February is Creative Romance Month

While you may see February as the ultimate month of love, why not spice it up this year by expressing your adoration in a creative way? Romance doesn’t have to be predictable. Don’t overthink it either! All you need for a bit of romance is love, excitement, and a bit of mystery! Although traditional romantic ideas are always a safe bet, try your hand at one of these suggestions for a well-received surprise.

  • Instead of a traditional rose bouquet, try your hand at creating one of your own… out of duct tape! This easy tutorial will guide you in making a floral keepsake that can last a lifetime. Duct tape not your style? Origami cranes, fruit, and even photos can make for a beautiful bouquet arrangement. Does your sweetheart have an interest in trying their own hand at making floral arrangements? Check out local botanical gardens for classes to spark their horticultural delight.
  • Give the gift of exploration and education. Consider purchasing a membership to a science museum, nature reserve, or aquarium. With a lasting gift like that, you can enjoy your creative romance all year long!
  • Rather than settling for a plain box of chocolates, find out a way to make your own! Maybe try this kit to make your own chocolate truffles, sign the two of you up for a culinary class, or get your picture put on some M&M’S®.
  • Ditch the store-bought cards and instead show your love in a more unconventional way! Cover the mirror with sticky notes enumerating your favorite things about your partner. Make a collage of photos from some of your favorite memories together. Get out that construction paper and embrace your inner childlike creativity! Anything from the heart is sure to get a bigger reaction than a store-bought sentiment.
  • Avoid the crowded restaurants and cliche dinner options. Romance doesn’t always mean dim lighting and flickering candles, consider visiting a non-traditional spot for your romantic meal. You can recreate your first date, have an indoor picnic, or visit a cafe at a zoo or indoor garden. On that note…
  • Instead of trying to plan a surprise weekend get away, act like a tourist in your own city! When you live somewhere everyday it may be easy to overlook some of the local sites and attractions! Get out that tourist guide, and see those historic landmarks, parks, and kitschy destinations. Snap some photos along the way and you can preserve your silly memories for a lifetime.
Although romantic cliches are popular for a reason, your loved one is sure to be delighted with your creative expressions of romance. Whether your sweetheart is a foodie, an adventure-seeker, a culture buff, or a homebody, February is the month to go the extra mile and truly surprise them with your creative romance.

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