As we head into Valentine’s Day weekend, I wanted to put together this little post to share some ideas of how to spend it. I talked about this in the past couple of posts but I will reiterate it again because it’s that important… Valentine’s Day isn’t exclusively for couples!!! I strongly believe that Valentine’s Day should be celebrated with your loved ones, whether that be significant others, family or friends, the choice is yours! Reminiscing on last year’s Valentine Day, I realized that many of us will be spending it indoors and won’t be celebrating with big Galentine parties this year. Another holiday that is going to look different this year than in years past but it’s truly what you make of it. Personally, I’m not too comfortable with the idea of going out to dinner on actual Valentine’s Day because of crowds, etc. so I have opted to spend Sunday with a fun day inside. Now I already know what you’re thinking… “Sara, I’ve been inside all year, what’s the difference?”. If there are plans in place for the day/weekend, you’ll still look forward to those activities and enjoy the special moments even more regardless of how different it will be this year.
At-Home Brunch: Okay brunch is fun any Sunday morning but if it is brunch on V Sunday, I’m sure it will be much more enticing. I have put together a Pinterest board to browse through below for all of my inspiration. Pancakes, waffles, doughnuts, eggs, fruits, there’s a little bit of everything for everyone. I think I’m going to attempt the emoji pancakes with some strawberries around them.
Strawberry dipping: This is on my to do-list for this weekend as well. Dipping strawberries in whichever chocolate is your favourite would be an appropriate activity to try this weekend. I picked up some Wilton melting molds and some baking decorations for this project from Michael’s too. Check out my inspiration below.
Charcuteries Boards before Movies: Does cuddling up on the couch with a charcuterie board sound like the kind of day you are looking for? There are several movies on Netflix that would be great for Valentine’s which I will list out. Additionally, I was thinking of making a charcuterie board full of pink, white and red desserts to enjoy. This could include fruit, sweets, savory snacks, and candies depending on what you like to snack on.
Netflix movies to check out:
- My Best Friend’s Wedding
- To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before (part 1, 2 and 3)
- 50 First Dates
- Squared Love
- The Prince & Me
- Runaway Bride
- Sex and The City Movie 1 and 2
Play Games Together: When was the last time you and your significant other/friends played a game together? Pull out one of your old childhood favourites or a deck of cards and get to the fun. This is something simple that could be enjoyed with a couple of people or your whole family. This will ensure that no one feels left out.
Write Love Letters: Some may say that writing love letters are outdated but I love giving and receiving handwritten notes to my friends, especially now that I barely see them at all. What if you and your significant other take some time and write love letters to each other and then you can exchange them and read them when you’re having a down day.
Wine and Chocolate Tasting: This shouldn’t take too much twisting of your arm to try out. 😉 Different chocolate types pair well with certain wines. Why don’t you try them out this weekend? If you get a bottle of red, white, and rose try them out with pieces of white, milk and dark chocolates. Determine which pairings couple the best to you. Who knows, your friends might have different opinions than you! Is your favourite type of chocolate milk, dark, or white? Mine is hands down, milk.
Create Your Own Cocktails: If you can’t go out to the bars, bring the bar to you! You can concoct your own cocktail at home with your loved one and make it the themed featured drink of the night. All you have to do is choose the spirit base (gin, vodka, tequila etc), add as much or as little of a mixer (pink lemonade, tonic, cranberry juice), and finally garnish (mint, any type of berries, or olives for a savory twist). There are so many options with this activity. Name it and share it with others so we can all try them too!
I hope this post sparked some interest and ideas for you to decide on how to spend Valentine’s Day. If it truly is not your type of day, at least try some of these ideas to do something other than lounging in bed all weekend. Big shocker, most of this post has to do with food… the best way to anyone’s heart. Please comment or let me know if you are planning on trying out any of these activities because I would love to hear how they go. Can’t wait to see all of your V Day plans and I hope your weekend is filled with love, gratefulness and kindness.
Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend!
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