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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

What To Do/Things to do on Valentines Day

Hello everyone, aahh so I hope you read my Valentines Day Gift Guide.  If not, you can click the link and have a quick read of it. But, like i've said in so many recent posts, I love the idea of romance, and I do love Valentines day, whether it's spent with your family, friends or your other half. I decided to do a 'things to do on Valentines Day' blog post because there really aren't any out there, and the big day is only 8 days away. How exciting, well, not that i'm celebrating it, but i'll definitely be in a loved up spirit on the day, just because it's cute.



Have a picnic - I know the British weather is rubbish, but I find picnics so thoughtful and romantic. They're also extremely inexpensive, even if you buy the gorgeous party/picnic food from Marks and Spencers you could feed two of you for under £15.00, i'm talking drinks, crisps, sausage rolls - you name it. I just think it would be a really cute thing to do. I often used to have picnics in Roundhay park over Summer with friends, and even thought I was just with friends, it really was idyllic. I think this would probably be a perfect date for me, sitting in the outdoors having an adorable picnic. Doesn't get much cuter than that. Who needs flashy diamonds and expensive meals?!


Go on a cute walk - So you can tie this in with the picnic idea, or you can just do this anyway. I think cute walks in any season, are cute. My fave has to be walking in the snow, I do love walking in the crisp autumn leaves though. But for a cheap V-day date, which is cute, romantic and cosy, go to a local park or even have a walk around a village and grab some fish and chips at the end. It really doesn't have to be expensive, for me, something like this would be so much cuter as it's so thoughtful and romantic.


Have a candle lit bath - Firstly, I wish I had a bath like this - wow. Well, i'm sure you can improvise, and make any bath look this pretty with a few candles and rose petals. This is a cheap option and it's like creating your own spa at home. I do think this is really romantic, i'd love to do something like this (shame i'm boring and single!)


Be creative - I found this photo and I thought, wow. I think this really proves that each couple is unique, we are all individuals and some couples will love wining and dining, whilst some will prefer to sit by a fire. This photo reminded me to say, stay true to yourselves - do something that you both enjoy, or go wild and come up with something crazy and creative like the above - how perfect.


Go for dinner - An obvious one, but you can't beat sitting in a lovely restaurant with an ambient atmosphere and candles on the table. Dinner dates are great because you can get really dressed up depending on where you go, you can eat and drink to ease the nerves, but you can get to know each other and actually talk, where as a cinema date, you can't talk at all. Make sure you book in advance if you're going to eat out on the 14th Feb though. My favourite restaurants in Leeds would have to be Bibis Italian, San Carlos and Piccolinos. All of them are Italians and I honestly couldn't choose where to go. I'd probably go to Bibi's if I wanted to be really dressy and wanted more of a loud atmosphere, but San Carlos if I wanted something really upmarket yet cosy. Either would be amazing.


Celebrate at home - Take away and films - Last year, I decided to just get a take away Chinese and watch my favourite romantic films, i've got to say, it really was perfect. There's nothing better sometimes than cosying up on the sofa with a glass of wine and your favourite film. I do think it's nice to go out and get dressed up, especially for a special occasion, but if you just don't fancy it, sometimes staying in can be more peaceful and romantic.


Go away for the weekend - spa, Paris... Splash the cash. So, if you've got the cash to splash, you could always go away for the weekend. I once went to Paris for Valentines Day and of course, it was unforgettable. I always like the idea of going to a spa, and i've never actually been with anyone apart from family. I've been to the thermaspa in Bath before which would be so romantic, it's incredible. I've also heard incredible reviews about Titanic Spa in Huddersfield. I'm sure most areas do lovely last minute spa breaks, nowadays and in this climate, they're really not that expensive anymore. The Eurostar, using a youth fare can get you to Paris or Belgium for £60.00 return, and cheap hotels can be found.


