Post # 1
Y’all, I don’t know how, but Valentine’s Day is a month away…holy crap. I want to do something really really special for Mr. H, but I have no idea what. Last year I did a pinup photo session (it was so fun and he loved it!) and gave him a gift certificate for a couple’s massage; I also made muffins and dropped them off with a tag that said, “You are such a STUD MUFFIN!” Lol…I don’t want to duplicate anything, and I definitely want to blow him away (giggety). What’s everyone planning for their SOs? Shall we inspire each other, Bees?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2015 - Alexander Homestead
@MrsHalpert: SO and I usually are really boring when it comes to V-day and we just exchange gifts – sometimes lovey-dovey gifts or things that are kinda risque that we love when we open but never end up using LOL! SO is the one this year who is changing up the program by saying that we are going to take a small trip to celebrate V-day! Not sure what your buget is or what is within driving distance to where you are but maybe a short weekend getaway would be a nice way to celebrate? Its great that V-day falls on a Friday this year so you could maybe go on http://www.travelzoo.com or Groupon or LivingSocial and see if there are any last minute deals on hotel stays, or event tickets someplace near to you that would make the weekend all the more fun.
For SO’s 30th birthday, I made reservations for a mountain cabin for the weekend with Watershed Cabins and it was about a 3.5 hr drive but we left early from work on Friday and came back Sunday. I printed GPS directions and even though he was driving he had no idea where we were going until we got there. I worried that we would be bored out of our minds since you have an entire cabin (fully furnished) to ourselves with nothing to do but cook, watch dvds, enjoy the hot tub and jacuzzi and maybe go fishing but we had the time of our lives!!! We still reflect on that short weekend trip to this day. Hope this helps!
Post # 4
@ComputerLove06: that is an awesome idea!! Sounds like an amazing trip too, by the way (jealous!)! I think I might see if there are any bed and breakfasts near us; we live downtown in our city, but nearby (across the water) there are beach towns and small little historic artsy postcard towns. I really want to do something like you did, where he has NO idea what’s going on until we get there!
Post # 5
We’re doing low budget, so we are doing a free chocolate lovers’ weekend event near us, followed by dinner. As a gift, I got my gamer and myself hoodies that say Player 1 and Player 2
Post # 6
@MrsHalpert: My FI and I are getting married Valentine’s day lol so I dont know what more I can do!
For our very first valentines day together (12 days after we started dating) he got me a dozen red roses and spelled out I <3 (heart) you on the bed where the roses were (cue the awwwwwwwws). This is why we chose valentines day to get married.
The year after this, our first full year together he took me to Niagara Falls (I live in Ontario Canada) for our dating anniversary (Feb 2)/ valentines day and he always gets me a dozen red roses. We dont really do gifts other than that.
If he likes going away then booking just a hotel room and spending extra time together is one of the best gifts you can give :).
Post # 7
We aren’t really Valentines Day people. We’ll probably go out for dinner, or do what we did last year. He cooked up a storm for us and we had a couple of drinks to celebrate. Each year is perfect because it just us two.
Post # 8
@MrsHalpert: oh my, we have been so busy that we still have our christmas tree up! I’m going to bookmark this thread lol…
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2015 - Alexander Homestead
@MrsHalpert: Yea the element of surprise really made all the difference! I worried at first that he didn’t like the surprise when we first pulled up but looking back I think it was because he just still was confused as to exactly what we were doing there. It didn’t realy sink in that the whole house was for us! The area you described that is right across the water sounds like the perfect place and the perfect opportunity to discover your surroundings and see what hiddent treasures (awesome craft shops, bistros, art galleries, etc.) were sitting right in your back yard! Plus to top it off you’ll have each other to take in the scene with so with such great company you’re guaranteed a great time!!!
Post # 10
We planned together this year. We booked a suite downtown, and we’re doing a fondue dinner and carriage ride on friday with a couples massage and nice lunch on Saturday. So excited! !!
Post # 11
We don’t really do much on valentines day except exchange cards (it feels more like a teen/kid holiday to me). 🙂 but this year we are going to a concert since one of the musicians (a friend) offered to put us on the guest list.
Post # 12
Last year he took me away for a 3 day ski vacation! He planned everything…had a ski-in/ski-out condo, he brought up all the food/drinks, cooked all the meals, the resort had a HUGE hot tub/pool area that was amazing after a ski day. And then it snowed too!! It was short, sweet and really wonderful, we had a great time!
It was perfect for us and I want to start a new tradition of going skiing on Vday!
Post # 13
We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s day..just cards usually. I have lots of birthdays, including my husband’s in February so can’t justify spending out for something else. I also think that you should be telling your partner every day how much you love them, not just on Valentine’s Day.
Post # 14
We haven’t celebrated much for years now.. Been hectic with 2 kids. I always get gifts and candy for the kids, and lay it out in their rooms as a surprise. This year, we will also go to dinner as a family. Somewhere fun for the kids, like Friendly’s.. Romantic, not really, but fun, YES!!! I feel like my two cuties are my big Valentine’s now.. 🙂
Post # 15
Thank ladies for all of your input!! 🙂 I think you guys had some great ideas and suggestions; it sounds like most of y’all are in agreement that an ‘experience’ (vs. an item) is the way to go! I like to do really cheesy things too though, so maybe I’ll get him a “traditional” V-day gift and let him think that’s it, but still surprise him with a mini-trip.
Also, @LoveS46: I love that you include the kiddos! My mom always did that with us and it was awesome. I’m planning to do that when we have little ones 🙂
@FutureMrsJefferson: um yeah that sounds amazeballs.
@FromA2B2013: I totally agree! He has a clear glass tall vase he made (he blows glass) and he fills it with the love notes I leave in his laundry/under his pillow/on the fridge. lol
@Laurenplusalex: love it! plus, chocolate (especially free chocolate, amiright) is always a great idea! the hoodies sound so adorable too.
@devereauxwedding21414: CONGRATULATIONS!! I’m thinking that you are celebrating the day then…haha. what a wonderful occasion; I’m so happy for you!
@sheepandbear: 😉 just put all red ornaments on the tree and replace the Christmas stockings with sexy stockings…boom. decorating done!
@GFerg: a concert sounds really fun! I love Valentine’s Day (but I love all holidays); I think it’s definitely a kid/teen holiday if you do it like one. I have a friend who is 35 and every year he gets his lady a giant stuffed bear, and a chocolate rose. Now, I’m not knocking it because at least he remembered. BUT. If I’m 30, what do I do with that? I think as an adult it’s a great way to pencil in some romance (if you’re not already doing it). I dunno…we’re pretty lovey-dovey every day, but still. Lol I hope you enjoyed that ramble.
@PeachSnapple: omg that sounds fantastic! I wish we lived somewhere close to cold weather so we could play in the snow! Aside from the random arctic blast it’s usually not below 45-50 here
Post # 16
@MrsHalpert: bahahahha thats quite funny!!!