Valentine’s Day has been a favorite holiday of mine ever since I was a little girl. There is just something I can not resist about love, hearts, and romance.
I love going out on date night with Handsome, getting all dressed up and looking forward to a wonderful evening. Except on Valentine’s Day. It is one of the few days I won’t go out to dinner! I’m sure you’ve guess I prefer to cook at home on Valentine’s Day. Why?
Here are my top 3 reasons:
- Most nicer restaurants have a set menu (I can’t get what I want).
- It’s so busy I always feel like I’m being rushed by the wait staff.
- The food is mediocre and restaurants raise the cost of the champagne. It becomes so expensive I feel guilty about ordering more than one glass.
Those reasons are exactly why I love a romantic evening in on Valentine’s Evening!
Here’s how to make it your best Valentine’s Day without go to a restaurant for dinner. With a little preparation, imagination, and love in your heart.
Start the day by leaving a romantic note on his bathroom mirror. It will set the tone for the day and the anticipation for the romantic evening to come.
Select a menu that can be prepared in advance or finger foods, like these or these. It’s always fun to feed each other.
Make sure you have candles on hand and wine (or his favorite beverage).
Have a slumber party. Get matching PJ’s for the both of you. Set a blanket on the living room floor and dim the lights.
Remove the cell phones from the room! Nothing is more unromantic than getting a text, notification, or a call.
And don’t forget to make a play list of romantic love songs.
My Top Fifteen Picks:
The Way You Look Tonight ~ Frank Sinatra
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You ~ Rod Stewart
Crazy Little Thing Called Love ~ Queen
Isn’t She Lovely ~ Stevie Wonder
You’ve Hot That Loving Feeling ~ The Righteous Brothers
All I Do Is dream Of You ~ Michael Bublé
The Power Of Love ~ Celine Dion
I Will Always Love You ~ Dolly Pardon
At Last ~ Etta James
Greatest Love Of All ~ Whitney Houston
Can’t Help Falling In Love ~ Elvis Presley
I Think I Love You ~ The Partridge Family
I Can’t Stop Loving You ~ Ray Charles
I’ll Make Love To You ~ Boyz ll Men
Endless Love ~ Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
The key to a romantic evening in is being flexible. Enjoy every moment together!
Happy Valentine’s Evening!
Until Next Time..