Quit being so predictable!
Like birthdays, Valentine's Day celebrations become repetitive after a few years. If you've grown disenchanted with the fancy dinners, chocolates, and roses, worry not, because we've rounded up a series of unique Valentine's Day ideas to combat the season's predictability. After all, what's romance without a little mystery, surprise, and adventure?
These unique Valentine's Day ideas will put some fresh energy into your date this year:
Learn about "love" in a new culture.
Every culture celebrates the day of love a little differently. For instance, in Japan, women give men chocolates on February 14th, while some parts of Britain serve buns baked with caraway seeds and raisins. Need more global inspiration? Check out YourTango's feature on Valentine's Day around the world, and then try mixing a couple of fun new traditions into your own date night.
Take your sweetie on a scavenger hunt.
Ask him/her to answer riddles to find the clues to items that you placed somewhere around town. The last item should give instructions that lead to your Valentine’s Day activities.
Overload of Kisses.
On small pieces of paper, write down every kind of kiss that you can think of (examples: passionate, on the cheek, etc.). Then fill an inexpensive red felt bag with your “kisses” and give it to your spouse. Ask your spouse to pull several pieces of paper from the felt bag, and then give your sweetheart whatever kind of kiss is described.
Have Dinner...In Bed.
Staying in bed all day eating your favourite foods sounds like a good time any day of the year. On V-Day, it doesn't just have to be able breakfast — treat your honey to their favourite meal in bed.
Whip up some cocktails.
While getting drunk on V-day is probably not the best idea, making Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails with your boyfriend is a fun and festive way to celebrate the day. Make each other drinks post-dinner; after all, ending Valentine’s Day with a homemade Be Mine Mojito doesn’t get much better...
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Sizzling hot Valentine’s Day.
For a sizzling hot Valentine’s Day date on the tightest of budgets, how about arranging for a strip show for your partner with you as the star performer, of course. Rehearse the steps a couple of times before the performance and on the actual night, have your partner sit back and enjoy the show.
Dress Up Sexy.
OR BETTER YET.... Go skinny-dipping....
We recommend nighttime skinny-dipping. Seriously, few things are hotter than a steamy, late-night swim. Just be careful, please; getting caught trespassing might kill the mood.
Give Each Other A Massage.
Forget those half-hearted shoulder rubs in front of the TV, and dedicate some real time to giving your partner a massage. Enhance the experience with our luxury massage oils.
OR to start things off.... why not make it more interesting...why not present your partner with love coupons that you have made yourself. These could range from offering him/her something exotic like a sensual massage or a couple’s spa visit to something more basic like hugs and one long smooch on the lips.
Give an alternative bouquet.
Roses may be the symbol of love, but they're also rather generic. If your lady's down with non-traditional presents, try substituting roses — heck, even flowers — with a different kind of "bouquet." Send a potted plant, a bonsai or even a miniature tree to her home or workplace. If she's got a sweet tooth, send her a candy bouquet, and if you're good with crafts, make flower bouquet using origami..
After your spouse goes to bed, tape notes to his/ her car’s steering wheel with reasons that you love him/her, or decorate the bathroom mirror with some lipstick kisses.
MOST OF ALL! Have fun on February 14, and remember: Love is not meant to be given and received just on Valentine’s Day. Instead, it’s to be practiced every single day of the entire year.