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A Romantic Valentine’s Day Picnic Idea

Valentine’s Day is a day to describe your love and feelings for the one who you love and appreciate the most. Lovers may go to any lengths to buy gifts, candies and cards to profess their love or even propose to their love. Arranging a surprise Valentine Day’s picnic for your Valentine or spouse can be one of the nicest treats. In case you planned an outdoor picnic and the weather plays truant, you may switch plans and have an indoor picnic instead. Your Valentine will certainly love it.

Different Activities Related to Picnic

You may accentuate the occasion with scented candles, thereby enhancing the mood. Be sure that you conceal the entire plan from your sweetheart. After all, it has to be a surprise. Get a picnic basket or a large container, colored paper plates, napkins and the necessary dishes. Add to the mood with ones that have Valentine prints, which are easily available at any dollar shop.

To start with, greet your spouse with a nice long stemmed rose, and then to her surprise produce a lovely bouquet of roses along with a Valentine’s Day card. She is certainly not going to believe her eyes when you take out your picnic basket. If she loves fun outdoors, then apologize to her on behalf of the weather. Next, you may read out a poem in appreciation of her beauty. Capture the moment in your camera when she is completely taken by surprise. Don’t you think that she will exclaim with surprise, “Am I dreaming? “

To generate the outdoor effect, you may use a CD featuring the chirping of birds. Adorn your indoor picnic place with artificial trees, ficus trees, ferns and palm plants for those special effects.  In case you do not have time on hand to provide the décor, then you may treat her in your garden or backyard. She will love that too. Set a round table with a tablecloth over it. Place a nice vase with roses on the table. Get started with your plan. Tie a bandage over your sweetheart’s eyes, lead her up on the way to the garden and surprise her with your efforts.

Preparing the Menu

After setting up your picnic venue, you may next focus on preparing the menu. The heart symbolizes love and affection for the one you care for the most.  Why not have heart-shaped dishes? This way all the preparations will become emissaries of your love.  The menu may have smoked salmon salad, sub sandwiches cut out in heart shape on delicious sourdough bread. Be sure to add favorite dishes of your beloved too. What about some sandwiches with vinegared cucumber, and red onion? Any menu without a dessert does not sound perfect. You may add strawberry ice cream or the blueberry variety. Introducing chocolate dipped strawberries to provide the finish will also be great.

Finally, yet importantly, take out a bottle of wine and raise a toast to your beloved. You may add a love-quote on the bottle.

Don’t you think that you are forgetting something? Yes, its time to present the special gift that you have bought for her. After the enjoyable moments that you spent together, give her another surprise by presenting the gift to your valentine. Say that you want to share a long-concealed secret with her. After making her wait for a few seconds, show her the hard-managed tickets of a romantic movie that you intend watching with her that evening. If you are ready to undergo the trouble of treating your spouse like a queen, you may get the sobriquet of being the ‘best husband’ around.

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Ideas for a Valentines Day Wedding Theme

Love is in the air all around the world. What better day then Valentines day to cement your love forever.

Location
Church or Country hotel. If you use a hotel you can use it for the ceremony and reception. Have night ceremony. Make it romantic with candles and soft music.

Invites
Make invitation cards heart shape using red card.

Decor
Make heart shaped wreaths for the walls. All you need is some chicken wire and dried flowers. Make your own heart shaped place mats and write a love quote on each one. Put photos of you and your fiancé on love hearts and put them on the walls. Buy heart shape confetti. Place red and white candles on the tables.

Brides attire
Red ball gown is a must for any valentine bride. Hair left loose with silk flower clips.

Grooms attire
Black or white tuxedo with a red carnation in the button hole.

Flowers
Instead of a bouquet ask your florist to make you a heart wreath and add roses and ribbons use little ones for the bridesmaids.

Catering
Have a white cake with red hearts and/or pink flowers. Ask the baker to make two puff swans that join in the middle to form a heart shape. Have oysters prawns, heart shaped sandwiches and cookies.

Favors
Make a goodie bag up and put heart shaped biscuits/cookies or sweets and write a little love quote on a heart shaped piece of card.

Guest Book
Make a heart shaped guest book.

And lastly, If you just can’t do it on your own get some help. There are plenty of wedding supplies and service companies ready to lend a hand.

