8 Things To Do On Valentine’s Day That Don’t Involve a Restaurant
Hey lovebirds! Love is in the air, so what do you think about saying goodbye to the same old dinner-and-a-movie date routine this Valentine’s Day? Calling up all the restaurants only to be told they’re already fully booked is so frustrating! Shake up your Valentine’s plans with these date ideas that could be full of laughs, surprises, romance, and a touch of the unexpected. You might find yourself asking, “Why didn’t we think of this sooner?”
Imagine the air filled with the sweet scent of love and the clinking of cocktail shakers. Now, imagine you and your partner sporting matching aprons, ready to embark on the ultimate cocktail-making date. The bar is set (literally) and you’re not just mixing drinks; you’re concocting lurve potions… Heh heh… There’s a playful competition to see who can shake it like a polaroid picture. As you experiment with exotic ingredients and vibrant colours, you’ll discover that crafting the perfect cocktail is a lot like building a relationship – it requires the right balance of sweetness, a splash of surprise, and plenty of fun. Cheers to love and an experience that’s as fantastic as the cocktails you’ve crafted!
You and your special someone can embark on a quirky adventure – an indoor “crazy golf” date. Navigate through neon-lit courses, dodging windmill obstacles, and unleashing your competitive spirit with every swing of your club. The colourful glow-in-the-dark ambiance sets the stage for a romantic, and maybe even hilarious, rendezvous. It could be a playful setting of golf clubs and giggles. So, ditch the ordinary meal and try a Valentine’s Day filled with fun, flirtation. Ladies you can pretend you need help with how to hold the golf club properly *wink wink*.
Cook Foods From Around The World Together
Both of you can go on a global taste adventure without leaving the kitchen! Grab your tastebud passports, because this date will involve cooking up a storm of flavours from around the world. For example, you can make a delicious Caribbean starter, a lovely Thai main, and a yummy Italian dessert. And while you’re chopping veggies you can let the love affair commence. The way to your hearts is through both your stomachs!
A “Broke Date”
So, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about spending all your money in one night. There are people who have been known to want to get to know each other more, but in the week before pay day, so decided to go on what they called a “broke date”. This would consist of literally walking and talking. If you live in London, for example, you could start off at Hyde Park, walk towards Green Park/Mayfair, head to Buckingham Palace, walk through Westminster, and end at Trafalgar Square. You can even carry a few snacks with you or stop off somewhere for a hot drink. Quality time spent together.
Kizomba Dance Lesson
Kizomba is a genre of dance and music that originated in Angola in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Picture you and your partner in a sensual and rhythmic sway, with some twirls and dips thrown in, with the beats of Kizomba guiding your hips and steps and creating an intimate connection with no words needed. The closeness of the dance could lead to the closeness of your hearts!
Recreate Your First Date (if it wasn’t a restaurant dinner date of course)
Why not take it back to where it all began? Your first date! You’ll kind of time-travel back to the moment when awkward glances and conversations turned into smiles of knowing you wanted to see this person again. Recreating your first date is like bringing back the nostalgia, but in a more heartwarming way, because now it’s a celebration of the journey you’ve been on together. So, make this Valentine’s Day a blast from your (hopefully) romantic past!
Couples Spa Treatment
What’s better than a blissful escape for two, where you both trade the chaos of everyday life for comfy robes and zen vibes? Imagine side-by-side massages, after which you can be sipping on herbal tea (and maybe a cheeky champagne), feeling like VIPs as you both float on clouds of scented oils. It’s serenity for two – the ultimate Valentine’s treat that’ll leave you both glowing inside and out. Be prepared to unwind and leave oozing tranquility and togetherness.
With this one you can invite two or three other couples you know and make a night of it. There are various date night/couples card games on the market, with funny, cheeky, honest, and X-rated games (if that’s your thing). Of course, the games don’t just have to be couple-based ones – go couple-to-couple in a fierce game of charades, test your knowledge in a trivia challenge, showcase your artsy side in a game of Pictionary, break out the board games or maybe even some dance-offs. Either way this night is bound to be a rollercoaster of competitiveness, belly laughs and fun. Who says romance can’t come with a side of healthy competition? May the best couple win, and may the laughter never end!
Have a lurvely Valentine’s Day whatever you do!