- Intimate Dinner at Home: Create a menu together and get to work in the kitchen; dress up like you’re going to a restaurant, set the table with candles/tablecloth/place settings/music, tell each other how much you love one another!
- Visit your local art store and get painting supplies (canvas + acrylic paint + brushes), pick a reference, and paint something meaningful together that celebrates your love for one another. One option is to paint the actual word, akin to the LOVE statute in Philadelphia (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5165/5265851887_49c8a36368_z.jpg)
- Make it a movie night and view your wedding video/pictures
- Have a post-dinner romantic night with rose petals, soft music, champagne etc. Slow dance in the middle of the living room!
- Leave notes around the house, etc all day saying why you love the other person. Take it up a notch and let them be a surprise (for example, leave a note where you know the person will find it).
- Take 100 slips of colored paper (e.g. construction paper) and write a reason why you love each other on each of the slips. Place it in a cool container so they can look at them throughout the year!
- Treasure Trove Gifts: this is where you get a big box or treasure chest (you can find one at Marshalls, etc) and fill it with small inexpensive gifts that have some sort of meaning. For example, one time I made a box for my mom and placed an umbrella (to symbolize her sheltering me from life’s storms), her favorite candy (to symbolize how sweet she was), a purse hanger (to symbolize how I would love if we hung out for life), etc…I’m sure you get the point. Each gift had a small note attached to it explaining its significance. It was inexpensive and she loved it.
Remember, most of these ideas can be used for your significant other, friends, family, etc. The goal is to celebrate the love you have for the people in your life!
Happy Valentine’s Day!