Valentine’s Day Recipes and Ideas
It’s that time of year! Valentine’s Day is almost here and love is in the air.
I thought it would be a great time to share some fun tips and recipes devoted to Valentine’s Day. Here are some of our favorites.
Valentine’s Day Recipes
Valentine’s Day Ideas:
Tips from Mickey at A Helicopter Mom:
My quick tip for Valentine’s Day is to have some fun and share the love with lots of people! Whether you have a special person this Valentine’s Day or are enjoying a bit of freedom these days, be sure to enjoy Valentine’s Day with everyone else in your life too. Wear pink or red, give silly handmade cards or kiddie Valentine cards (complete with candy taped on top!) to friends and co-workers, be extra nice to strangers in town.
Just enjoy the day and show a little love every where you go! ♥
Tips from Lynsey at Moscato Mom:
1 – Don’t overthink it. What does he/she mean to you? What are his/her favorite things? This isn’t a contest. You aren’t being graded here. Think back – where was your first date? First kiss? Or what is his/her favorite dessert? Favorite hobby? Have you ever written a love note? A heartfelt gift with sentimental meaning of some sort goes way further than simply spending a bunch of money.
2 – Don’t wait until the last minute. For the love guys… here is your warning. You have THREE WEEKS until the big day. Do not go walking into the store on February 14th and be made when everything looks picked through. The stores have had Valentine’s stuff out since before Christmas… I know you have seen it! Get it while the good looking stuff is still there. Even if you are simply writing a letter to tell your person how much they mean, do not wait three weeks to get started. If your person finds it early – it will be a great surprise and they will love that you were already thinking about Valentine’s Day! Trust me – you will win either way.
3 – Remember that the point is LOVE. That’s it. I can not think of one thing that we need more of in our lives than love. (ehh… maybe money, but I still think love wins) So make sure you lead with that. Relationships are tough, and we do not always take the time to tell our people just how much we care. And that goes beyond just your primary relationships to include your family and your friends. If your “heart” is in the right place (pun intended) Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful holiday for everyone.
Tips from Julie at The Little Kitchen:
Just take it easy, don’t stress! You should be showing the ones you love EVERY DAY. Yes it’s a special day but not everything has to be perfect!
Show them you care. Pay attention to what your loved one likes. For example, I love fresh cut flowers and putting them near my desk. Curtis has learned this and comes home with them for Valentine’s Day for me!
Consider staying home and cooking in for Valentine’s Day. That evening is SOOOOO hectic at all of the restaurants, why not stay home and go the night before or the night after?
Tips from Anne at Midlife Boulevard:
HAVE A GALENTINE’S PARTY.
Get together with your best girlfriends. Don’t even bother trying to book a restaurant. Instead either dress up and have cocktails at home, or hang out in leggings watching movies. Do it the day after V-Day and stock up on discounted chocolate!
Make simple, hand-made Valentines. Send to your mom, a niece, or an older relative who is alone. There’s just something special about taking time to create beauty.
GIVE UNTO OTHERS.
Plan some charity work. After Thanksgiving and Christmas are over, charities see a drop in donations and volunteers. See if your local animal shelter or food pantry needs your time or money.
You don’t need an excuse to get a facial, massage, or a spa pedicure. Do it just because it makes you feel good.