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Fun Valentine’s Day Date Ideas (+ What to Wear)

Love is in the air, and cupid has struck you with his arrow. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time to start making plans. Whether you’re celebrating with an admirer or your favorite Galentines, V-Day is always a good excuse to spend time with those you love most. Are you and your loved ones looking for fun Valentine’s Day date ideas that you can do together? 

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Maybe you’re looking for a low-key way to spend quality time 1:1 or perhaps you’re wanting to make this February 14th unforgettable. We’re exploring a few date ideas that’ll inspire you no matter what mood you’re in or what the weather has in store. Plus, we’re covering Valentine’s Day outfits you can wear to ensure you look and feel your best while on your romantic rendezvous or gal pal hangout.

What Should I Wear on a Valentine’s Day Date?

Not sure what Valentine’s Day outfits to wear? It all depends on what you’re doing! What you wear to a fancy dinner will differ from a DIY backyard movie night. You also want to take into consideration your personal style and preferences.

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Many people enjoy dressing in V-Day colors like pink and red or fun heart prints that lean into the theme of the holiday. If that’s not your thing, no worries. There are no hard and fast rules for what you should or shouldn’t wear on this day of love. We’re covering a little bit of both so you’re sure to find something that resonates with you. Let’s dive right into our fun Valentine’s Day date ideas and top outfit suggestions. 

Date Idea #1: Stay Active

If you and your Valentine like to stay active, consider going on a hike or bike ride as your Valentine’s Day activity. You can pack a lunch and have a picnic along the way. Even better if you plan for a stop along the beach or in a scenic area so you have beautiful views while you eat. Another fun Valentine’s date idea is to go to a theme park and enjoy the roller coasters. This is perfect for adrenaline junkies or if you’re on your first date with someone. It takes the pressure off since there’s so much to entertain you all around.

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For these active dates, you’ll want to wear fabric that stretches and moves with you. Consider form-fitting or flared leggings that are super soft and smoothing so you stay comfy all day. For a flirty look, wear a longline sports bra as a top or go for an activewear tank for ultra-sporty vibes. Don’t forget comfortable walking shoes and a versatile layer in case it gets chilly. A lightweight sweater or durable zip-up jacket is the perfect outfit topper for your thrill-seeking day.

Date Idea #2: At-Home Hangout

Calling all our homebodies—if you’d rather have a quiet night in, these Valentine’s date ideas are for you. DIY movie nights are so fun and easy to do, that it’s one of our top picks. Either make some sweet and salty treats or pick up your favorite snacks from the store. Having an assortment of options make it feel a little indulgent and extra special, which is what this holiday is all about.  

If you’d rather ditch the screens for the night, plan a game night instead. It can be just you and your significant other or a group of your friends. Choose your favorite board games from your childhood for a trip down memory lane. Turn up the nostalgia by putting on a playlist of songs you loved growing up!

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Planning your Valentine’s Day outfits while staying home is easy—keep it comfy! Make it a pajama party or snuggle up in your favorite matching lounge set. This is the perfect time to rock a bright color or bold print you might not usually go for. After all, you’re in the comfort of your own home so anything goes.

Date Idea #3: Fun Night Out

There’s nothing wrong with sticking to a classic date night experience by going out to a nice dinner. Make the reservations at your restaurant of choice way ahead of time since it’ll likely book up for February 14th. Going to a fine-dining restaurant is always a good way to enjoy an intimate setting and make it feel like a special night.

Looking for a fun Valentine’s Day dinner that’s a little different from the norm? Search for dinner theaters in your area that offer tasty food and live entertainment at the same time. Or make plans to go to a concert or performance after dinner for an exciting way to liven up the night.

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Wearing a nice Valentine’s Day dress for date night is a no-brainer. Your choice of frock will depend on how fancy the restaurant is. For high-end establishments, go for a dressier option like a striking floor-length number for dramatic effect. If you’re going somewhere on the more casual end, a shorter dress in a pop of color is a fun way to go. 

Style Tip: Make it easier on yourself and go for bra dresses with built-in bras! It’s one less thing you need to worry about when getting ready.

Fun Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day Based on Location

For many people, the month of February is quite chilly —even snowy—and that can dictate V-day plans. Depending on where you live, you could go sledding or build a snowman. You can certainly make the most of the day no matter what the forecast predicts. 

If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere with nice weather all year-long (we’re looking at you Florida), take advantage of that! Have a picnic in the park or make it a beach day. 

If the weather is too extreme one way or another, make some new memories at home by doing an at-home spa day with comfy robes, face masks, and bubble baths.

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How to Look Hot on Valentine’s Day

Are you wanting to look like a stunner on Valentine’s Day? A great outfit starts with confidence and ensures you feel good which will help you look your best. The first step in nailing a sexy Valentine’s Day outfit is finding those first layers that are comfortable and flattering. 

The right bra and panties can totally make or break your outfit. So whether you’re looking for a bra that lifts or embraces your natural shape, find the bra that makes you feel great and complements your outfit.  

Consider whether you’re looking for panties that provide a barely-there feel, or if you want some pretty lace to show off later in the date

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What Do You Do on Valentine’s Day When You Just Started Dating?

If you’ve started a fresh romance, it can be tricky to think of fun Valentine’s day date ideas that take the pressure off the day. An easy way to achieve this is by planning an activity for the two of you to get to know each other better in an indirect way. Like we suggested above, going to an amusement park or a comedy club is an excellent option. You won’t feel the need to uphold deep conversation or entertain each other the whole time. 

Are you looking for something a little more intimate? Have a cozy night where you make a meal together. Working together by following a recipe is a fun way to bond and focus on the task at hand. Put on some music to fill up any potential awkward silences… and most of all, just enjoy yourself! 

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