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38 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas & How to Make V-Day Special

With V-Day around the corner, you may be scrambling for Valentine’s Day date ideas or gift inspiration…

we’ve got you & your special someone covered!

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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas to Make V-Day Special

We can all agree, we have been on a date night without an idea of what to do.

There are TONS of fun Kansas City date ideas!

 

Best Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Check out our 38 ideas – how to make your partner feel special this Valentine’s Day:

1. Dinner & a Movie Date

This is a classic, but one of the best ideas!

Check out some great movies from B&B Theatres – with locations all across KC!

Or…

 

2. Have a stay-in date night

Netflix is one of the best casual dates ideas.

Pick a romantic comedy, grab the air mattress and put it in the living room, make a huge fort, light candles, have a pillow fight, look at photo albums together , pull out items you may have collected of places you have went together over the years,etc.

 

28 Ways to Show Your Valentine You Care // iFamilyKC Blog

 

3. Recreate your favorite restaurant in your own home

Grab your favorite takeout spot & get the kids involved as servers or waiters!

Jazz it up with hand written the menus, use their art work for place mates, light candles, have the whole family dress up, play romantic music or make a play list of “your songs”, slow dance, and exchange homemade cards.

 

4. Pack up an At-Home Picnic

Foooood..yum, yum, yum!

Some of your best moments are spent inside the comfort of your home.

Cook a meal with your partner & eat in your living room floor or back yard!

28 Ways to Show Your Valentine You Care // iFamilyKC Blog

 

5. Digital Free Date

Spend an entire date, or even day without your phone!

Putting down the phone will reconnect you with your partner and allow you to really cherish your time together. Turn it into a challenge of fun things to do on Valentine’s Day…whoever goes without their phone longer is the winner.

 

6. Couples Massage & Spa

With it being Valentine’s season, you can find great deals on couples activities.

Who doesn’t love a massage..?

Relax for a day while you spend quality time with your love one!

 

7. Go Dancing – NOT at the Club

Dancing can be so fun when there aren’t people spilling their drinks on you every 5 minutes.

There are fun dancing spot in Kansas City, so hit up a dance class or event!

 

8. A Scavenger Hunt of Your Lives Together

Write clues to different places around town that have meaning in your relationship. Give a new clue at each location your partner can solve!

This can be a fun date idea, as well as thoughtful gift.

 

9. Roller Skating – Retro Dates

If you’re looking for retro date ideas, try a roller rink!

Go back in time to when you were younger and have some fun. Other fun retro dates include:

10. The Drive-In

11. Eat at the Diner

12. Bowling

13. Play at the Arcade! There are fun arcade bars around town you can check out like Up Down on Southwest Boulevard, or Draftcade in Zona Rosa.

 

14. A Burlesque Show

This is a sexy date idea if that’s more your style.

Check out The Annual Valentine’s Day Burlesque Show at Crown Center in downtown Kansas City! There are 2 show times for you to choose from.

 

15. Get Silly

Sing your heart out to some karaoke at your local bar & grill…or home!

Sometimes laughter and getting silly with your partner can be the best gift.

 

16. Take a Staycation

We can all agree, getting away as a couple is hard with children. Take a staycation for Valentine’s Day…an overnight date idea!

Book a hotel & spend an entire night without your children. When was the last time you did that?

 

17. Go Glamping

If you are looking for a more relaxing date idea, check out this glamping spot near KC.

Get away from the hustle & bustle of the city a relaxing retreat of your own – the perfect Valentine’s Day date!

 

18. Explore a New Part of KC

Is there an area of Kansas City you’ve never been? Spend your date exploring a new part of the metro!

Our hometown has so many unique areas, so check these local Kansas City date ideas for inspiration.

 

19. Take a Cooking Class

If both of you are chefs…more power to ya! But, at least 1 person in most partnerships needs a little help.

Sign up for a cooking class at Taste Bud’s Kitchen in Leawood, KS or Cooking Station in Lee’s Summit.

That’s a V-Day gift that keeps on giving!

 

Looking for more date ideas in Kansas City? Look at the 70+ KC Date Ideas!

How to Make V-Day Special:

There are some thoughtful V-Day gift ideas that will make anyone feel special.

  1. Make your partner breakfast or dinner in bed- Who wouldn’t love that?
  2. Leave surprise notes in their car or around the house with their favorite snacks
  3. Send them a flirtatious or thoughtful text/email
  4. Drop off or have their favorite meal delivered to work – make sure you include a heartfelt note <3
  5. Plan a Friends-Night-Out: Them and their closest friends have a surprise hang out while you watch the kids.
  6. Take a bath or shower together – or join them while they are in the shower… 😉
  7. Fill up their gas tank – You could clean out their car too!
  8. Surprise tickets to their favorite band, sports team, or movie they have been wanting to go to.
  9. Wear their favorite outfit and send them a picture of you wearing it- say something like, “I am so lucky to have you. I can’t wait to see you tonight.” Or “You make our lives better. Thank you for everything you do for us.”
  10. Mail your in laws a card and tell them what you love about their son/daughter. Thank them for raising such a great partner!
  11. Complete another “chore” your partner usually tackles
  12. Have the whole family make cards and include what you all love about mom or dad.
  13. Compile a list of all the reasons why you love them- make it very detailed and include things you may not say to them all of them. Include specific examples!

 

Special Valentine’s Day Ideas for Her

How to Make Her Feel Special

Valentine’s Day isn’t all about the gifts. Think of thoughtful ways to make your valentine feel special this year!

  1. Make a scrapbook filled with photos and memorabilia from dates & special moments
  2. Hire a maid to come and clean the house.
  3. Make or order a heart-shaped pizza
  4. Book a visit to the spa or their favorite hair dresser
  5. Re-create your first date- I personally would melt if someone did this for me!
  6. Take their car to have it serviced – get the oil changed, have it detailed, get new tires, etc.

28 Ways to Show Your Valentine You Care // iFamilyKC Blog

 

We hope you use our Valentine’s Day date ideas give you fun things to do with your partner this year.

There are many things you can do to make your partner feel special. Whatever you decide to do, it is the thought that counts!

 

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From our family to yours, iFamilyKC. 

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