|V-Day on Feb 11, 2011 @ 11:46 am|
haha! ugh, SO cliché.
Not so much dos and donts, but rather, things to keep in mind (and use if they happen to suite your style/personality).
-Expect anything. You're just setting yourself up for disappointed if nothing happens.
-Go to a restaurant on the day of. It's stupid busy, you'll be waiting for an hour just to be seated.
-Buy $200 worth of lingerie. Most women look darn sexy in sweats and a T. Do your hair, put on a tiny bit of makeup / moisturizer (oh natural) and you're set.
-Think you have to go OUT for dinner to celebrate. My girlfriend, who is Chinese-Ukranian, made me spicy salmon sushi rolls, sashimi and hand-rolls last Valentine's day. Along with a bottle of my favourite wine, I was in heaven. With candles on the table, it was very romantic and memorable.
-Arrange to officially celebrate a day or two later than the 14th. Roses, cards and gifts are cheaper. Restaurants are empty and will give better service.
-Use strategic lighting if you're try to "Set the Mood." Good lighting makes your birthday suit look curvy and smooth (i.e.: candles, incandescent/indirect lights).
-Plan something special. Don't wait for him (or her, lesbians) to do something for you. Take the initiative if you are the typical "receiver" on Valentine's Day. Mix it up.
-Shave a day or two early, if you're planning some naked time. No, things won't be as smooth as possible. But it will give your skin time to calm down before you go mucking around down there. There's nothing worse than razor burns while you're trying to enjoy yourself,... or someone else.
-Clean your bedroom. For me, a messy bed and clothes on the floor makes me think "crap I have to clean this" rather then "let's get busy!"
-Agree not to have sex. Sometimes there's too much pressure, especially if you're dating someone new. Just put it out there: "Let's not have sex tonight." [It's actually a great wayto have the best sex of your life. When there's no pressure, everyone relaxes and gets into the mood more easily. Plus if you don't, no-one is disappointed.]
If you have anything to add, go for it. I love to hear what other people do on V-day.
|@acute_rn on Feb 11, 2011 @ 12:09 pm|
I love your suggestions! Valentine's doesn't have to be about how much you spend or planning an elaberate evening. I love the idea of spending a night in and cooking a meal together - we've got some great suggestions up right now!
|yes on Feb 11, 2011 @ 12:30 pm|
very clique indeed!
|typo on Feb 11, 2011 @ 01:38 pm|
oh geez I just noticed that I wrote "clique" instead of "cliché". How embarassing!
|;) on Feb 11, 2011 @ 01:40 pm|
@cathy - well Victoria Secret Models could be considered kind of a clique too
|Nice save Lauren! on Feb 12, 2011 @ 10:54 am|
@cathy you were close-we knew what you meant!
I like acute's suggestions....I actually cancelled my V-day dinner reservations. Lately I have been in the mood for awesome takeout, 2 good movies, moderately priced bottle of wine and couch time with my husband. He is going away in March and the time is really important to me. I would rather have us together more in OUR space!
|@meredithk on Feb 14, 2011 @ 05:05 pm|
Sounds like a great night :) Tell us how it turns out.
|ha! Change of plans again.. on Feb 14, 2011 @ 09:59 pm|
Believe it or not, we went for a WORKOUT at Strengthbox (one of my new obsessions).
He bought me a pink kettlebell-it is adorable :)
Then we got Swiss Chalet chicken (white meat and steamed veggies for me) with one glass of wine!
I am sore but thrilled that we 'got sweaty' !!!!