Valentines Day /// Ideas For Everyone

 

 

Hi guys! Since Valentines Day is almost just around the corner, I wanted to do a post on some easy, non-crazy Valentines ideas for anyone – whether you're single or if you're in a relationship or if you're in a relationship but your Significant Other is away! I wanted to come up with some simple things you and your boyfriend/husband/best friend/girlfriend/wife could do to celebrate! 

I've never been super crazy about all the hype of Valentines Day, I think its important to show people you love that you love them more often than one day a year. BUT I think Valentines Day can be a good time to do something extra special, either for your partner, your best friend, or yourself! 


Single OR Alone on Valentines Day?

I've been on both sides of the single/relationship line on Valentines day, and I know it can be really frustrating/annoying/sad when you're single, so I wanted to do a post on ideas for Single peeps that you can do to avoid the couple-y places. 

  • Bake Cupcakes – One year, my roommate, my best friend Andrew and me made those pink Valentines Day cupcakes, and we thought we were so cool, we got black sprinkles and put X's on them and black hearts...

These Pink Velvet Cupcakes from Baked By Rachel look AMAZING! 

  • Get Together with Friends – I think having your friends over for a wine tasting would be such a fun idea and a good way to avoid couples.

 Lauren Conrad posted a really fun guide to Wine Tasting HERE

  • Another "Friends Coming Over" idea could be having a potluck! My go to recipe has been one that my aunt made, and then I got the recipe for – Enchilada Dip! You take shredded chicken, two blocks of cream cheese, 1/2 a bottle of ranch, 1/4 a cup of salsa, 3/4 a bag of shredded cheese mix, and then you mix it all together in a casserole dish. Top with Shredded Cheese, and then bake 375º until bubbly on top (about 15 or 20 minutes)

  • Have a “Gal-entines Day” get together with your girlfriends! (Or I guess it could be a “pal-entines” day, if you have friends that are guys. It could be really fun to make some Macarons in pretty colors!  

If you want to have a themed cocktail at your party – check out these Strawberry Champagne Margaritas!

If you want your get-together to be sans-alcohol, I think making Simple Shirley Temples would be so fun! 

 

  • Spa Day!  Get together with your closest friends – or spend a day by yourself – and treat yo’ self to a spa day! Right now, I think those magnetic face masks are a big thing, so that could be fun to try!

Mama suggests that if you're by yourself, go get a new magazine or new book, and treat yourself to a bubble bath, nails and picking out a cute outfit to wear the next day. 

  • Movie Night – Catch up on a good show or movie!  Personally, I avoid the movie theater like the plague on Valentines day... so if you're looking to watch a Netflix series, or Hulu, or Xfinity On Demand, I've been really invested in Vikings lately – so good! The Crown looks really really good too! On Amazon, I think Z: The Beginning of Everything looks like something I want to watch soon – same goes for The Man in the High Castle! Oh, and the art history nerd in me says I need to mention the Netflix series about the Medici: Masters of Florence, because they're SUCH an important part of the Renaissance. YALL.

Couples

If you and your SO are looking to avoid all the crazy couple-y activities, or you don't want to have to make reservations a week ahead of time, I think staying in and cooking at home could be so fun! 

Have A Master Chef Evening In /// Have an in-house cook-off and try out a new recipe!

You could always set up a blanket and some candles in the living room and have an indoor picnic, either with food you cook or with take out! Or you could get really fancy and do Fondue For Two - Here's a fondue pot from target for less than $30


Do you have any V-DAy ideas you'd like to share? Let me know in the comments!

xo, Lauren