Valentine’s Day is just a matter of weeks away, so it’s time to start planning. If you’re experiencing a January slump, it’s the perfect thing to cheer you up. While some people don’t make a big deal of Valentine’s Day, others love to do as much as they can. If you’re in the latter category, you probably want to set up the perfect day. It’s on a weekend this year, so you have time to enjoy a full day of Valentine’s fun and romance. Here’s how you can plan the perfect experience for your partner.
Make Your Own Romance
When you think of Valentine’s Day, you probably think of hearts and flowers. There’s a particular brand of romance people usually associate with the day. But that doesn’t have to be what romance means to you. Maybe your perfect romantic evening is snuggling in front of the TV with a tub of ice-cream and your favorite show. Or maybe you love going for hikes, mountain biking or doing historical reenactments together. Don’t let the media tell you what being romantic means. Look away from rom-coms and classic movies and make up your own romance. It’s much better when everything is personal to you.
Valentine’s Day Activity
You need to decide what you want to do on Valentine’s Day. Are you going to do something during the day and then have dinner at night? And if you plan a dinner, do you want to go out or stay in? Going out for a meal requires careful restaurant selection. Or maybe you’ll just go out for a walk and grab some street food. If you’re going to eat at home, that usually means cooking a meal yourself. You can also create a romantic atmosphere by decorating, lowering the lights or putting on some music.
Getting the Perfect Gift
When it’s gift exchange time, you always want to impress your significant other. Let’s face it, you want to win the gift-giving competition. Choosing valentine’s day gifts for him isn’t always easy, though. Sometimes you can only manage to think of things you already bought in previous years. If you’re really stuck, try thinking of giving an experience instead of a wrapped gift. It could be something you do together or something they can do on their own. There are all sorts of things to try. It could be a course to learn how to make something, an adventurous day out or something more sedate.
Extend Your Plans
Since Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday in 2016, it’s the perfect opportunity to have a weekend-long celebration. Start on Friday evening with a dinner and then spend the weekend doing lots of things together. You could carry on until Monday morning when you could have breakfast in bed before going to work. You could even go away for the weekend and enjoy some time away from home. Even if you don’t spend all your time together, you could at least have a day.
Planning the perfect Valentine’s Day can take time, so start now to make sure you get it right. And remember that it’s for both of you to enjoy.
How do you celebrate?
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