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1. Scavenger hunt around the city
It’s time for a physical trip down memory lane. Think of all of your important places as a couple. The bookstore aisle where you first bumped into each other, the high school where you started dating way back when, the spot of your first date, the place where you decided to make your relationship official, the location where he proposed, your favorite restaurant, and your bench by the lake. Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday this year, so there are no worries about it being too dark after getting off work. Leave tender notes at each spot and include a clue as to where the next location is. Eventually, they’ll find you waiting at the last spot with flowers or a big kiss. If you want the last spot to be a smooth segue to the rest of your Valentine’s Day experience, consider having the final clue lead them to the restaurant where you’re waiting with a reservation. If you’d like to end it on a quieter, more intimate note, have the last clue lead back to your place, where you’ll be waiting with the following date idea!
2. Indoor picnic
Skip the overbooked restaurants and forget the hassle of fighting for a reservation. Why deal with all of that when you could have a cozy, customized culinary experience at home? Spread a bunch of plushy blankets on the living room floor. Add a classic white-and-red checkered blanket on top for ambiance. There’s no need to make substitutions and wonder about what to order at a restaurant when you can go grocery shopping and stock up on both of your favorites in advance. Is she a cheese lover? Delight her with ample cheese platter chockfull of pesto gouda, truffle gouda, Jarlsberg, smoked cheddar, goat cheese, and all sorts of aged temptations imported from Europe. Is he a man’s man who enjoys nothing more than a good steak? This picnic has the great quality of being located a mere room away from the oven where his steak is sizzling, all while you two enjoy your appetizers first. Eat to your heart’s content and fear not about discreetly placing your bag over your food baby as you exit the restaurant. Just clear the dishes away and plop right back on the picnic blankets. Once your stomachs settle enough, you can finish the night by burning those calories in the style of Valentine’s Day.
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