Flowers, chocolates, oversized teddy bears, champagne and candlelit dinners can describe a typical Valentine’s Day for many people. This year, shake it up with a few unconventional ideas to share with your significant other (or maybe just try by yourself). Without further ado, here are five creative ideas for Valentine’s Day:
- Going for a picnic in a nearby park not only lets you soak up the essential Vitamin D, but also allows you to enjoy a romantic dinner in the great open outdoors.
- Another great way to spend Valentine’s Day is hiking. Petit Jean Mountain and Pinnacle Mountain are great places to start out hiking if you’re a beginner.
- A laid-back Valentine’s calls for a movie – and what better way to watch a movie than in a makeshift drive-in under the stars? Make sure your laptop is nice and charged, then move outside to watch a movie with a warm mug of hot chocolate or coffee outside on a blanket under the night sky.
- Commemorate this Valentine’s by painting together. Have a contest to see who can do the most realistic painting of Donald Trump and his hair or just keep it simple and paint a heart. Whichever you do, Branch Out in downtown Conway is a great place to paint. You can also paint for free at Art After Dark, a Student Activities Board event on Feb. 11 in the Student Center.
- Get in touch with your inner (or outer) geek and plan a date just reading comic books together and comparing and arguing over superheroes. A great place to do this The Bat Cave, a comic book store also located in downtown Conway.
While Valentine’s Day can be stressful and hard to plan for, hopefully these inventive ideas will help make your day a little more fun (and make the wait for the discounted chocolate a little shorter).
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