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50 Romantic Ideas

  1. Surprise her with her favorite flower whether it be a dozen roses or some other type.
  2. Send a romantic e-card.
  3. Give a backrub or massage
  4. Give a card “just because”
  5. Take a bubble bath together by candlelight.
  6. Fill his/her apartment, car, work place etc.. with flowers or gifts.
  7. Snuggle together before you go to sleep
  8. Give him/her some loving coupons entitling them to a free meal, hug, etc..
  9. Make it a point to call them during the day just to say “I love you”.
  10. Take a walk together in the moonlight.
  11. Write a love letter, cut it into pieces like a jigsaw puzzle and give a piece a day until it is all complete.
  12. Create a scrapbook of little tokens that you have kept while you have been together, such as: Theatre tickets, photos, wine corks, etc..
  13. Get out of bed early, cook breakfast and deliver it in bed.
  14. Write a love poem.
  15. Leave love notes in places where you know your love will eventually find them such as in his glove compartment, under the pillow.
  16. Name a star after him/her. See the International Star Registry. If you are from the USA call at 1(800) 282-3333
  17. Make it a point to tell your loved one “I love you” each day.
  18. Spend the weekend at a swanky hotel.
  19. Take a carriage ride around your home town.
  20. Build your loved one a web-page.
  21. Give them a gift that they have always wanted.
  22. Buy them a personalised teddy bear with “I love you” on it.
  23. Rent a romantic movie, and snuggle up for the night in front of the box.
  24. Compliment your lover at least once each day.
  25. Watch the sunset at the beach, or some other romantic place.
  26. Stay up all night and watch the sunrise.
  27. Make your lover a card “just because”.
  28. Go to a coffee shop, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and just enjoy each other’s company.
  29. Share a plate of spaghetti.
  30. Listen without interrupting when they are talking.
  31. Send a bouquet of flowers to their work place to make them feel extra special in front of their colleagues
  32. Spend one week without the TV you will be surprised at how much time you spend together and how much you will enjoy each others company.
  33. Exchange keys to each other’s cars and homes.
  34. Take a day off and spend it in bed.
  35. Cook her a romantic meal for two.
  36. Do something that you both enjoy together, whether it be ice-skating, going to the movies or what ever as long as you spend at least an afternoon doing it.
  37. Do something different each day to add excitement and mystery to your relationship.
  38. Dedicate their favorite song on the radio when you know they will be driving home from work.
  39. Surprise your love by doing the dishes, laundry, etc.
  40. Buy tickets to their favorite event.
  41. Go back to the place where you had your first date.
  42. Fly a kite. Yes I said fly a kite. This isn’t just for kids you will be hooked.
  43. Get a local directory of your area and spend the day visiting interesting places that you have yet to discover.
  44. Write them a love note and pack it in their lunch box.
  45. Give Hershey Kisses with a note attached saying they can be exchanged for real kisses.
  46. Celebrate your Anniversary every month instead of just once a year.
  47. Turn the bedroom into a love nest with candles and fresh flowers.
  48. Turn up unexpectedly at their work place to walk them home.
  49. Scatter rose petals all over the bed with an expensive bottle of perfume in the middle of them.
  50. Make one day a week your day filled with romance and make it different each week.
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50 ways to show your love on Valentine’s Day and always

This list is designed to be a quick check for you to review. Use it to give you ideas to maintain your relationship, to give it a positive boost or just simply for some ideas. Print this list off and give it to your partner and then take turns each on fulfilling what each other wants.

1. Hug him.
2. Write a love note.
3. Call him at work just to say “Hi.”
4. Give him a foot massage.
5. Tell him a joke.
6. Caress him with slow gentle strokes.
7. Go for a walk with him.
8. Admit your mistakes.
9. Say: “I love you.”
10. Indulge a whim.
11. Listen to him talk about an interest of his.
12. Be trustworthy.
13. Instead of complaining, tell him what you would prefer.
14. Look at him when you’re in a discussion.
15. Send him flowers. (They’re not just for us girls.)
16. Compliment something he did.
17. Offer to help.
18. Ask him to show you how to do something.
19. Write him a poem about how special he is to you.
20. Ask him what he’d like sexually.
21. Take an afternoon drive.
22. Go away together for a weekend holiday.
23. Do something he wants to do.
24. Listen to him (even if he is boring you.)
25. Plan a candle light dinner.
26. Look at old photos together.
27. Serve him breakfast in bed.
28. Take a shower together.
29. Share sexual fantasies.
30. Do a work project together.
31. Give him an all over body massage.
32. Plan a picnic lunch.
33. Repeat what he says before answering.
34. Send him a card.
35. Surprise him with a gift.
36. Cook his favorite meal.
37. Put on some romantic music.
38. Put together a compilation tape of both your favorite songs.
39. Ask for his opinion.
40. Ask him how he feels.
41. Let him know when you are proud of him.
42. Invite him to a secret rendezvous.
43. Listen openly to his opposing opinion.
44. Watch his favorite TV program with him.
45. Watch a sunset together.
46. Play a game together.
47. Have him teach you something he knows.
48. Go to a movie of his choice.
49. Meet him for lunch.
50. Let him know you care.
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Be Romantic Today!

