20 Unique Valentine’s Day Ideas for 2023
Are you looking to make this year’s Valentine’s day extra special for your loved ones? Check out these amazing ideas for spreading the love this year:
1. Have a Movie Marathon
If you’re the type who loves to share your favorite films with loved ones, Valentine’s is the perfect day to do it. Snuggle up with your partner in some warm blankets this year and hunker down for a day of movies and tv!
2. Visit a Museum
Museum dates are painfully underrated. After all, what’s more romantic than looking at old things with your partner? In all seriousness, museums are a great way to have a low-key date with someone, especially during the weekdays. Plus, you’ll learn something new!
3. Go Outside
Weather permitting, an outdoor date is always welcome when you’re stuck inside. Going ice skating, having a picnic, or simply going on a hike with your loved one is another enjoyable low-key way of showing you care. Not all dates have to be extravagant!
4. Try Rock Climbing
Rock climbing at an indoor gym is a great way to build trust since you’ll literally be supporting each other from falling! Really though, exercising releases tons of endorphins and other feel-good hormones, and getting active with your partner makes for a lovely (and sweaty) bonding experience.
5. Have a Pet Playdate
Single friends, this one’s for you. Valentine’s day isn’t just about being romantic– it’s about celebrating love in all of its forms, and that includes love for your furry friends. Get together with some close friends for a pet playdate and drinks, or just spend the day pampering your pet to let them know they’re an important part of the family.
6. Enjoy Brunch
Everyone loves a good brunch, so why not make this Valentine’s a day for sleeping in with a lovely brunch date? We’ve got the perfect brunch menu for any event, so come visit us and enjoy some pancakes with a drink!
7. Have a Spa Day
Taking time to relax and practice self-care is essential, and if you’ve got the chance, a day at a spa is a wonderful way for you and your partner to be pampered. Enjoy a couple’s massage, warm facials, and everything your local spa has to offer to start your new year feeling and looking your best.
8. Get Crafty
If you want to spice up a holiday party, look no further than arts and crafts– getting a bunch of your friends and family together to make things may seem a bit chaotic, but it’s worth it! Try bringing out your creative side this Valentine’s day with handmade valentines, a decor-making party, a baking day, or a paint-and-drink event!
9. Learn a New Skill
Learning something new with your partner, whether it’s a language, recipe, or hobby, can help the two of you bond through shared activities. Supporting each other as you learn to knit or how to say “I love you” in Mandarin can help strengthen your relationship and create new memories!
10. Visit Family and Friends
Valentine’s day isn’t just for romance. It’s also for appreciating friends and family. Make this year extra special by spending some time with your loved ones this year: visit your parents or give them a call, spend a day out with your friends, or organize a Valentine’s day get-together where you all can relax.
11. Snack the Day Away
Ideally done alongside a movie marathon or craft party, spending the day snacking is a great, stress-free way to enjoy the day without worrying about mealtimes. We’ve got tons of appetizer options if you’re looking to order out, including taquitos, quesadillas, wings, and chips. It’s okay if it’s not the healthiest option– it’s a holiday!
12. Create a Photo Booth
Photo booths have quickly become a party planner’s go-to when it comes to livening up holiday parties or events. All you need for an amazing photo booth is a camera, a unique background, and some fun costume pieces for guests to get creative!
13. Themed Costumes
Another way to liven up any party is to make it a costume party, and Valentine’s day is the perfect time to break out your couple’s costumes and go wild. You can stay cheesy and classic with traditional couple’s costumes like peanut butter and jelly, or you can unleash your inner nerd with a couple cosplay from your favorite movie, video game, or tv show. If you want to keep things simple and subtle, try color-coordinating your outfits!
14. A Valentine’s Charcuterie Board
If you plan to snack the day away, a charcuterie board is a perfect way to do it. Setting up a charcuterie board with meats, cheeses, fruits, and nuts is a fun way to spice up any party. To keep it Valentine’s day themed, try using color combinations and seasonal foods that people associate with the holiday. Creamy cheeses and red fruits like cherries, cranberries, and strawberries are always good choices!
15. Valentine’s Wine-Tasting
Give yourself a taste of the upper class by hosting a Valentine’s event centered around wines. Have all of your friends bring a different kind of wine, or order several smaller bottles for everyone to taste throughout the night alongside some cheese and chocolate.
16. Fabulous Fondue
Speaking of cheese and chocolate, fondue is another excellent way to keep snacking during Valentine’s. Combine two of the holiday’s most popular foods– chocolate and strawberries– in a creative, group-oriented experience!
17. Break Things!
“Smash therapy” has recently become a favorite form of stress relief for many, so why not spend some time with your partner breaking things? Whether with a piñata at home or plates at a smash therapy place, wreck some things with a bat this year to make some truly unique memories.
18. Take a Day Trip
If you’ve got the time, why not take a day trip this Valentine’s? Spending time with your partner on vacation is already a dream come true, but taking a week off at the beginning of February is hard. Spend a weekend somewhere nearby or go to a local sightseeing spot to enjoy a bite-sized vacation with your partner.
19. Unleash Your Inner Child
If you’re taking this Valentine’s day off and aren’t looking to go outside. Try staying in and playing some video games! A favorite video game says a lot about someone– take some time to chill with your partner and get to know them through what they like to play, or play something together!
This year, spread the love by volunteering this Valentine’s day. Helping out at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter is a great way to ensure that everyone feels loved on the holiday all about love itself.
Whatever you choose to do this Valentine’s, make it truly special this year with our help! Contact us today for more details about our event services and catering services.