Most couples celebrate Valentine’s Day by going out to dinner or exchanging gifts and having a quiet dinner at home. For many years, couples have celebrated Valentine’s Day in roughly the same way, and this year may be the perfect time to take a break from tradition and try something new!
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Alternative Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Trying to make a reservation at your favorite restaurant and hunting down the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can be a nightmare, yet people do it every single year. When you celebrate Valentine’s Day, there are so many expectations that you need to uphold, and it can be exhausting to try and make one single night absolutely perfect. This year, instead of going through the motions, take it upon yourself to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a new way. Continue reading below where we will give you a few ideas of some alternative ways that you can spend this lovely holiday.
Go on an Adventure
When you think of V-Day attire, you often think of a nice suit and tie, or that little black dress that shows off all of your curves in the perfect way. While there’s nothing wrong with getting dressed up and going out on a date with your love, it can put a real damper on the night if you’re stuck sitting in a crowded and loud restaurant. Instead of getting all dolled up for a night out with your partner, why not exchange those fancy clothes for something a little more comfortable?
Instead of pulling out all the stops this Valentine’s Day for a romantic evening, maybe change things up and go on some kind of adventure! An adventurous V-Day can be anything from taking a tour around your city or going on a hike to scheduling a trip to go whitewater rafting or rock climbing. For couples who like spending time outside, going on an adventure is a great option, and even if you and your partner aren’t the adventurous types, a little adrenaline may be just what you need to spice up your Valentine’s Day.
Dancing isn’t as common in today’s society as it once was. Today, dancing typically consists of a dark club filled with sweaty bodies moving to the music. There are many people who enjoy this scene, but it may not be what you have in mind on a romantic date with your sweetheart. If you’re looking for alternative ways to spend Valentine’s Day, one great option is to take a dance class where you will learn classic styles of dance! There’s nothing more fun and exciting than learning a new skill, and dancing can be a great way to not only exercise, but to also have some fun with your loved one. Yes, it will take some practice before you can call yourselves masters of dance, but learning the steps and trying out a few basic moves will be a lot more fun than trying to get a table at your favorite restaurant. Not to mention, you may even find a new way to spend date night!
Celebrate on a Different Day
There’s no rule that says you have to celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14, so why not avoid the crowds and share your love on a different day? When you’re with the person you love, it doesn’t matter what day you celebrate your relationship. In fact, it may even be healthier to celebrate how much you care for each other more often! However, if you really want to spread the love and shower your partner with hearts and roses, it may be less of a hassle if you celebrate Valentine’s Day on a different day.
There are many benefits to celebrating Valentine’s Day on a different day. For one, you won’t have to book your reservation way in advance in order to get a table. Additionally, you may find that gifts like flowers and chocolates are easier to come by (and may even cost less). Instead of fighting your way through the throng of people on Valentine’s Day, try enjoying a quiet night in with your partner, and save the celebrating for another night.
Go on a Scavenger Hunt
Most people envision scavenger hunts as a game that only children can play, but where’s the fun in that? A scavenger hunt is a great way to have a little fun, try your hand at problem-solving, and end the night with a fun reward. The best part about planning a scavenger hunt is that you can make it whatever you want! Create a traditional scavenger hunt in which the other person solves riddles to find the next clue, or make it more of a fun challenge by having your partner complete a different task at each station. If you really want to make the hunt something unique, you can always have a friend or family member create the scavenger hunt so that you and your sweetheart can enjoy the mystery together.