enjoyable way to reminisce and see how far you have come as a couple. If you have been together a long time, you will undoubtedly have fun laughing about those early days, and it may even be a valuable reminder of why you fell so deeply in love in the first place.
2. A themed dinner and movie night at home
You could create a theme based on your favorite movie and have decorations and tasty snacks that go along with that theme to make it more fun. Picking a film ahead of time, then cooking a meal together that goes along with the movie’s theme, really makes the evening feel special and like a proper “date.” As an additional benefit, the wine and dessert are on the house.
3. Have a romantic bonfire
Since most of the country is experiencing freezing temperatures, planning a bonfire date-night is an excellent idea to warm up and sets the romantic tone for the both of you. Gather your blankets, some treats, and a bottle of wine, and take it to your backyard or the beach. If you already have a bonfire pit in your backyard, then you can just gather some wood, and you are set to go without even leaving your house. Do not forget the s’mores on this date because that is the best part!
4. Take a tour of your favorite places in your city
Think of this as a personalized scavenger hunt (without all the extra work hiding clues). You pick a couple of places, your partner picks a couple of places, and you surprise each other with the locations. You can relive special moments, recreate a favorite activity, or just chill out knowing you are making new memories. You could also have fun playing tourist in your own town. Spend the holiday rediscovering the city you two call home. Walk down an intriguing street you pass by on the way to work. Revisit the spot where you had your first date. Stop into that cute ice cream shop you always wanted to try. Everyone has a place like that — why not use V-Day as an excuse to make it happen?
5. Paint together
Go to a class or set up a scene at home and make some art together. Recreate a fun wine and painting class in your home. Gather some paint and art supplies you need, as well as some snacks to fuel your creative energy. You can follow online tutorials or create a unique piece all of your own. You can then hang the completed piece in your home as a sweet reminder of your fun date.
6. Volunteer somewhere together
Surprisingly, focusing your attention on others can have a positive impact on your own relationship. Through volunteer work—like painting schools or serving meals at a soup kitchen—you show each other that you have compassion and empathy for strangers. Plus, you will walk away feeling grateful for the many blessings you share. By doing something good for the world together, you will feel like even more of a team.
7. DIY Spa Night
No spa night would be complete without a perfectly scented aroma in the air. Choose some scented candles or incense and get the evening started on a high note. Create a therapeutic bath for you and your Valentine by adding infused salts and essential oils to the running water. Once dissolved, they will ease tension, relax muscles, and melt away stress, creating a spa-like experience. Nothing says true love like giving your partner a sensual body massage. Gather some scented oils and body lotions and practice giving each other a relaxing body massage. Not only will your skin feel hydrated and smell fantastic, but your mind will also be at ease. You can also surprise your partner with a lovely spa night by presenting them with a Sonoma Lavender’s Bath Butler Kit, a stunning gift basket that allows you to indulge in the luxury of spa at home.
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8. Make a Couple Scrapbook
If you are a crafty couple, then you might enjoy taking all the items you have gathered over the years and combining them with pictures and other mementos of your relationship. From there, you can then create a unique scrapbook that you will have as a couple’s keepsake. Gather your favorite photos and create a scrapbook with inside jokes and memories as captions. Making this romantic scrapbook is a great way to document your relationship and preserve all of your favorite memories together.
9. DIY Home Project
Take on a large home improvement project. While this idea might not seem super romantic, you will look at the finished project, knowing you did it together. There is bound to be something you have always wanted to get done around the house. Tackling the project with the one you love will give you a feeling of accomplishment that is better than any expensive night out. The options are endless, and each time you enter that room, you will remember the good time you had on your DIY home improvement date night.
10. Create a time capsule
Consider taking items that mean the most to you as a couple and putting them into a time capsule. You can then bury the time capsule and dig it up years later when you are further along in your relationship. Here is a list of things you can include to preserve your love:
• Pictures of the two of you
• Love letters to each other
• Anniversary or wedding cards from friends and family
• Your favorite bottle of wine or champagne
• A dried flower from your wedding or first date
• A piece of your wedding attire
Set the mood:
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