Haven’t deceided what to do this Valentine’ Day? Don’t worry there’s still time, here are 10 ideas to give you some inspiration:
Last year we had a really lovely Valentine’s Day; Oxygen Spa in Beaconsfield had an offer for couples that I’d bought a month earlier, so we booked a babysitter for the whole afternoon and was pampered. We had dinner at The Cape, and walked home.
This year with a baby in the house, my plan is to put the two older ones in our bed an hour early, and let them watch a movie. My husband and I can then cook a meal together, and have some normal “us-time” whilst enjoying a glass of red. Sometimes the simplest things are the best! Happy Valentines!!!
Heidi Stanthorpe, From A to You
We’ve just come back from a gorgeous honeymoon in the Caribbean, so our first Valentine’s day as a married couple will probably be a bit quiet! We’ll still make it something special though – cook up a tasty steak dinner (he will definitely be doing the washing up!), enjoy a lovely glass of Malbec and snuggle up infront of our new log fire… I can think of worse ways to spend an evening!
Bella Shaw, Nutribelle
I will be spending Valentine’s on a family holiday to our favourite part of the world in Devon. In the evening, we will have a walk along Blackpool Sands Beach and a candlelit picnic for two at the spot where my husband proposed 10 years ago.
Sian Goodspeed, Flying Start Tuition
This year I plan to surprise my husband with a candlelit dinner for two at home, I might do some japanese food and we can sit on cushions on the floor next to the open fire with a bottle or two of red.
Lucy Harris, Smashing Tennis Parties
This year for Valentines we are going to treat ourselves, get a babysitter and head into the West End for dinner and drinks. There is a new Jason Atherton restaurant that has opened ‘Social Tapas & Wine‘ near Bond Street/Marylebone and would give us the opportunity to catch up over a few glasses of wine and some shared plates, perfect!
Jenny, local mum
This year we have decided to do something a bit different – I’ve recently been given a Cowshed spa voucher, so we are going to book a pamper session for 2 during the day and then in the evening we’ll be having a cosy night and will be eating something delicious from the ‘food to go’ range from Smith & Kittle in Beaconsfield, so neither of us have to cook!
Fiona Clark, Inspired Mums
This Valentines I will be taking time to be grateful for the love I have in my life. I will hopefully be spending the evening enjoying a delicious glass of red wine with my husband at Jack and Alice in Gerrards Cross, our favourite spot place to go.
Louise Webster, Founder of Beyondtheschoolrun.com
We usually celebrate valentines day with a nice meal at home, but this year I may push the boat out and treat my husband with a trip to Everyman cinema in GX for a drink and flick 🙂 We went to see Revenant last weekend at Everyman and had a brilliant evening it really is cinema at it¹s best! See reviews here.
Sarah, Chiltern Chatter
Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year I get cooked for by my husband, and it’s always a surprise menu. We love a good cheese board (The International Cheese Shop at Marylebone is great), so I do know there will always be a couple of lovely cheeses and a delicious bottle of red to finish with!
Kim Rowland, The Wild Kitchen
We tend to spend Valentine’s Day at home, with my husband treating me to a fabulous home cooked meal. However this year I’m booking us a table at our favourite restaurant in Old Amersham, Gilbey’s. I love the atmosphere, it’s so cosy and intimate, and the food is fab. We rarely eat out, just the two of us, so it’ll be a rare opportunity to catch-up without the usual interuptions from the kids ☺
Nicola, Chiltern Chatter