A Sili-er Way of Spending Valentine’s Day
Some people love the mushy-gushy on Valentine’s Day, some people don’t. Just like, some of us are exceptional at planning dates and some of us are better procrastinators. When it comes to Valentine’s Day date ideas, the important part is the effort put into spending quality time together.
Depending on how far ahead you’ve thought for your date ideas, you could go really big or really small and still create a lasting memory as your gift.
Whether you’ve just begun dating, planning your wedding, or your relationship status is married with children, there are plenty of date ideas you can choose from to show your loved one what a romantic valentine you can really be.
A Valentine’s Date With Your Other HalfThe Valentine’s Getaway
Let’s start big. We’re going beyond Valentine’s Day plans, and going for the whole weekend!
If you’ve planned far enough ahead to have taken the weekend off, travel somewhere new together. Grab a state map, or if you’re feeling extra adventurous, go bigger. Tack it up on your wall, put a blindfold on your partner, and have them throw a dart at the map. See where it lands, and go! Pack a cooler with picnic essentials, fill up on coffee and hit the roads less traveled! Leave your Facebook and Twitter accounts behind and just enjoy each other’s company.
It doesn’t have to be the most lavishly expensive trip, try an Airbnb for a cheaper stay. Or, car camp under the stars, maybe bring a bottle of champagne and have an unforgettably romantic Valentine’s date.A Day Trip Adventure
Alright, if you don’t have the weekend off, you can still plan a spontaneous Valentine’s day trip getaway, somewhere beautiful like a botanical garden or flower farm. Places like the International Rose Garden or the Tumalo Lavender Farm make for a Valentine’s Day date that will take your breath away. Save the fresh cut flowers for an unexpected occasion, a girl is always taken back by a surprise bouquet.
Remember, the important part of Valentine’s Day is the time spent laughing, having fun, and sharing an experience together. With that in mind, attend a fun hobby class together. Beginners classes to a rock climbing gym or a wine & paint class would probably leave you with a few stories you can laugh at.An Evening With Your Valentine
Lastly, if a dinner date for two is the only thing you can pull off this Valentine’s Day, rather than getting stuck in traffic, only to squeeze into a very full, often expensive restaurant and not be able to hear each other speak, skip the chaos and cook your meal together at home. Sometimes the best date ideas are those spent comfortably in your own home with each other’s company. Put on an Al Green playlist to spark some funny dance moves and you’ll definitely share a memorable evening.
Make an easy Raspberry Sorbet Champagne concoction, that way if dinner doesn’t go perfectly, neither of you will notice too much. Although, the sugar crash you’ll undergo might turn your “Netflix & snuggle” session into a “Netflix and sleep” session, pretty early.
What you’ll need:
- Raspberry sorbet
- Fresh raspberries
- Silipint Tasters
- Put a dollop of sorbet in your Taster, slowly pour over champagne and top with fresh raspberries. Not only is it easy to make, it’s fun to watch!
Spending Valentine’s Day With Your Wonderful Self?
You have to love yourself before you can love another, right? Be your own Valentine’s Day date. An awesome way to take a me-day on v-day is by taking it outside. And before you think the winter season is an excuse to avoid the wilderness, check out our tips and tricks for beginners to winter adventures. Another fun way to spend the day is by taking a new class you’ve always wanted to try. Beer yoga or local pottery classes are a great way to relax be a little goofy.
Valentine’s Day With Your KidsWe all love crafting, right? The hot glue gun is our friend and kids and paint go really well together. Not always the case, we know. But, a super fun and easy craft you can make with your little ones are flower bouquets made out of Sili-Straws. Use the Sili-Straws as stems, cut out paper hearts and write nice notes on them, then put everything in a Stemless Wine or Base. It makes a great gift for parents, teachers, and babysitters!
At school, instead of handing out a couple of Valentine’s cards to your children’s friends or crushes, show them that on Valentine’s Day, everyone deserves an act of kindness or love. Make a simple dessert together in the morning for them to bring to class for every student. All the while, you get to spend quality time together in the kitchen with your little cupid on Valentine’s Day.
Silipints make it easy with unbreakable, individual serving cups for kids, check it out.
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup of whipping cream
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup of cocoa powder
- ¾ cup of confectioners sugar
- 2 cups of an Oreo-style chocolate cookie
- ½ cup of butter
- Fresh raspberries
- 9oz Silipint Rocks (8oz Half Pints would work great too!)
- First, using an electric mixer, combine your whipping cream, vanilla, and cocoa powder. Add your confectioners sugar ¼ cup at a time. It will slowly thicken to form a mousse.
- In a food processor, add your cookies and chop. Then, in a Rocks glass, add your butter and *place in the microwave until melted. Add it to the processor and mix with cookies. It will form a thick, moist cookie mixture.
- In your Rocks glasses or Half Pints, layer in the cookie mixture and then the mousse, twice. Top off with a few raspberries and a sprinkle of confectioners sugar.
*Silipints are nuke-approved and you can toss them in the dishwasher for the easiest cleanup ever!