Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. How will you show your love on this special day? From flowers and candy to a special night out, these ideas will let your style shine through along with your love. Whether you are newlyweds or you’ve been together for years, you’ll find an idea that’s just right. But Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just for couples. Don’t forget your best friend and kids when you’re sharing the love.
Set the mood for Valentine’s Day
Let the world see your love with a flag flying from your house. You’ll find a great selection at your local gift or craft store. Hang a cute wreath on the door. Pick one up or make your own. Decorate inside the house with candles on the mantle and a cute centerpiece on the table. You’ll find lots of great ideas at Pinterest, a website where you can pin your favorite photos to create virtual pinboards.
Say it with flowers
Red roses are the classic Valentine’s Day flower, but fresh flowers of any variety shout love. A bouquet of flowers is a great way to start Valentine’s Day. Send flowers to your honey at work to let everyone see your love.
Start the day with breakfast
Pull out your heart-shaped cookie cutters and make French toast. Cut the bread into hearts and dip in a mix of eggs and milk. Cook on a hot griddle, sprinkling on both sides with cinnamon. Serve warm with butter and syrup for a yummy start to the day.
Pack a card to open later
Tuck a Valentine’s card into your sweetie’s briefcase or lunch box as a special surprise. Write a love note inside the card to share what you love the most about your sweetie. Don’t forget about the kids. They’ll love finding special valentines in their lunch boxes.
Meet for a special lunch
This idea is great for couples who want to spend family time together for dinner. A Valentine’s lunch also works well if you plan to save dinner out until the weekend. Choose your favorite restaurant or visit somewhere new.
Call or text for no reason
Text a love message or make a call in the middle of the afternoon just to say, “I love you.” Let your sweetie know that you can’t wait to get together after work.
Make a Valentine’s dinner
Dinner out is nice, but there’s something special about making dinner at home. No matter if you choose steak, chicken or seafood, your love will shine. Set the table for two or sit down together with the whole family. Don’t forget the candles to make the room glow.
Bake a Valentine’s treat
Cut brownies into heart shapes and coat with chocolate glaze. Drizzle with white and dark chocolate for a fancy treat or add Valentine’s candy toppings. Set up a cupcake station and let everyone decorate their own cupcake with icing and candies.
Give a soft and cuddly stuffed animal
Pick out a stuffed animal that matches your sweetie’s personality. A big, strong lion or a courageous bear will make any man feel loved. A cute kitten or a fuzzy bear will hold a special place in any woman’s heart. Don’t forget to pick out animals for the kids.
Share a bottle of wine and a dance
Whether you go out or stay at home, a bottle of wine and a dance for two is a great way to relax at the end of the day. Snuggle together afterwards and enjoy being with the one you love.
Valentine’s Day is a great day to show your love. Why not try something new to celebrate the day this year. Let your love shine for your valentine.