If you’re a couple in a relationship on Valentine’s Day, the pressure can really be on to come up with the “perfect date” and way to spend the day with your significant other. Too often we get so caught up with trying to figure out what to do that we either wind up spending way too much money on overpriced chocolate, dinner and a movie or, the day’s events are met with a lukewarm response and you both wind up disappointed with one another well into the 15th.
If you’re in a relationship, it’s important to remember that Valentine’s Day is just another day to show and tell your partner just how much they mean to you. Trying to outdo yourself (or your friends) by doing something you know your partner wouldn’t like just to fit some status quo is lame and won’t win you any brownie points. Stick to what you know and what you know your partner will like.
If she’s obsessed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, nix the expensive boxes of chocolate and get her a king-sized Reese’s instead. If he’s always in the gym every chance he gets, gift him a monthly fitness subscription box. The important thing is that you’re both spending the day with one another enjoying each other’s company.
Instead of doing the standard dinner and a movie this year, here are ten affordable and adorable date ideas for couples to do on Valentine’s Day.
1. Sip & Paint
Sip & Paint parties are an excellent way for you and your hunny to let your creative juices flow while getting a nice little buzz.
2. Get Cozy
Instead of heading to work, have you and your boo play some mid-week hooky and call out together. Spend the day sleeping in, relaxing and doing whatever the hell you feel like doing together.
3.Embrace Your Inner Child
Indoor trampoline centers are a great way for you both to embrace your inner child and burn some calories at the same time.
4. Fly High
If you and your partner are looking to do something a bit more thrilling, but you’re both feeling a bit wimpy, indoor simulated skydiving centers are a great way for you to both test your limits and try something new-within reason of course.
5. Express Yourself
Even if you’re not the best with words, taking turns reading your poems about one another at your local poetry night is kinda romantic. Nothing is quite as thrilling as publicly declaring your love for someone. There’s a reason why that scene in 10 Things I Hate About You is so iconic.
6. Have A Party For Just The Two Of You
Taking the time to celebrate just the two of you is a great way to show one another just how special you both are to one another. Get all dressed up, decorate your place and celebrate you both as a couple because you can dammit.
7. Bake/Cook For One Another
This Valentine’s Day you and your bae can take turns in the kitchen by cooking or baking for one another. While one of you focuses on making dinner, the other can spend their time on making dessert, and when you both are finished, you can reap the rewards for your hard work.
8. Hit The Rink
The great thing about Valentine’s Day being in February is that you have the option to go ice skating or you can hit up an indoor rink. Going skating is not only fun, but it gives you both an excuse to hold hands for as long as you like.
9. Get A Cup Of Joe
Because we’re usually so busy with our daily grinds, we take things like getting a nice cup of coffee for granted. This year, you and your hunny can hit up your local coffee shop and instead of ordering it to go before work, sit down and enjoy your cup of joe together.
10. Show Off Your Survival Skills
Escape Rooms are this millennium’s version of a murder mystery party. Instead of trying to figure out who the killer is, you and your partner are given clues and must use the clues to figure out how to make your way out of a locked room or area within an allotted amount of time. This fun game is not only a great communication builder but a fun way to show off your puzzle-solving skills.