Valentine’s Day is one of the most celebrated days of the year and for a valid reason. Valentine’s is the only day that celebrates the love of two people for each other; no matter how the modern times can get everyone to be tough or “cool” when Valentine’s come everyone simply turns mushy and cheesy. Funny how the spirit of love can change even your moods – everything seems bright and clear; no wonder everyone looks forward to this day.
Valentine’s Day calls for a level up in romance; it should win over your day-to-day show of affection. Get over the “excuse” you often hear with other men saying “oh, every day is Valentine’s day for us” – referring to his partner, of course. Could this expression signal the truth that “I’m too tired to plan” or “That’s easy, flowers will do!”. Come on guys, even you wanted to feel a little bit special every once in a while, why stop yourself from doing something special for your girl? If you haven’t been a good partner lately, neglecting the love of your life, then take this occasion as a chance to “redeem” yourself. You know how girls are; show just a little effort and you’ll see all your shortcomings vanish from her memory.
Planning for a perfect Valentine’s Day is really easy. Here are some tips:
Tip No. 1 – Be creative with the flowers
Yes, you’re right; flowers are enough to make her day. But I suggest going beyond just sending her flowers at the office or when she gets home. Do more than that. Sometimes it’s not just about the flowers but how you surprisingly give them. For instance, surprise her with a row of her favorite potted flower right at her doorstep. Potted flowers are great because they can live longer than cut ones. Besides they will be a good reminder of your “effort” so to speak; it’ll be hard not to notice even after Valentine’s Day is over. How about preparing her a nice tub of warm bath with sprinkled rose petals on it? This alone is a great romantic visual that is sure to get her “into the mood”. Take this setting up a notch with dim lights, scented candles, some truffles and wine. Of course, that goes without saying that you too should prepare wherever the night takes both of you.
Tip No. 2 – Match her favorite dine-out dish with your own cooking
This may sound silly or hard, but matching her favorite dish and preparing it by yourself is a total turn on! Ok, so you might not probably beat the flavor, but at least you can beat the ambiance of her favorite restaurant. For sure, your efforts alone will be enough for her to enjoy the meal you just made.
If you’re a self-confessed kitchen dumb, then why not take out her favorite dish and just set it up at home, complete with fine dining table arrangement, some mood music, scented candles and a bouquet of fresh flowers as your centerpiece. Because she loves you, expect her to ride along with you when you say you cooked the meal yourself.
By the way, don’t forget to throw in some aphrodisiacs in your dinner. This should be your starter. Hint on some physical romance afterwards by saying a little something about this aphrodisiac. A cute smirk on her face means “you’re on baby!”
Tip No. 3 – Give her a day off with the house chores
Before you object violently, let me tell you that this tip tops them all! Do you know how many women feel down and out sometimes just doing house chores? If housekeeping help is just a dime-a-dozen you can expect this to be a large part of her budget. However it’s not, so she just has to do things by herself.
Simply give her a “princess day” at home by doing the chores yourself (or at least just those you can afford to do without hurting your manly pride). Give her a day to enjoy a long warm bath, a revisit of her favorite immortal films on DVD, a time to enjoy her piled up magazines and books or even a quick back rub courtesy of the man of the house. You have no idea how she’d appreciate this. Don’t be surprised either if she’s gathered enough energy to please you later that night.
It’s important to keep the spirit of Valentine’s alive; this occasion, just like Christmas, create loving memories worth remembering. So try your best to make it an exciting occasion. You’d be proud you have.