With Valentines Day right around the corner I thought it would be fun to share some date ideas to celebrate with your loved one. And if you don’t have a loved one, why not get together with some girlfriends and celebrate Galentine’s day on 13 February?
Cook a fancy meal
I love cooking and there’s nothing that shows your love and affection for someone than spending time whipping up delicious meal. Top of my to cook list? I’m loving baked camembert right now and this one looks pretty good to me! For main I’d think about these braised ox cheek wellingtons, how good do they sound? And for dessert, this rich chocolate tart hits all the right boxes for me.
Go for a romantic walk
Spending time together wrapped up against the elements and getting fresh air is pretty romantic. Especially if you manage to go somewhere with some lovely views or scenery. Last year I headed to Wisley for a lovely winter walk and I think you wouldn’t go far wrong if you ended up there.
Recreate your first date
I think this is such a lovely idea. Hopefully your first date would have been a success that led to a second and a third and a fourth date! For James and I it would be meeting in Reigate for dinner at a Thai restaurant, which doesn’t sound bad to me at all! Obviously I didn’t take any photos from our first date, that would be weird…So this photo is from one of our first dates when we spent the day in Brighton together!
Try something new together
It’s always fun to try something new, and who knows, you might find a new hobby together! Groupon is great for ideas of something to do and inexpensive too. I’ve seen a pasta making class that I think would be great fun to do with your loved one or some girlfriends. Alternatively, you could do as James and I did when we visited Brussels – try every new beer we came across!
Go for a weekend away
If you’re prepared to splash a bit of cash this Valentines Day why not head off somewhere for the weekend? Elle from Feathering the Empty Nest has been on a dreamy weekend away in Norfolk that looks just the ticket. Alternatively, a weekend away in a European city would a real romantic splash!
Run a race together
An extra idea as a bit of fun! A lot of my friends are into running so this would be the perfect way to burn off the fancy meal you’ve cooked from the night before! There’s a race near me in Chessington, but I’m not sure I could rope James into it!