The wonder and magic of love and romance deserves to be celebrated this Valentine’s Day. Here is a list of fun ways to participate, whether you’re playing the heartstrings of romance, friendship, or motherhood.
Leave a message/card in an unexpected spot: This is easy and powerful. Even a lipstick kiss on a napkin tucked into a lunch or wallet will make him/her blush upon discovery.
Rent a hotel room in your own neighborhood/city: If you’re short on time, but not necessarily on cash, book the night at a local hotel for a spontaneous, low hassle getaway. The thrill of a night away will add the same spark without having to board a plane or fight traffic for an out of town stay. And, there’s nothing like a quick return when the sitter or work calls the next morning.
Fun with food: Why not design the day’s menu around the heart? You can make heart-shaped pizza, toast, sandwiches, pancakes, brownies--whatever a cookie-cutter can mold. Go bold and go red with red frosting, tomato sauce, strawberries, pomegranates, etc. (not recommended combined in one dish)
Mirror Messages: For an early morning surprise, leave heartfelt thoughts on the bathroom mirror in lipstick, acrylic paint, or in the dew from a hot shower. Your children and/or husband will start the day excited, perhaps inspired, by the love and thoughtfulness of their favorite lady.
Hunt for Hearts: For a fun adventure, take the kids outdoors on a hunt for objects shaped like hearts. Anything counts with two lobes joined at a point—rocks, leaves, limbs. Encourage creativity!
Tell Romance Stories: Share fun stories about how Grandma and Grandpa met, how Daddy proposed, or even a favorite love story. If you can’t think of one, you can always plug in Cinderella or another Disney princess movie.
Host a Valentine’s Day Mixer for your single friends: Broaden your exposure by requesting that every guest brings a friend (not a date!) who is relatively unknown to others in the group. The odds are cupid will strike someone—it may be you!
The Compliment Game: If you are joining a group of other single friends, take time to make one another blush from flattery by playing the Compliment Game. This is when you take turns receiving one compliment from each person in the group. After a 5-minute gush session, you’ll be happy and proud to go home with yourself.
Get a Brazilian—even if no one will see it. We don’t endorse the pain, but we do support the feeling of sexy.
Reminisce about three romantic things that have happened to you: Even if you’re single at this moment there was a time when cupid’s arrow was aimed your way. Take time to remember and appreciate these special times, because there are more around the corner. Regardless of how it ended, at that moment in time you felt the magic that is at the heart of Valentine’s Day.
Make it a point to feel sexy: You don’t have to sulk in sweats because this Valentine’s Day you’re single. Take this time to treat yourself and embrace your independence! Try a new look—new makeup, new hairstyle or color, new negligee, outfit, or a new Lynnina bathing suit. Refresh your look and your spirits.
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