Does this sound familiar?
“It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m still not sure what we are going to do to celebrate.”
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to end up with the two of you ordering pizza and watching re-runs on the DVR.
Here are three ideas to make this the best Valentine’s Day ever.
1) Progressive Dinner.
The idea behind this is to “progress” to different restaurants for each course. For example, you would have an appetizer at one, the main course at another and dessert at a third place.
If you are celebrating on Valentine’s Day, you will want to call ahead to make reservations so you can minimize the wait. Otherwise, you can choose to celebrate the day before or after to minimize wait time.
This idea can be a lot of fun because it gives you variety and keeps the night interesting. You can also make it more fun by having a small gift ready for your Valentine at each place with the location of the next restaurant that you will be going to inside.
2) Surprise Gifts.
Recently, I decided I was going to give Jacque, my wife some surprise gifts. Instead of just handing over the gifts, I decided to have a little fun with it.
I got four pieces of copy paper and wrote, “Door #1, Door #2, Door #3 and Door #4” on them. I then proceeded to tape one of those pieces of paper to four of our closet doors in our house.
Behind each door I placed one of the gifts. Some of the gifts were as simple as a coupon for a back rub. (This idea doesn’t have to cost you a ton of money.)
I had Jacque pick one door each time revealing what was behind the door. You can do it all in one evening or make a weekend out of it, having your Valentine pick one door per day. It was a lot of fun for her and a lot of fun for me to surprise her.
3) Competition Night.
One of the best date nights we have had is a competition night. The idea here is to pick three categories (or games) you will compete in. It may be something like: bowling, skee ball and air hockey. You can pick any games you find fun as a couple. We have a place locally that has lots of fun things in one location.
The winner is the person who wins the most out of the three categories. You can have a fun prize, like winner gets to pick the restaurant to eat dinner afterwards.
The good news is these ideas don’t have to be reserved only for Valentine’s Day. They make for a great date night anytime.
The goal is to leave room for fun. Your relationship will be better off because of it.
Happy Valentine’s Day!