With January nearly half over and Christmas put aside for another year, it’s time to start thinking about the next holiday of sorts – Valentine’s Day! Whether you have a partner or not, Valentine’s Day can be a great day to show appreciation for those around you through a number of ways. In recent years due to more and more people disliking Valentine’s Day for their own reasons it has become popular for people to do things not Valentine’s related as well. For those who want to celebrate the day in their own ways – whether traditional or unconventional here are a couple great suggestions.
Flowers of all kinds are a great way to show someone you care. From Valentine’s Day roses to potted plants and the like, there are always great options for flowers to give as a token of love and appreciation. Did you know that you can give specific colours of flowers that particularly denote friendship? Yellow roses are friendship roses while red signify love and romance. Pink are also a love-based colour, so when you’re choosing your roses to give out this year, keep in mind the colours and their meanings.
Night Out With Friends – Unconventional
Heading out for a night on the town with your friends might be a bit of an unconventional way to spend Valentine’s Day, but for singletons this is a great way to meet people, hang with friends and just cut loose a bit. A lot of bars may do special events for Valentine’s Day as well, along with restaurants which often put on special drinks deals, DJs, music nights, theme nights and the like. If you aren’t in a relationship this can be the best way to get out there and enjoy Valentine’s Day without sulking at home while all your friends get out and enjoy themselves – regardless of their relationship status.
Having a night in can often be just as fun as going out. A night in with your friends or your special somebody can really be an enjoyable evening. Consider doing films, favourite TV show binge watching or just enjoying each other’s company and doing things like having some wine over card or board games and the like. If you’re staying in with friends, why not consider doing a video game or other game tournament, card games, board games or do your own theme night surrounding films or TV shows.
Cook Dinner Together
For you and that special someone, cooking dinner together can be a great way to bond and share those special moments that can only really come organically when doing something as mundane as cooking. Turn it into a romantic adventure, cook your favourite meal and then pour the wine and just enjoy!
So whichever way you want to spend Valentine’s Day this year, there’s something for you regardless of whether you’re looking for traditional or something a bit more adventurous in terms of traditional ideas. Whatever you do this year just remember to have fun and appreciate those around you! Enjoy!