Valentine's Day is almost here, and you may be busy with DIY gifts and scrumptious baked goods. In the midst of gift-wrapping and candy-making, have you taken a moment to stop and think about your Valentine's Day date? Planning a genuine, well-thought-out day can be difficult, but we've gathered some creative and crafty date ideas that will make V-Day unique and memorable for the two of you.
Have a date all ready for the love of your life by giving them a date-in-a-box, like one of these from Cardstore Blog. A spa night, a movie night, or a fondue night? Sign us up! A ready-made date sounds perfect for the busy couple on the go. Between your crazy schedules, take some time for each other this Valentine's Day and enjoy a date à la box.
Cooking can be really fun and romantic, so if you're looking to have dinner at home this Valentine's Day, your S.O. and you can make a three-course meal in your own kitchen or top off your night by whipping up some tasty treats together, like this s'mores milkshake from Kristi Murphy. Complete with two straws, this shake is meant to be slurped duo style. Then, it's all graham-cracker X's and marshmallow O's from there.
If you plan on spending Valentine's Day with another couple, why not turn your double date into a group game night? Pin guys against girls in a head-to-head battle of the sexes. Answer questions about the opposite sex, and see who knows more about the other. Fun-guaranteed, this date is the perfect way to get to know each other and for laughter to ensue. Get the printables and tutorial from The Dating Divas.
Come back from a night out on the town and cozy up together in this grown-up fort from Brit + Co. Channel your inner child, and start building a comfy structure with pillows, hula hoops, and blankets. Feel like you're under a starry sky by stringing up twinkly lights. Finish off with some snacks, cocktails, flicks, and conversation.
Movie dates are about as old as film itself, but that doesn't mean that they can't feel new. Get inspired by your favorite movie, and create an entire date around it, like this UP-inspired date from The Dating Divas. Start with an intimate picnic for two, and toast to your everlasting love. Then, make an adventure book of all of your favorite journeys. See, not so average after all! Find other movie date ideas from The Dating Divas, including The Princess Bride and Never Been Kissed.
Your mission: create the best Valentine's Day scavenger hunt ever. Do you accept? If so, check out this version from mister b and me. Create punny clues, and take your significant other on an adventure in search of hidden candies and prizes. "Bury the treasure" in places that are special to both of you, like behind the tree you first kissed under or inside the blanket you used for your first picnic. This date is not only creative but takes you both on a journey that goes down in date history forever.