Valentines Day Celebration Ideas
Get ready to spread the love and make this Valentine's Day one to remember.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and it's the perfect opportunity to show some love to the important people in our lives. Whether you're planning a romantic evening with your significant other, hanging with your squad, or embracing the single life, there are plenty of ways to make the day special. Get ready to spread the love and make this Valentine's Day one to remember. Here are 5 ways to celebrate V-Day:
1. Dinner date at home
A romantic dinner date is always a good idea! If you're looking for something a little different this Valentine's Day, why not switch things up and stay at home for a cosy and intimate night cooking together?
You can choose a recipe that you both love or try something new. If you're feeling fancy and want to elevate your meal, seafood and steak are a classic combination for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. Unsure where to start? Here’s a modern take on the classic surf and turf recipe to try:
Surf and Turf with Lobster Tails and Fillet Steak.
2 (6 oz) filet mignon steaks
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tbsp olive oil
2 (4 oz) lobster tails
2 tbsp butter
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Lemon wedges, for serving
Season the steaks with salt and pepper and let them sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the steaks and cook for 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare, or longer if desired. Remove the steaks from the skillet and let them rest.
Add the lobster tails to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until they turn pink and are fully cooked. Remove the lobster tails from the skillet and let them cool.
In the same skillet, melt the butter and add the garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
To serve, slice the steaks and the lobster tails. Place the steak on plates, top with the lobster tail, and spoon the garlic butter sauce over the top. Garnish with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.
Pick up your fresh seafood from Fishery and Co and succulent cuts at Nak Meats. You can also add some vegetables on the side to make it a complete meal, Ambeys Big Apple have all your fresh produce sorted. Make sure to have a nice wine to pair with your meal, you can pick up your favourite drop at Liquourland.
Don't feel like cooking on Valentine's Day?
Head to Subset 27 for an indulgent menu for two and an impressive cocktail list including all the classics and some signatures worth sipping. Looking for something modern? Check out FlaVie Bistro for delicious Vietnamese fare with a tasty twist. And don't forget about dessert! Max Brenner's chocolate fondue for two is the perfect way to end your date on a sweet note. For more Valentine’s Day dining inspiration and bookings, head to Ed.Square Town Centre.
2. Get date night ready at Ed.
It's time to get ready for a night of romance and good times! Whether you're planning an intimate dinner with your special someone or a fun night out with friends, Ed makes it easy to look and feel your best. Who doesn't love an excuse to dress up and impress?
Ladies, start by heading over to SES Fashion for the perfect date night outfit. From belted chiffon dresses to trendy jumpsuits, you’ll be feeling on top of the world.
Gentlemen, treat yourself to a fresh new fit that will have your date swooning. A button-up is always a classic option, Flassh menswear is where it’s at. If you're looking for something a little more casual but stylish, check out Duke Store.
Don't forget about the finishing touches! A fresh haircut, eyebrow tidy-up, and polished nails can make a big difference. Inglot offer make up lessons or you can book a make-up artist on the day to give you the perfect makeover to compliment your outfit. For a full directory of lifestyle and beauty specialists at Ed, see Ed.Square Shopping.
3. Gift Ideas for Him and Her
Finding the perfect gift for your loved one can be a daunting task, but fear not, Ed’s got you covered! Whether you're shopping for your significant other, BFF, or a beloved family member, there's a gift option for every individual and interest.
For some luxury and the one who likes the finer things, pay a visit to Manhattan Jewellery. They’ve got a stunning selection of rings, necklaces, earrings, watches and more that will make your loved one feel extra special. Why not spoil yourself while you are there, and really make the sparks fly?
The lolly lover and the young at heart will be grinning from ear to ear with a mystery box filled with all the best treats from Candy Smash. This is not only the sweetest way to show your love but is a unique gift idea for the non-conventional.
For the romantics, Little Prince Flower Shop is your place for beautiful blooms and gifts that will make your loved one’s heart flutter. Nothing says “I love you” like a pretty bouquet of flowers.
For the sporty type in your life, Just Sport is the place for all things athletic. They’ve got the latest sneakers, sports apparel and must-have gym equipment that will make your special person feel like a pro.
Chemistworks are your one-stop shop for gifts, with build-your-own hampers and complimentary gift wrapping. If you’re looking for something unique for the man in your life, check out CTC Tobacconist. They’ve got a bunch of quirky gifts and they do engraving for a personal touch.
4. Pamper yourself
Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to show yourself some extra love. It’s time to treat yourself to some much-needed self-care and book a full day of pampering.
Start the day with a relaxing massage at Lee’s Massage and Acupuncture, you can book ahead here. For a rejuvenating facial, visit Neobody Laser Clinic. Opt for their Oxygen facial or try one of their specialised skin treatments. If you are looking to make a head start on some of your body goals head over to Elite Body Contouring, they offer services in non-surgical body treatments and sculpting for a more confident you. You deserve it!
And let's not forget about the hair yeah, yeah! Give yourself a fresh new look with a cut or colour at Colour Loft. For the guys, go for a fresh fade and beard trim at Man Cave Barbershop. Gathering your besties for a fun night out? Book in for a blowdry before you hit the town from Amelia Jacobs Hair and Beauty.
Don't forget, self-care can also be taking a cosy night in with a good book or movie, going for a walk or hitting the gym, cooking a nice meal, lighting some candles and getting some extra sleep. Whatever you choose, make sure you take time for yourself and enjoy the day. Happy Valentine's Day to you!
5. Doggy Date
Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your furry best friend and treat them to a fun doggy date. Here are some paw-some ideas to make the most of this special day together:
1. Go for a coffee date at Blueprint Cafe. They have an outdoor seating area perfect for watching the world go by while you sip on a coffee and your pooch enjoys a puppuccino. They also have a dedicated menu of doggy eats too!
2. Pack a basket with your dog's favourite treats and toys, and head to a local park for a picnic. Bring a blanket and enjoy some quality time together.
3. Invite some of your dog's friends and their owners over for a playdate or hit the local dog parks. Your pooch will have a great time running around with their buddies and you'll get to socialise with other dog lovers.
Don't forget to share your Valentine's Day adventures with your pup on social media and tag us #EdSquareCommunity. We can't wait to see all the fun you're having with your canine companion. Happy V-day everyone!