Bored of doing the same thing year after year? Cancel dinner at the restaurant you always go to and save your favourite rom-com for another night. With our fun and quirky things to do on Valentine’s Day, getting out of a rut has never been easier.
This year, the 14th falls on a Tuesday. A mid-week date night isn’t appealing to everyone, so we suggest celebrating at the weekend too. By spending the entire day together, you have more freedom on what you can do – while also avoiding any work-related stress! Most importantly, it gives you the perfect excuse to celebrate Valentine’s twice.
Take Advantage of Your Differences
Perhaps you don’t understand your partner’s passion for football or the idea of an art gallery sends you into a spiral of boredom. However, this Valentine’s, make the effort to enjoy their hobby together. Not only will it be romantic, it’ll give you the chance to do something new.
Maybe dancing is their thing but you’ve got two left feet? Take it old-school and go to a dance class! Learn how to waltz under the stars, salsa across the room and jive into each other’s hearts. Be it bee-keeping, pottery or going for a hike, this promises a quirky Valentine’s Day – and you may even find you enjoy it!
Get Your Adrenaline Rush
What better way to say ‘I love you’ than with a bungee jump? Ok, we admit it: an extreme sport doesn’t scream romance but bear with us. Not only does it guarantee a Valentine’s Day with a difference, you’ll love pushing your limits together.
Whether it’s sky-diving, racing or something else entirely, make sure you’re getting physical this Valentine’s Day – in and out of the bedroom.
Don’t Spend It Alone
No, we’re not talking about a threesome (although that’s not to say we’re against the idea). While Valentine’s Day may be designed for couples, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate with your friends. You can keep it ‘couples-only’ or include singles as well. If you opt for the latter, avoid it appearing like a pity party by ensuring there’s more than just one single person there. Otherwise, you run the risk of recreating Bridget Jones, and “the only thing worse than smug, married couples is lots of smug, married couples.”
Invite them over to your place or, if you’re feeling adventurous, book a last-minute getaway. Keep it relaxed and alleviate the pressure of creating the picture-perfect day for you and your partner.
Have an Aphrodisiac Awakening
Dinner in a crowded restaurant or in the comfort of your own home? Sounds like a no-brainer to us! Arouse your senses and liven up your libido as you cook up a storm in the kitchen. Don’t worry; if oysters aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other aphrodisiacs to get your teeth into.
A superfood in more ways than one, have an avocado starter to set things off. Spice up your main with chilli or keep things sweet with honey. For dessert, have fun with fondue. Melt plenty of chocolate and serve with strawberries, cherries and bananas. If you’re feeling crazy in love, take inspiration from Beyoncé by slicing up some watermelon. Complete your pudding with whipped cream on the side (we don’t even need to explain the fun you can have with this!).
If you’re feeling hungry for more, our collection of aphrodisiacs will see you through the evening. Spray some of the Bijoux Indiscrets Aphrodisia Body Mist and use an aphrodisiac massage oil to round off your evening.
Get Those Creative Juices Flowing
Let’s talk about sex, baby. Following your aphrodisiac 101, use your arousal as an excuse for some experimenting. You can keep things romantic and sensual but, if you’re after something different, now’s the time to go wild! Revel in role-play by donning a sexy costume, test out some new sex toys or indulge in BDSM fantasies with some fetish wear. It certainly won’t be a Valentine’s night you’ll forget anytime soon.
If you ask us, every day should be Valentine’s Day (any reason to get closer sounds like our idea of heaven!). This year, make it your own by doing something fun and quirky and set your own traditions.