If you truly love someone, every day should be like Valentine’s Day.
It’s great to be in love, there are so many sweet things that you can do with your partner: surprise her with a candlelight dinner during a weekend; snuggle in bed on a cold rainy day; send silly messages to each other throughout the day; buy a flower for her even though there’s no special occasion.
Guys, you do not need a reason to be romantic. You should always do things to make her feel special; she is, after-all the most important person in your life. Everyone likes list posts, so here are some romantic ideas/things to do with your partner.
There are many things in this world which I do not understand, but there is one thing I am sure of – love always wins.
Budget airlines like Jetstar, Tiger, AiaAsia have completely redefined the travel experience. With prices of air-tickets falling faster than a soufflé, there’s really no excuse for not going on a holiday. Plan for a 3D2N getaway to nearby cities like Phuket, Bangkok, Bali and surprise him/her. It is the best Valentine’s Day Gift for your partner.
‘Staycations’ have become very popular in recent years, and it is a good alternative if you want to avoid the hassle of planning for a holiday.
Resorts World Sentosa (8 Sentosa Gateway Resorts World Sentosa Tel: +65 6577 8888) has a 3D2N Tropical Special at $788 which includes two nights stay at Hotel Michael Deluxe Room, Hard Rock Hotel Deluxe Room or Festive Hotel Deluxe Family Room; and one day pass to Universal Studios Singapore for Two.
Hotel Fort Canning (11 Canning Walk Tel: +65 6559 6770) is the perfect setting for couples to escape from the busy world and go a romantic rendezvous over the weekend. They are currently offering a Valentine’s Day promotion for S$380++ per room per night. The package is also inclusive of breakfast for two at The Glass House and complimentary champagne, wine and juices plus canapés at the Lobby Lounge from 6-8pm.
Be it anniversary, birthday, Christmas, or Valentine’s day, going for staycation is a romantic idea for all occasions.
Take a cooking class together
AFC Studio (181 Orchard Road #07-02 Orchard Central Tel: + 65 6834 4829) is the place to go for good and relatively affordable cooking classes. They offer different cooking classes (two hour class is $45/pax) ranging from baking French cakes; to learning how to prepare authentic Indonesian dishes. I think it is a romantic idea to take cooking classes, and it is a great way for you and your partner to have fun and enjoy quality time together.
Cook candle light dinner
There’s nothing more romantic than preparing a candlelight dinner for your partner. It doesn’t have to be fanciful dishes, it just has to be prepared by you.
Go for a romantic Picnic
A romantic picnic is a wonderful way to spend a lazy day with your boyfriend/girlfriend, and best of all, it’s a romantic gesture which doesn’t have to cost a lot. You can pack sandwiches, and your partner’s favourite snacks.
And of course, you can always “cheat” by buying from gourmet shops. Head to Jones the Grocer (12 Dempsey Road Tel: +65 6476 1512) or Da Paolo Gastronomia (290 Orchard Road, #B1-20 The Paragon Tel: +65 6738 1462) to get some food, before heading to Botanic Gardens or Marina Barrage for a picnic.
For those of you who are planning to do a picnic at Botanic Gardens, you can get pizzas from Casa Verde (1 Cluny road Singapore Botanic Gardens Tel: +65 6467 7326); they have an ongoing 1-for-1 pizza promotion (Monday to Thursday, 11am – 9.30pm) for takeaway.
(To the guys reading this: I would suggest bringing along a bottle of champagne too – it’s perfect for a simple and romantic picnic.)
For more recommendations, please read my Guide to Valentine’s Day Dinner 2012
Do share with us what are some of the romantic things that you do with your boyfriend/girlfriend. Remember, it’s not about what you do, but who you do it with. Have fun with your partner!