Do all couples go out to dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Seems like most couples I ask that is what they do. How, oh what’s the word?…BORING! Wouldn’t it be more fun to do something a little different?
Here are twenty alternative ideas to give help make the holiday a little more memorable.
- Visit a museum and afterwards discuss your favorite pieces or what you found most interesting.
- Volunteer for a non-profit or charity together. Walk dogs for the Humane Society or dish out meals at a soup kitchen.
- Wander through antique or thrift shops together. You are bound to come across things that will spark some conversation or cause some nostalgia.
- Create. Go paint a picture or ceramics, build a terrarium or put together a floral design.
- Go for a picnic. If weather permits, pack a lunch and visit a local park or do wine and cheese under the stars.
- Find a new spot. Be it a coffee shop, brewery, winery, dive bar or distillery…whatever you are into, find a new one to visit.
- Let the competition begin. Go play paintball, go bowling, visit an arcade or give axe throwing a go.
- Sing a duet. Warm up your vocal chords and find a place that has karaoke.
- Movie theaters are predictable. Find a good old fashion drive-in instead.
- Check out the talent at your local comedy club.
- Dine in. Go to the store and buy the ingredients for a fabulous meal you can make together.
- Look into the future by finding a psychic or getting your tarot cards read.
- Be brave and go ice or roller skating. Think how sweet you’ll feel helping each other back up.
- Stay in and play a board or card game.
- Take an introductory dance class.
- Write each other love letters and read them together.
- Get dressed up, pretend you don’t know each other and “meet” at a bar.
- Listen to throwback tracks and dance in the living room.
- Think outside of the box and celebrate by going out for breakfast.
- Get some takeout and eat it by candlelight. It will change the atmosphere entirely.
Whatever you decide to do, be it traditional or maybe something off this list, enjoy your time with your special someone! I will be at my annual Anti-Valentine’s Day event.