Post # 1
So I’m curious to know what other bees are thinking of doing for their SO/FI/DH for Valentine’s Day- even if its just a passing fancy and not set in stone yet.
I’ve decided I’m probably going to cook a special meal since my SO isn’t big on me buying stuff for him. I’ll probably do jambalaya (his favorite), but I’m not sure about what to do for sides or desert. I was thinking a simple Caesar salad as the appetizer, then pan-fried green beans in bacon grease. Not to sure if I wanna do corn bread or French bread for the bread – corn bread is more traditional but I’m more partial to French. Thoughts? I also have no clue about what to do for the desert- I thought maybe a chocolate cheeesecake or cold chocolate pie; I feel like something baked would be too heavy right after such a filling dish like jambalya. Any ideas? I’ll be serving it all on my grandmother’s china for an extra special touch.
Post # 3
You are lucky your SO will celebrate, mine won’t celebrate Valentines day 🙁
If I was though, I would probably cook him dinner and hopefully we would go out to see a movie, or even do some sort of activity together!
The one Valentines day that I did have, the guy I was dating at the time took me out to dinner and got me flowers and a teddy bear. It was so sweet!
Post # 4
Aww. Why won’t he celebrate? Does he feel like Valentine’s Day is just another useless holiday meant to take people’s money (the people I know who don’t celebrate it almost always cite this as the reason). I can sort of understand that, which is why I focus more on experience-type gifts (cooking dinner, going to a movie, out to eat, etc) instead of material things. Maybe you could talk him into a date night on or around Valentine’s Day and just not call it a Valentine’s celebration (or if he really doesn’t want anything to do with the holiday, treat yourself to a manicure/pedicure or a facial! That’s what I would do!)
Post # 5
@ForeverBirds: For Valentine’s Day my Fiance usually takes me out to a nice dinner, and then I’ll make him a fancy dessert at home. Something typical I might make for a light/cool dessert would be a creme brulee, or my FI’s favorite, a blueberry custard pie (I make this with pastry cream). Eclairs and cream puffs are also a nice cooling dessert, and the pate a choux is really easy to make.
Post # 6
I planned a surprise trip to a B&B on the coast with a wine tasting and a beer tasting tour for our valentines day/engage-aversary/relax before the wedding. SO is always the Vday planner and I never do anything, so figured I’d switch it up this year! It will be nice to get away just the two of us and relax a few weeks before the wedding.
Post # 7
I’ve been thinking of valentines day too, not sure what I’m going to do but the dinner idea sounds good. I have been thinking of doing a chocolate fondue as a dessert as it doesn’t require much prep. We haven’t celebrated it very much in the past, but this is our first valentines as a married couple and I want to do something special.
Post # 8
I’ll be a 12 hour flight away on business come V-day 🙁 but planning to a arrange a special delivery of a love letter, his favourite chocolates and an iPod with a specially made playlist just for him 🙂
Its a fairly new relationship and our first Vday, I didn’t want it to slip by completely unnoticed. Of course, he won’t be able to do anything for me given I’ll be somewhere in Africa, which works in my favour because i will have the element of surprise on my side! He won’t be expecting anything 😉
Post # 9
@ForeverBirds: what about a chocolate mousse if you want something light? I like housebee’s eclair idea…
Post # 10
My SO will be 3,000 miles away on Valentine’s Day this year 🙁 But I’m planning to send him a care package with some cute things in it – not sure what yet, but probably some stuff you can only get in our city plus some homemade cookies.
I’m hoping we’ll get to have a skype date that night, too, but since it’s a Thursday and there’s a 3-hour time difference… not holding my breath :/
Post # 11
I don’t have anything planned yet but I need to do something good because I know SO is going to PROPOSE on Valentine’s Day! any ideas on what to do or get for the guy who is asking me to spend the rest of my life with him? lol
Post # 12
Sounds fun! SO would probably take me out, but we’re both working on a very small budget! So his grandmother’s jambalaya it is! But the blueberry custard pie sounds like something he would love (he’s definitely more of a fruit person) so I will have to keep that in mind. (I’m also considering a no-bake strawberry cheesecake)
So wish I had the money for something like this, but I’m a broke college student. I hope ya’ll have fun!
Chocolate fondue sounds delicious, but SO isn’t a chocolate person (I, on the other hand, go nuts over chocolate). If he was, I’d have tons of ideas- chocolate pudding or mouse, chocolate cheesecake… I’m making myself hungry!
That’s such a sweet idea! I love it! And I thought about chocolate mouse or pudding (I have some pudding dishes from my grandmother that would make something like that look like a luxurious dessert from an expensive restaurant) but he’s not a chocolate person. I’m thinking about ideas like strawberry cheesecake or strawberry shortcake or something. I’m sure I’ll figure something out!
Aww, that sucks. But I’m sure he’ll love the care package!
No idea! I mean, how are you supposed to top that- even if he just gets down on one knee in the middle of the living room, it’ll be hard to do anything as special. Maybe write him letters meant to be opened on your first Valentine’s Day, your fifth, tenth, etc? That’s all I can think of off the top of my head.
Post # 13
@ForeverBirds: That sounds delicious!! I am planning on doing “14 days of February” sort of thing. From February 1st to the 14th, I am going to give him a very small gift with a short note in the morning. I’m thinking things like his favorite candy, a $5 giftcard, socks…etc. Just little things 😉
As for Valentine’s Day, I’m trying to leave it up to him to do the romance piece on the actual day. I always do things for him and I think he’s gotten used to that, so I’m just going to tell him to worry about the night of. I am definetly going to get him a gift. Probably a new video game and a bottle of his favorite whiskey 🙂
Post # 14
@ForeverBirds: My Fiance is the first person I have been with that will actually “celebrate” it. For the first time, we made dinner reservations at a Brazilian rodizio style restaurant. I’m thinking about surprising him with a gift. He has wanted a GoPro video camera for months now. I looked at them and decided I will get it bc he can also use it during our honeymoon for excursions. LOL
I think your meal sounds great. THe dessert wouldnt be bad as long as you have a gap so he can eat it. What about homemade ice cream as the dessert or some type of mousse that’s lighter if you think something baked is too heavy.
Post # 15
He is making dinner, so I am getting him this great wine/beer carrier to use along with the meal: https://www.etsy.com/listing/120982726/wine-carrier-beer-carrier-perfect
I am getting a couple bottles of wine I know he loves so we can both enjoy the gift!
Post # 16
That’s kind of what he says. Basically what he told me was that we should show love all year round. Well that’s great, but he has never gotten me flowers. We have dated for over 2 years now. We rarely go on romantic dates, I think maybe we have gone on one. Not that I am complaining, I love going to see movies. But a nice dinner once in a while would be nice too!