Valentine’s Day has come and gone. You may have received flowers and a card, maybe some chocolate and a few extra kisses from your significant other, but who says that you can only celebrate like that one day a year (or maybe 2 or 3 counting the anniversaries)? You can appreciate each other even after Valentine’s Day by doing some of these romantic things.
- Have a picnic. Whether it be in your backyard or at the park a picnic is a sweet and classic date for your and your hubby. If you need ideas of what to pack check my post on What to Pack in Your Picnic Basket.
- Cook together. Choose a recipe online that you will both like, head to the grocery store together and get on it! He chops and you sauté. Working together and trying new things are good for bonding. Pop open a bottle of wine. light some candles and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Even making something as easy as pizza can be fun and rewarding.
- Dance to your first dance. Play that special song that means so much to you both in your relationship, remember how much you love each other and how fantastic you felt that day.
- Recreate your first date. Our first date was a movie when we were teenagers. I haven’t been to the movie theater in a long time so this would be a fun date for me. Maybe I’ll spice it up a bit with Cinébistro. Even if you can’t recreate your first date or if your first date was not ideal, pick one of your favorite dates to recreate.
- Plant flowers together. Who needs a dozen roses? Ok well sometimes I want them, but I feel so much more accomplished when I can cut fresh flowers from my own rose bushes. Also working together to plant those roses will increase your bond.
- Play a board game. If you aren’t too competitive with each other this could make for a fun night. Pull out your Monopoly board or try a new game like Speak Out. You will have each other on the floor laughing at each other.
- Make something for each other. Adam and I make a food dish or dessert for each other each Christmas and that is our gift to each other. You can make each other food or even get crafty! This beverage dispenser project looks fun and useful and there are tons of cool projects on the Country Living website.
- Take a walk holding hands. Breathing in the fresh air and just being together will give you time to bond and talk about things that you may not be able to talk about during the craziness of day to day life.
- Order your wedding cake. Maybe not as large as your wedding cake was (maybe the size of the top layer or a cupcake or something). You can even feed it to each other and smash it in his face again! For even more fun try to make your wedding cake together. You can pretty much find any recipe on the internet that you want.
- Learn something new together. Go to a class or learn a new sport. When Adam and I tried cross country skiing together we learned from each other and helped each other. You can take a wine tasting class together or a spirits class together if you aren’t into sports!
As long as you learn to appreciate each other all year long you won’t need sappy holidays like Valentine’s day to make you feel loved. I know every day isn’t a page out of a love story, but that’s life. I hope these suggestions will be fun for you and your husband (or wife, or boyfriend/girlfriend) to do together!