With the most romantic holiday right around the corner, it's easy to get stressed out trying to think about how to celebrate the love-filled day. Valentine's Day can be a wonderful day bursting with love and time spent with family, friends, and that special someone who makes your heart flutter. To make sure that this special day comes and goes for you with spectacular ease, I am sharing some of my tips to having the best Valentine's Day ever, no matter what you decide to do!
The “Stay at Home” Date
Are bustling crowds and long waits not something you are interested in on this romantic day? A “stay at home” date can be just as lavish and romantic as going out. You can also save a good amount of money by finding sweet items that set the mood for you and your loved one without destroying your wallet.
Tons of flowers and candles are always wonderful for setting the mood. Buy a big box of tiny candles and place them all around your home. Keep the lights turned off and your home is suddenly a candlelit escape for two! Flowers are an always-appreciated gift and help set the romantic mood, and roses, tulips, calla lilies, and peonies are a few of my personal favorites! Can't afford real flowers though? Buy a thousand fake rose petals and scatter them everywhere. You don't have to worry about them dying and you and your loved one can have fun tossing them around later.
To make the night one to remember, a homemade dinner for two is always a winner! Personally, I love cooking, and I truly believe that feeding your loved ones is like sharing with them a piece of your heart. Fill them with love and they will be yours forever! Special tip: pick a sweet and easy dessert that you and your love can make together. Chocolate covered strawberries are a wonderful Valentine's Day treat and you both will enjoy them even more knowing you made them together!
The Classic “Dinner and a Movie” Date
This time-honored date night ritual is a classic for a reason – there are many different ways to do this classic combo, making the date night a unique experience for you and your date.
Lets say you do decide to dinner and a movie; make sure that everything is planned in advance. There is nothing worse than having to spend your entire night waiting at a restaurant because you didn't make a reservation. Want to make the date night extra special? Go to dinner somewhere neither of you have been before, perhaps a little local restaurant you both have been dying to try as opposed to a chain restaurant. They may not take reservations, but if you go early enough you just might beat the dinner rush hours and nab yourself a coveted table!
As for the movie part of the date, this is where you can really change things up. If you do want to see a movie though, I of course recommend going for the romantic movies. There are so many great ones out this time of year and as long as you buy the tickets in advance you and the apple of your eye will both be feeling particularly loving by the end of the night. Perhaps you are looking to shake things up a bit. There are a ton of other fun activities to swap out the movies for. Mini-golf, dancing, a stroll through the park gazing up at the stars – you know what you and your special someone like, so go with your instincts and plan a night you both will remember for a long time to come.
The Friends or “Girls Night Out” Date
So this year you don't have a romantic date to spend Valentine's Day with – so what! You know who you do have? Your friends! You can always count on them for a great time. Sure you ladies can chill inside with a bottle of wine and Netflix, but it's Valentine's Day! Grab your best girlfriend and go out and paint the town red! There is nothing better than having a totally fabulous girls night out. My suggestion? Get dressed up in one of these fiery red gowns from the Pnina Tornai Evening Couture Line and you ladies treat yourself to a lavish night out on the town.
Find a fun Valentine's Day event to go to and show up looking your absolute best. With one of these gowns on and your best friend by your side, you can't help but have a great time. Plus, who knows, you may end up finding your date for next year's Valentine's Day!
No matter how you choose to spend this romantic holiday, I hope that you spend the day surrounded by love. Love is the greatest gift we can give in this world, and I hope you receive all the love you deserve!
Stay fabulous my loves,