Some Crazy Ideas to Spend Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day again, a time for giving presents, kissing your partner and doing all of those romantic things that couples do every year. However, after a few years, the only routine can get a bit boring. Waking up early to breakfast in bed, exchanging gifts, going for a candlelit meal for two in a fancy restaurant and watching a romantic movie together – they are all lovely activities, but when you’ve enjoyed them together year after year often you yearn for something a little different when February 14th rolls around. If you and your special someone are ready to experience something new this year, here we bring you several crazy ideas for ways to spend the day that are sure to make this Valentine’s Day unforgettably original.

Go Ice Skating

couple in the mountainYou probably haven’t set foot on the ice since you were a kid, but there is no better time of the year to try your hand at ice skating than Valentine’s Day. It may not sound like an activity for the most romantic day on your calendar, however holding hands as your struggle around the rink, helping each other up when you fall over, and holding onto each other for dear life – what could bring you closer than that!

Spend the Day as a Tourist

Some couples might go away to a far flung destination for a romantic short break to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but there’s no need to spend a lot of money when there is so much to enjoy on your own doorstep. Take a day out from your busy schedule to experience your own town as it would be seen through the eyes of a tourist. Visit all of the highlights and museums, take a walk to the local major sites and have your picture taken together in front of monuments and attractions. It’s a fun way to spend time together doing something that you would never normally do, and you’ll be creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Join a Group Date

Valentine’s Day may be fun when it’s just the two of you, but think of how much better it will be if you share it with friends? Get together with your other couple friends and hold a party to celebrate the occasion. Have a special meal together, enjoy some drinks and play some games such as charades – it may not be an intimate day of romance, but it’s certainly going to be a good laugh!

Become a Volunteer

lakeIf you are lucky enough to have lots of romance and happiness in your life, why not volunteer with your loved one to bring a little love into the lives of those who have none? Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to share the love by helping out at a local shelter, soup kitchen or nursing home, spending time with those who are less fortunate and really making a difference on one of the most special days of the year.

Produce Something Together

Working together on a project is a great way to spend Valentine’s Day – after all, what could be more romantic than creating something that unites you both in a single goal? There are so many possibilities to choose from – if you love writing or performing, why not write a story or script together and act it out? If you are both artistic, spend the day working on a sculpture or painting together that you can display in your home, or if you are musical, why not compose a song or piece of music that you can sing or play together? Or for a more simple project, why not make a memory scrapbook together made up of photographs, quotations and love letters from your time together that will act as a wonderful reminder of all of the happy moments over the years?

Cook Up a Storm

Do you both consider yourselves to be a whizz in the kitchen? Then why not hold a cooking contest in the comfort of your own home? Set yourselves a challenge to whip up the most creative cake or most exotic meal, or even give your competition a Valentine’s Day twist by seeing who can bake the best heart-shaped cookies or most original creation using famous aphrodisiac ingredients? You can then enjoy the fruits of your labour in a romantic, candlelit meal for two at the end of the day – the perfect combination of originality and tradition.