Whether Single or Coupled, Love Is in the Air!
It’s that time of year again: Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! Whether you’re single or part of a couple, there are countless ways to make the most of the holiday. We have the best Valentine’s Day ideas for seniors right here. You choose what’s right for you!
The Best Valentine’s Day Ideas for Single Seniors
Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a celebration of love, and no one knows the many ways to celebrate love more than single seniors. Whether we’re social butterflies or spend most of the time by ourselves, we have a lifetime of experiences in love to share and/or to savor. Here are some fun and reflective ways to spend this Valentine’s Day if you’re a fellow single senior:
- Most of us would say that it’s our friends who make life rich and meaningful. Why not plan a party to celebrate friendship? Ask everyone to bring their favorite dish to share. At dinner you could ask each guest to explain the origin of their dish and why it’s a favorite. You could also Google some conversation starter questions for guests to answer or buy the game TableTopics to keep the conversation flowing. The below website has some great game ideas for your party. Warning: do NOT click on any of the ads or popups. Just read the full article and try one of the fun games:
These Valentine party games are the perfect way to add a little fun to any Valentines Day party! They’re great for kids, for adults…Just grab a couple of things around the house, some people to play with, and have yourself a fun day playing Valentines games all day long!
- Another good Valentine’s Day option is to get together with one or two close friends, choose a favorite movie and order some takeout.
- Take a walk in nature and bask in the beauty of the world.
- What’s that one thing you’ve always wanted to do but never did? Mud bath? Hang gliding? Volunteering at a soup kitchen? Crafting? Fishing? Pick something your younger self always thought about and try your hand at it.
- What’s on your bucket list? Pick one item and go for it!
- Don’t have a bucket list? Take the day to love yourself by building one.
- Don’t like bucket lists? Spend the day doing nothing and loving it.
- Get a special gift for your favorite loved one: your pet! RO has Cha-Cha the KittyCat by his side, and every day is Valentine’s Day for those two!
“I Love You Forever!”
The Best Valentine’s Day Ideas for Senior Couples
Many of us think of a romantic dinner with a partner when we think of Valentine’s Day, and that is a great way to spend the evening.
- If a classic Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner is what you’re looking for, we suggest you make your reservations now. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to celebrate at your favorite restaurant or the one you’ve heard so much about.
- You could also extend your Valentine’s celebration by looking into a hotel room for the night. Many hotels offer Valentine’s deals. Find the right hotel deal and then look up some reviews of nearby restaurants and book a reservation.
- A spa day is a relaxing choice, and spas sometimes offer Valentine’s deals as well. What’s stopping you from spending several hours together being pampered? If you don’t do it now, when will you do it?
- You could register for dance classes together as a gift to both of you—and preparation for your own special Valentine’s Day 2020 dance.
- If art is your thing, schedule a museum date and go out for lunch together.
- The ideas for Valentine’s Day can be as varied as your interests. This article has even more ideas:
On Valentine’s Day, the last thing you want to do is get stuck in a Netflix and takeout rut-or, worse, end up at a cheesy, overpriced, and decidedly unoriginal prix-fixe dinner. Whether you’re single, coupled up, or somewhere in between, ensure your V-Day is free of clichés with these non-boring ideas, below.
Your local retail stores have had Valentine’s Day candy in stock since the day after Christmas. No matter what you do for Valentine’s Day, you know you can get great candy for 50 percent off on February 15, and that’s something to celebrate!
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Happy Valentine’s Day!