With so many couples running hectic life’s today it is not surprising that there is very little romance in relationships. Valentine’s Day is just the perfect occasion to bring back romance into your lives.

Romance isn’t just about going out to a posh restaurant, or a dozen red roses, but a relationship does need romance to survive. Our life’s run in a routinely pattern, we get up, shower, go to work, take care of the kids, spend time with friends, and so on then go to bed.

On average we spend 10 hours a day with our partner, at least 7 of those sleeping. So how can we make time for romance as well as everything else that needs taking care of? Don’t fret, it can be done!

It started with a kiss
As soon as you wake up give your loved one a kiss and tell them how much you love them. Then before he/she leaves for work give him/her another kiss. This will make them feel good all day and will let them know how much you love them.

Give him/her a call
How long does it take to say “I love you”? A second. Even the high flying executive can afford to take a second out of their day and it is a second worth using. Phone him/her and tell them that you love them and have being thinking about them all day. The two of you will feel loved and will look forward to seeing each other.

Flowers
On your way home stop at the local park and pick a few flowers. Most people would go out and buy a bunch but I personally think that it is more romantic to pick them. It shows how much thought and work went in to getting them. Then when she greets you give her them.

Wait for him/her
If you are home first, be waiting at the door for him/her and greet him/her with a kiss and cuddle.

A surprise cuddle
When he/she is sitting doing what ever it is they do sit beside them and give them a cuddle. You could rent a film and snuggle up together for the night. (Go on forget the housework it will still be there tomorrow.)

A meal for two
If you are the one that rarely does the cooking in your house, surprise her with a candlelit dinner for two.

A bath together
Run a bath ready for when your loved one comes home from work and join him/her.

These are just a few ideas to help you out. Remember a kiss and a cuddle is just as romantic as being wined and dined. But spending an evening out is also needed today and at least once a month.

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Romantic Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine is a day lovers want to celebrate in leisure and in the most rocking way. Generally, they do not want to rush at the last minute. That is why most get involved with the preparations one month prior to the occasion. Celebrations can be done in any way, be it with presenting chocolates, red roses, and other fabulous gifts. However, to make it a memorable day, one needs to do something extra in addition to the usual. You can surprise your sweet heart with some of the ideas given below:

Are You Residing in a Snowy Area?

Lovers residing in areas where there is abundant snowfall can check out this romantic Valentine’s Day idea. All you need to have is a red can of spray paint. You may be taking it as a joke. Seriously speaking, it will turn out to be your best Valentine’s Day. Think about a beautiful love quote, or you may address your love with witty quotes; do whatever you must, but expressing your love is what matters in the end. To surprise you now, you do not have to paint the quote on any piece of paper or cardboard, but on snow. Is it not a chilling idea? You may decorate the walkway with luminaries. Be sure you do all this 20 or 30 minutes before the arrival of your Valentine.

Well, you can easily imagine the charm of glittering red paint on white snow. We hope that you will execute the plan in a very nice way. You can be the one featuring in the evening news with a perfect gift for your valentine. Be ready for her appreciation.

Love Notes

Another Valentine’s Day romantic idea requires you to write a few sentences about your love on different decorative sheets. Do not tend to pen down long sentences. Next, cut out each sentence and outline each strip with a marker or crayons. You may hang these strips from your chandelier; place them all over in your room. You will certainly surprise the one you care for with your creativity and spirit of love.

Especially for Wives

You may become a little crafty too. Get a red constructive sheet, rose petals, and Angel kisses. Trace out your feet on the sheet and place it at the doorway. Place more of these feet starting from the doorway leading to your bedroom. Next, decorate your room with Herschel kisses, balloons and red roses. You may adorn your room with stuffed toys too. They are always fascinating. Dangle a large heart from the ceiling right in the center that reads out a love quote addressing your partner. Your valentine will just love the idea. It is a nice way to renew your love bond.

Love Poems

Wake up your poetic instincts. Everyone loves to listen to their praise, and so will your valentine. Therefore, get some innovative ideas regarding the use of vocabulary from different magazines and the Internet. You need to astonish her after the dinner that you may arrange in her honor. It is not necessary to sought out different restaurants to celebrate the occasion. You may plan the dinner at home too in candlelight. Prepare the menu according to favorite dishes of your spouse. Just wait for a round of applause.

