Wishing for something a little less "mushy" and predictable for Valentines Day? Here are 7 ideas.
Galentines Chocolate Tasting Party: Plan an evening of delicious fun with your gal friends. You can pick a date other than February 14. Hand deliver invitations attached to a chocolate bar. Ask everyone to bring enough of their favorite chocolates to share. Your local wine steward can help with pairings for different types of chocolate, if you choose to go that route.
Take it to the Office: Show some love for your co-workers. Leave out a plate of heart shaped cookies or a bowl full of conversation hearts, and float a few helium filled red and pink balloons by the water cooler. Celebrating is a good way to help beat the winter blahs!
Simply Loved Family Dinner: Order a heart shaped take out pizza, serve with wine (for adults) , juice or milk (for the kids) and finish with a big heart-sprinkled scoop of ice cream. Take ten minutes for everyone to tell something they love about being family.
Share the Love: Put together care packages and deliver them to your local homeless shelter. Items to include could be wet wipes, chap stick, instant hand warmers, facial tissues, and of course, some valentine candy or cookies.
Rekindle Sweet Memories: Buy a dozen roses and anonymously deliver stems to widows you know. Or hand them out to random strangers.
Treasure Hunt: This one takes a bit more time to plan but it is adaptable to any party group, from your significant other to a room full of children. The treasure is up to you, but will certainly include hearts and chocolate!
My Own True Love: Take a night out to pamper yourself. Put on a chick flick, curl up with a good book, take a candle light bubble bath and indulge yourself for an evening.