Well Valentine’s Day is coming up and it’s time to get ready for the holiday. Guys, your wife/girlfriend/significant other really just wants to see that you have put an effort into celebrating the holiday to show how much you love her. Of course you could take her out for a nice expensive Valentine’s Dinner, but in the end how much work did you do to arrange that? You called and made reservations, earned the money (which you would have earned anyways), and picked her up and took her to dinner. Overall that’s not a lot of effort. That’s why sometimes cheaper, might appear cheaper to you, but in the end result in more work on your part and appear more romantic to her. How about you do the ultimate Valentine’s Day craft, decorate your house to make it a special place to have your holiday dinner? Some might not consider this a Valentine’s Day craft, but honestly what is better making a pretty card or making a beautiful theme for the entire night? I think you realize the answer to that.
First, start with sending her out for the afternoon so you can do these decorations while the romantic dinner you decide to make cooks. First, go and find some of the nice shiny Valentine’s Day wrapping paper at your local store. They all sell it this time of year. Cover the front door of your house with this paper. Tape a single red rose to the door. In addition you need a card. Of course you can buy one, but if you want to be more creative, think back to your elementary school days. Go get some construction paper, glue, stickers, and create your own card. Remember she will remember the effort more fondly than the money you spend. Put this card in an envelope and tape it below the rose.
Now, for the inside of the house. Buy one of the little streamers that say Happy Valentine’s Day at your local card shop. Hang this where she will see it when she first comes into the house. The next place she will go is the dining room/kitchen for the meal (depending on where you eat your meals). Decorate this rather simply. How about a disposable pink tablecloth (or if your budget allows it you could buy a pink cloth tablecloth). Put this on the table with either red or white napkins depending on what you feel your significant other will prefer. Have the table preset, and a vase with a bouquet of flowers in the middle, with one red candle on either side (up to you if you light them or leave them unlit). For the final touch, use nice glasses on the table. If your significant other enjoys wine or champagne have a bottle on ice on the table.
After dinner while you do the dishes (yes guys, you should do them), offer to let your significant other go upstairs and take a bath. Of course you will have decorated the bathroom as well. Go to a store such as Bath And Body Works or something similar that has the smelly decorative soaps. Get one shaped like a heart or rose and have that in the soap dish for the bath. Also on the ledge of the bath have a bottle of bubble bath and a candle which you strategically lit just after dinner when you excused yourself to use the restroom.
While she is in the bath and after you have finished the dishes go up to the bedroom and put one last single rose on the bed which you have already made. If you think she would like it you may also put a couple of candles in the room and light them along with some rose petals on the bed. Remember though, you need to keep in mind what your spouse would prefer.
When she ends her bath and leaves the bathroom, invite her in to the bedroom. If all has gone well and she is in the proper mood your evening will end romantically and end a great Valentine’s Day you two spent together where you showed to her how much she means to you with the effort you put into the night.