So it's that time of the year again, where every shop window is full of roses, teddy bears & lingerie.
Every year guys are faced with the difficulty of finding something new & romantic for when the day of 'Love' arrives. If you're sick of the old movie, dinner & flowers routine, how about surprise her with something new this year?
Go all out, the whole shebang!
Send her something while she is at work; like flowers with a note of a specific date, time, location & dress style. For example: Feb 14th, 8pm, St Kilda Beach, something casual. Doing this is not only romantic but leaves her excited and intrigued. I recommend doing this a few days before Valentines Day and this will really kick her curiosity into overdrive.
Now all you have to do is set up something; a nice picnic on the beach or a great restaurant, perhaps a movie at the drive ins. Finish the night with a little present waiting for her at home on the bed; maybe a bottle of champagne too. This will surely be the icing on the cake.
How much more romance do you need?
Whether she has just finished work or has the day off, pack some of her essential belongings and whisk her away for a surprise getaway. This is a great way for both of you to escape and go on a little adventure together.
There are many places you could go:
- Cheese & wine tasting farm
- A day of horse riding
- An out of town day spa
- A motel by the countryside
- A road trip followed by a nice lunch.
There are many places to go, just make sure you prepare in advance for any bookings or things you may need to bring.
If you want to make it more fun, do not let her know where you are going - no matter how much nagging and begging she does on the way.
Valentines Day Hunt:
This is all about teasing her with clues, giving her a taste of what is to come on Valentines Day. Sending her little notes, items and pictures hinting to what could be planned.
Say she is:
- Artsy Girl, arrange a tour of a new exhibition
- Movie Buff, arrange a gold class session of a movie she is dying to see
- Shopaholic, how about a day in Melbourne's CBD for some bargains?
- Workaholic, maybe a day for two at a spa could give her some down time
Whatever type of girl she is, arrange something you think she would like and leave little hints around the house. But don't hint too much as we still want there to be a hunt.
This is all about arranging a nice surprise using everything you know she likes. The good thing about this is it doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. In order to do this you do need to get her out of the house so you can prepare everything. If you don't know already find out what her favourite movie, alcoholic drink, food dish & colour is.
Now that you know everything arrange your surprise according to everything she likes.
Start the night off with her favourite dish for dinner, followed by her favourite drink and then pop on her favourite movie afterwards. End the night with a little present wrapped up in her favourite coloured paper.
Alfresco Let go:
This one needs a fair bit of preparation but is really worth it. Number one rule: find out the weather, being that the location is outside.
Now if you are living in an apartment with no backyard this wouldn't be a good idea. But if you have reasonable space in your backyard then this would be a very romantic way to spend Valentines Day.
Assuming the weather is predicted to be nice, let's setup the décor. Things you will need are:
- A blow up mattress or some large bedding for outside, even a tent will do
- A portable TV or extension cord to move the TV outside
- Food, drinks & movies
- Candles (mosquito repellent ones will be good as well)
If you can track down those net curtains for outside, that would be great to get rid of those annoying bugs at night.
Your aim is to create a backyard restaurant, cinema and hotel all in one. You can be very creative with decorations & furniture. Not only will she not expect this but she will appreciate all your effort.
Why not try something a little different and fun this Valentines Day.