Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentines ideas: THE list

Ok, here is THE list of lists for Valentines ideas! I know there's a lot more other fun and creative idea out there, but this is all I could find/come up with......

· Whatever you decide to do, make a few rules for the evening or day, like "No TV" or "No finances/work/etc talk". Even if you just play a game together or spend the evening talking, focus on your love for each other and laughing together. Do the things that you know your sweetheart likes to do and make it special for them.

· Thanksgiving Point is having a fun dinner/dance featuring The Joe Muscolino Band on February 13th. Check out details HERE.

· One thing I’ve noticed for sure is ANY restaurant is going to be jam packed on Valentines weekend. Skip the dinner out - restaurants are busy and expensive on Valentine's Day - order take out or make your sweetheart’s favorite meal and eat by candlelight in your house (even if it is McDonald's or Burger King, this can be nice).

· Have a picnic in your living room. Spread a blanket. Buy some sparkling cider, cheese and bread (or any food you want). Light some candles and have fun discussing anything and everything together.

· Make a scavenger hunt. Have each clue lead eventually to a small gift or even dessert. OR First plan a scavenger hunt. Write clues on note cards telling him/her where to go. Place the clues in the places around the community. Have a friend or relative give him/her the first clue. The final clue leads your date to a restaurant (be waiting at the table with flowers)…I think this is one of my favorite ideas.

· Cook dinner together! Have fun with it!

· Blindfold your date from the very beginning. Put her in the car and when you get to the restaurant, help her sit down. Have a nice romantic candlelight dinner waiting for her along with some roses with personal note.

· Prepare three envelopes (each with a different date). Your date first chooses one of the three envelopes. She can opt to accept that date, or trade it in for one of the remaining two envelopes, which could be more or less desirable. Be prepared to go out immediately.

· Recreate Your First Date. Unless it was just a total disaster, your first date probably holds a lot of sentimental value for both you and your loved one. What better Valentine's Day surprise could there be than to recreate the first date, a time when you first fell in love? Go to the same restaurant, rent the first movie you watched together, take him/her dancing to the same place - whatever you did on that first date, make it happen again. Even if it was a disaster, you can recreate it, making it better the second time.

· Getaway Trip- This one will require more money and a little preparation, but is sure to be great fun for both of you. Plan a secret weekend vacation. If you have kids, arrange for babysitters without letting your love know about it. Book the hotel reservations and when Friday rolls around, surprise them by having their bags packed, ready to go. A getaway involving just the two of you will be fun no matter where you go.

· Coupon book: An oldy but a goody. Who can say how long the coupon book has been around, but it needs an upgrade. Gone are the days of the “take out the trash” coupon or “do the dishes” coupon. Now it’s time for “a back rub after a long day’s work” or “win the next disagreement.” No matter what they be, the coupons are sure to be greatly appreciated.

· On colored construction paper cut out 14 hearts (for the # of days in Feb. until Valentines) On each heart, write something you love about your sweetheart, favorite memories, quotes from your favorite songs or movies, and quotes about love in general. Place one in random spots each day until Valentines and maybe make the last one a little more special by _______ you fill in the blank =)

· Go all out with lit candles, soft music, rose petals, things that you don’t normally do everyday. Just go all out, it doesn’t have to be expensive or that much work, but can create a perfect mood.

· Massage! Most everyone loves a good massage.

· Hot air balloon rides are neat and could be romantic! Bundle up and share an amazing view together up high!

· Hot tubbing! It’s actually fun to be in a hot tub in the cold weather….makes the hot tub not as hot.

· Carriage rides

· Have a backwards dinner (start with dessert, then a main course, then salad, then soup, and finish with an appetizer).

· Create a trail of candy from their door step, to the car, and have balloons tied to their car door handle, and antennae. Also tie balloons up in random places that they'll see on their way to work.

· What men like to get as gifts is often quite different than what women want. Many women enjoy the finer things for Valentine’s gifts such as roses, candy and jewelry. All women love sentimental gifts. Men usually like practical gifts, and they never mind getting food or a romantic evening with you! If you are at a loss as to what to get your husband this Valentine’s Day, here are some helpful ideas.

1. Romantic Gift Basket

You can guarantee that a gift basket filled with romantic items will put a smile on his face. Fill a basket with a pair of silk boxer shorts, some good smelling massage lotion or oils, bubble bath and candles. Don’t forget to add in a CD filled with romantic music, too.

2. Tickets to a Game

Most men love seeing their favorite sports team, so why not get your hubby a pair of tickets? Even if you do not love sports, you can tell him he can take his buddy along with him. You can guarantee that this gift will be much appreciated this Valentine’s Day. Or instead of sports, you could get tickets to see someone in concert!

3. Hobby Gifts

Your husband probably has a hobby that he enjoys. Perhaps it is woodworking, golf, model cars or playing poker. This Valentine’s Day give him something that coincides with this favorite hobby, such as a new tool, a gift card to the driving range, paint for his model cards or a card shuffler for his poker games. If you are at a loss as to what he needs, then take him shopping and let him pick it out. He won’t mind because he will get exactly what he wants.

Some of these were my own ideas and others I found at these various sites below:

Hope this helps a little with what you want to do with and for your sweetheart for Valentines! Good luck and have fun! =)

2 comments from awesome people!:

The Sutton's said...

I love the list!!! These are great ideas for those of us that are having a hard time coming up with stuff, like me! So thanks a bunch, your the best!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Larz for the suggestions.So nice to hear.Have a tremendous joyful Valentines Day ahead.

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