Saturday, February 2, 2019

Surprise Your Valentine!

Happy almost Valentine's Day!

I scoured the Internet to come up with some fun and creative ways to surprise your spouse for Valentine's Day. Most are inexpensive, but a few are more elaborate and cost more.

The first is one of favorite suggestions, and it's low cost.

1. Surprise your spouse by using pink Post-it-Notes with words of affection or affirmation to make a heart on your bathroom mirror.

2. Purchase a cute Valentine's Day mug and fill it with your spouse's favorite gourmet coffee or candy. Click on a mug if you'd like to buy one.

3. Take your special someone on a scavenger hunt. Read riddles to your spouse, and have him/her answer them riddles to take you to places around town where you've previously hidden special treasures for your spouse to find.

4. Design a gift book for your spouse, telling him/her what you like about them and sharing ways you're thankful for him/her. Make sure to only list positive traits.
5. Hide Valentine's Day chocolate or heart candies in your spouse’s shoes, coat and/or car to give them little surprises leading up to Valentine's Day.

6. Surprise your wife a dozen roses, but go a step further. Attach a pretty note to each stem with a coupon for a date sometime in the future. For example, “Go to a movie or visit a museum.”

Make a special “10 Reasons I Love You” Valentine’s Day breakfast for your sweetheart. As you're enjoying the meal, slip him/her ten notes (one at a time) saying what you love about your spouse. You could also decorate the table with candy hearts.

8. Show up at your spouse's office for a surprise lunch. Call him/her from the parking lot and tell your spouse that you are going to take him/her for a lunch rendezvous and that you will be waiting in the car until he/she can get free. Wear a nice outfit and hint that you have something sexy on underneath for when he/she gets home. Take your spouse to a nice place for lunch and then back to the office. Give him/her some kisses and mention that you're looking forward to a special evening. (Note: by going out at lunch, you'll save money and beat the crowds)

9. After your spouse goes to bed, tape notes to his/her car’s steering wheel with reasons that you love him, or decorate the bathroom mirror with lipstick kisses or Valentine’s window clings.

10. For that special man in your life, cook heart-shaped bacon for breakfast. What says more to a man about love than bacon?
Click on this link for a short video on how to make the bacon:

Bonus Suggestion: After you enjoy a romantic dinner with your spouse, curl up on the couch and read a book to one another. As a writer, I had to make that suggestion. :)

Do you have other suggestions for making Valentine's Day special?