5 Original Date Night Ideas for Lovers (& Haters) of Valentine’s Day!

Let’s get one thing straight; a lot of people have a love-hate relationship with February 14th. So whether you love or hate it, we’ve got some activities for you to help celebrate (or get it over with).

Date Night Ideas for the Lovers

1. Attend a cooking class

Take a cooking class! Lots of cities host a variety of cooking classes you can take, expand your food horizons and make you and your significant other more comfortable in the kitchen!

Cooking class

Goat Cheese & Thyme Twice Cooked Soufflé

Then go home, and hone your skills by making this Goat Cheese & Thyme Twice Cooked Soufflé!

Goat Cheese and Thyme Soufflé

2. Watch a kung fu movie

Refine your martial arts skills by watching some old kung fu movies.

Kung fu movie

Egg Drop Soup and Egg Fried Rice

Totally immerse yourselves in the culture by trying this Egg Drop Soup or Egg Fried Rice while watching.

Egg drop soup

3. Go for a test drive

Go out on a limb and test drive your dream car!

Dream car

Moroccan Puffed Omelette

While you’re still feeling bold and eggs-hilarated, give this Moroccan Puffed Omelette a try!

4. Make a fort

Let your inner kids out for a night and make a blanket fort in your living room!

Pillow fort

Egg Salad Creatures

While you’re in there, enjoy these Egg Salad Creatures, just like mom used to make.

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5. Host your own wine tasting

Pretend you’re real adults who know how to adult, and have your own beer or wine tasting.

Wine tasting

Scotch Eggs or Double Chocolate Brownie

And make yourself seem even MORE mature, by adding these delicious pairings: Scotch Eggs or a Double Chocolate Brownie!

Date Night Ideas for the Haters

So you’re not into the lovey-dovey holiday? Have your own anti-Valentine’s date night with your friends!

1. Enjoy some comedy

Grab some buddies and hit up a comedy club.

Comedy club

Breakfast Flatbreads

Maybe make some dinner for everyone beforehand. Don’t let the name fool you, these Breakfast Flatbreads are crowd pleasers for any meal!

2. Host a book swap

Host a book swap and make it BYOA and BYOB. Bring your own apps, and bring your own books!

Book swap

Pear and Brie French Toast

Need some app ideas? Try out these Pear and Brie French Toast bites!

Pear and Brie French Toast

3. Play some laser tag

Get the gang to the local laser tag arena.

Laser tag

Food Truck Breakfast Waffle

Fuel yourself for a high energy activity with this Food Truck Breakfast Waffle!

4. Score big at bingo

Grab your Grannies and head down to the local bingo hall.


Raisin Loaf

Bring a snack, you’ll fit right in with this Raisin Loaf.

5. Host an anti-Valentine's day pot luck

Lastly, host your own anti-Valentines (AV) day pot luck. Call up your friends, make some food and spend the night watching movies or playing games.

Board games

Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

Add a dash of irony to your AV party with these Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes for dessert!