Valentine's Date Ideas

Valentine's day date ideas

I feel a bit awkward writing this post because to be honest, I’m not really the most romantic person. I love spending time with my boyfriend and I tend not to care where we do it as long as we’re both having fun and feeling safe. A Netflix and Chill date would be a perfectly acceptable Valentine’s date for me, but not everyone would agree with me there, including my boyfriend who is, in fact, a romantic guy and likes to treat V-day as something special. Shame his romanticism is wasted on me!

To be better at appreciating what he does, I have compiled a list of a few date night ideas for you and your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, partner or even your best friends to celebrate the night of love. I have said this before and I’ll say it again: I don’t believe Valentine’s day is a time to celebrate only your romantic love. It’s a time to celebrate all love in any form, including the love you feel for your family and friends!

Without further ado, here are a few things you can do if you’re strapped for ideas:

  • Go to a winery or brewery in your city

    I’m always down for a winery or brewery tour any day so why not make it special and go for Valentine’s day? I’m lucky to live in Washington, DC where we have quite a few wineries, breweries, and even distilleries we can visit and eat a nice meal at. In fact, Brian and I even have a ticket for a free meal at a local winery that we won at a raffle. If that’s not an excuse to go, I don’t know what is.

  • Indoor picnic

    Who wants to have a picnic when it’s cold outside? Nobody! It’s hard to get dressed up and look nice to go out in the freezing temperatures, so stay indoors and pack a picnic! Brian and I used to do this in the early days of our relationship. It was easy to look cute in my dresses and bare legs when I knew I was going to be home. Plus, you don’t even have to dress up! You can wear comfy pajamas. Plus - no ants to steal your food either!

  • Take a cooking lesson together

    This is something I’ve always wanted to do but learning a new skill with someone is always fun. I’ve wanted to take a class on making a few Italian dishes. Culinaerie, a school here in DC, offers a course called “Taste of Charleston” where you learn to make a whole meal of Charleston, SC-inspired foods!

  • Go to a speakeasy

    I have been to exactly two speakeasies in my life and both times I felt so cool even being there… which pretty much makes it obvious I’m definitely not cool enough to be there haha. If you want to have a night to walk on the “wild” side, book a speakeasy date night. They’re so much fun!

  • Spa Day

    Who doesn’t like a spa day? Pamper yourself and your date by either going to a real spa or doing an at-home spa! Go for a splurge if you’re willing to spend extra bucks but also know that there are spas that are more affordable too. Spa World in Centreville, VA has admission prices of $40 if you’re nearby. Or, just do it all yourself and pull out your fancy sheet masks and give each other back rubs!

What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Let me know in the comments!

DeborahLifestyle