Love is in the air, and whether you’re taken, single and ready to mingle, in the process of mending a broken heart, or would rather stick to flying solo, the famous Valentine’s Day should be a fest of love enjoyed by everyone.
Read on for 10 creative, cupid-approved ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day that will inspire everyone to be a part of the heart this year.
Some Special Ways to Make You Feel the Love This Valentine’s Day
1. Plan a Palentine’s Day with Your Best Buddies
You don’t need a significant other to feel the love this Valentine’s Day—You can have just as much fun by gathering a group of your best buddies and spending some quality time together.
Whether you choose to opt for an energetic game night loaded with laughs, binge a marathon of cheesy rom-coms, engage in meaningful conversation over delicious food and drinks, or host a Valentine’s Day-themed block party, there are plenty of activities you can do together to make this special day one to remember.
2. Sprinkle Some Sparkle into Your Night with Stargazing
Few and far things between are more beautiful than a sky speckled with a sea of stunning, sparkling stars.
Once the sun has set, find an area clear of the pollution and lights of the big city and lay out a thick, comfy blanket on the grass to lie on.
If you would like to get even more up close and personal, consider bringing your own telescope.
There's something truly beautiful, romantic, and magical about gazing at the stars and contemplating the vastness of the universe.
3. Give a Homemade Gift
The gifts that come not just from our hearts but from our hands often mean the most.
After all, time and thoughtfulness are some of the most precious and priceless gifts you can give to someone to show them just how much they mean to you.
Rather than picking up a classic, cuddly teddy bear, the typical bouquet of red roses, or a generic box of assorted chocolates this Valentine’s Day, try to dig a little deeper into your creative reserves to conjure up a customised gift that is as special and unique as the one you love.
4. Cook a Romantic Meal for a Candlelit Dinner
Few things feel more special than a comforting, home-cooked meal enjoyed by the warm glow of candlelight.
The time and effort you put into cooking a nice meal and creating a beautiful dinner ambiance for your partner is a sweet and romantic gesture that shows them how much you love them.
5. Love Yourself—Plan a Lavish Day Packed with Pampering Just for You
Regardless of whether you’re single or in a relationship this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to love, spoil, and shower yourself with the lavishness, attention, and pampering that you deserve.
Gift yourself a day packed full of your favourite activities and treats, whether that means spending the day on a warm massage table at the spa or enjoying an ice cream cone after a long day of work.
Whatever you choose to do, remember that Valentine’s Day is your day too—It serves as a friendly reminder to love yourself just as much as you love others.
6. Attend a Live Concert or Show
Whether headbanging to an electrifying guitar solo, crying from laughter in a crowded comedy club, or gazing through dainty binoculars at the opera is your scene, attending a live concert or show is the perfect curtain close to an enchanting Valentine’s Day evening.
7. Get Dressed Up and Hit the Town
Are you ready to paint the town red this Valentine's Day?
It's time for you to get all dolled up and head out for an exhilarating, romantic night out.
From dining at a fancy restaurant, to lounging at the local bar with a classy cocktail, to enjoying spontaneous music from street musicians, there are plenty of fun adventures to be had, so hit the town in style.
8. Spend a Cuddly, Cosy Night In
Don’t get the wrong idea—You don’t have to dress up to the nines or even step foot out of the house to enjoy a romantic night together!
One of the most significant aspects of love that makes it so special is the comfort, sense of security, and closeness you feel when you are with your significant other. You feel like you can fully open up and be your true self around them—flaws and all—and are still just as loved, if not more loved for it.
What better way to celebrate this comfort you feel with your special person than spending a comfortable and cosy night in cuddling on the couch in your sweatpants?
Whether you want to get delicious take-out food delivered and watch your favourite TV show together or simply just talk, relax, and enjoy each other's company, embracing the comfort found in a healthy and stable relationship (whether with someone else or yourself) is a meaningful way to spend Valentine’s Day with the person you love most.
9. Take a Dance Class Together
They’re always saying that “It takes two to tango,” so why not give it a "twirl” this year?
Whether you’re light on your feet or constantly tripping over them, trying something new and taking a dance lesson with your partner is the perfect opportunity to share an intimate experience and just let loose and have some fun!
From bonding over laughing at each other's silly dance moves, to feeling butterflies all over again while intensely locking eyes during a slow dance, dancing the night away together will bring you closer than ever.
10. Exchange Love Letters with Friends and Family
Even though we may know how much we love our friends and family, we can frequently forget to tell them how much they mean to us.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to remind them of just how special and loved they are.
Take the time to write all of your loved ones meaningful love letters explaining how thankful you are to have them in your life.
From friendships to romantic partners, Valentine’s Day is all about sharing the love, wherever and with whomever it may be found.
Everyone deserves to feel loved and valued.