Newly married, valentine's day around the corner and love in the air… seems like an ideal situation, right? Your first year of marriage is like a year-long honeymoon with 14th of February being the mushiest day. And your first Valentine's Day with your husband is bound to be super romantic. It’ll be a day that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Here are 10 super adorable and romantic ideas to celebrate your first Valentine's after marriage.
1. Make a wish list
Now this is super cute. You both get to make a wish list of how you’d like to spend Valentine’s or what you’d like to receive as a gift. It could even include an idea or experience you’d always dreamt of sharing with your hubby. Exchange the lists a week in advance and each one of you should make at least one wish of their partner come true.
2. A staycation is ideal
Take time out from all those first year functions and family dinners and spend Valentine’s away from home. And a staycation seems ideal. Book a fancy resort/hotel in or around your city and get away from home for a day or two. A dip in the pool, sangrias to go with it, a fancy dinner and some romantic time later at night… perfect.
3. 24 hours, 24 surprises
If a new surprise every hour of the day seems too much, make it every 2-3 hours. But make sure your better half is being showered with love, all through the day. His favourite meal, a bouquet of roses, a hidden gift, a mushy text… there is just so much you could do.
4. A private screening
Imagine having an entire movie hall to just the two of you. Go all out and book the entire theatre for a private screening of your favourite movie. Get food and drinks served to you both and cuddle him as you enjoy the movie. You could even have your wedding film screened!
5. A long, romantic drive
There is something so romantic about a beautiful long drive with your hubby. Set out for a car journey with no particular destination in mind. Carry some knick-knacks and see where the road takes you!
6. Play out that fantasy!
Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect one to play out your sexual fantasies. Be it role playing as a sexy nurse and the naughty patient or putting those handcuffs to use… today you’ve got to let go of all those inhibitions. Put on your sexiest lingerie and make it a night to remember.
7. A song that says it all
Do you both have 'a song’. One that is truly special to the both of you? A song to which you both had you first dance or a song with lyrics that just describe your emotions perfectly? Dedicate the song to your hubby on FM. Or, perform it yourself at your special dinner date. He’ll be floored!
8. A dinner for two
We were thinking, instead of making a reservation at a fancy restaurant, how about doing up your home for a truly personal feel? Dim those lights, play some soft music, light up those candles, put on a sexy black dress, pop a bubbly and enjoy a wonderful meal. Nothing beats a romantic stay-in. Follow it up with a lazy hot water bath and for desserts, maybe you could just have each other!
9. Old school romance
What could be more romantic than exchanging love letters on V-day. Leave it by your partner's bedside along with a red rose and bring back that old school romance in your relationship. Writing each other love letters could even become your yearly V-day ritual. You can also put together a little scrapbook with all your pictures and little notes under them.
10. The race to the gift!
You’ve both bought gifts for each other but you can make the process of giving it to your partner fun and romantic. Hide the gift somewhere in the house and hand them clues to help find the gift. Each clue could be something about you that the partner has to guess. Every right guess calls for the second clue and with every wrong guess hand a red card with cute punishments. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?GIFs: Giphy, Tumblr