Make Valentines Day special for your honey
by Melissa Brodsky
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to get dressed up (or dressed down, if that’s your thing) and take your honey out on the town. Stepping out for a night of fun and romance can help rejuvenate your relationship and spark new fires of romance. Your local paper, town website, or neighborhood entertainment guide will likely list a bunch of local Valentine’s Day ideas, but here are some to get you started:
- Dinner and dancing (a tried-and-true favorite)
- Chocolate and wine tasting
- Fondue and wine tasting
- Concert (a group or artist you both love) and you can find great discounts on tickets with one of our ShopAtHome.com stores.
- Theater (See a show you’ll both love. Dinner theater counts!)
- Comedy club (Laughter is good for romance.)
- Return to the place you met or the site of your first date
- Night at a hotel with the kids safely with a sitter (ooh la la)
Sometimes the budget won’t allow for time away, and work schedules, sleep needs, and family responsibilities can get in the way as well. That doesn’t mean you have to give up your chance for Valentine’s Day romance. Here are some ideas you can use at home:
- Breakfast in bed for two
- Romantic dinner for two (Get child care or have a late-night dinner after the kids are off to bed.)
- Spa and massage date (Candle light, aromatherapy, soft music, and soothing massage–oh my!) Get delicious smelling body lotions at The Body Shop
- Lunch date for two–sneak home for some lunch-time romance. (This one works well if the kids are at daycare or school during the day.)
- Give your honey a day and night free of chores. All those things he or she does tirelessly for your family? Tell him/her to forget them while you jump in and get the job done. Want to up the ante? Pledge to take over the chores for a whole week or month. Way to show your appreciation!
- Scavenger hunt. Provide clues and have your significant other search in and around your home for items on your list. Make the prize you, of course. You can make this one more of a challenge by sending your honey to look throughout the neighborhood rather than just on your property.
No matter what you decide to do this Valentine’s Day, remember that every day is the best time to show your significant other how much you love him. Valentine’s Day is just a good time to do a little something extra special. So even if you’re short on time or money, it’s the thought you put into making even a half hour special that really counts.
Fun, romantic, printable coupon books from American Greetings is a fun little gift idea.
Print out some cute love stationary from craftionary.com and write your love a letter.
Find candles at America’s most loved candle store, Yankee Candle
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