I hope you liked this post, remember, it isn't about spending money, it's about doing what's right for you. How will you be spending it? With friends, boyfriend? 
(photos from weheartit.com)

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32 comments:

  1. Love your ideas, I really love your picnic idea, although i might need to wrap up as it is freezing but it's a great idea. I might take my Mr to the zoo for a picnic!

    dp
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    1. eeei want to go for a picnic too haha :) yeah it is tooo cold xxx

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  2. Very nice ideas and photos! I am always the type to stay in for a home cooked meal but think we may be going out this year for a change.

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    1. yeah its so much cuter tbh :) i prefer that xxx

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  3. Last year we (unplanned) bought each other vintage cameras. We had no plans at all but when we opened our gifts in the morning in our PJs we realised we just really needed a fun day to ourselves so we found a little café for brunch, went to an old amusement park from when we were teenagers, got milkshakes, went for a walk, and just genuinely had such a laugh (and of course, took polaroids all day).

    This year I'm unwell and we don't have much money, so we won't be doing anything crazy, but we have stocked up on old Simpsons DVDs and we are going to make homemade burgers with fries for dinner. I think it's going to be a snuggly, comforting day and I really can't wait! For a gift I made a collage of drawings, tickets, photographs etc. of everything we have shared together since last Valentine's day and I framed it, and I'm also going to bake him his favourite cookies. We bought eachother lovely things for Christmas (and our January birthdays) but it's going to be nice to give eachother more meaningful gifts which don't cost very much.

    I hope you all have wonderful Valentine's days; whether you're in a relationship or not. x

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    1. Aw this is sooo cutee.. ahh it brought a tear to my eye reading this. aaaahhh this is adorable. i so want to do this eeeek. awwwww you can still be cute at home though, so so soooo romantic eeee!!!! thats actually adorable:)) thank yoouu lovely. i loved this story xxx

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  4. Some lovely ideas here! My fella doesn't even know when valentines is so we won't do anything. :(
    xx

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  5. I love your blog!!!
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  6. These are all really cute ideas! I love that you love Valentines day, it's so depressing when everyone's being all cynical and grumpy about it! My boyfriend and I always go out to eat a couple of days before the 14th, it's quieter, cheaper and you get much better service :) We're not doing much this year (poor students!) but I think we're going to go for a quiet meal and maybe the cinema :) I wish we had a Piccolinos near where we live, I've been to the one in Sheffield and it's so so yummy!!

    Really lovely post! Happy Valentines Day! :)

    so-obsessed-with.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. Aw thanks hehe, yeah i do, but being single isnt great boo :( yeah it is better... yeah student money problems make it difficult - but awweee that sounds so cute. eee piccolinos is soo yummyy.. aaaah. wish i was doing something this v dayyy! xxxx

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  7. Love the ideas, there all so cute. I wish my bath looked as good as that too lol
    Kiwi..x

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    1. :):) haha me too :( xx maybe we can improvise! x

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  8. My beau is currently a very long 50 hour flight away from me so unfortunately, no nice dinner out somewhere for us! I'll be spending Valentine's Day again on my own, but I'm not too fussed, I can just pamper myself! I made him a card (and the envelope to go with it!) and put some photos of the different countries we've been to together and sent him some "Love Coupons" he can redeem once he's back :)

    I'm currently living in Japan, and on Valentine's Day, only the women are expected to give something to the men! Then they have a separate day where the men can give something to the women. Lots of adorable packaging and different types of chocolate being advertised.

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    1. Awwww thats soo cute in a weird way hahha! Aw i like the idea of a girl and a boy day, it can then remind the boy to treat the girl! Eeee, awwww thats so cute, yes pamper yourself! xxxx

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  10. i cant get over that spa and that bath, they're so amazing!!

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    x

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  11. Beautiful place, very romantic. I like the table in the middle of the Lake :)

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    1. thanks, so glad you like it! yeah of course xxx

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    your blog is truely amazing, and you're a great inspiration to me :)
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  14. Love all of these ideas! Such a great post and your blog is very nice too!


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