Romantic Valentine Day Idea
Romantic Valentine's Day Evening's at Home
Pamper your Sweetheart without Spending a Lot of Money.|
Looking to do something romantic and special for your Valentine, but don't have a lot of money? Most engaged couples are watching their pennies and need to celebrate in a romantic way without breaking the bankc. Here are some great ideas for Valentine's Day evenings at home where your sweetheart will feel truly special
A Fireside Picnic. Have the sofa pulled up in front of a roaring fire, with some champagne on ice. For an added touch, serve strawberries to bring out the champagne's flavor, or drop pomegranate seeds into the glass to tinge the bubbly pink. If you're the cooking type, make a homecooked meal. If not, order out from your favorite place. Don't forget the great music playing on the stereo!
Spa Night. When your sweetie gets home, draw a hot bath filled with rose petals. Since roses are so expensive around Valentines Day, you can ask your florist for short stemmed roses, or for "seconds" – one's that are slightly bruised since you won't be giving them in a traditional way. Have a glass of wine and some chocolates to nibble on by the side of the bathtub. Meanwhile, prepare the bedroom. Line the bed with towels fresh out of the dryer so that they're warm. Get a basin full of warm water near the bed, several washcloths and some great spa products. Start off with an exfoliating rub like the Bliss Hot Salt Scrub. Wash that away, then massage in a great moisturizer like Panhandle Girl's Bettie Spice. You might also want to throw in a foot rub for extra brownie points. (Many people have creams and exfoliating rubs at home already; you don't have to spend extra money on this step.) Afterwards the two of you can enjoy takeout in bed while you watch a romantic movie.
A Sexy Night. I know what you're saying. Aren't the above sexy nights? But this one puts sexiness as a top priority. We're not talking instantly hopping in the sack either, but a Valentine's Day full of passion and pampering. Sound good? Here's what you need to do. Start by sending your sweetheart out on an errand and getting them out of the house. (If you don't live together, you're one step ahead.) Meanwhile, turn the lights out in most of the house, and replace the lights in the stairway with low wattage bulbs. If you can't easily change them, don't worry, put a lamp in the stairway.
Sprinkle rose petals like a trail of bread crumbs leading from the front door, up the stairs and into the bedroom. Put on something sexy and lay out a sexy outfit for your partner. Ideally this will be a present of something new, but needn't be if you don't have a lot of money. Prepare some aphrodisiac foods that you can feed each other – including almonds, chocolates, dates, raspberries, strawberries and wine. For that extra touch, dip the strawberries in melted chocolate. Fill the bedroom with tons of candles and turn the lights out. Then just wait for your sweetheart.
About the Author
Nina Callaway is a freelance wedding planner who has guided friends, family and others through this complicated, yet rewarding process. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and enjoys painting, reading, dancing, and the perfect cheese sandwich.
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