His & Her Valentine’s Day Date Ideas – In & Out of the House

Joshua is joining me today to share his and her Valentine’s Day Date Ideas! Including five he really wants to go on. 

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Happy almost Valentine’s Day week y’all! This week is going to be all about the lovey holiday on Louella Reese. Well actually half of it will focus on celebrating Valentine’s Day with your s.o. while the other half will focus on Galentine’s Day with your girl friends! Today I am kicking things off with my favorite guy and we’re spilling ten Valentine’s Day date ideas. Five from him, five from me. These are dates we both would truly partake in or have in the past or plan to do ourselves this Valentine’s Day holiday. 

I love hearing from Joshua and know y’all do as well so he’ll be making two appearances this week! So be sure to check back tomorrow for more from this funny guy! 

Five Valentine’s Day Date Ideas from Him 

Bojangles Heart Shaped Bo-Berry Biscuits 

Stop by Bojangles on the way home on Valentine’s day to show your lady true love with a heart shaped Bo-Berry biscuit. Then prepare a meal at home. And finish off the meal with biscuits from the heart. Heart shaped Bo-berries are the best! 

Board game night 

Stay in and cook dinner or grab takeout. Then afterwards partake in some friendly competition with board games. We personally like to play cards, Yahtzee, Uno, Clue, and Sorry. This is a fun way to spend an evening in. You can put a little wager on the games to increase the competition. We have wagered a massage, dessert or supper the next night. 

Dessert Bake Off

After going out for Valentine’s Day dinner, skip dessert and go home to bake some of your own. Each person picks out a recipe, let the competition begin. This could be a favorite of the other person or something that seems very tasty. 

Local hockey game and beers + concessions 

I am lucky to have a wife that enjoys going to hockey and football games. But really who doesn’t love a local minor league hockey game? Take in a hockey game, burgers, hot dogs, popcorn, and beers. Since this is for Valentine’s Day, call ahead and ask to get on the Kiss Cam or a ride on the zamboni. 

Breakfast in Bed Switch Off 

This allows both of you to enjoy a little extra relaxation while enjoying your favorite breakfast over the Valentine’s weekend. One person prepares breakfast Saturday while the other takes Sunday morning. The other will prepare breakfast and you get to have two relaxing mornings over the weekend. If you have kids then it can be a great way to get the kids involved and have fun family mornings. 

Five Valentine’s Day Date Ideas from Her

Bonfire with all of the s’more goodies 

There’s something captivating about a fire. Along with that, they provide a romantic ambiance. So grab a cozy blanket and head outside for a snuggly evening by the fire. Fill a thermos with hot chocolate and be sure to bring all of the s’more goodies – chocolate, graham crackers, marshmallows, and if you’re feeling adventurous Oreo’s and Reese’s too. 

Bowling and beers 

Joshua and I went out bowling a couple of weeks ago and had the best time! A little competition goes a long way for a fun date night out. Lots of teasing, laughs, and high-fives. Grab your better half and tie on some funky bowling shoes. With two people a game goes quick so go ahead and go for the best out of three (or five).

For a little extra competition, place a bet! Winner picks dessert or where to go grab beers next. 

Breakfast for dinner at your local diner 

Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? Head to your local diner and order stacks of pancakes, bacon, biscuits, and all of your breakfast favorites. Then end the meal with a milkshake for two. Bonus romance points if you drink it at the same time (with two straws).

Bring some quarters! If it’s a true old school diner you’ll have the chance to play your song on the jukebox. 

Create your own Bar Crawl with apps 

This is such a fun way to go out for Valentine’s Day but skip the reservations and fixed menus. Plan out three to five restaurants, cocktail clubs, breweries, and/or bars within close proximity you want to visit. Make a route and spend 45 minutes to an hour at each destination. Limiting yourself will make sure you hit all the spots on your list. Then you can always go back to your favorite if you’re wanting to continue the night. 

Order a cocktail, wine, or beer at each spot and choose one to to appetizers to split. For a little more fun, have one person pick at each spot – food and drinks for both. Then rotate every spot! 

Fireplace fire with wine and charcuterie board 

Looking for an ultra cozy night in? Build a fire in your fireplace or flip the switch. Pour two fabulous glasses of wine and create the ultimate charcuterie board with your favorites. Spend the cuddled up by the fire chatting about the past year, future plans, and just how much you love one another. Doesn’t get more romantic than that!

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Staying in or going out?

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  1. Rachel wrote:

    SO many great Valentine’s Day date ideas! We were going to go away this year but decided to stay in so we could dog sit (I can’t say no to a pup!) and will definitely be doing some of these things. Bowling! Board games! Beers! So fun.


    Posted 2.3.20 Reply
    • Thanks girl friend! Aw that is so sweet – hope y’all have an awesome time with the pup and staying in together!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.3.20 Reply
  2. Morgan wrote:

    Honestly, both the his & her’s ideas all sound fun to me!! Bo-berry heart biscuits on Valentine’s morning would be so fun to wake up to!

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    Posted 2.3.20 Reply
  3. These are all such cute ideas! I am always a sucker for s’mores and a bonfire!

    Posted 2.3.20 Reply
    • Thank you gal! Oh with you on that – hoping our Valentine’s weekend is rain free so we can have a bonfire with all of the s’mores.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.4.20 Reply
  4. Rach wrote:

    These are super cute date ideas! I especially love the one about creating your own bar crawl and the fireplace with charcuterie!


    Posted 2.4.20 Reply
  5. rebecca wrote:

    okay this was SUCH a fun idea for a post!!! you both had some great ideas. might take these ideas for just a regular date night. love the bar crawl and bake off ideas. well done, you two

    xx rebecca // http://www.rebeccapiersol.me

    Posted 2.4.20 Reply
    • Aw thank you so much Rebecca – we really appreciate it! Hope you two have fun on your upcoming date nights!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.4.20 Reply
  6. Megan wrote:

    Omg, i love the picture and the post! You guys are so cute. I love the bake off idea! How fun!!

    Posted 2.4.20 Reply
    • Thank you so much gal! I really appreciate it 🙂 definitely think we’ll be partaking in the bake off followed up a bonfire or a fire in our fireplace.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.4.20 Reply
  7. Stephanie Whitman wrote:

    These sound like such fun date ideas – and not just for Valentine’s Day, which is great! My husband and I will be traveling for his niece’s first birthday, so we’ll be at an Airbnb in a little town in NJ. I have absolutely NO clue what we’ll do aside from end up watching TV haha. At this point I’m just hoping there’s a fun restaurant nearby.

    Posted 2.4.20 Reply
    • Thank you Stephanie! Aw I hope y’all have a great trip and find a very cute restaurant to visit!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.4.20 Reply
  8. Kileen wrote:

    So many awesome and fun ideas for a date night!! I love all of these ideas!


    Posted 2.5.20 Reply
  9. Emily Wilkinson wrote:

    So many cute ideas! We typically don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in a crazy way, but we always make a nice dinner together!

    Posted 2.5.20 Reply
  10. Lizzie wrote:

    These are such fun date ideas! Love that you have a his and hers section – so cute! WE usually make a nice dinner at home but I might have to try one of these out!


    Posted 2.5.20 Reply
    • Thank you Lizzie! I always love having Joshua join in on the fun 🙂 yay – hope you have so much fun if you do!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.5.20 Reply
  11. Anna English wrote:

    These are all such fun ideas on how you can spend the upcoming holiday!

    Posted 2.5.20 Reply
  12. darleen wrote:

    I love these ideas! They are all so creative and puts a twist on the basic date night!

    Posted 2.10.20 Reply