Post # 1
So this is our first V-day as a married couple and this will be the first valentines day that we actually get to spend together usually one or both of us are working and it is kinda sad that I dont know what to do.
I want to make it special but I really dont want to spend alot of money or anything and i dont want it to be a big hassle. I just found out today that me and my hubby get the entire day off together for valentines day. We will have our daughter afterschool though.
I know one thing I do not want to do is go out to dinner. I just feel like that is such a hassle and usually not worth it on a popular dinner out “holiday” such as this.
I wanted to do something sweet that he would appreciate but I am not coming up with much .
I am just looking for ideas on what to do for my sweetie on valentines day. I was thinking of making him breakfast because well he is usually the cook in the family and is always the breakfast cook. So i thought he would really appreciate breakfast in bed.
I have been working on an “I Love You Jar” just need to find a jar and i got him a resse cup heart since reeses are his favorite and a silly little card that is sure to make him laugh.
I am just not sure of how else to fill the day to keep the valentines day vide alive
I was thinking of after we tuck the little in to bed maybe running a bath for the two of us and let it go from there. We frequently take baths together but I would just like to make it special & different without making it to cheesy you know.
Post # 3
I think you have the right idea! Special food, candlelit bath, quality time together… what more could a person really want? I don’t think it has to be complicated.
Post # 4
Do the bath thing! AND drink champagne while you do it. I don’t care if that’s cheesy, thats some good ol’ fashioned fun if you ask me… Or at least it leads to it. 🙂 I also like the breakfast idea too, but I’ve got nothing to add to that.
Make him some lasagna for supper, and even if your daughter is there, I’d still do it by candlelight or dim light. I bet it’d be fun for her too. You could watch a movie and snuggle. A lot of good movies just came out on DVD, both family friendly and not (no I’m not referring to X-rated, but if thats your cup of tea, or you don’t mind it but don’t usually do it, that’d be a “treat” too).
Otherwise, it sounds like a good night that isn’t too cheesy, but it’s still special.
Post # 5
I like the breakfast in bed idea, and if you’re trying to cut costs – the coupon book that BlueBanana suggested would be very cute 🙂
I’m going to make crabcakes and steak for dinner – we’re not planning on going out either.
Post # 6
I am definately going to do breakfast for him… I know he will appreciate that… I even thought about going as cheesy as doing heart shaped pancakes LOL but that sounds kinda hard LOL.
I wish it wasnt cold as all getup here LOL I would love to have a little picnic with him for lunch.
I am not sure what he is planning he wont answer me on that one… but If he says he has nothing planned then I probably will cook dinner for him because I don’t cook for him very often. He loves to cook but I know he gets tired of cooking all the time expecially bc he cooks all the time at work too. (he is a fireman so works 24 hour shifts and he is the “work” cook bc everyone loves his cooking)
Yeah i was thinking of doing a candle lit bath and maybe uploading some soft music , I like wine and champange but my husband doesnt like wine or champange sooo i wasnt sure what to do there.. But I was thinking of putting on some lingerie and all that jazz after lighting some candles and perhaps giving him a massage. THings i never do… Im so bad i havent even worn all the lingerie I got at my bachlorette party!
Am I the only one that feels like when you put on lingerie you need to be all “sexied” up? Like hair makeup all of that?
Post # 7
Haha, me too. I always feel like I have to wear heels too, even though I know that’s silly of me. Darn you television and film! Does he have a favorite drink? Like my husband loves Crown Royal or Pendleton, which are both expensive, so get him a bottle of that and some Coca Cola while you sip your pink bubbly.
Post # 8
I’m still figuring it out for sure…It’s hard for us because we won’t see each other for most of the day because of his school schedule and my work schedule. I plan on doing some little things throughout the day to let him know that I love him:
– Making him coffee in the morning, with a fun note (and maybe breakfast? He has to leave by 8:15 and doesn’t usually eat breakfast beforehand, so maybe something he can take with him)
– While he’s gone, I’ll make him lunch (something that he likes) and leave it for him with another fun note.
– When I get home, I want to bake something sweet. Then set up our room with candles and hot chocolate and…well, I’m still figuring out what else :-P. But I know I want it to be a place where he can relax when he gets home (at 9:30ish that night)
Post # 9
My mom would make pancakes and serve them on her grandma’s rose pattern china when we were kids. We’d also each get a little box of chocolates. I’m hoping to continue the tradition. I think the bath thing is a great idea as well.
Post # 10
@caitlanc: Thats sweet my dad always got me a card but that was about it. I always try to do something special for my daughter on valentines day as well. I think its important that she not feel left out on this special day after all she is the one i love the most :P. I usually handmake her a valentine and get her a little something. This year i made hearts with a bunch of messages on them that I am going to stick on her bedroom door and I also plan to get her a rose and make her a special breakfast before school as well