Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The Perfect Date

Hello lovelies!

Seeing as it's coming up to Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share with you a few date ideas. Obviously these can be done on any day of the year (& you should definitely make time to date your other half, regardless of if your married or not!) Last year I gave James a "date jar" which contained random date ideas, like the ones I've listed below, written on tiny scraps of paper & every time we struggle to think of something to do together, this lucky dip manages to give us a few ideas. You can either make one yourself or there are some extremely cute ones already made online you can purchase for less than £15! Totally adorable.

So here are my suggestions to help inspire you & your other half.

1. Bake together
I absolutely love baking (when I say baking, I mean buying those pre-made cake boxes from Tesco & adding eggs & water..) I really can't cook to save my life, however, nothing beats a fun day making cakes & covering the other person in flour! You could also try making a mug cake, they are so easy to do & don't take hardly any time to prepare. I got this one for Christmas a few years back & swear by it for all the best recipes. There's even a chocolate section!

2. Go out for the day
Depending if the weather is on your side, you could go to the beach or to a local park. If not, there is always tea rooms or cafes. There are so many beautiful places to explore, usually not far from where you live.

3. Watch films / TV
If you're feeling a lazy day, nothing beats watching films, snuggled up on the sofa. If you're looking for a romantic tear jerker, I'd recommend anything based on the novels by Nicholas SparksA Walk To Remember, The Notebook & The Longest Ride are some of my favourites. If not, why not start a new series. James has recently got me to watch The Walking Dead (not very romantic but seriously addictive!)  

4. Go to the cinema
Although I work at a cinema / theatre, I love going to see films. I'm really keen to see The Choice (by Nicholas Sparks!) & if you're looking for comedy, How To Be Single looks so funny, especially as Rebel Wilson is in it!

5. Go out for dinner
I'd advise booking this ASAP as I know places get so booked in advance for Valentines Day. Treat your other half to dinner at their favourite restaurant, or maybe try one you've both never been to before.

6. Cook dinner
If your feeling creative (& maybe a little strapped for cash) why not trying making a meal at home for your other half. James has done this for me before & it was the most romantic thing ever. He told me to leave the house for two hours before dinner was being prepared & I went & got ready at my parent's house. I arrived to find candles, wine & dinner & it was the loveliest thing ever.

7. Go for a bike / car ride & picnic
Now this again depends on the weather & if you own bikes / cars! One of mine & James' first dates was a picnic in the car after a drive to the seafront. It was perfect.

8. Go for a walk
I love walks, there's something so peaceful about them. I'm lucky enough to live in the countryside so I can literally step out my front door & be greeted by fields, woods & endless paths to choose from. Why not take a camera & capture a few snaps together.

9. Make a photo album
Ah now this is something I'm hoping James & I will be doing together! We got a photo album for Christmas & have been waiting for a day to just go through all our pictures & pick some out for the album. Like most people our age, we take photos all the time, but hardly have any printed off.

10. Plan an adventure
Writing 'plan an adventure' reminds me of Up, love that film! But seriously, I have so many places I want to go & things I want to do this year, planning is my favourite thing at the moment & what better way to do it than with someone else who shares your excitement.

What are you planning on doing this Valentines Day? I hope this post gave you some inspiration : )


  1. This is such a cute idea! I've been seeing other versions with Popsicle sticks it's kind of categorized based on money which is also helpful if you're a bit tight on cash! Thanks for sharing!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

    1. Ah I love cake pops! Such a good idea :) xx

  2. Thank you ever so much for sharing this wonderful idea, I LOVE the sound of the date jar! I'm definitely going to create one for me and Craig! All of your suggestions are wonderful, I'm certainly going to add them to my own list :). Thank you again for the lovely idea, I'm so excitied to make my own :D xxxxx

    1. Awwh you're so welcome babe hope you have a lovely Valentines Day xxxx

  3. That date jar is such a great idea. Especially being someone who is so indecisive that would save time and arguments with the boyf lol. Lovely post xx

    1. Thanks babe it's really helped myself & James out in the past :) xx

  4. Aww so many cute ideas! And I totally love the date jar too, so innovative and awesome for when you're stuck and unsure of what to do or where to go. You can't beat beaches, my boyf and I always enjoy days by the sea. I'm feeling you on the Nicholas Sparks films too <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    1. Beaches are one of my favourite days out for sure :) You're welcome babe, have a lovely Valentines weekend xx

  5. Great ideas! The movie with Rebel Wilson in it sounds really good :)

    Velvet Blush

    1. Yes I can't wait to see it x :)


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