Are you planning something special for your lady love?
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and it is time that we put our thinking caps on, jotting down ideas to impress that special person in our lives. Yes, it is that time of the year when Archie’s and other stationary stores are the king and restaurants are filled to the brim. If you haven’t booked your table already, you may be standing for hours in a queue which might not be a very pleasant thing to do, both for you and your partner.
Are you running out of ideas or are you not sure about what to do to make this day more special and memorable for your loved one? Here’s a list of all the things that you can do to make this day memorable and make your lady love feel special in every sense of the word (without really burning a hole in your pocket).
- Set the mood
Scented candles, a bunch of roses, soft music, good fragrance, and good food is all you need here to get the evening going. Let it be a surprise for your partner. Light up your living room only with the candles carefully placed around. Place a rose with each candle, with a love note attached to it. Your partner has a bouquet of roses when she has picked all the flowers, that too with a lot of personal notes. Get cozy amid a candlelit room and enjoy your dinner together to the backdrop of soft music.
Alert: Do not forget to turn the AC on, it might get hot in there…!!
- Surprise her with a night under the stars
If your partner loves the outdoors, you should definitely try this out. Surprise your lady with a night under the stars. Grab as many blankets as you can (depending on the temperature of course), good food, soft music and a bottle of champagne (if you are above 18). Make a toast and propose to your lady love under the open sky amid shining stars.
What could be more romantic than sipping champagne with your lady love under the starry sky?
- Make an assorted goodies basket
Let me tell you from experience, girls love assorted baskets. Prepare a list of all the little things your girl likes. Let’s say, for example, chocolates, earrings, bracelets, a bunch of roses or lilies, soft toy and what not. With ample time in hand, start hunting for all the things that you have listed. Once you have got everything in your possession, get a cane basket (the ones easily available in the market), and just dump all the things in there. Cover the basket with a lovely cellophane paper and a tie a lovely ribbon to it.
Also, don’t forget to add a special note stating how much she means to you.
- Plan a photo shoot
This one here needs some serious planning. So, plan well in advance, so that you have everything set for the occasion. Hunting for a photographer and fixing one can be both tedious and expensive at the same time. You might want to tap on some new, fresh talent who is a newbie in the field of photography and is looking for projects.
Take along your photographer friend and check out places where you would want to have the photoshoot done. Surprise your girl on Valentines with a well chalked out photo session and make those memories last forever.
- Watch a romantic movie together
Ditch the theater this Valentines and enjoy a movie date with your love right in the comfort of your home. There is a foray of romantic movies which you can select for this special day, be it Hollywood movies or Bollywood movies, depending on your taste.
Go for a decent collection of movies (if one is not enough). Stock up food, drinks, chocolates etc. beforehand, so that you can enjoy the movie in each other’s arms for as long as it goes on. Don’t forget to express your love too during the movie.
- Write your bucket list together
If you have spent considerable time with your partner, you sure know the things she likes doing or would like to do in the future. And of course, you have your list of things too, which you would want to go along with her.
Sit down together and make a note of all these things which you would like to do as a couple. If you want to make it more intense, then assign dates to each one of the activities. It’s like planning the future together.
- Write a gratitude list
Who doesn’t like praises? Everyone likes to hear praises or just a simple “thank you” from time to time. This is a wonderful opportunity that you should make good use of and thank your lady love for all the things she has been to you till date.
Make little paper notes with the hashtag “thank you” and mention reasons on each one of them as to why you’d like to thank her. This will surely be a heartfelt gesture and will strengthen the bond of love between you two even more.
- A themed dinner with dance thereafter
Create a restaurant at home. Decorate your place with red roses, red balloons, red color scented candles and every other thing your lady likes. Order good food, or, if you can cook, prepare some delicacies for your girl. Set the table, play some soft romantic music and enjoy your food with your love.
Enjoy each other’s company throughout the day and end the day with a classic dance with your lady love. You can choose to dance to some soft romantic numbers, or maybe dance to some more classic tunes.
So, there you go folks, we give 8 wonderful ideas to make your lady love feel special on this special occasion of Valentine’s Day, without burning a hole in your pocket. Go ahead, choose your pick, and start planning already for a flawless evening.