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Five Romantic Ideas for Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2012

I’m a bit of a romantic and have always loved celebrating Valentine’s Day.  Over the years the day seems to have picked up a reputation for being rather commercial, but I think there are ways to celebrate without having to pull out the big bucks.  Focus on the smaller, more personal gestures such as, a hidden love note or a red rose on a pillow. Here are some more ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day with your loved one.

1. Breakfast in Bed (an old favourite)

Get up early and make your partner breakfast in bed. Add a few romantic touches e.g. pick a flower from your garden/street and add it to the breakfast tray or print out some little lovenotes or toppers to add to the breakfast.

Image: Jordan Ferney – includes breakfast printables.

2. Hidden messages of love

Leave personal love notes around the home, in their purse/wallet, sock drawer, under the pillow, in their shoe, handbag or briefcase. You could write what you love about your partner, their favourite poem, directions to a romantic dinner in the backyard or local gardens.

Image: Inchmark

3. Rendezvous at a private picnic spot

Arrange to meet you loved one at private picnic spot.  Pack a picnic, grab a bottle of champagne and celebrate your love as the sun sets.

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4. Set up a romantic movie night at home

Make some popcorn, darken your room, fluff the pillows and enjoy a cuddle with your favourite romantic comedy film.  Want to know a good movie to show, well,  check out TimeOut  New York’s Top 50 romantic films of all time.

Image: Pinterest

5. Prepare a romantic dinner at home

Set the dinner table, prepare a sumptuous home-cooked meal, light the candles, play some romantic tunes (see below for Madame’s favourites) and indulge in a romantic dinner at home.

Image: Catherine Valndorf

Some of Madame Bonbon’s Favourite Love Songs

In no particular order:

1.Adele – One and Only

2. Dean Martin – Sway

3. Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

4. Phil Collins – Against all odds

5. Whitney Housten – I will always love you

6. Fugees – Killing me softly

7. Chiffons – He’s so fine

8. Diana Ross – Ain’t no mountain high enough

9. Aretha Franklin – Natural Woman

10. Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely

11. Marvin Gary – Let’s Get it On

12. Etta James – At Last

13. Harry Connick Jnr – A Wink & A Smile

14. Louis Armstrong – A Kiss to Build a Dream On.

15. Nat King Cole – Stardust

16. Terence Trent Darby – Sign Your Name

17. Seal – Kiss From A Rose

18. Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender

19. Barry White – My First, My Last, My Everything

20.Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You

Well, that’s a quick compilation of songs that touch my heart.  What about you?  What are your favourite love songs?

Hope this helps you celebrate with the one you love ♥ .

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2 Comments

  • Reply Julia Kuku Couture February 12, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    What a lovely collection of Valentine’s day ideas

  • Reply Madame B February 13, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Hi Julia, so lovely to hear from you again.

    I’m such a gushy romantic.

    Thanks for popping by, oh and Happy Valentine’s Day,
    Madame Bonbon

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