Whether you’ve just fallen in love or you’ve been together forever, Valentine’s Day is all about making the one you cherish feel extra special. We’ve come up with a collection of creative ways to say I love you on February 14th.
Breakfast in bed
Waking up to warm croissants, freshly squeezed orange juice and a steaming cup of tea is the perfect way to start the most romantic day of the year. So if you want to spoil your sweetheart from the start, breakfast in bed is the answer!
Fancy making an extra special effort? Then how about cutting some French toast into heart shapes, drizzling them with syrup and serving with a handful of berries? Alternatively, you could spoon honey over pancakes and serve them with creamy Greek yogurt.
A romantic meal at home
If you’re looking for a low-cost way to express your undying love, you can’t beat a romantic home-cooked meal. If you can’t afford champagne and truffles, there are plenty of recipes that will tantalize your beloved’s taste buds without breaking the bank.
To make your meal extra romantic, don’t forget to decorate your table with a few fresh flowers and some scented candles.
A cosy movie night
If you both love movies but childcare is an issue, why not simply snuggle up with some snacks and enjoy watching a film together. If you’re not keen on over sweet cinema popcorn, food blogger Madeline Shaw’s vanilla and coconut popcorn is simple to make and will satisfy the sweetest tooth!
Fancy cuddling up to a film classic? When Harry Met Sally, Pretty Woman, The Notebook and Notting Hill come highly recommended.
A theatrical gesture
There’s no need to travel to the West End if your loved one likes going to the theatre, as The Empire cinema in Sutton Coldfield will be screening Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night, live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Alternatively, treat your sweetheart to a breath-taking performance of Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter, showing at the Birmingham Repertory theatre between the second and seventeenth of February.
Dinner for two
If you’re lucky enough to be free during the afternoon of Valentine’s Day, we recommend spending a few hours relaxing at Moor Hall Hotel and Spa, where afternoon tea includes delicate finger sandwiches and dainty cakes.
Couples who would rather celebrate in the evening can either enjoy a mouthwatering meal at the hotel’s Oak Room Restaurant or head over to the Broken Yolk Bistro at Buzzard’s Valley, where a special Valentine’s Day menu is on offer.
Finally, if you like the sound of baked vanilla and forest fruit cheese cake tart, clotted cream and raspberry macaroons, consider booking a table for two at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s Valentine Dinner.
How will you spoil the one you love this Valentine's Day? We’d love to know!
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