Valentine’s Day is coming up and that means it’s time to start thinking of some wonderful ways to celebrate. One of the best ways to have a truly special Valentine’s Day is to plan a Valentine’s Day surprise. This way you’ll have the added bonus of shock and wonder to go with your incredible Valentine’s Day idea and gift.
Here are some tips for planning a wonderful Valentine’s Day surprise.
Recreate Your First Date
A fun way to put together a Valentine’s Day surprise is to recreate your first date. If possible, meet at the same place you met for the first time, go to the same restaurant, the same coffee shop, and go on the same walk as you did the first time you went out. This can be a fun surprise as you can put the evening together without your partner knowing about it. It can be fun to go about the evening without mentioning that it’s a recreation of your first date and see how long it takes for your loved one to notice!
Plan a Scavenger Hunt
This takes some effort and planning, but it’s certainly a great way to inject some fun and intrigue into Valentine’s Day. Start by leaving a note for your loved one in a certain location (such as your home, office, etc.). You can even email or text it. In the note, leave a clue that will direct your loved one to a second location where they will find another clue. This clue will lead them to another location and so on and so on as long as you would like the hunt to continue. At the end of the scavenger hunt, have a “grand prize.” This could be anything from a special present to a romantic dinner. Use your imagination and come up with a great plan and a great gift.
One way to make this event even more romantic is to make the clues and the locations relevant to your relationship. For example, you could direct your loved one to different areas where you’ve gone on dates or other locations that are meaningful to your relationship.
Have a Romantic Lead Up of Surprises
One way to make Valentine’s Day truly special is to have a series of special surprises leading up to the day. For example, starting on February 1st, put out a special envelope for your partner to find. Inside you can include a small gift, such as a love note or a romantic photo. Write on the note that this is the first gift of 14 gifts leading up to Valentine’s Day. Then, place different gifts in the same spot each day. They don’t have to be large or elaborate gifts. Even small token gifts can be wonderful. The key is to create a sense of anticipation leading up to Valentine’s Day. Your loved one will have a great time anticipating the daily surprise and they’ll definitely be in a romantic mood when Valentine’s Day itself arrives.
Getting Engaged on Valentine’s Day
Of course, one of the most romantic things you can do on Valentine’s Day is propose! Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular times to get engaged and there’s good reason for that. This is a day all about love. That makes it a wonderful time to pop the question.
Getting engaged on Valentine’s Day is a great idea, but you’ll need to work hard to keep the surprise. One important aspect of doing so is by limiting the number of people that you tell about the engagement. Yes, you might want to tell your best friend or your loved one’s parents (especially if you want to get their permission) but make sure that you swear them to secrecy when you do.
As for how you present the ring, you can incorporate it into any of the above scenarios easily. Have it be the final gift at the end of the scavenger hunt, for example. Or, you can present the ring at the end of dinner if you’d like. It’s up to you! Think about what your partner would love and then make it happen.
Remember, if you’re planning on visiting a restaurant on Valentine’s Day, know that a reservation can be very tough to get on this day, so be sure to plan ahead. Have a great Valentine’s Day!