Only a few days left until Valentines Day. Have you planned anything for you and your someone special? Is that fancy new Hamilton automatic watch on its way? Have you been hinting about that one gift set you’ve wanted for ages? Are you about to take the next step in commitment with a set of his and her promise rings? What about if you’re jokers and wanted to get your other half something that fits your personalities in the form of something like a photo boxer?
Or maybe you’re single and hoping to meet new people or focus on some self love. Regardless of who you might be celebrating with, since the actual day falls on a Tuesday I know many of you will be celebrating this weekend. So for today’s Friday Favorites I’m sharing a few Valentines Day Favorites. I’m not into gifts on Valentines Day. I’ll maybe do something cheesy for my husband, but rather we like to focus on using the holiday to spend quality time together.

Date Ideas

Go out to dinner, many restaurants have special Valentines day promotional menus. Last year we dined at Red Oak Bistro and had charcuterie, oysters, steak, crab, and dessert all for a fixed price.

Take a fitness class together. Many gyms and studios are offering deals for singles or couples. Couples can take a class together while singles can meet someone new! Oh and I love that Flywheel Sports is also doing a ‘Break-up Ride’ if that’s happened to you recently…..

Volunteer. Spend the weekend of love spreading it to others that are less fortunate than you.

Visit a Museum or Aquarium. We’re lucky and live close to DC where there are so many museums you could be entertained for hours.

Play Board Games. This could be something fun that you and your partner can do instead of going out like other date nights you may have had. Whether it’s a game from your childhood or something challenging like an in the box escape room, there’s so much to choose from!

Cook a Delivery Service Meal Together. These meals are often something unique you might not typically make yourself. Check out my reviews of Blue Apron and Hello Fresh.

Wine Tasting. Whether you’re into wine or not, most vineyards are so romantic. And if the weather is nice you can usually pack some snacks and have a picnic outside.

Go Bowling. Seriously, when was the last time you’ve done that?

Ice or Roller Skating. One of the episodes of this seasons The Bachelor reminded me how romantic roller skating can be, hello couples skate!

Grab a Coffee. Sit at a local shop and chat.

Dinner at Home Ideas

We will be cooking at home this year. I haven’t decided on a menu, but I’m thinking steak, crab cakes, potatoes, and asparagus. Here is some great recipe insp:

Main Dishes:

Surf and Turf for Two

Steamed Clams

Lobster Risotto I love risotto as a date night dish, it’s super easy and makes you feel a little fancy.

Whole 30 Chicken Piccata

Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken


Crispy Cheesy Potato Stacks

Brussels Sprout Gratin


Chocolate Lovers Cheesecake

Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Lava Cakes

Healthy Sugar Cookie Cut Outs

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Oh I could go on and on listing ideas for ya’ll, but I’ll stop here because I want to hear all about your weekend plans!

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What are your Valentines Day Weekend Plans?

Are you taking some time for self love?

Do you believe in gifts on Valentines Day?

4 Comments on Valentines Day Favorites

  1. Heather @ Polyglot Jot
    February 10, 2017 at 1:46 pm (5 years ago)

    Great ideas–love going to a museum. Two years ago I took my husband on a Valentine’s Day art gallery tour and they had a wine and cheese bar that was included in the ticket price and the whole tour was candlelit!
    My husband’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day so I definitely buy him an actual gift. Otherwise, I’d probably stick to just a card.

    • sweetandstrong
      February 13, 2017 at 11:01 pm (5 years ago)

      Aw love that museum idea! And well you MUST celebrate every year if it’s his birthday. I might not go all out for Valentines day, but birthdays are another story!

  2. Susie @ Suzlyfe
    February 10, 2017 at 10:24 pm (5 years ago)

    I may or may not face plant into that cupcake. And I would LOVE a Flywheel class!

    • sweetandstrong
      February 13, 2017 at 11:02 pm (5 years ago)

      Cupcakes and Flywheel is my PERFECT day! lol.


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