As we get older, Valentine’s Day looms larger and larger. Either we are with someone special and feel the angst of making the day extra special or we are alone and feel worse because we have nobody to celebrate with. It doesn’t have to feel this way. With a little forethought and planning, Valentine’s Day can be fun for everyone. Review our tips below to help add a little fun to your Valentine’s Day.
- If you have a special someone, talk about Valentine’s Day with them. This is not a time to make assumptions. Maybe your partner is really into Valentine’s Day or maybe not. Maybe you are. By talking it over, both sides will have an understanding of the other’s expectations and then can plan accordingly.
- If you don’t have a special someone at the moment but are thinking about asking someone, don’t wait until the last minute. There is nothing worse than being turned down and then not having a backup plan. By asking the person ahead of time, you now have time to make plans to celebrate or create a backup plan to spend time with friends.
- Valentine’s Day this year is on a Monday, which isn’t always the best day to celebrate. By planning ahead you can turn it into a weekend event or just celebrate a day or two early. This will help beat the crowds and can lead to better service.
- Gift giving doesn’t have to be extravagant. Every woman would love a little blue box from Tiffany’s, but if that’s not in the budget this year then find something personal and special. Remember, it’s the thought that counts.
- Flowers and chocolates are Valentine’s Day staples but don’t break the bank trying to impress. A single rose can declare love just as well as a dozen roses but doesn’t cost nearly as much.
- You don’t have to be alone on Valentine’s Day. Some of your friends may not have significant others, so plan an outing for that evening so that you are not alone. Have a bowling night or a movie night. Spending time with friends can be just as rewarding and can help fill any void you may be feeling.
Planning ahead can remove the anxiety from Valentine’s Day. Talking with your partner about Valentine’s Day plans will help ease the stress from both of you and will lead to an improved celebration. Also, if you are single plan an event with friends because they may be single as well and the companionship will benefit you both.