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Romantic Ideas for Valentine's Day

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Run out of ideas for romantic ideas you can perform for your loved one on Valentine's Day? Although all of these suggestions can be done at any time, for any reason, they are especially potent on Valentine's Day. Why not pick one, (or a couple) to create the perfect Valentine's Day experience?

Enjoy Breakfast in Bed

Couple having breakfast in bed
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When is the last time the two of you relaxed in bed together without a care in the world? Probably not that recently, especially if you've got kids. So why not make a picnic especially for the bedroom, complete with sparkler candles, serving tray (Buy Direct), romantic music and a carefully selected bottle of wine.

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Make Candy

Chocolate Covered Strawberries For Valentines Day Romance
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Sure, you could buy some chocolate gifts for your sweetheart, but making candy is so much more personal and romantic. How about some red hot marshmallows or or a huge chocolate kiss? Or maybe fried ice cream, hearts filled with love or some spicy aztec truffles might be better suited for a romantic Valentine's Day idea.

Give a Massage

Chocolate Massage Bar
Lush Cosmetics

You don`t really need much for a great massage, other than great intentions and either some oil or a massage bar. A nice bath for the two of you to relax the muscles might be a lovely treat to share beforehand (perhaps in champagne?), with towels previously warmed in the dryer to boot. Just make sure to use spare sheets if you plan on doing a full body massage, since the oils you`ll use to glide over his or her skin can stain quite easily.

Watch Romantic Movies

Serendipity (2001) - Romantic Valentines Day Movie
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Whip up a batch of candy popcorn balls (in red of course, and preferably in heart shapes rather than round balls). Sit down with a couple of special drinks - perhaps alcoholic Love Potion #9 or mocktail Berry Sweetheart. Then let the good times flow, in the form of a romantic comedy or drama. Casablanca anyone?

Send Romantic Text Messages

Romantic SMS Text Messages
Jenny Rollo
For those who can't be with their sweethearts on Valentine's day, sending a series of romantic text messages may perform magic - or at least will show your partner how much you care. Create your own, adapt a famous love poem, or use one of these personal favorites:
  • "The most eloquent silence; that of two mouths meeting in a kiss." - Unknown
  • "I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you." - Roy Croft
  • "Other men said they have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough." - G. Moore
  • "The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed." - Carl Jung

Eat an Aphrodisiac

IngenuiTEA - Valentines Day Aphrodisiac
Adagio Teas

Everyone knows about oysters and chocolate, but what about asparagus, figs, or honey - all are known aphrodisiacs and could very well put the both of you in a lovely mood for more snuggle time. Even some forms of tea are considered aphrodisiacs, which would be lovely with some heart-shaped sugar cubes and a mug for sharing.

Make A Romantic Dinner For Two

Romantic Valentines Day Dinner
Andreas Schumann

For those looking to save a bit of cash but still wow their partner this Valentine's Day, whipping up a romantic meal isn't terribly difficult, and can be a cheap way to enjoy some alone time together. From themed nights with flavors from around the world to specialty meals for those with allergies, these romantic dinner ideas will surely inspire you to cook up something wonderful.

Play A Sexy Couples Game

Romantic Sensations Sexy Game for Couples
AreYouGame.com

Bonding over a board game is a great way to spend Valentine's Day together, so why not use a game specifically created for couples in mind? Most fall in the under $20 range, so its also a cheap Valentine's Day idea that you can couple it with something else on this list.

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