Amy Rees Anderson

Valentine Date Ideas To Help You Plan Ahead (hint hint)

Here are some fun date ideas to help you plan ahead for the holiday weekend of LOVE!  And a yummy recipe for a super easy dessert you can make. 

Valentine’s Date Night Ideas

The Cozy Concert: Check out local venues and find what up-and-coming concerts or bands are playing. Nothing sends love waves out like an intimate table for two while a performer croons acoustic ballads to you and your honey.

Spa Date: What could be more perfect than booking a couple’s massage at a local spa for your Valentine’s date? Not much, except for following it up with a couple’s pedicure! It’s the perfect way to relax and unwind. And make sure to have some chocolate covered strawberries available to snack on while your feet soak!

A Romantic Ride: Check out your local city’s page and find out if there are carriage rides or sleigh rides available nearby. Live by the ocean? Book two seats on a sunset cruise. A romantic ride in the moonlight is the perfect setting to give your Valentine a special gift.

Single Awareness Day: Valentine’s Day is for lovers, but you’re single, huh? Rally against cupid with other singles at events organized in your city in honor of “Single Awareness Day.” Better yet, go spend the money you would have spent on a Valentine on something special for yourself! Be your own Valentine! And give yourself a fabulous present…you deserve it!

Super Simple Heart-Healthy Valentine Treat You Will LOVE!

Berry Orange Sauce over Angel Food Cake
This easy sauce is a to-die-for topping over angel food cake-and it’s a healthier alternative to those sugar-laden V-day desserts! And when I say heart healthy I mean it! This recipe comes directly from the American Heart Association’s cook book!

  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 3 ½ cups sliced strawberries (or whole raspberries)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Cooking Instructions

In a small saucepan, heat the orange juice over medium heat. Stir in 1 ¾ cups strawberries. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the sugar. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the berries soften. Remove from heat. Stir in the remaining berries. Serve hot or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Get your Valentine preparations done in advance – its not about the gift or the money you spend – its about the THOUGHT you put into it in advance 🙂

~Amy

 

 

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