What to do on Valentine's Day
Valentines Day is fast approaching and it’s a time to celebrate love. Whether you've been together three months or a decade, it's no secret that coming up with some great Valentine's Day ideas can be stressful, especially when you are trying to spice things up every year. Fear not, we have come up with some exciting ideas that may inspire you.
If food is the way to your partner's heart, you can skip the fancy dinner and try making a meal together that is a little out of your comfort zone. Find a fun recipe, go grocery shopping together for the ingredients and get cooking! This will be a great way to bond and get closer to each other. Check out this video for some cooking inspiration:
We have been discussing finances recently so it only makes sense that we include some activities that won’t break the bank too. Tap into the quality time and personal touch love languages and take bae on a scenic hike, a competitive game night with some other couples or a mind-blowing at-home massage and spa day; Think, bubble baths, mood music, rose petal and scented candles.
Love With Honey Playlist
We’ve curated the perfect playlist for you and your special someone to get the romance going, click on the link below:
On the contrary, if you do want to get dressed up and go out with your loved one (after all, Valentines does come around once a year) then check out this video for a gorgeous gorgeous valentines glam look by the talented Malawian YouTuber Paula Yiannakis:
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Are you fluent in your own love language?
The five love languages are five different ways of expressing and receiving love: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. Not everyone communicates love in the same way, and likewise, people have different ways they prefer to receive love. Love languages are not just about understanding your partner’s and them understanding yours. Think about all the people in your life that you care about, including yourself and make it a priority to learn their love languages especially when it comes to you. Understanding how to love yourself will show others how to love you.
To all my single girlies, don’t think we have left you out, we also have some great ideas to celebrate this love season. Galentines Day was created by Leslie Knope from a comedy show called Parks and Recreation, which takes place on 13th February, to recognise and celebrate female friendships. It’s a day to share love and laughs with your favourite girls and designed for women to honour their friendships by showering them with love and gifts. At the root of the holiday, the fundamental idea is to empower and support women in our lives in a society where we are often pitted against each other.
Find friends to share good times and interests with, and who care about you and like you for who you are. Give them the same in return. Keep putting yourself out there, be open to new experiences and try not to judge people too quickly. Just as friends cannot take the place of a life partner, a partner cannot replace the powerful and protective value of strong friendships.
Here are some fun ideas to celebrate Galentine’s day with your faves:
Brunch dates that might include crepes and pink mimosas
Sip and paints. Get some watercolor paints, some rose and music playing
Cocktail night either DIY cocktails or get dressed and go out together
Movie night in with some wine, popcorn and a list of flicks
Love with Honey Movie List
We put together a little list of great movies that will be perfect for a night in with the besties:
Waiting to Exhale
The pressures of Singlehood
Around this time of year, you may feel even more pressure as a single woman to meet someone, get married and run off into the sunset together. But please remember to be gentle with yourself and don't feel any kind of pressure. You've got all the time you want to decide when and if you wish to get into a relationship. These pressures just kill the joy of dating to the point where you stop learning how to enjoy the journey and start focusing too heavily on whether this person is the ‘the one’.
Being single may be valued as an opportunity for personal growth. We may be more likely to meet someone when we have had time to become more comfortable with ourselves and not desperate to find love.
Shooting your shot
Have you heard of the phrase “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”. The tradition of men initiating every romantic, sexual, or even platonic relationship with a woman is pretty outdated. It permits an inflated sense of power for men and denies a woman her own authority. It’s perfectly okay to be vulnerable and let a man know you’re interested. Besides, what’s the worst that could happen? They say they’re not interested? Well then, on to the next!
Shooting your shot puts you in charge of who you give your time to and who you allow into your life. Rather than only having to choose from the pool of men that want you, you can go for exactly who you want and believe me, this kind of confidence is very sexy.
Finally, remember this season is not all about romance. Everyone you care about in your life deserves to know how important and special they are to you. Most importantly, don't neglect yourself when it comes to expressing your love.
Happy Valentine's Day xx