Monday, February 8, 2010

Tips: How to celebrate Valentine's day with your spouse and your kids!!


Well, I don't celebrate it. Honestly I really don't. It's not a hint for my husband or anything. But it's just around the corner. I come across lots of advertisements about presents and gifts ideas for that special day. Valentine's Day can be a time to recapture the romance of a relationship. So, finding the right gift can be stressful, especially if you are short of time or money. The following tips may help you find the perfect Valentine's gift for the one you love and I think it works even for any other special occasion as well!

  • Think romance! This usually means avoiding the practical, and selecting something PINK or Red (Valentine colours), romantic and lots of fun unless, of course, you absolutely know that a new Kitchen Aid mixer or a new helmet is your spouse's heart's desire.
  • Keep it personal. Instead of just buying a generic Valentine's Day gift, think about what your spouse really enjoys, and shop accordingly.
  • Be creative, especially if you are trying to stay within a budget. The most interesting and romantic gifts are often the ones that involve the most thought and planning!
  • Remember that gifts don't have to be huge or expensive to be romantic. Sometimes one tiny, perfect bunch of someone's favorite freesias or tulips can be more romantic than two dozen red roses.
  • Include a small surprise if you can manage it. This doesn't have to be anything huge. It could be as simple as leaving a rose on the table for your spouse to find first thing in the morning, or serving breakfast in bed!
  • Give the best present of all your time and attention, as well as a gift. Try to spend a few hours just being together, relaxing, and revisiting the romance of your relationship.
  • Rent your spouse's favorite movies, and buy their favourite snacks, or make their favorite meal. Plan for an evening at home. If you have children, ask someone to babysit for the evening.
  • Instead of going out why not create a special romantic dinner for just two of you. If you don't know how to cook, you can buy take away. The way you present makes it special.

Well, for me, my kids are everything. If I have to, I rather celebrate it along with my kids. Spending time together with them and my husband will meant a lot to us. They want to be loved too. Maybe you could try this.

  • Spend Valentine's Day making arts and crafts with your children. Oh yes...kids love drawing, painting and messy stuff.
  • Take time out on Valentine's Day to tell your children you love them and let them know how unique and special they are to you!!! Go out for an ice cream orto the park may be and listen to their stories.
  • Baking & Cooking for the special day. Make heart-shaped cookies, simple food like sandwiches or any finger food. They would love to help make and prepare dinner. Also let them use their imagination. Make a copy of the sign of your favorite restaurant and hang it up. Definitely will be lots of fun.
  • Wear Pink & Red. Just follow the mood and watch nice family, kids or romantic and loving fairy tale movies with your kids while eating popcorn, will make their day.

What do you think? Any good? All the best and Happy 'V' day to all of you who celebrate it!!

3 comments:

Syuhada said...

nana, statement 'Kitchen Aid mixer' tu memang kena sgt ngn ko.. ;D
ke ko pnah dpt adiah tu...(bestnye)hehehe..

Mummy Nana said...

hahah... psl xdpt lagi lah asik dok ckp menda yg sama.. kira dlm senarai harapan aku... heheh.. bila lah tu ek....hehe

aaronng88 said...

=) ur kids are beautiful... Happy Vday Mummy Nana

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