With Valentine’s Day soon approaching, it can be fun to look at some of the past surprises that help romance to blossom. Whether you’ve been together for a couple of decades or this is your first holiday to celebrate, consider these ideas to have some fun.
1. Take a Hike Together
It might be cold where you live, but have the courage to go outside to start exploring anyway. You can turn it into a surprise by adventuring to a specific location, bringing a favorite treat, or using the opportunity to propose.
2. Be a Tourist
Take your partner to all of your favorite hangout spots – you know, the ones that you don’t usually share. When you offer the person you love extra access to your personal life, it helps your relationship grow closer.
3. Make Waffles
You don’t need to make heart-shaped waffles to have a romantic Valentine’s Day. Even the frozen kind works if you set up a toppings buffet at home. You can use apples, cherries, pears, cranberries, strawberries, honey – just don’t forget the whipped cream!
4. Breakfast in Bed
If you plan to spend most of Valentine’s Day in bed, ordering breakfast for delivery sounds like an excellent idea. After the COVID-19 economic changes in 2020, most places offer this option for your morning meal. If not, check with UberEats or a similar service to see what is available.
5. Take a Drive
When you don’t have anywhere to be and nothing to do, hop in the car to go somewhere new. Don’t worry about the GPS or bringing a map. Head out down the road, stop at something intriguing, and see what you can find.
6. Play Hooky
Valentine’s Day might be on a Sunday in 2021, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t play hooky. If you work on the weekend, take the day off. Stay home from church. Cancel the youth sports practices on your schedule. When you take the day for yourself, it’ll help you to remember the day you fell in love.
What are some of your favorite Valentine’s Day surprises or traditions?