Five Ways To Spend Valentine's Day
Let’s talk about Valentine’s Day. I know, I know. You either love it or you hate it. But it really doesn’t need to be a day where you stay home by yourself getting tipsy off bagged wine because you don’t have a significant other. However, if that’s how you want to do it, it’s always a great option.
Valentine’s Day’s true purpose is to have one day a year that you can completely dedicate to spending time with the ones you love. That can be your significant other, it can be your family or it can be a group of friends. Plus, it’s on a Sunday this year, so it’s perfect to binge on Netflix or go out and have a weekend adventure.
Here’s a list of fabulous things to do on February 14th:
Binge Watch Game of Thrones
The sixth season doesn’t premiere for another few months, so spending a solid 8-10 hours binge watching this incredibly amazing show would be a fantastic way to spend V-day with your lover, friends or family (be careful about what family members though, that could get awkward quick). Maybe you’re already up to date, maybe you’ve never seen it. Either way it definitely wouldn’t be a waste of time.
A Nicholas Sparks Marathon
The Notebook, Dear John, The Last Song, Safe Haven, the list goes on and on. Grab your best friend and spend the day dreaming of what your life would be like if you lived in a seacoast town and hot guys wanted to spend the summer frolicking on the beach with you. Six bottles of wine is required for this option in order to make it through all the heartbreak/reconciliation drama.
This is a family friendly option that could be really cute or end in the emergency room. Either way, make sure to get some hot chocolate afterwards to make it especially adorable.
I’m a big fan of spending the afternoon floating from brewery to brewery and ordering a flight at each place. Even if you’re not into craft beer or how it’s made (I’m not), just go to try something new. I promise it’s fun, and if you end up getting a little tipsy I guarantee memories will be made.
This can be romantic for two or a Valentine’s Day version of Friendsgiving. Set up a beautiful table-scape, break out the long tapered candles and make the meal of all meals for your loved one(s). If you know a dish that your significant other really loves but rarely indulges in, whip that up. Or, if your friends and family never get to enjoy Grandma’s pasta, do your best to emulate it.
No matter how you spend your Valentine’s Day just make sure you have fun and always let the people you care about know how much you love them.