Valentine’s Day isn’t just about candy or flowers. Even though, I do appreciate both of those things. It’s about showing love to others and yourself.
I came up with a few ways to enjoy the day that don’t require a rom-com storyline. All you need is yourself and maybe some loved ones to participate in these events and activities:
Attend a fun online event. Eventbrite has a ton of options! You can virtually attend a Valentine’s Day Happy Hour with all the DIY supplies you need to make chocolate truffles and hibiscus-rose margaritas sent to your door. Or, for just a few bucks, you can see a pop version of Romeo and Juliet performed.
Support your local greenhouse. Pick up a bouquet for your significant other, friends, family, or even yourself. It’s a great way to spark joy and show love to a local business.
Cook a special meal at home. My significant other and I are planning to stay in and cook. A few recipes I am considering include vodka pasta and veggie flatbread pizza. I also want to try and make us a charcuterie board with a Valentine’s Day theme!
DIY a box of chocolates. Most likely, plastic or cardboard heart chocolate boxes do not contain your loved one’s favorite treats. To personalize the typical gift, pick up a heart-shaped tin and fill it with something special. You could even bake treats to put inside.
Dress for the day. Utilize red or pink in your February 14th outfit. Yes, you can use this idea as an excuse to go shopping. I recently went to my local Goodwill to pick up something cute for V-Day. They had a ton of different options, which were all nicely color-coordinated. I ended up with a cozy pink sweater that will pair nicely with a skirt or denim depending on the weather.
What are your Valentine’s Day plans? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Instagram. Let’s chat!