Five Things to do on Valentine’s day

five things to do on valentine's day

Five things to do on Valentine’s day for the couple that wants to keep it special without all the fuss.

five things to do on valentine's day

Non-Traditional Valentine’s Day Celebration Ideas

If you want to skip the traditional Valentine’s dinner date option,

here are five things to do on Valentine’s Day that are all about spending

time together and even a little romance.

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Five Things to do on Valentine’s day


1. Take a Cooking Class

Sur La Table offers a variety of cooking classes all over the country.

This has been on my list forever.

Who wouldn’t want to sip wine, while cooking a meal together taught by professional chef?

There is something so much more satisfying about eating food that you have made together.

It’s also a fun way to venture out in terms of your culinary preferences.

Because let’s face it if you’re going to your typical restaurant, you’re going to order

the same thing that you had there last time.

You know what would be another version of sort of cooking a meal together?

Korean BBQ or Shabu Shabu. We did this last year for Valentine’s day.

Less heart shaped food menu items and more adventurous eating!


2. Go Ice Skating

It doesn’t have to be ice skating.

It can be roller skating, go-carting, Dave & Busters, mini-golf, whatever.

The point is to not only do a fun activity together, but to flashback to those early days,

when you didn’t veg out on the couch every night. Less Netflix and chill, and more actual date night.


3. Make A Fancy Dinner at Home

This is probably the most realistic option for where Mau and I are in our life.

Baby FLO can’t exactly tag along to ice skating, unless of course we get a babysitter.

But, being home doesn’t have to be business as usual.

Try cooking something new for the first time—together.

It doesn’t have to be the best, complicated meal, but boiling a lobster together for the first time can make for a great story. Seafood for me always equals romance, I’m not sure why.

Here is a great recipe for a quick Cioppino at home.


4. Give Each Other a Massage

Watching TV and massaging each other’s feet. It’s a simple act of love that goes such a long way.

Get creative with some fancy foot scrubs and lotions and have yourself a cute little massage party.

Order a pizza, add wine and a movie.

5. Unplug

One of the best gifts we can give to our significant other is to truly unplug and listen to them.

No TV, no phone, no distractions.

When was the last time you really talked, made goals and plans together?

Use this time to connect, maybe over a sampling of some wine or beer next to a fire pit or the fire place. Cozy up and pretend you’re at a resort.

In truth, it shouldn’t matter too much what you do, or what you don’t do.

Put less pressure on creating a perfect evening and more pressure on spending time together.

It’s also important to remember your partner’s love language.

If their language is gift giving, go ahead and get them a little something from the heart, and if it’s words of affirmation, you should probably also get the Hallmark card.

*6th idea would be to take the Love Language quiz together, it’s so essential to a healthy partnership!





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  • Reply rachel February 1, 2017 at 11:59 AM

    I love all the ideas with the exception of the massage ! haha!! I just always get bored really fast and then my husband is mad. 😛 But I think maybe he and I will go to the ice skating rink!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 3, 2017 at 11:59 AM

      Oh my goodness, I wish I could get bored getting a massage. My husband’s massages are like 5 minutes! Hope you have a great time ice skating!!

  • Reply Belle February 1, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    These are great tips! But probably unplugging is my favorite part! I love your outfit too! You look great!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM

      Thanks Belle. Yes it’s amazing how much conversation happens when everything is unplugged!

  • Reply Kari February 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    After working as a bar tender at restaurants for years I TOTALLY know what you mean with the pre fixed menu on Valentine’s Day. It’s made me never really want to go to a restaurant that day too. We usually order in from our favourite Thai restaurant and just hang out. Love these other ideas! Especially the ice skating since we have an abundance of that right now!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 3, 2017 at 12:01 PM

      Thai sounds so yum! Yes, no restaurants for us bartenders, he he

  • Reply Caitlin January 31, 2017 at 10:39 PM

    Great advice, I will for sure be making a nice dinner! 🙂

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

  • Reply Meredith January 31, 2017 at 8:14 PM

    Love these ideas! We do the cook dinner at home option 😉 We always make lobsters!! I love it–it’s a tradition, and we don’t usually do gifts or anything, just a nice quiet dinner at home!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 3, 2017 at 12:01 PM

      Oh now I want to make a lobster. I’ve never cooked a whole one!

  • Reply sofiya makhnovetskaya January 31, 2017 at 1:01 PM

    Oh! Nice options! Feet massage!!! Yana’s fancy dinner!!! And Alina’s cioppino! That’s me!

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