A Gift of Love

You may present such a gift that your partner has been waiting for long, like jewelry, a trip to any romantic city, or a movie. However, whatever you do, your valentine will cherish your company most of all.

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3 Romantic First Date Ideas

First impressions are everything when it comes to meeting someone new, and regardless of how hard it might be at first to make a good first impression, you can still find a lot of crazy and funny ways in which to get a good one which will ultimately bring a second, a third and maybe a 4th date.

That being said, when it comes to the first date, everything has to be perfect, or funny enough that it just does not matter, and seeing as most men struggle with this aspect, let us look at 3 romantic first date ideas that will rock her socks off.

1. The Online Florist Gag

Here is something I like doing, not only because it is fun, but also because it stirs a lot of positive emotions within my female partner. What I do is get a hold of an online florist and come up with a very romantic flower arrangement. It has to have a lot of red roses, a few white ones, and a very special rose, usually an ice blue one or a green one hidden within the flower arrangement itself, with a card that says “there is always something different and exciting in every single thing that we hold dear to our hearts”.

2. The Research Genius

This requires doing a lot or research and a lot of recon on your potential partner. You must keep in mind that you are not a stalker, you are not a creep and by no means of the imagination a weirdo. You are simply gathering as much information as you possibly can in order to give her the best and the most romantic first date of her life. This will not only impress her but it will definitely mark you as the alpha male for her.

3. The Clumsy Model

This is by far the hardest one that you can pull off. You basically have to look as good as a super model but act a little on the clumsy side, making her feel relaxed around you and showing her that no matter how good you look, you are still a great guy that she will most likely love to spend time with.

This is especially hard because if you are too clumsy you will come off as being insecure and too flawed for her tastes, and if you are not clumsy enough you will come off as someone that is trying too much and you will obtain an adverse effect pretty fast.

So if you want to really flex the romantic muscle, you should boost your creativity level and find something unique and put it in the way that would benefit her, making her feel like she is the most important person in the world on that date.

This is what most of the first dates around are about and keep in mind that the result and the reward for this is well worth the effort that you put in it.

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Alternatives to Roses for Valentine’s Day

February 14 is Valentines’ Day. Consumers buy around 180 million roses, 36 million boxes of heart-shaped chocolate and 188 million greeting cards. And this is only in the United States. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Australia, France, Denmark and Italy. It’s a pity that the rose; heart-shaped box of chocolates and fancy greeting cards are the potential things for distributing on Valentine’s Day.

Are there any other ways to say “I love you”?

Roses are traditional, but other flowers are becoming increasingly popular as Valentine’s Day gifts. You can give alternative Valentine’s Day flowers instead of roses. Red Flowers of all kinds are favorable. Other red flowers include amaryllistulipsdaisy etc. Fragrant flowers such as jasminegardenia or stephanotis and exotic orchids can be glamorous Valentine’s Day gift. Flowers are perceived as a personal and intimate gift.

Remember, flowers are not just for women! Women are also showing their affection by sending bouquets to their men. Strong, sculpted, exotic flowers are ideal for manly gifts.
Rather than expensive perfume, you can select to gift seasonal scented flowers in glorious colors. Favorite flowers or indoor plants would be a first step for Valentine. According to research, perfume of the flowers is more important than the color. Freesiahyacinthslilies, and daffodils have wonderful fragrances and become to get available at the time of Valentine’s Day at many places.

Forget Me Not kind of flowers offer a clear and strong message of love. It is a good idea for couples who may be separated from Valentine. If you think roses are too expensive, you can express your feelings through the meaning of other flowers. Those alternative Valentine’s Day flowers are carnationsmixed tulipsirisliliestulipsdaffodils and daisies and silk flowers.

You can give purple lilac flower once in your lifetime because it symbolizes the first radiance of love. Orchids are beautiful flowers for romantic love and beauty. It is a good gift for a long-standing relationship.

Acacia flowers remind the beauty and it is a great gift among elderly couples Valentine’s Day. Carnations are passionate red flowers, but do not take pink, since this is the flower for Mother’s Day.

You can also ignore the language of flowers while choosing attractive shapes, colors and scents that you know your partner like. Anthurium or flamingo is a striking brilliant tropical flower, which varies from red roses. Tulips are available in a range of colors and shapes and hyacinths are renowned for their perfume. Deep pink and purple hyacinth are exciting in their colors. The amaryllisis eye-catching and they are also good value for money as you can have many stems. Calla liliesare elegant and they are exceptionally blank. They are an expression of sophisticated love.

How to purchase earth friendly alternatives for Valentine’s Day?

