Unique Valentine’s Day Date Ideas
A Sili-er Way of Spending Valentine’s Day
Some people love the mushy-gushy on Valentine’s Day, some people don’t. Some of us are exceptional at planning dates and some of us are, well, procrastinators. When it comes to Valentine’s Day date ideas, the important part is the effort put into spending quality time together.
Whether your gesture is large or small, a meaningful gift comes from a lasting memory.
Recently begun dating? Planning your wedding? Perhaps, your relationship status is married with children? Here are a few date ideas to show your loved one what a romantic valentine you can be.
A Valentine’s Date With Your Other Half
The Valentine’s Getaway
Let’s start big. We’re going beyond Valentine’s Day plans, and going for the whole weekend!
If you’re able to take the weekend off together, travel somewhere new. 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, like a few Squeeze-a-Bowls, versatile Pints and a set of unbreakable Wine Glasses for any wine-worthy sunsets you catch. Fill up on coffee and hit the roads less traveled! Leave your Facebook and Twitter accounts behind and enjoy each other’s company.
Your trip doesn’t have to be lavish or expensive. Check out different Airbnbs in the area that offer interesting stays. Sometimes you get the entire experience just from the unique accommodations. If all else fails, a tiny home with a hot tub might be surprisingly easy to find and exactly what you’re looking for.
Another fun idea — rent an RV or a Glamper van and camp under the stars or on a beach! Bring a bottle of champagne or sparkling cider for an unforgettable, romantic date.
A Day Trip Adventure
A great way to start the day off is by sipping coffee and eating breakfast together before the adventures begin. Fill up a few Sweetheart Swirl Silipints with their morning beverage of choice, pair it with their favorite breakfast sandwich or delicious donuts and enjoy each other’s company.
Save the fresh cut flowers for an unexpected occasion, a girl is always taken back by a surprise bouquet. If you don’t have a weekend off, plan a spontaneous day trip getaway. A trip to the botanical gardens or a flower farm nearby would be beautiful. For example, in our backyard, places like the International Rose Garden or the Tumalo Lavender Farm make for a Valentine’s date that will take your breath away.
An important part of Valentine’s Day is time spent laughing, having fun, and sharing an experience together. With that in mind, think outside of the box. Play laser tag, go rollerblading or ice skating, this is especially memorable if you’re not very good. Attend a class together such as a beginners class to a rock climbing gym or a wine & paint session would leave you with a few stories you can laugh at.
Or, if you’re feeling all the warm and fuzzies, see if your local animal shelter has a puppy available for a playdate. Who knows, maybe you’ll end up bringing him/her home as a truly unforgettable Valentine’s gift.
An Evening With Your Valentine
If a dinner date for two is in your cards for the night consider doing it a different way. Restaurants on Valentine’s Day can be very full and often so loud that you can’t hear each other speak. Skip the chaos and cook a meal together at home. Sometimes the best dates are spent in the comfort of 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 a simple Raspberry Sorbet Champagne concoction for the two of you. Be prepared though, the sugar crash might turn your “Netflix & snuggle” 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, but it’s also 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. 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.
We know we mentioned this before, but we highly recommend checking out an animal shelter to play with available pets! It’s not only good for you, but it will warm the hearts of the cats or dogs that you’re visiting.
Valentine’s Day With Your Kids
We all love crafting, right? The hot glue gun is our friend and kids and paint go well together. Not always the case, we know. Though, 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 Sweetheart Swirl Silipint. It makes a great gift for parents, teachers, and babysitters! You can also fill the Silipint with chocolates or the classic conversation hearts.
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.
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
- 8oz Silipint Half Pints
- 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 Half Pint 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 Half Pint glasses 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 safe to toss in the dishwasher for the easiest cleanup ever known to baking!