Valentine's Day

52 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Spouse (All Year Long)

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Sometimes even regular old date nights are comprised of at least an hour of “ I don’t know, what do you want to do?” (Cue the back and forth like the vultures in Disney’s animated movie “The Jungle Book”) You want to make sure that Valentine’s day is a special treat for you and your spouse so I have come up with 52 Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day with Your Spouse to give you some ideas for the day and throughout the entire year!

Use this list as inspiration for planning dates with your spouse all year long!

  1. Serve them breakfast in bed, then join them with your own tray.

  2. Enjoy a couples pedicure.

  3. Have a romantic outdoor picnic at the park or in your own backyard.

  4. Take a gourmet cooking class together.

  5. Have a movie marathon at home with your favorite movies (If you don’t have any favorite movies together, take turns picking out a movie).

  6. Go fishing.

  7. Get a couples massage or take turns at home!

  8. Dress up and go someplace new and trendy.

  9. Complete a simple home DIY project together.

  10. Spend a night in a nice hotel.

  11. Have a 2 player game night.

  12. Attend a sporting event.

  13. Sign up for a couples Canvas painting class.

  14. Plan 52 dates for the entire year (use this list for inspiration!).

  15. Recreate your first date.

  16. Put together a romantic fondue candlelight dinner together.

  17. Visit a theme park without the kids, and be kids yourself!

  18. Play truth or dare like teenagers.

  19. Enjoy a progressive dinner- cocktails and appetizers at one restaurant, dinner at another, and dessert at yet another.

  20. Make homemade pizzas for dinner, feed each other.

  21. Drive to the closest beach if one is in a reasonable distance and watch the sunset with a glass of wine.

  22. Take a long bike ride together, pack a thermos of coffee and a rich dessert to enjoy when you stop to rest.

  23. Feed each other s’mores around a bonfire.

  24. Go window shopping at the home improvement store and make a wish book of ideas for your home. Gather paint samples, choose your favorite tiles, etc…

  25. Take turns having a long hot bubble bath and serving the other wine/sparkling water and lighting candles, etc… Or if your tub is big enough, enjoy it together.

  26. Have a small Valentine’s couples party with a few of your closest couple friends.

  27. If it’s in the budget plan an overnight, weekend, or longer getaway as a surprise ahead of time.

  28. Go to the bookstore and pick out a book for each other that you would like them to read.

  29. Plan and set up a scavenger hunt all over town ending with you waiting for them somewhere special.

  30. Sit down, set some “Couple Goals” together and commit to carrying them out. This might be spending more alone time together or working towards a trip or major purchase together.

  31. Head to a drive in movie with popcorn and snuggling.

  32. Take turns telling each other what you love about the other.

  33. Bring the kid out in both of you and go play laser tag.

  34. Dress up and have couple photos taken somewhere.

  35. Become tourists in your own town and walk around exploring, look in a store you have never been in, eat at a new place.

  36. Volunteer somewhere together and enjoy the warm feeling of helping others.

  37. Make a time capsule- include a current photo, a newspaper, and any items that are special to you as a couple now. Make plans to open it up in 5 or 10 Valentine’s Days from now.

  38. Go to the mall or a busy area and people watch together, make up stories for the interesting people that you see.

  39. Visit the local garden center and pick out some new plants, flowers, and herbs to make a new garden patch in your yard together.

  40. Camp out in your backyard in a tent or under the stars, bring along an air mattress, some tunes, and romantic snacks, but leave the phones in the house!

  41. Serenade and dedicate your favorite love songs to one another at a karaoke hot spot.

  42. Head to a local brewery or wine vineyard for tastings, bring a bottle home for later.

  43. Take turns doing something the other person loves but might not be your favorite activity, you each get half a day.

  44. Give Geocaching a try, leave something fun and silly for others to find.

  45. If you can’t be together on the day send sweet, funny, and romantic texts back and forth from morning until you fall asleep.

  46. Visit an outdoor flea market, pick up a great new item for the house together.

  47. Rent a 4 wheeler or jet ski and have a romantic ride for the day, pack a lunch!

  48. Have a spa day at home with fuzzy robes, face mask, and foot soaks.

  49. Go to the Dollar Store, you each get $10 to spend on things that you can use on your date night. Work together or surprise each other.

  50. Get online together and plan your next romantic vacation, put down a deposit.

  51. Go horseback riding or find a horse-drawn carriage ride to enjoy.

  52. Get a babysitter, stay home and..well you can fill in the details on your own.

Regardless of what you choose to do on Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to show your significant other you love them. Pin this list here so you can use it for inspiration throughout the year.

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