“Champagne is always the answer”, or is it? I love that quote, and it is on so many cute drink napkins. But let’s explore that notion; there are so many ways to be romantic for the upcoming Valentine’s Day weekend. So what is the answer? Does it mean spending a lot of money? Or doing something a little different than you always do day-in-day-out. Maybe by just committing to doing something together, making a plan, and putting it all together and being involved with each other is romantic. Below are some tried and true ideas for those of you faltering at being creative.
- A romantic Movie Night at Home: Nothing new here, just tweak it a little by picking a movie that will either have you laughing together or wanting to snuggle close to each other, add a cozy blanket, light some candles, add some bubbly, chocolates, and finish with a cozy fire in the fireplace. Voila!
- Romantic Bath tub for two: soft romantic music, candles, bubbly, chocolate covered strawberries, bubble bath. (“Love it!”)
- Read a romantic book: Pick a romantic novel, add bubbly, take turns reading, and continue on other select nights… (“Already working on that one.”)
- Experiment in the kitchen: Cook up something new together, set a romantic table with candles, add bubbly. A quick suggestion (my husband’s choice) is this recipe for Lamb Chops with Mint Gremolata, from Country Living magazine.
- Pizza: no need for roses or heart shaped things, scarf down a deep-dish pizza with candles and bubbly! (“I’m in!”)
- Play a game: Plan ahead for this one, available on Amazon, play “Do you Know Your Husband? A Quiz about the Man in Your Life”. There’s also a version for him called: “Do You Know Your Wife? A Quiz about the Woman in Your Life”. These books ask questions that essentially find out how observant you are about certain aspects of each other’s life, as well as some random things you have or may not have had conversations about. This may be done alone or added on to several of the ideas above! (A fun idea even if you don’t get them in time for Valentine’s Day!)
- Have the bakery that made your wedding cake make you a small cake simulating the top and enjoy it with Champagne!
- Create a heart on your vanity mirror with post-its proclaiming your love and what you admire about your significant other, two can play this game.
- Got cabin fever? Escape your ordinary surroundings; embrace the season by taking a long drive and renting a lake house, log cabin or special hotel room for Valentine’s Day weekend. Pack some romantic necessities: the bubbly, some candles, etc. Bundle up and go on a romantic hike. Leave your laptops at home and turn off your cell phone for the weekend. The rest can be an adventure.
I think I’ve answered the question above for myself; Champagne is always part of the answer. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just push a button for Champagne? Just don’t go
crazy like Lucille Ball in this shot, a little Champagne will suffice. Happy Valentine’s Day!