This time last year I wrote a post on ‘the alternative Valentine’s day cards’ for those of you, who, like me, aren’t lovers of the sickly sweet messages that usually adorn the front of Valentine’s cards. This year, I’m focusing on suggestions for when Netflix and Chill isn’t an option – either you’re spending the dreaded 14th February single, or have been with your respective other for so long that ‘Netflix and Chill’ is exactly what is says on the tin.
Suggestion 1: Invite people over and make cocktails
This weekend I did exactly this and made an array of prosecco cocktails with some friends. They might not have been the best tasting cocktails I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking (yes we did experiment with frozen yoghurt in prosecco – which I would never recommend!), but it was fun all the same. Why not spend this year’s Valentine’s doing an activity with your partner/friends, rather than spending huge amounts going out?
Suggestion 2: Make yourself and your partner dinner
I’m the first to admit I’m not the greatest at cooking however, one of my favourite things to do is to get something really easy for dinner, then chill out with an episode of Suits and my other half! Why break tradition on Valentine’s? M&S are doing an amazing Valentine’s Dine In for two deal. Conveniently, they released their dine in Valentine’s menu today therefore, my gluttonous self has already got rather excited and picked out our dining options, ready for the 14th! Included as part of the deal for two is a starter, main, side, dessert, bottle of wine/cava AND a box of chocolates for £20. This is seriously a no brainer…
Suggestion 3: Binge on chocolate
Who’s to say those cute little pink heart shaped chocolates can’t be enjoyed by singletons? Buy your housemate a box and you may just get a enjoy a couple yourself! Least if all fails, you’ll still be able to enjoy the silver lining… 😆
Let me know what you’re up to this Valentine’s day!