Hello from snowy Boston friends! I didn't hate having a snow day yesterday - something about getting to work from home makes me super productive! Since Valentine's Day is on a Tuesday this year I figured a lot of people would be celebrating this weekend or keeping it a bit more low key so I thought it would be fun to share a few date ideas that you could enjoy!
Going out to dinner on Valentine's Day is such a nightmare - overpriced meals & nothing romantic with tons of people around you. A couple of years ago Gary and I decided to forgo the usual dinner for a super fun brunch and it was so much more enjoyable!! You get to enjoy a leisurely brunch with a few cocktails if you'd like. If you're looking for a few great brunch spots in Boston I highly recommend Bostonia Public House and Brownestone.
2. Make dinner at home
Another tradition we have is making something fancy for dinner on Valentine's Day and cooking together. Even though it's on a Tuesday this year, we'll still be making something together, keeping the TV off & just talking!
3. A little game night
If you (and when I say you, I mean your significant other) have a gaming console like a PlayStation or xbox - download a few games that you can play without having to leave the house. Maybe it's a little corny, but you could put wagers on the games - winner get's to choose the next movie! We have fruit ninja & bowling which believe it or not are both really fun and great workouts!! You'll wake up the next morning really confused why your arms are sore!
4. DIY the gift
I'm a huge Newlyweds fan - you remember the show with Nick Lachey & Jessica Simpson right? Well I love the episode where they institute a $20 maximum spending challenge for a valentine's day DIY. Gary and I actually don't gift each other anything for valentine's day and haven't since we've been married - I love the idea of making my own card or even trying to get creative with what I can make for him with a $20 limit!
5. Bar Crawl, but make it romantic
We actually did a version of this with South End Wine Tour and had a blast! What you could do is revisit all the restaurants / bars that you've been to during your relationship. For instance if I were planning ours I'd start with Clery's where we had our first date, Met Bar where we celebrated our engagement, we'd make a stop at Top of the Hub where we celebrated my 25th birthday right before we got married, and finish the night off at The Palm where we celebrated Gary finishing his master's!
What do you have planned for Valentine's Day - do you celebrate or do you keep it low key? Hope you have a great weekend!
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