Valentine’s Day Ideas
February 7, 2013
At Menzies Hotels, we like to make every day special for our guests. But we understand that when it comes to this time of year some extra effort is required. Our incredible Valentine’s breaks take the stress and hassle out of planning the perfect day for your special someone. However, we know it’s all too easy to get it wrong and end up buying the worst Valentine’s gift ever. That’s why we’ve put together some helpful tips on how to make sure your valentine doesn’t miss out on any romance this February 14th.
A romantic, candlelit dinner is the staple of most Valentine’s plans. However, for this reason you’ll probably find that your favourite restaurant is booked up weeks in advance of the day itself. So more often than not, you’ll end up in a restaurant you’d never have normally chosen eating food you don’t really like. Don’t despair! It’s important to keep in mind that there are three meals in a day giving you three opportunities for an intimate date. Menzies Hotels offer a wonderful selection of breakfasts and lunches as well as dinners, so why not surprise your loved one by doing things a bit differently and having your Valentine’s meal earlier in the day?
Leaning too heavily on the traditional red roses and chocolates is also better than nothing, but it’s hardly impressive. Unsurprisingly, people don’t suddenly all like the same things just because it’s February 14th, so don’t be swayed by the gifts being pushed on the Valentine’s displays in the shops. Think about the person you’re spending Valentine’s Day with, and buy a gift that means something to them. It probably won’t be as expensive as half the generic tokens of love on the high street but it will definitely be a lot more special.
The same applies with cards. Even if you’re not the creative type, any effort you put in to writing your own message or even making a card from scratch is guaranteed to be worth more than pricey jewellery or expensive Champagne.
Don’t forget, there’s still time to book a romantic getaway at selected Menzies Hotels.
For your chance to WIN a free luxury break, enter our Valentine’s competition on the Menzies Hotels Facebook page but be quick as last entries are midnight Sunday 10th February 2013 – good luck!
We would also love to hear your Valentine’s Day stories on our Facebook page so if you have a particular tale of wooing woe or seductive success then do share it with us!