Every year, more than 180 million roses are sold for Valentine’s Day in US alone.
More than 120 million dollars worth of roses for Valentine’s Day is imported from Central America and South America where it is legal to grow using pesticides currently. Spraying pesticides is also found. Those pesticides and chemicals are regulated in the United States. These chemicals can be toxic part of the food chain when they are thrown in the soil and water. These toxic bouquets may eventually affect or your loved ones during inhalation on Valentine’s Day.

Can you break the traditional practice?

You can break the tradition and send your beloved a package of seeds of flowers or a gift certificate from a local nursery for a sweet fragrance flower. You can also gift organic flowers those are grown using designed techniques to minimize the use of chemicals and retain the final product as close as possible to Mother Nature. The best organic flowers are purchased locally.

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Different Ways with Roses

Valentine’s Day is coming up and there is Love in the air. Nothing says ‘Love’ better than Roses. Here are some romantic ways of making Roses convey your feelings to your Valentine:

1. Go the classic way. A dozen long-stemmed red roses for him or her.

2. Red is not the only option. In fact, surveys show that various shades of pink, from red to light pink, are more favorites with girls. Pink roses will be a beautiful gift.

3. Think out of the box and choose the old-fashioned variety or other different varieties of roses than the usual long-stemmed ones. Those pretty blooms will freshen up the room as well as warm her heart.

4. There are also some newer varieties like ‘Black magic’ which are shaded, velvety and exotic. They will also make a great choice.

5. Roses does not mean ‘only roses’. A fresh-looking bouquet of early spring blooms like daisies can contain roses in them.

6. You can get bouquets ordered at a restaurant where you have invited him or her for tea or lunch.

7. At home, you can have the bouquet waiting at the breakfast table.

8. If you have planned a breakfast in bed, your breakfast tray can carry a single rose bloom or a hand-tied posy of roses from your garden.

9. Tie rose blooms to the center of the ribbon of your wrapped gift box where the bow is tied.

10. Place a ring in the center of an exotic bloom.

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Valentine’s Day Flowers

Valentine’s Day comes on February 14 of every year. On this day, lovers and friends exchange different gifts to express their feelings. Valentine’s Day is the day of love and affection. It is dedicated to all those who are in a romantic relationship and inaugurate this special day for a close friend. People also agree that the best time to receive flowers is when they had not expected at all. The best-known gift for Valentine’s Day includes chocolates and flowers.

Can you gift flowers on Valentine’s Day?

Flowers are the perfect way to express your feelings to your lovers. You can express a specific meaning with the most popular colors of roses. Introducing the right Valentines flowers can help to express your true emotions. If you really want to express your valentine love, the best way is to give the forget-me-not valentine flower.

Do you prefer mixed flowers?

Mixed flowers are very popular. Lilies and spring flowers such as tulips and irises replace red roses. Beyond the choice of flowers Valentine is the style of the agreement itself. You can mix colors of roses to convey deepest feelings: red and white roses mean unity, while red and yellow roses suggest jovial and happy feelings. The meaning of each individual flower will add to another color.

What are the flowers you can gift for Valentine’s Day?

• While roses are the common flowers for Valentine’s Day, there are other flowers too. Other unique Valentine flowers include carnations, iris, tulips, mixed tulips, lilies, daffodils and daisies.

• Red roses are regarded as a symbol of true romantic love. You can send a Valentine flower gift of white, light blue, pink and yellow or pink roses too.

• Many people prefer to give Valentine carnation flowers because of their rich, intoxicating and pungent odor. Valentine carnation flowers symbolize love and friendship.

• The Iris is also viewed as a favorite Valentine’s Day flower instead of roses. Its elegant long stems show very colorful.

• Tulips are graceful flowers in many beautiful shades and symbolize spring and new beginnings. They are ideal for a blossoming relationship. Tulips mixed with roses, daisies, daffodils create a beautiful bouquet.

• In addition to sending fresh flowers for Valentine’s Day, you can also choose to send silk flowers. Silk flowers are perfect to make interior decoration. But do not forget to add some nice and memorable chocolates with Valentine silk flowers.

Do you know the symbolic meaning of flowers?

Each Valentine’s Day flower has its own meaning. Red roses indicate that your beloved is simply crazy about you. White Rose represents purity. Camellia (Rose) valentine flower represents that the person has intense desire for you. Red Carnation indicates your beloved admires for you. Daisy flower represents the loyalty and innocence. Tulips are a symbol of love and Calla Lilies stand for beauty. Gloxinia valentine flower symbolizes love at first sight and Jasmine flower represents modesty. If you want to propose marriage with your lover, then Ivy valentine flower is the perfect choice.

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