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5 Out-of-the-Box Valentine's Ideas Your Date Will Thank You For


Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other for what feels like the hundredth time or you’ll be marking the holiday with something new, coming up with a creative date idea can be tough. It’s easy to fall back on dinner reservations at a cool restaurant nearby, but putting a little more thought into your V-Day plans can make it more special and unique. Read on for our five out-of-the-box Valentine’s Day ideas to get inspired.

Get Cookin’

This Valentine’s Day, staying in to make dinner could be a lot more interesting than going out. What if you try making something together you’ve never done before, like homemade pasta? Half Baked Harvest has a great pasta dough recipe that uses just flour, eggs, and water. If you don’t already have a pasta maker or an attachment for your stand mixer, maybe that’s the perfect gift for your foodie valentine! Or you can take advantage of these tips on how to make pasta without a machine from Cook’s Illustrated. Just don’t forget the rest of the ingredients to go with your dinner – like fresh herbs, sauce, and cheese!

Craft It

Want to make something other than dinner for Valentine’s Day? Craft It offers workshops and opportunities to create items for yourself or your S.O., plus it’s located just about a mile from Delray Station. Whether you choose to paint pottery, pillows, wine glasses, or wood signs, you’ll walk away with an awesome new item for your home that reminds you of a fun Valentine’s Day date.

Camp Out (In)

Why not try something that’s creative and cozy this Valentine’s Day by camping out right in your own living room? Pile up the pillows, throws, and even build an adult blanket fort if you’re really dedicated to the idea. Pop open that bottle of wine you’ve been saving and pull out some board games or watch your favorite movie for a relaxing night in.

Just Dance

Consider taking lessons from a local dance studio, whether you want a private session to start or feel ready to try a group class. Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studio is just a couple of miles from home at Delray Station, and offers classes in almost every partner dance you could dream of, including the waltz, tango, cha-cha, salsa, country western, swing, and club dancing. You’ll have fun, laugh, learn something new, and if you both really enjoy it, you can continue the lessons all year.

Treat Yourself

In whatever way you see fit, go big on one thing you know your S.O. will love, whether it’s a night at Hyatt Place Delray Beach, an all-inclusive spa experience, or a weekend trip. Having a fun, memorable day is all about the experience, though, not the price tag, so tailor your Valentine’s treat to your partner.

Whatever activity appeals to you most, make sure to snap some photos so you can look back on the day. And save the ideas you don’t use on February 14 for another creative date night!

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