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Fun Valentines Date Ideas

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V-Day is just around the corner!  We don't go all out for the holiday, but I am particularly excited for this one.  It's the first year in a few years that Nick hasn't ditched me for a pond hockey tournament that always seems to fall on this same weekend and I'm happy we get to celebrate together again!  Although our celebrations don't extend much beyond going out to dinner - we usually even skip gifts - it's always fun to throw in a couple little special surprises.  I've come up with a few relatively easy ways to make the most of the holiday of love below...  

Go to - or have your own - wine tasting 
Chocolate covered strawberries will definitely be happening at our house
Write each other love letters
Indulge in an at home spa night together - these are my favorite essentials!
Enjoy the outdoors with a picnic (if the weather cooperates)
Make dinner together at home - this cookbook is perfect to use
Take a horse drawn carriage ride through a park or city
Bring your significant other breakfast in bed
And then stay in bed, all day :)
Take a dance class
Flowers are always a good idea - I love Trader Joes (for $5 options!) and The Bouqs for delivery  
Blow up the air mattress and have a sleepover in front of the fireplace
Recreate your first date
Have fondue at home for dinner
Go ice skating and warm up with hot chocolate after
Burn your significant other a CD of your favorite songs
Book a couples massage
Watch the sunset - bonus points for on the beach

What are your plans for Valentines Day?

41 comments

  1. Great ideas! We have a tradition of going to a steakhouse that we don't usually go to for dinner other times. It's about 20 minutes away & they always have a special Valentine's menu and a band playing. It's really nice and it's become our thing. I also love the idea of making dinner in--we did that our first year dating. This year since it's on a Sunday and we will go to dinner on Saturday I just may have to plan something fun at home. Thanks for the ideas!

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  2. Such fun ideas. I love the idea of sleeping by the fire. I'm working on Vday but I'm single so it really doesn't matter. Although, working on Vday is fun, usually the men I work with bring all the girls flowers and candy. I think it's a sweet gesture.

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  3. after 20 years of marriage - our Valentine's day is all about the walking dead coming back on - haha! :)

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  4. Super duper cute ideas, lady! Love the breakfast in bed idea!

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  5. How fun are those balloons! And yes to all the ice skating!

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  6. Such great ideas!! Last year we did a brunch which was fun beating the crowds! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. Awwwwww re create our first date! I love that idea. I'm totally going to do this with Mark, thank you for the great ideas!

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  8. These are all great ideas. Love a couples massage! :)

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  9. I think we are definitely going to try to recreate our first date very soon. This is a great list of romantic options/ideas!

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  10. Great ideas! I love doing fondue for Vday...it's perfect! And bonus points for us - we actually went to The Melting Pot on our first date weekend. ha! Glad the hubs isn't ditching you this year!!

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  11. I'm a big fan of writing love letters to each other. I think they are better than gifts! And I love the idea of recreating your first date!! All great ideas!

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  12. Love all of these ideas-- make really good all around date nights :)

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  13. These are great ideas!! We did a picnic last year and LOVED it. I need to get on it and start figuring out what we'll do this year - can't believe it's already next weekend!

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  14. Great ideas! I'm all about the wine tasting. :)

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  15. These all are great ideas! Ryan and I are the same way with Valentine's Day - with my birthday two weeks later and Disney thrown in there this year, it's definitely going to be low-key. We typically go out to dinner (or I cook) and then head to a movie!

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  16. Loving these ideas, we're not big Valentines Day people so we enjoy a low key non-cliche celebration. We usually stay in and I make a pot of fondue and we enjoy champagne *of course*. I may have to incorporate a gift certificate for a couples massage which sounds heavenly! Ooooh and chocolate covered strawberries <3
    Green Fashionista

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  17. Cute ideas. Keith is supposed to be planning it so we will see!

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  18. This is such a great list! Finding actual things to do on Valentine's Day that aren't eating an over priced menu of blah food is so hard to do. I want to be at a beach watching a sunset!

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  19. I love your ideas! I think this year we're going to go to Reja's Cafe for some fondue! :)

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  20. All great ideas! Now that we have kids we usually go low-key and just have an at home date night once they're asleep. I'm trying to convince my husband we should do a fondue dinner at home!

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  21. I love the fondue idea and I'm glad you reminded I own a fondue set that I've used all of once!! Valentine's is perfect for fondue!

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  22. I always make chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine's Day. They are so damn good. Really I should make them more often!

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  23. What fun ideas! I'll have to keep these in mind when I finally have a boyfriend!

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  24. I love the idea to recreate your first date, eat chocolate covered strawberries and make a yummy meal together at home. I think we're going to try out a new restaurant this year and have a movie night at home.

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  25. These are such fun ideas! We've done the wine tasting before, it was fabulous!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  26. i can get down with chocolate covered strawberries any day of the week. yum!

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  27. Aww, very sweet! We got engaged on February 7th so we always celebrate our engagement anniversary instead of Valentines. Some years we make each other homemade cards or write love letters, but we always have a nice dinner (whether it's homemade or out). We're eating Italian this weekend to celebrate and I'm excited!

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  28. Loving the couples massage idea, oh yes!

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  29. We do fondue and a movie on our 3D tv every year. I usually ask him to pick three movies and I make the final call. It's do relaxing and it's keeps us or of restaurants on that busy night!

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  30. We do fondue and a movie on our 3D tv every year. I usually ask him to pick three movies and I make the final call. It's do relaxing and it's keeps us or of restaurants on that busy night!

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  31. Hey girlie, you have great taste! I like these and I am 100 percent with you on the chocolate covered strawberries too. I love them even more than flowers, haha!

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  32. I love these! I'm so excited for Valentine's Day!

    Her Heartland Soul
    herheartlandsoul.com

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  33. Love love these ideas! Sunset and beach sounds like a plan!

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  34. Chococlate covered strawberries... YES! Love the idea of re-creating your first date, too! Pete and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day at all. I never really have with anyone I've been with actually. I do like the pink and sparkly things that come out because of it though! lol :D

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  35. Love this list! I have a post scheduled for Wednesday with date night ideas! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  36. I don't have plans yet, but you have given me some great ideas. I did figure out gifts for the hubs - I'm giving him a couple of tours for our trip... because he's a tour junky and impossible to buy for. I'm actually pleased with myself for getting that far! ;)

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  37. I absolutely love these ideas :) Might need to shoot this over to my husband haha

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  38. Love the horse drawn carriage idea! We don't usually do anything over-the-top either, but have enjoyed the simple tradition of exchanging meaningful cards with notes to each other in them. I treasure the collection from over the years!

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