It’s that time of the year again, and I’m back to share some unique ideas to switch up your normal Valentine’s Day routine – whether your single or dating!
One: Take a cooking class! This seems to be a popular date idea as of late, but having done this it would definitely be a bit more fun with a larger group of friends! Most places also allow you to BYOW; so be sure to plan ahead and bring something that pairs well with your dinner. B and I took a sushi making class, which was really great and unique – because it’s something that we probably would’ve never tried on our own!
Two: Paint and sip wine classes are another fun way to relax, be creative and try something new. Plus you can make this a group activity with a bunch of girlfriends or couples. If you don’t want to keep the painting, it could be a great gift for your mom or another friend! It’s a great way to get out and socialize especially with these colder winter days.
Three: Dinner at home with friends, potluck style. Help decide on a menu as a group and then pick a dish to bring. Pair it with some games, good wine/beer and company and you’ve got a fun night that is still different and unique but takes the pressure off of the big day!
Four: Take a fitness class together! Sign-up for a spin class or find a boot camp and start the morning off strong. This is another way that you can work with a friend/partner to get you motivated to conquer your new year resolutions together. Not to mention you won’t feel as guilty enjoying chocolate covered strawberries and champagne later in the night!
Five: Volunteering and giving back is the perfect way to share and give love to people or animals who might not be as fortunate. Some different ideas to look into around your area are; donating/sorting books for children, volunteering at a local animal shelter, collecting can-goods or serving hot meals at a shelter, visiting the sick/elderly, or donating clothes!
Six: Make something! Whether this be big or small, you could make Valentine’s cards for family/friends, paint wooden picture frames for the house or find your latest Pinterest Hack to make! Looking for some ideas? Check out my pinterest board: Bee Creative.
Since Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday, it might be harder to some of these specifically on the day, so get a jump start this weekend or the following! And last but not least, don’t forget to give a card to your honey, bestie, parents and friends!