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Does that countdown make your nervous? From gift ideas to the perfect date to finding out what song best suites your Valentine’s Day, this page serves as an easy guide to planning a fun day- for singles and couples alike!
Hear From Students!
We decided to ask various students what they were doing on Valentine’s Day. Check it out!
“I’m hoping to be alone, or with friends.” Caitlin Cardill, 9th
“I was planning on going to see a movie.” Branden Martino, 12th
“I’m skipping school to go to Olive Garden and watch Gordon Ramsay with my boyfriend” Pez Zocchi, 12th
“I might try to talk to this one cute guy.” Danielle Necessary, 11th
“I’m going to be on a beach in Peru for vacation.” Ariana Valdiviezo, 10th
“My boyfriend is taking me out to dinner and then he has a surprise for me afterwards.” Kasey Wildenradt, 12th
“I’m probably just gonna go home and eat, like I do every day.” Mitch Cohen, 11th
On A Budget?
Planning a date with your significant other can be stressful, especially if you have a limited amount of money. Make sure to check out these ideas for some inspiration, both for Valentine’s Day and for future reference!
Ideas For under $25
- Have a picnic on the beach
- Make dinner for both of you
- Have a bonfire and make s’mores
- Go for a drive along the beach
- Visit a garden center and walk around
- Go to a high school sports game
- Get breakfast for dinner
- Lay out a blanket and stargaze
- Walk around a farmer’s market
- Go to a museum
Ideas For $25 to $75
- Go to the zoo
- Eat at a Japanese steakhouse
- Attend a production at your local theater
- Go to an escape room (Please note: Some escape rooms may require a signed waiver for participants under 18)
- Visit an aquarium
- Go on a helicopter ride
- Take a day trip to an outlet mall
- Go to a water park
Ideas For Over $75
- Go to an amusement park for the day
- Visit a photographer and have your pictures professionally taken
- See a touring Broadway play or musical
- Take a day trip to a big city
- Watch a professional sports game
- Rent an expensive car and go for a ride (Disclaimer: Individual over 21 must be the one to physically rent the car and you must be listed as a driver)
Dance The Night Away
The best presents you can give your significant other come from the heart. Our personal favorite? Making them a playlist! Not only is this an inexpensive gift idea, but it also allows you to get creative with it. From making a playlist on Spotify to creating an actual CD, there’s plenty of ways to cheer your lover up with some great music for you two to enjoy! Plus, it’ll be great to sing along to in the car, and who wouldn’t love that?
Take a quiz!
Wanting to find out what song describes your Valentine’s Day? Take THIS QUIZ, created by VTV Staffers, and see! Like your results? Make sure to tag us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so we can see!
The Single’s Guide to Valentine’s Day
We know February 14th isn’t everyone’s favorite holiday- especially for those of us without a boyfriend or girlfriend. But that doesn’t mean you should sit around and be miserable all day while watching romantic movies.
Take your younger sibling out for the night and show them how much fun you two have. Make your parents dinner and give them a wonderful date at home. Go out with your other single friends on February 15th for Single’s Awareness Day and enjoy your time together! Or celebrate Galentine’s Day on February 13th, a day unofficially created for “ladies celebrating ladies”, and make sure to check out the episodes of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation that the idea comes from! There’s so many ways to spend time with others on Valentine’s Day that you’ll be too distracted to think about anything else!
Make sure this Valentine’s Day you aren’t just telling your significant other how much you care for them. Tell your parents when you get home how much you love and look up to them. Text your friends how much you appreciate your friendship. Take time to take care of yourself. Whether you’re single or taken, we promise you’ll have a great Valentine’s Day.