Valentine's Day ideas
Valentine's Day is just a few days away and if you're single with no special plans for the day, you'll probably end up like me, watching movies and eating cookies and chocolate. And there's definately nothing wrong with that, despite all the expectations everyone has for the 14th.
But if you have someone special in mind for the day, make sure to make it something special. It doesn't have to be much, but something out of the ordinary is often appreciated. Therefore I've decided to do a bit of a "Valentine's Special" here on my blog, with a Valentine's Day-inspired post every day until Friday.
Today is the first part, where you can get some great tips on what to do during this heartwarming holiday!
Quickie breakfast in bed
Since Valentine’s Day falls on a work day, I thought this 2-minute French Toast in a Mug recipe was perfect.
Mix it, zap it, and serve it up to your love before his feet hit the floor for the day. Who doesn’t love surprise breakfast in bed (especially on a weekday)?
Send him a card
I'm in love with this card. How cute is it? If your Valentine is far away, write them a love letter. It’s just so sweet and romantic…
Give him something sweet
When I saw these cookies (and a whole lot of others on Pinterest) I just knew I had to share them with you... While I do think conversation hearts are cute, they often don’t exactly taste that great. I'll be doing a post exclusively about Valentine's Day-pastries, so just keep an eye on the blog for more delicious insiration to come!
Dinner for two
Surprise your Valentine with a seductively simple homemade dinner. Try this recipe for Pan-Seared Strip Streak with Red Wine Sauce and Pink Peppercorn Butter and pair it with a side of creamy mashed potatoes, and your favorite drink for an unforgettable meal. Or if you're no chef in the kitchen, take him to that restaurant that you both love, or try something new!
Make him a mix tape
Valentine’s Day isn’t about gifts and spending lots of money - it’s about showing the person you love and adore that they are special. When I saw these cassettes that are actually USB drives, I just couldn’t resist. Old-fashioned yet super adorable, is there any better combo?
Do a movie night
When your guy gets home at the end of the day surprise him with a movie night complete with his favorite treats, chocolate, ice cream, popcorn, and of course, his favorite movies (like James Bond).
Stir the pot
Why not cook up your favorite meal together? Homemade pizza or pasta is always a good bet. Try this Buttery Tomato Pasta. It’s delicious and simple!