I’ve never been the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. I don’t particularly see the need to dedicate a day to all things love and relationships, when those things can be done anytime, and the day just ends up making some people feel sad and lonely unnecessarily. My husband and I have a much bigger love for pancake day to be honest…
But I know that some people love this day, and whether you’re single, dating, engaged, married, or wherever you are in life – I think we all need some fun things to do on Valentine’s Day this year, so why not make them themed?
I hope that whether you’re in a relationship or not, you find some fun things to do for Valentine’s Day! If you have any other ideas to share, please do drop them down in the comments below.
Bake a cake!
Whether you want to make a cake for someone else, or just to eat yourself, why not get baking and create a Valentine’s Day masterpiece?! There are so many delicious looking ideas over on Pinterest if you want to get really creative, but my current plan (because of course this is the idea that I am definitely on board with) is to bake a cake and just cover it in both of our favourite chocolates. I’m already hungry just thinking about cake…
We loooove a games night, whether with friends, family, or spouse. Dig out your games and challenge those you love to an evening of competition (ideally with prizes!). My favourite games at the moment are: Boggle, Codenames, Bananagrams, Cluedo, and Dobble!
Learning about relationships
If you are in a relationship, how can you use this Valentine’s Day to learn more? This might seem a bit weird, but increasing your knowledge and understanding is so helpful in the day to day life of your relationships. This could look like signing up to join The Marriage Preparation Course, or The Marriage Course (the ones I have linked are both hosted by Nicky and Sila Lee and are really good). It could look like reading a book, such as Look before you leap, or The Marriage Book. If you have any other book recommendations about marriage and relationships, let us know in the comments!
Study the Bible
A great way to spend time with your significant other, is to read the Bible together, but of course this is also something that you can always do individually. Whether you want to work through a Bible reading plan about love, marriage or singleness, look at a couples devotional Bible like this one, or just explore a specific passage of the Bible, this will be time well spent on Valentine’s Day! Some Bible passages that you could check out include: 1 Corinthians 13, Proverbs 30:24-28 (I have a whole blog post about this Bible passage here), 1 Peter 3 or Colossians 3:12-25.
It’s always a good time to pray, but why not make the most of Valentine’s Day to pray for your own relationships as well as relationships and marriages around the world. This could be done in the form of a prayer walk (check out my video about how to do a prayer walk here), using a prayer journal (find out more here), or in many different creative expressions of prayer – find all of my ideas here!
Bonus – if it is snowing where you are, you can find four of my favourite snowy prayer ideas in this video:
What are your favourite ideas for fun things to do for Valentine’s Day?
Other blog posts you might enjoy…
- Simple habits to help your marriage
- 5 things I learnt in the first year of marriage
- How to prepare for marriage