Valentines day is fast approaching us, and even if you choose not to celebrate it, you’ll surely have someone ask you what you are doing for it. Whether you are single, dating or in a relationship, there are plenty of fun things to do on the day. With Valentines day being on Saturday this year, the possibilities are endless.
If you’re stuck on ideas about what to do, or what to wear, then don’t fear – Vintage Barbie is here! I’ve got plenty of ideas for fun dates and cute outfits to match those date!
The most common date for valentines day surely has to be dinner. Just the two of you, staring into each other’s eyes over a candlelit dinner… It certainly conjures up images of romance. This is the date you want to look sexy, polished and alluring. A red cocktail dress is definitely what embodies all of these traits. For this occasion it would be best to match it with black, white, silver or gold.
Picnic in the Park
Second on the list of popular valentines day dates would definitely be a picnic in the park. You can easily find yourself a nice quiet spot and have some quiet one-on-one time. A picnic brings out images of femininity which you can display in a floral dress. A hat and sunglasses will definitely be a must, as will a cute cardigan as you almost never know what the weather can bring.
Sometimes it’s a but too crazy at night to have a dinner date on valentines day. Often there will be a lot of ounch specials on offer, but at a fraction of the dinner prices. You can still dress up for this but keep it casual at the same time. A cute skirt and crop combo is definitely a great option here. This is also a great option for single girls who want to try out (and have a but of a laugh at) speed dating!
Valentines day doesnt have to be all chocolates and rich food. After all, they say that a couple who works out together, stays together. Why not find a nice track to explore or climb up a local mountain for spectacular views? It would definitely be a romantic end to a workout.
For something a bit different, check out your local arcade. You can bring out your “inner nerd” and verse each other on the arcade style games, or even play a game of lazer tag. Keep it casual with shorts and a denim jacket, but make it Valentines sweet with hints of red tones.
A slightly less active date, but fun nonetheless. You can bring out your competitiveness and verse in other with the winner buying dinner! This kind of date allows you to be silly with each other and often doesnt. It’s too much. Wear a cute casual dress to show your spunky sense of style!
For those of you who love something a little cultural, there’s often exhibitions at the local art gallery or museum that you could visit as a couple. You can learn something whilst taking in culture. An additional bonus is that many permanent exhibitions are free, with a small fee for the temporary exhibitions. You could also catch a play or show, indulging in the showbiz side of your town. Wear something classy with block colours or wear a button up shirt buttoned up to your neck with a pretty necklace displayed at the top.
Bowling for Love
Ten pin bowling is always a fun date! Even if you are not great, you can still have a few games against each other and see how it goes. A lot of places also offer alcoholic drinks and food, so you can grab a cheap meal and drink some liquid courage. You might actually notice an improvement in some of your games! Wear something comfortable and easy to move in, such as leggings and a loose funky top – you’ll be getting up and down a lot so you want to make sure you stay in style not matter how bad you are losing!
If you have a theme park near you then why not check it out with your date? You can have some laughs and get the adrenaline pumping on a roller coaster. Then share some hot chips and a slushy before cosying up together for the final show. Pick shorts, a cute top and a chambray shirt to wear if it gets cool. Take a backpack to store your belongings in when the on rides, and take a cute headband so you can easily fix up your roller-coaster-hair!
Another popular date idea is a night at the movies. You can easily come up with a cute valentines day outfit to impress your honey, just make sure you take a cardigan for those cool temperatures in the cinema. An inexpensive movie might could involve each of you picking some movies and cuddling up on the couch at home… Just don’t forget the popcorn!
For the wine buffs, a wine tour with your beloved is a nice way to spend the day. You get to sip on wines and buy some to share later. It’s a perfect couples day trip but you can also get a few of your single girls together for a day of fun! You want something comfortable but stylish, so I would recommend that you pick jeans and a nice loose top. Don’t forget a tench coat for the cooler temperatures.
Who says you have only one day to be romantic? A weekend away is often a great way to unwind and relax, and it’s often nice to do this with your special partner. A beach weekend away should definitely involve your swimmers and beach gear, but also pack a nice dress to wear as well. A kimono works well as a coverup on the beach, but can also dress up your outfit if you go out.