There’s so much pressure on Valentine’s Day to do something really special. But isn’t what’s most important just spending time with the one you love? Celebrating shouldn’t be stressful, it should give you something to look forward to. It should bring you back to the time when you and your better half first met. When there were butterflies in your stomach, and your love was fresh and new.

Instead of doing something traditional this year, why not spend time bringing out your youthful side? These alternative ideas will make you feel like a kid again, and this Valentine’s Day will be one you’ll remember forever!

1. See a Comedy Show

Laughing is not just fun, it’s actually good for you! That’s why we say “laughter is the best medicine.” Having a partner you can laugh with is so important. A comedy show is a great way to lighten the mood and enjoy an entertaining show with your love. Some shows even allow the audience to participate, and if you’re brave enough to do that, your partner is definitely going to have a good time!


2. Take a Cooking Class

There’s something really romantic about cooking together. It’s such an intimate activity. Whether you and your spouse join forces in the kitchen on Valentine’s Day, or take a cooking class to learn something new, spending time in the kitchen will heat up your night. The best part is that you get to enjoy the delicious result of your hard work together!

3. Have a Picnic

It’s simple, it’s romantic and it’s a wonderful way to grow closer to your spouse. All you need to do is set up a blanket in your backyard or at a local park. Pack easy foods like sandwiches, fruit and crackers, and enjoy a bottle of wine along with each other’s company. Don’t forget to put your phones away and just focus on strengthening your relationship.

4. Go Dancing

Not every husband is willing to dance in public. Or at all. But if yours is, dancing will get you two connected physically and it’s a fun form of exercise! Whether it’s line dancing, ballroom dancing or break dancing, get out on the dance floor and bust a move with your honey!

5. Go Wine Tasting

If you’re a wine drinker, Valentine’s Day is a great reason for going wine tasting. After you discover your favorite flavor(s), buy a bottle or two to bring home. Then call Uber (seriously, don’t drink and drive), turn on some Marvin Gaye and enjoy a few glasses on your couch while you fall asleep “get in the mood for love.”


6. Go Roller Skating

No, you’re not too old for roller skating. Never! I just saw a video of a 90-year-old woman ice skating, so there’s no excuse. It’s so much fun! If you’re going to make a fool of yourself, you might as well have your hubby there to laugh with you. You might not last very long, but you’ll definitely have a good time. And yeah, you might be sore the next day, but that’s the perfect reason to ask for a full body massage.

7. Sing Karaoke

I don’t care if you’re tone deaf. That’s not the point. Actually, maybe that’s the entire point. Either way, karaoke is bound to bring you out of your shell and impress your guy in a big way. Choose a couple of cheesy love songs to sing to each other. Even if you sound awful, it’s the gesture that’s important. And hey, you just might sound really good!


8. Have a Game Night

If you prefer a more mellow way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, break out your favorite board game(s). Just doing something together will allow you the chance to grow closer and remember why you fell in love in the first place. Just don’t be a sore loser. Nobody wants to spend Valentine’s Day in the dog house! It’s not about winning, it’s about encouraging one another in a competitive (but loving) way.


Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
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