Clara Gilleland, Staff Writer
Every year, it never fails: no matter how many red and pink hearts show up surrounding displays of flowers and candy at stores, someone always forgets to plan ahead for Valentine’s Day. For some, a simple Valentine’s Day card paired with flowers or candy is the perfect gift for the holiday of love. But many enjoy a bigger treat. For those of you who may not have planned ahead this year and are looking for a late way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, here are some ideas to try out.
Stop-And-Go Dinner Date: Treat your special someone to a stop-and-go dinner date! Begin at one restaurant for appetizers, then change locations and go to a new place for entrées, followed by a new spot for desserts. It’s a fun way to change up the usual dinner date routine, and to try out any new restaurants you’ve been meaning to try.
Raffle Movie Marathon: Write down three of your all-time favorite movies on pieces of paper, and have your loved one do the same. Mix up the pieces of paper in a bowl and take turns drawing movies. Have an all-day movie marathon, complete with lots of popcorn and candy!
Volunteer at a Local Animal Shelter: Spend the day sharing your love for each other with some furry friends. Stop by a local animal shelter and spend some time walking the dogs and playing with the cats, and enjoy some time with some fuzzy animals in need!
Shop For Discount Candy: Now that all of the Valentine’s Day candy is on sale, treat yourself and your loved one to all of your favorites. Spend the day munching on all of your favorite treats, and be creative with them, like making M&M cookies or truffle brownies!
Trade Your Talents: Spend the day showing your loved one what you’re great at! If you’re great at playing basketball, challenge them to a one-on-one game. If you play an instrument, teach them how to play a few basic chords. It’s a great way to show someone important to you a hobby you love!
No matter how you’ve decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, make sure you’ve taken the time to tell the people you love that you care about them, and enjoy the holiday!