Best Date Ideas for Valentine's Day
It’s almost Valentine’s Day - The perfect time for you to be creative and make your partner feel extra special. Whether you’re still courting or have been married for years, a well-organised date can bring you and your loved one closer than ever before. Awaken your inner cupid and feel the love from within. Get ready for a date like no other!
Looking for inspiration for some romantic valentines gifts for her? Thinking physical objects aren't the best valentines gifts for him? Then you have to check out this list. We’ll give you tips on how you can make this Valentine’s Day feel more memorable for the two of you. Enjoy the present moment together! And don't worry, there are plenty of romantic stay-at-home options for you.
#1 BOOK A TABLE FOR DINNER AT A LAVISH RESTAURANT
The best restaurants in any given town are usually booked out well in advance of Valentine’s Day, so if you happen to have the opportunity to take your partner to a restaurant, make sure you plan in advance.
Many establishments offer Valentine’s Day packages, that include set menus, live music and expensive wine. Just be sure to study the menu and costs in advance, so there are no surprises when the cheque comes and that you don’t end up spending more than you budgeted.
If this option is too expensive for you, having a simple but delicious dinner at your regular dinner spot can be just as nice, provided the company is good (and we're sure it will be).
#2 RECREATE YOUR FIRST DATE
Even if your first date was a disaster, recreating it can be a lot of fun. Book a table at the same restaurant or visit the same movie theatre, and spend the night reminiscing and reflecting on how much you’ve changed.
If you can’t visit the place, try recreating it in your own way! Valentine's Day plans are even more romantic if you have to DIY them. Create new memories and celebrate old ones with a Valentine’s Day to remember.
#3 PLAN A VINTAGE NIGHT
If you and your partner like classic, elegant and traditional romance, planning a vintage night could be a unique way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. Tell your partner to put on their finest vintage attire, have a lovely meal together and watch some old movies whilst drinking cocktails.
Don't forget to stick to the traditions too. Buying your partner some fine red roses for Valentine's will never get old.
#4 SEE A SHOW
Dinner is always a lovely way to start an evening, but coupling it with tickets to the ballet, theatre, opera or even a comedy show, can be a great way to extend a fun night together. If your partner enjoys elegant and fancy activities, tickets to the ballet with champagne at intermission is the ultimate in indulgence, or if your better half prefers experimental performance art, see if anything else is going on in your local area.
Although not quite as elaborate, Gold Class tickets to a good movie might be the relaxing experience you both crave. Make sure to research what’s on in advance, so you can book the best tickets in town.
#5 PLAN A ROMANTIC NIGHT
Between work, kids, hobbies and catching up with friends and family, it’s rare to find the time to have a special dinner at home. If the idea of going out to a restaurant isn't on the cards, consider arranging a special dinner at home!
If you have kids, ask your parents to babysit for the night so you can have the house to yourself, and if you’re really time poor, order in some food and get the mood started with some candles, Valentine's flowers and romantic music. Valentine’s Day isn’t about how much money you spend, it’s about how you spend your time, and reconnecting with your partner in an intimate setting can be very rewarding indeed.
#6 TRY SOMETHING NEW
Taking a dance class, embarking on an abseiling adventure or learning how to make pottery might not seem like the most romantic Valentine’s Day options, but learning something with your partner is a fantastic way to reconnect, discover new things about each other and have some fun outside your comfort zone.
Your partner will admire the effort you put into planning the evening, and you might even discover a new passion!
#7 HAVE A PICNIC
Picnics are a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, eat some yummy food and spend some one-on-one time with your love, and are a great option if you don’t have a lot of time or money. All you need is a blanket, a basket, some wine and a big pile of food, as well as a special dessert to share. If you can’t leave the kids alone but still want to do something special, set it up in the backyard along with some fairy lights, and enjoy a mini-break under the stars.
#8 HAVE AN EARLY NIGHT
Valentine’s Day may be a special occasion, but that doesn’t mean you should organize a series of events just for the sake of it. You and your significant other might be so overworked, tired and busy, that a quiet night at home together followed by a solid eight-hour sleep, might be the best way to treat yourselves and look after each other.
Talk to your partner in advance and decide together what kind of night you’d like it to be, and then plan something just for the two of you, that you can truly enjoy.
Whatever you decide to do on the day, remember to top it off with a box of Valentines roses from Roses Only. You can never go wrong with some beautiful flowers delivered to your (or their) doorstep.