14 Date Ideas For Valentine’s Day

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This will be the first proper year that I’ve celebrated Valentine’s Day and I intend to do it properly! I’m fortunate that my boyfriend is already pretty romantic so I know whatever we do it’ll be special. But for those struggling for ideas on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, I’ve composed a list of things that should suit almost everyone.

  1. Bar Crawl– If you’re both into the party scene then this may be the date for you, or if you just want to have a few casual drinks and not make a big date out of the day then this is the perfect way to spend time together without making *too* much effort.
  2. Scavenger Hunt – This is a really fun idea if you’re a creative person, your partner would really appreciate the effort that you’d put into making clues for them.
  3. Dinner At Home– If you’re not wanting to spend too much money on V Day this year, you could always spend the evening cooking a romantic meal together; light some candles, put some music on and just enjoy each other’s company.
  4. Recreate Your First Date– By recreating your first date, you would be reliving memories of when you first got together, it’s always nice to reminisce and this is the perfect way to do it!
  5. Spa Weekend– If you and your partner have a slightly larger budget for romance this year, you could book a spa day/weekend away together. It could be a surprise for your partner or you could plan it together , making sure you both get the treatments you want…
  6. Camping Trip– I certainly won’t be doing this any time soon, (my boyfriend would know better than to plan this… I hope!) but if you’re an outdoorsy couple then this could be the perfect date for you.
  7. Explore Your City– My boyfriend and I are fortunate enough to live in a beautiful city but we rarely go and explore it. If you live in a lovely city, you should spend the day and/or evening getting to know it.
  8. Make a Den– You could have a super childish day where you do nothing but make a blanket fort, make a load of snacks and watch Netflix all day from the confines of your den.
  9. Hot Air Balloon Ride– This is something that I’ve never actually done but always wanted to, this date is probably more on the pricey side of things but it would be very romantic, especially if you went at sunrise or sunset.
  10. Ice Skating– Around Christmas time, this was mine and Matt’s favourite activity. He’d never been able to do it before but after my “expert” training, we were flying around the rink. I imagine most places have closed their outdoor rinks for the time being, but there will be plenty of indoor places around the country where you could practice your pirouette.
  11. Pamper Evening– This is basically the cheaper (although no less romantic) version of booking a spa weekend away together. You could run a bath, light some candles and whip out the face masks. It would be the perfect way to chill out together, especially if you don’t do that sort of stuff a lot.
  12. Breakfast Date– Breakfast/brunch is my favourite meal of the day and I’m always looking for new places to find delicious pastries. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could incorporate your breakfast date into the day of exploring your city and find a cute little cafe that serves the nicest pastries.
  13. Picnic Date– If weather permits, you could make a picnic and go and watch the sunset. However, this time of year is probably not the best for outdoor picnics so you could always set up a blanket at home and do it indoors instead.
  14. Weekend Away– One of my favourite things to do is to travel to new places, so why not make this Valentine’s Day the time to explore a new place together? This could be somewhere in your home country or if you’re feeling adventurous, (and a little bit spendy) head somewhere abroad, perhaps somewhere with sun to escape this constant gloomy weather that has descended on the UK. 

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