Updated: Feb 15
If you haven't even thought about what to do for the ones you love this Valentines' Day, here's some ideas to help you look like a rock star this year.
Whether you realize it or not, Valentines Day is right around the corner. Yes, it’s an over commercialized holiday, but it’s also the perfect time to remind someone special in your life how much they mean to you. You don’t even have to spend a lot of money to achieve awesome status, but you can if you want to. I mean if you want your significant other to put you on a pedestal for a while and make everything right in the world - here’s your chance. There’s some great options right here in and around Morris County too.
Actually plan ahead! Whatever it is you decide, just having a plan will make that someone special feel like you really thought long and hard about how to make them smile.
Write a letter from your heart to that someone special. Don’t just buy a card at Hallmark, I mean sit down with a pen and paper and handwrite a beautiful note. But if you must buy a card head to the Paper Store in East Hanover for a special one at least.
Leave a love note in her purse or his briefcase. Leave a sticky note on the bathroom mirror. Write a cute note to your kids and put it in their lunchbox with a Hershey’s kiss.
Send the kids to grandmas and be ready in some sexy lingerie when your special someone walks in the door from work! The Dain Shoppe in Morristown has some beautiful choices.
Send some sweet treats from Sweet Ali Custom Confections in Randolph and everyone in your family will be smiling. The treats can be customized and are freakin fantastic! The owner is amazing to work with also.
Send him or her a sweet, or naughty, text when they’re away at work that day.
Hire someone to clean the house- this a winner no matter who you are.
Go for a hike together. There are tons of great hiking trails around the county.
Have a romantic dinner at The Bernards Inn in Bernardsville - one of the my favorite romantic spots. Book a room at the bed and breakfast upstairs too.
Head to the Short Hills Mall and buy anything from Neiman’s, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci and you win in my book for sure.
Get a couples massage at Depasquale in Morris Plains, a facial too while you’re at it.
Take a Valentine's Weekend Dinner Cruise on NJ Spirit, which departs from Weehawken. Sip champagne and dine on the cruise while you sail around NYC with your loved one. Talk about a unique and romantic way to celebrate love this Valentine's Day.
If you and your lover love some good wine then it’s a no brainer to book a luxury trip this Valentine’s Day with New Jersey Wine Tours. Travel in luxury vehicles as their drivers transport you throughout New Jersey’s wine country for tastings and vineyard tours. I’m in!
Are you a fan of Dancing With the Stars? You can become a star of your own when you take a ballroom dancing lesson. You and your significant other can get up close and personal during your own private dance lessons this Valentine’s Day at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Morristown, NJ. If ballroom dancing isn’t for you, they also offer classes in salsa, swing, merengue, tango, waltz and so much more.
If you want to be the talk of the neighborhood, surprise your loved one with a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride from the Bee Tree Trail Carriage and Wagon Tours. A luxury white Cinderella carriage will arrive at your doorstep and take you on a romantic journey. They serve all of NJ! Not a bad idea for a proposal, ahem!
Book an experience for your lover through Cloud 9 Living- anything from racing a stock car in the Poconos to golf lessons with a PGA pro - your wishes and dreams can become a reality.
Don’t feel like going out? Hire a personal chef to come to your home with all the ingredients to whip up a delightful meal of your choosing.
Make heart shaped pancakes for breakfast or bake a cake with your kids and decorate it with everything pink and red.
Make heart shaped notes with a reason your child is special on each one and tape it to their doors the night before. When they wake up they’ll have a special V-Day surprise of their own. Leave a bag of treats outside their door too for extra parenting points!
Fill a room with pink and red balloons to surprise your kids or your loved ones when they walk in the door.
Help your child make handmade Valentines for their class- check Pinterest for cute ideas- that’s not my forte!
Hope your day is filled with as much love as you most certainly deserve. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a gift from Short Hills but I'll take homemade cards from my kids too. Who am I kidding, bring on the Prada!