Do you want to spend quality time with your loved one? Check out these 5 ideas!

5 Ideas to Share Quality Time on Valentine’s Day


Get 5 ideas to spend quality time with your partner on Valentine's day
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This month, we are doing a minimalism challenge with the Peaceful Tribe. If you want to declutter your home and have fun, you can join us on Facebook!

So this year I decided to be more intentional for valentine’s day. Instead of buying gifts, I want to focus on creating new experiences with my husband.

What do you think about this idea?

Do you really need new jewelry or would you rather spend some quality time with your partner?

I think, as long as I get my box of chocolates because I loveeee chocolate I would prefer to have fun with my husband than getting more clutter in my home.

So here is a list of cool ideas to spend quality time with your favorite person!

1. Find a fun activity

There are so many cool things to do. My favorite place to get ideas is Groupon*. They have everything on this website:

  • Concerts
  • Magic shows
  • Escape rooms
  • Improv’ shows
  • Masquerade ball
  • Cooking, glass-blowing, pottery, painting class
  • Archery
  • Ghosts tour
  • Murder mystery dinner
  • Couples massages
  • And so much more

Just in Seattle, there are 723 things to do on Groupon* so go check out what you can find in your area!

2. Last minute weekend getaway

Before I started my new job a year ago, we took a break for a week and decided to go on a last minute trip for four days.

We had no idea of where to go and just looked for plane tickets on Skyscanner* the eve of our departure.

I love skyscanner* you can put just the departure airport and look at all of the available destinations for your time frame. Then, you can order by price or date.

We looked at the cheapest flights and hesitated between Boston, in order to drive to Maine, or to go to New York to see some friends.

We ended up flying to Boston the next day and paid $250 for the both of us thanks to Skyscanner! Then at the airport we just rented a car and used Google to find out what to do and where to go.

It was a very fun and relaxing trip. I absolutely loved Maine and can’t wait to go back.

I think the best part of it was the spontaneity of the trip, which made it less stressful 😀

So surprise your loved one with a spontaneous trip and check out Skyscanner here!*

3. Romantic Dinner / Movie Night

This is our go to date night. We often go out for dinner on Friday then go to the movie theater.

Groupon has a wide selection of restaurants* and sweet deals to help you save money.

Here are a few restaurant deals close to you:

For movies, we usually try to buy them ahead of time on Fadango.

4. Stay cosy at home and play board games

Sometimes it feels good to just stay warm at home and have fun!

Lately, we have been playing a lot of board games. It forces us to turn of the tv, computers and other distractions to focus on each other. We talk more and laugh a lot.

Having simple positive moments with your partner will help you become more accomplice.

Here are a few favorites:

5. Cook a new dish together

When was the last time that you cooked together?

This Valentine’s Day, find a new recipe and prepare a romantic dinner together for the two of you.

A few weeks ago I baked a French cake with my husband. It was fun to do and he loved showing off his strength when grinding the pistachios for the yule log.

I think our next romantic cooking date will involve making some homemade sushi.

If you need some healthy ideas check out my friend Jennifer’s blog Living Freely Gluten Free!

What would you like to bake with your partner?


How do you spend quality time with your partner? Share your suggestions in the comments! 

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Julie was diagnosed with anxiety and depression during the summer of 2016 and have since been fighting mental health stigmas by bringing awareness on the subject and sharing tips to help people become happier. Read Julie’s inspiring story, “My Journey Into Acknowledging The Depression.” Feel free to send a message to Julie here.

  • lifessimpleadventures

    February 2, 2017 at 9:12 am Reply

    Hey! great post! I love Valentines day and I get so bummed when everyone just complains about it being a commercial money grab! It is what you make it and I love making it all about time with my love!

  • Hayley Richardson

    February 2, 2017 at 9:23 am Reply

    Great tips Julie, I love the idea of doing something spontaneous – even within our own city!

  • Rina

    February 7, 2017 at 2:56 pm Reply

    Thanks for this! I still don’t know what to do for Valentine’s this year, but you have given me some awesome ideas! My husband and I are on a budget so cooking dinner at home and having a game night sounds like fun.

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