5 Valentine’s Day Dates That Don’t Suck

5 Valentine's Day Dates That Don't Suck

Valentine’s Day Mini-Series

Hey guys! Welcome back to my Valentine’s Day mini-series here on EricaSamone.com. If you missed the 1st post in the series be sure to check it out here.  Now that we have the perfect gift picked out what are your perfect plans for the night? Well don’t you worry your pretty little face because I’ve got you covered! Actually, this is a throwback post that I’m revamping for 2017 and sharing again with you!

So here you go, 5 Valentine’s Day Dates That Don’t Suck!


There are three kinds of people, 1) Those who love/obsess over Valentine’s Day 2) Those who despise/hate Valentine’s Day and 3) Those who don’t care either way. Which category do you fall into?

I personally fall into the category of those who don’t care either way. And whether you love/hate or just don’t care about Valentine’s Day this post has just the date for you!

In today’s post I am sharing 5 Valentine’s Day Dates That Don’t Suck!

1) Build a fort and watch movies

One of my favorite things as a kid was building forts with blankets draped on chairs and couches and hiding inside with my favorite stuffed animals and pillows surrounding me. So why not recreate that love with your significant other this Valentine’s Day. Hopefully, being more mature and a bit smarter now these forts turn out much more stable and grand. Although I won’t judge if it doesn’t turn out so. Grab some sheets, blankets, pillows, and maybe even some twinkle lights to really take your fort to the next level. Don’t forget the snacks and your laptop for movies if your TV doesn’t fit.

2) Netflix and Chill

So there is nothing wrong with staying in and watching Netflix this Valentine’s Day. Be sure you both get the chance to pick a movie or even try re-watching one of your favorite TV shows.

I’ve been obsessing over Bates Motel lately!

3) Cook dinner together

One of my favorite things in my relationship is cooking for Kaalen. I always enjoy cooking for him because he is always so appreciative and so deserving. I also really love when he offers to help me cook. It shows that he’s interested in something I’m excited about. So this Valentine’s Day try cooking a fancy meal with your significant other. I suggest trying a full 3 coarse meal and you can even search for inspiration for meals on Pinterest!

4) Wine and cheese tasting at home

For my birthday last year Kaalen took me to a wine tasting and we loved it (Check out that post here). It really helped me experience other wines and step outside of my comfort zone. I also learned a little about my own personal wine likes and dislikes. For Valentine’s Day stop by your local winery or grocery/liquor store and grab a few different types of wine. Then be sure to check out the cheese section to pick up some different types of cheese to pair with your wine. At my local grocery they have suggested cheeses for different wines. I’m no expert and don’t worry you don’t have to be either. You never what you’ll like until you try it! Besides, you get to do it with your significant other, and isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about.  Good Luck!

5) Make your own Drive-In Theatre

I’ve only been to the drive-in once but it was so much fun. This Valentine’s Day try loading up your back seat or trunk with blankets and pillows and don’t forget to load up on snacks and either go to the drive-in if available or bring your laptop to preview your own movies. First, make sure you have Wi-Fi connection or use the Hotspot connection from your phone. Then, go and park your car somewhere secluded but be sure not to get in trouble with any law enforcement (aka parking at a park after hours.) Finally, start the movie and cuddle up! It’s the perfect comfy DIY drive-in theatre!


There you go, 5 Valentine’s Day Dates that don’t suck! What’d you think?

I hope you’re enjoying my Valentine’s mini-series and today’s throwback post. Hopefully, you got a few ideas of your own date this Valentine’s day or even just some new date night ideas.

What date night ideas would you add to the list? Let me know in the comments below!

Lastly, if you enjoyed today’s post please be sure to share it on social media! Thanks so much!

And, don’t forget to come back tomorrow! I’ll be sharing my Valentine’s Gift Guide for men!