Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not plan a surprise for the one you love?
Whether you think Valentine’s is wonderfully romantic or disgustingly soppy, it is always nice to treat someone special, so here are five top ideas to help make your Valentine’s one to remember.
Cook a Romantic Meal
You don’t have to blow lots of money at a fancy restaurant to enjoy your evening. Send the kids off to the grandparents for a few hours, light the candles and serve your loved one’s favourite meal in the comfort of your own home.
If you are nervous about cooking, dig out an easy and simple recipe the week before and get all the ingredients before the big day arrives — this should help you relax on the night. Decorate the table with roses, play the background music and enjoy a romantic evening together.
Enjoy a Movie Night
The cinema has always been seen as a great place for a date, so why not head out for a few hours and watch something on the big screen? You could even go out for a romantic meal and reminisce over the year’s gone by.
Valentine’s is on a Monday this year, so if you don’t fancy heading out after a busy day at work, you could always watch your favourite movie at home. Rent some films, buy some popcorn and chill out in front of the TV with a hearty take away meal.
The weekend before Valentine’s, why not treat your lover to a shopping trip? Tell them you will buy an outfit of their choice and watch their delight as they pick something extra special off the rails.
Ok, so this may seem like one for the girls, but if your husband or boyfriend wants a new suit or the latest rugby shirt then this is the ultimate treat.
With goodies in toe, why not slip away for a romantic lunch together and make a day of it? Head to the nearest confectionary store to buy some chocolates for later and enjoy a rather indulgent weekend.
Explore the Great Outdoors
Turn your Valentine’s Day into a Valentine’s weekend and plan a host of fun activities. Enjoy a long walk, or a bike ride and spend quality time in the great outdoors. Find a country pub and enjoy a quiet drink or grab some lunch in a hidden brasserie. If the mood takes you, why not even put the slow cooker on in the morning of one of your outings and return to a fantastic casserole or a delicious stew? Wrap up warm and enjoy a wonderful few days together.
Take a Short Break
This Valentine’s, treat your loved one to a short break away and spend some quality time together. Book a trip to the Eden Project for a few days and admire the beauty of this wonderful attraction, or pre-book a break to one of the country’s fantastic theme parks, which open later in the year.
Give your loved one something to look forward to by arranging a break to THORPE PARK, or Chessington World of Adventures Resort and if you really can’t wait why not go along to one of the themed weekends at the Alton Towers Resort, taking place until March.
Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s this year and spoil the one you love.