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Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day



It’s that time of year – Valentine’s Day! Stumped for how to make it special? Here are 30 simple ideas to get your creative thoughts and ideas flowing. 

  1. Plan a romantic dinner at home or at a nice restaurant.

  2. Write a heartfelt love letter or create a heartfelt video message.

  3. Plan a surprise weekend getaway or vacation.

  4. Plan a fun activity together such as a cooking class, wine tasting, or a spa day.

  5. Buy a thoughtful gift such as jewelry, flowers, or a special item they’ve had their eye on.

  6. Have a movie night at home and watch romantic films.

  7. Plan a surprise party with friends and family.

  8. Go on a scenic hike, walk, or drive together.

  9. Make homemade Valentine’s Day cards or gifts.

  10. Volunteer together at a local charity or organization.

  11. Have a picnic on a blanket in your living room.

  12. Make a list of the 10 things you love most about your significant other and text it to him — one item at a time throughout the day — countdown style.

  13. Buy her some bubble bath and draw a bath for her just as she is getting ready to cook dinner. Then, take over the dinner prep while she soaks.

  14. Have his or her car detailed, and leave him a love note on the dashboard.

  15. Download “your” song and dance to it together.

  16. Make your partner a coupon book of pampering favors, such as back rubs or foot rubs.

  17. Rent a rom-com, and watch it together while eating chocolates and drinking each other’s favorite wine.

  18. Rent an action movie, and watch it while enjoying a combo of your partner’s favorite appetizers and beer.

  19. Watch the movie that you saw together on your first movie date.

  20. Hide love notes in surprise places, such as in his briefcase or her car.

  21. Have a copy of your wedding vows framed.

  22. Plan a surprise date — have your partner set aside time, but don’t say where you are going for dinner or entertainment.

  23. Sign both of you up for a class that your partner would enjoy, such as a cooking or yoga class.

  24. Go through his desk calendar and insert little love notes that your partner will appreciate finding all year long.

  25. Surprise your partner by doing a chore that is on his or her to-do list.

  26. Skip your chores to go for a walk together — and hold hands.

  27. Light a fire, open a bottle of wine and look through your wedding photo album together. If you have a wedding video – even better. Turn the lights low, light some candles and reminisce.

  28. Write down popular book and movie quotes that are about love and leave them scattered about the house for your partner to find.

  29. Send your partner a dozen roses, and include a note with a dozen reasons why you love him or her.

  30. Surprise your partner with something from his or her “bucket list” such as a skydiving lesson.


What will you do this year to make Valentine’s Day special? It doesn’t have to be a “thing” and it doesn’t have to be expensive. If ever the saying “It’s the thought that counts” is true, it’s for Valentine’s Day!

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