How to Plan Your Valentine's Day Tips

How to Plan Your Valentine’s Day

How to Plan Your Valentine's Day Tips

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your S.O. (significant other), friends, family, and/or pets, I have a planning checklist that may make this holiday less stressful + more enjoyable for you:

1.) Valentine’s Day (February 14) is on a Friday this year.

2.) Buy or make cards to give to your main squeeze, family, or friends. Keep in mind the personality of the person you are giving it to… not yourself. Sentimental? Humorous? Cute? Target & Papyrus have the cutest ones this year. If you wanna go the paperless/green/frugal route, send an e-card from Paperless Post. Another fun idea: Give the little Valentine’s (you know, the ones you gave out to your classmates in your grade school days).

3.) Mail cards no later than Wednesday, February 12th.

4.) Staying @ home or going out to celebrate? Whatever you decide, pick something that you and your partner/friends/family/pets love to do. Movie night? Wine tasting? Brewery tour? Dog park? Hiking? Cooking? Gaming? Music? Running? Friendship Brunch? Cuddling? Exploring? Shopping? Walking?

5.) Decide dinner plans. Brunch in the AM? Homemade? Carryout? Casual eatery? Fancy restaurant? Dessert? The prettiest tabletop decor for a dinner can be found here.

6.) If you opted for the fancy dinner option… make your reservations today. Valentine’s Day + Friday night = Booked restaurants if you wait until too late. Go straight to Open Table now.

7.) Making dessert? Enter: Super cute, Pinterest-worthy options here, here, and here. If want to order some treats for your hunny, check out these options.

8.) Decide on gifts. Buy, make your own, or forgo this year? Some creative ideas for DIY gifts can be found here and here. A dream Valentine’s Day wish list can be found here. Not very crafty? Think about where the person you’re buying the gift for would shop. Best Buy? Dick’s? Amazon? Start there. A ticket to a concert/tour/comedy show is always thoughtful too. I love this idea for a Love Language jar.

9.) Plan your Valentine’s Day look. Cute? Casual? Flats? Heels? All black? Color? Pops of color? A gorgeous date-night makeup look can be found here.

10.) Don’t forget the details. Fresh flowers. Candy. Phone calls. Texts. Playlists.

11.) Take the time out of your busy schedule to enjoy Valentine’s Day – appreciate love for your self, others, and life. “Love is all you need.” Right?

How to Plan Your Valentine's Day | girl about columbus

For all you loves in the Central Ohio-area, I’m working on a list of ideas for things to do in & around the city. Stay tuned.

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  • Looking forward to your things to do in Columbus! Myself and single girlfriends are going to do something but don’t know what yet!!

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  • I was just telling the Mr. we need to make a reservation if we have any hope of going out this year. I’m thinking Saturday brunch might actually be a nice change though. And the friendship brunch idea is totally awesome. Reminds me of Leslie Knope’s Galentine’s Day brunches on Parks and Rec.

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