That big day of love is upon us once again! Valentine’s Day isn’t just for us ladies. It’s time to show your partner just how much they mean to you.
This year, ditch the chocolates, fancy dinners or lingerie and try something a bit different. The extra effort will make it a special day you both remember for some time to come.
1. Go Old School!
Remember how thrilling and exciting it was back in High School when you used to go parking at lover’s lane? How about making out at the movies? Plan a special date night to bring on those exhilarating moments. And, now that you are parents, you probably really do have a curfew of 10 or 11 pm to relieve that babysitter.
2. Get Out the Skates!
Ice skating is such a simple activity but can be so romantic. Take turns showing each other your best moves and then glide around the rink arm in arm. Make sure to bring some hot chocolate and a special treat to share.
3. Create a One of a Kind Keepsake!
After being together for a while, we tend to lose sight of all those reasons we fell in love with our spouse in the first place. Make him a special book listing all of his assets (Lord knows we focus on his shortcomings often enough). You could also include a re-cap of your first date, the moment you knew you wanted to spend your life with him, how you felt when you found out you were pregnant, etc. Just make him feel good about being him. It will also remind you of what a lucky lady you are!
4. Play Truth or Dare!
Think you know everything there is to know about your partner? I bet he is holding out a few secrets. Find out everything (or laugh at him completing hilarious dares). But, remember, you will be vulnerable too! Make the truths sexy and the dares funny. Truth questions could include: “What is the most off-limits place you would ever consider making love?” or “What is the body part about your mate that turns you on the most?” Dares could include: Put a pair of your partner’s underwear on your head and dirty dance for 3 minutes or Apply lipstick to your partner without using your hands. Get lustful, get silly, have fun.
5. Create Your Own Tradition!
You know each other best. Maybe it’s breakfast in bed, a picnic in the park or attending a sporting event. Whatever you two enjoy doing as a couple, go out and do it. Plan to make it a yearly tradition every Valentine’s Day.
And remember, showing each other how much you care is for every day, not just February 14th.
What is your favourite thing to do on Valentine’s Day? Do you have any suggestions to add to the list above? SHARE with us in the comments below.