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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Valentines Plans

I am one of those people who like to celebrate each and every occasion, I always have been. I can't let a birthday or special day go by without recognition of some kind. It's really just because I like to make the most out of these days in life, and why shouldn't we celebrate turning another year older, or having spent another year with someone you love?

*via weheartit

I have been with Paul for 8 years now (it was 8 years on February 4th to be exact!) so I haven't been single for a Valentines day in quite some time, but even when I was I liked to enjoy it. While I do agree that the day itself has been hyped up beyond belief by florists and card companies I don't think this should take away from it.

So, with Valentines day being this Friday I thought I would share some of my ideas or alternatives with you. No matter what your relationship status, there is no reason you can't make the most of the day.

1. Stay Home. I love going out to eat, and I don't know about you but on Valentines day I would much rather stay in than get dressed up spend the night in an overly crowed restaurant. Stay home and cook together instead. Not something you would make nearly every night for dinner, something special. The point of this is really for you to do it together. I know that we enjoy doing this when it is something fancy or complicated that we would never normally attempt. Even if it goes horribly wrong, it usually ends up being a funny memory. And you can always call the takeaway!

2. Have Friends Round. There is no reason that Valentines day should be just for couples, why not have a dinner party? There are so many ways you can go -from very formal to drinking and dancing, but I prefer somewhere in between. A fun atmosphere with some games and food you can hep your self to, this way no-one has to feel like a 5th wheel if everyone else is paired up. Make your own pizzas or pancakes are two of my favourites. Ice-cream sundays are good too, but I'm not the biggest fan of ice-cream.

3. Pamper Nights. If you are sick of the whole idea of Valentines day then why not just treat your self to a night of pampering! Light some candles, have a bath, watch some of your favourite movies, use your favourite face mask or whatever you enjoy. Just think of it as a excuse to give yourself a relaxing night in.

4. Take a Class. If you want to go out but don't want to do the normal dinner and a movie thing why not take a class somewhere. There are so many you could choose from so the best thing to do would be to find out what is available in your area and go on what you would find interesting. It is completely different from just going to dinner and you get to learn something new, plus you get to do with your partner or friend, who ever you go with.

We will be doing number 1 this year. We are staying in and making something to eat and maybe watching a film or two. What will you be doing this Friday?? Hope you have a great Valentines Day, what ever you get up to!



  1. Great post and lovely ideas for Valentines day... I'm going for option 1, staying in! Going out is far too crowded, it just doesn't feel special... :) Have fun.

    Lyndsay xx

    1. Your so right Lyndsay. Instead of something you want to do, going out for dinner on Valentines night has almost become what you have to do. Staying in is so much better! :) xx

  2. Aw that sounds like our kind of Valentine's Day :D We stayed home, but the next day had a little date hehe.

    1. It is always nice to go out too, I hope you had a great time :) xx


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