How to Plan the Perfect Date Night for Your Significant Other
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and though we’re confident there’s a good chance that you’ve already thought up the perfect plan on how you want to spend this romantic day with your significant other. Traditionally, this will involve getting dressed to the nines and going out to a fancy dinner, exchanging gifts, then perhaps a jaunt over to see a movie or a play. This year, however, you and your special someone may find yourselves more inclined to order takeout and snuggle up on the couch with your favorite TV show.
Whichever route you end up choosing—and there is no one-size-fits-all way to do it—the important thing is that you both feel seen and rewarded by each other’s company. We’ve compiled a helpful list of ideas for things you two can do together, whether at home or abroad, so as to make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable!
At Venus ET Fleur®, we also believe that the best way to commemorate this romantic landmark is with a beautiful arrangement of our elegant Eternity Roses®. We offer many different arrangements styled to a variety of particular tastes for you to choose from, and all of them are made with real roses that will last up to a year with proper care.
Whether you want to say a more delicate, understated “I love you,” or you’re looking for a more grandiose arrangement to scream that same message to the heavens, you can find either one and more at Venus ET Fleur. Browse our Special Collections to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, or customize an arrangement to meet your exact vision.
Book a Fun Class for the Two of You
If you’re in the early stages of a relationship, a shared activity is one of the most engaging methods for exploring each other and breaking down barriers. A whole range of options lie before you here, many of which you can now experience from the comfort of your own home: fitness, yoga, cooking, wine tasting, the possibilities are practically endless!
Take a moment to consider what you two have in common. Whether you pick a class that develops an existing interest, or one that takes you both entirely out of your comfort zones, you’re sure to have a wonderful time together.
Couples’ Spa Day
A spa night or couples massage can be a fun and indulgent luxury. It can also be a worthwhile and relaxing challenge to try and create this experience for yourselves at home.
We encourage you to be ambitious—Why include one spa service when you can have it all? After sourcing the proper materials and with a little prep, you’ll be ready to give each other manicures, romantic massages, and a special bath with bubbles, rose petals, or bath bombs!
Make this night extra special with the classic spa foods: strawberries, chocolates, and cucumber or fruit-infused water.
Fold some fresh towels, light a few scented candles, and put on some appropriately relaxing music. You can take turns giving each other the various spa services, or if you like, you can make your spa night a gift from you to your significant other (as there is always the possibility that some might find having to give a massage is not the most romantic of Valentine’s Day gifts).
A Romantic Dinner for Two, With a Twist
Of all the images typically associated with Valentine’s Day, perhaps most pervasive is the candlelit dinner. Luckily, you don’t necessarily have to emulate the Ritz Carlton to set a romantic mood for your dinner together. Whether you’re cooking a meal together, or you intend to surprise them with a beautiful meal of your own singular creation, make sure it’s something you can both enjoy.
Another option is to celebrate the evening with your significant other by indulging in only the most decadent desserts for dinner. There’s no rule that says that you need to have a full meal before you have dessert, and if you and your paramour both have a sweet tooth, feel free to skip dinner entirely and feed your cravings.
Instead of going to a fancy restaurant and ordering a multi-course meal, create your own sampling of desserts! You can make arrangements to order an assortment of goodies from you favorite bakery, or make your own at home. The goal for Valentine’s Day is to do what you love, and if you and your valentine love eating desserts, then you’re sure to have a sweet date.
Having a Movie Night at Home
Depending on circumstances, you and your beloved might not be able to make it to the Silver Screen this Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the full ceremony of the cinema from the comfort of your own home!
Setting up an at-home movie screening is one of the best opportunities to snuggle up and simple enjoy each other’s company. The trick to this one is elevating the experience above a typical evening reclined on the couch. Here are some ideas for achieving that
- Have lots of fun snacks, like candy you normally wouldn’t eat but might find at the movie theater, like Milk Duds, Raisinets, Sour Skittles, you name it!
- Don’t forget the popcorn! In a pinch, use the microwave, but if you have the time and inclination, don’t hesitate to go gourmet with some homemade kettlecorn.
- Whether the film you’ve chosen is romantic, thrilling or downright scary, we recommend a pre-show entertainment to rival the theater—pick a couple of trailers for films released the same year as the one you intend to watch. You’re also free to put on a few memorable advertisements, if you’re in the mood for maximum authenticity.
Watching the Sunset Together
Weather permitting, taking a sunset stroll together—either to a park or simply up to a rooftop can transform an otherwise ordinary day into a lasting romantic memory.
Not only is this activity completely free, sunset-watching has been proven to offer a whole host of positive psychological benefits.
Spoil Your Partner With A Beautiful Arrangement From Venus ET Fleur
No matter how you and your loved one choose to spend your Valentine’s Day, we can’t think of a more fitting end your night than with a beautiful arrangement of Eternity Roses from Venus ET Fleur. Each arrangement is uniquely handmade by our in-house floral designers, and is sure to make a singular impression on your significant other this February 14.
Consider, for example, the Small Heart Box. This neat and charming piece is fresh from our Valentine’s Collection, and makes a striking, while reserved, appearance. It is comprised of more than a dozen amorous Eternity Roses set within in a gorgeous Parisian hat box-inspired vessel in the shape of a heart. Available in classic black or white, this timeless arrangement is ideal for giving to those who you most love, as it radiates love and graciousness.
For a more lavish take on the classic heart, consider our Le Plein Heart, a stunning collection of over 100 Eternity Roses in precisely the color that you choose. With the romantic red or blush tone of the box, this gift is sure to demonstrate the utter depth of your love.
Alternatively, if you find yourself looking for an example of minimalist grace, take a look at this singular piece known as the Florentina Vase, which features a solitary stemmed Eternity Rose ensconced in a gorgeous smoked glass vase. The rose quartz crystal which adorns the bottom of the vase makes for a charming and complete ensemble, meant to promote not only love, but self-love. This elegant and picturesque vision of grace in solitude may at first seem counter-intuitive, but we highly recommend it as a gift for those partners who value their independence.
These luxurious arrangements are simply the perfect way to show your loved one just how much you mean to them on the most romantic day of the year. From delicate arrangements of a single rose to our romantic, heart-shaped arrangement, you can never go wrong with our Eternity Roses. Browse our extensive collections, and order yours just in time for Valentine’s Day from Venus ET Fleur!
What will make for the perfect Valentine’s Day is not for us to say. It is our greatest desire that you’re able to share a memorable and exhilaratingly romantic morning, day, and evening with your beloved, and we hope that this guide provided a few useful gifts and suggestions with which the two of you may cherish each other’s love and company all the more.
Whichever type of romantic evening you decide to share, we wish you only the loveliest Valentine’s Day!