Ideas for Celebrating Valentine’s Day at Home

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year. This holiday is the perfect time to spend the day with someone special and celebrate just how much you mean to each other. When you have kids at home and other commitments, you may find yourself enjoying a toned down celebration or skipping the day completely. Celebrating the day in a special way at home can help rekindle the fire in your relationship and make you remember why you love each other. Even if the kids are underfoot, or you have limited funds, you can still celebrate Valentine’s Day at home.

Valentine's Day

Romantic Film Marathon

Once the kids head off to bed, plan on spending a few hours watching your favorite romantic films together. Grab all those snacks that you both love, including licorice sticks, chocolate covered strawberries and popcorn. You can curl up together on the couch as you watch those movies. Some choices include Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman and The Notebook. If he’s a guy’s guy, opt for some more unusual romantic film choices like The Princess Bride.

Picnic on the Floor

Take dinner off the table and onto the floor. All you need is a comfortable blanket, some candles and a delicious meal. With the candlelight reflecting off your faces, you just might fall in love all over again. If you find that you aren’t hungry after feeding the kids or snacking at work, host a dessert picnic instead of a full meal. You can feed each other strawberries dipped in chocolate, rich chocolate brownies or your favorite cookies. Valentine’s Day gift baskets make throwing a picnic celebration even easier. These baskets come with different ingredients that might include wine or champagne, crackers, cheeses, chocolate covered strawberries and fresh cookies. Of course, don’t forget the flowers as accents!

Valentine’s Treasure Hunt

With a Valentine’s themed treasure hunt, you can treat him to a night that he will never forget. Make a series of clues that lead him to different places around your home and garage. One clue might take him to the kitchen before sending him to the backyard, then the garage and then into the living room. When he reaches the reward waiting for him in the bedroom, you’ll both have a memorable night. While some couples spend a lot of money to celebrate Valentine’s Day, you can have just as much fun with a night spent in your own home.

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Most Popular Valentines Day Gifts for 2013

Many lovebirds across the world are waiting with bated breath as Valentine’s Day gradually approaches. On this day, various towns in Australia are often painted in red as people announce to the whole world about their love via their red outfits. This is a day when people get to show their love for one another. Showering your loved one with a gift is one of the ways of showing your affection towards him or her. Understandably, you could be at a loss on the perfect gift to pick for your soul mate. Here are some of the most popular gifts for the upcoming Valentine’s Day:

1. Red roses

Every Valentine’s Day, it is not uncommon to see people carrying red roses as they head home. It has increasingly become the symbol valentine's day giftof love and a romantic present. The popularity of red roses also owes credence to the fact that many romantic quotes focus on red roses. By giving a rose to your loved one, you would be exhibiting your romantic side. It is a message of love, which is clearly understood than when you sometimes use words. When thinking of red roses as a popular Valentine’s Day gift, it is important to send different amounts every year. Fortunately, red roses are much affordable than other gifts so you would not have to worry about denting your pockets.

2. Valentine’s Day DIY video

One ingenious way of showing your love for him or her is by making a DIY (Do It Yourself) video specifically for that magical day. Itvalentine's day gift ideas could be a song, video or photo. You should ensure that the theme of the video centres on something that you and your spouse cherish in your relationship. The advantage of a DIY video is that it is more informative and allows you to be creative. Since the theme is tailored in accordance with the relationship, the video can be a constant reminder of the good times.

3. Love letters

Have you ever had problems opening up your heart and expressing your true feelings to the one you love? valentine's day giftsPutting these feelings in writing could be a great way to surprise the apple of your eye on Valentine’s Day. Writing a love letter to your lover makes you stand out thanks to your traditionalism and originality. For people who seldom receive love letters, this would be a great Valentine’s Day gift they would cherish eternally. If you are a couple in the twilight years of your marriage, a love letter could resuscitate the old memories of your love life together.

4. Romantic movie ticket

Romantic movies are often in vogue during the Valentine season—this year it will be no different. One of the most common gifts wouldvalentine's day gift ideas be a ticket to a good romantic movie. Such blockbusters can be great motivation to both of you as far as building a long-lasting relationship is concerned. It also enhances the belief in love and is quite an encouragement if you are searching for true love. Romantic movies transport lovers into a virtual world where they experience unlimited happiness.

Christina is a Relationship Adviser from Melbourne, Australia. She says that these are some of the most popular gift options for Valentine’s Day in 2013, but if you are still stuck for ideas, she says you can’t go wrong if you pick something sparkly out of the latest Michael Hill catalogue.

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Krispy Kreme Celebrates Valentine with Heart-Shaped Doughnuts

 
 
Your favorite Krispy Kreme doughnuts are lovingly shaped into hearts this season. Celebrate love and share the sweetness of Valentine with a box of your favorite doughnut and coffee brand.
 
Enjoy Chocolate Ice Sprinkles, Peanut Butter with Choco Drizzle, Cookies & Cream, Snickers Classic, Powdered Strawberry, Chocolate Ice Custard, Chocolate Ice Kreme Filled, Caramel Kreme Crunch, New York Cheese Cake, Kitkat, and Choco Mania Doughnuts, as they come in cute, romantic heart shapes.
 
Krispy Kreme’s heart-shaped doughnuts are only available from February 6 to 14, 2012, so hurry! Grab a box now and revel in the romance with Krispy Kreme this Heart Month! 

Our Valentine’s Day Celebration

We had pre-Valentine’s Day celebration. I don’t know if RJ knew that we are going to celebrate the heart’s day earlier because she made cards as early as February 8 and gave it to us last February 11. I was touched because she bought the materials from her savings and she made a beaded bracelet for me.

We went again to QC Memorial Circle last February 12 to celebrate the Valentine’s Day. It was our new favorite hang-out on weekends. We had a pre celebration as we always did because we do not want to end up hitting the crowd which is the usual scene on Valentine’s Day not to mention the fully booked restaurants and traffic.

We had a blast again that day. We stayed at the Circle of Fun where RJ played for hours while Rhonnel and I played badminton. Then we had our breakfast at “Ala Eh! Café Amadeo”. I don’t know if I was just starving but it was one of the best breakfasts I had.

tapsilog, vigan longganisa and chocolate mousse

We went back to circle of fun and played with RJ. Watching my “mag-ama” playing already made my day.

Lunch time came…we ate at Taniegra’s Crispy Seafoods. If you are watching 24 Oras then most probably you have seen this featured there. We had their famous freshly cooked “okoy” made from headless shrimps.

crispy fried “okoy” and chicken

Before we headed home, we stopped by Coconut Ice Cream Hut and had chocolate sundae.

coconut hut’s chocolate sundae

Of course the day won’t be complete without the family shots.

That was our Valentine’s Day celebration. No posh restaurants, no expensive gifts but we had much, much, much fun!

Plans for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and affection between intimate companions. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and giving valentine’s card.

Rhonnel and I used to give each other gifts and cards on Valentine’s day when we were still not married. I don’t know what happened but after getting married, we don’t give each other anything, not even valentine cards. Maybe because we are together everyday for 10 years, expressing our love and showing our affection to each other. For us, Valentine’s Day is just like any ordinary day. We just dine out or order foods or if I am in the mood, I cook something special. But one thing is for sure, this day won’t pass without showing our love to each other…in bed. lol! It is the only thing consistent during Valentine’s day.

This Sunday, we will just order foods again, nothing special. I don’t have anything for him and I guess he doesn’t have anything for me, just like the past years. But then, I am excited as to what will happen in the evening…wink! wink!

How about you? What are your plans this Valentine’s day? Share it with us in Liz’s…