Valentine’s Day, celebrated on 14 February is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world.
Several martyrdom stories associated with the various Valentines that were connected to February 14 included a popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome which indicated he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius, and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell.
The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards. Source: Wikipedia
There are many ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It could be a sunset cruise, adventure-filled activity like swimming with the sharks, visiting tourist attractions, dining at a restaurant, a hot air balloon experience or watching an outdoor movie.
This Valentine’s Day, let us focus on creating an intimate experience indoors, in your home. Whether or not you’re single, Valentine’s Day is a day to be celebrated by everyone. Here are some of our top tips for you.
Surprise your other half by organizing an intimate dinner for two at home.
Think about these steps when planning for your party.
Begin with a purpose
Consider the mood and theme of the date night. Some people get engaged during a Valentine’s date. If this is the case, more thought has to be put into this. There are also some other factors to consider for the evening. If you have children, consider having them at your date or organize to have them put to bed much earlier.
Invite your date
Consider how will you invite your date depending on the level of comfort between you and your date. Will it be through a card invitation or will it be via SMS? The entire Valentine’s Day experience will be in the details you curate.
Choose your private chef
Do you both have a favourite cuisine? We can help you select a chef and menu based on your requirements.
Prepare venue and ambience
Prior to the day of your dinner, make sure your home is clean and that your restrooms are well-stocked with necessities. Consider dinner decorations like red heart-shaped ornaments, banners, cut-outs, red table cloth or other elements.
Arrange to have a carefully selected music-playlist ready to begin, lightly wafting through your home just as your date arrives.
After the dinner
What’s your activity post dinner when your Intertain chef has cleaned up and you both have enjoyed the wonderful dessert? You may want to watch a movie together or have your bath tub filled with tealight candles. Another idea would be glamping indoors, where you can build an indoor fort and cuddle all night long under twinkling lights.
Throw a dinner party and invite your friends.
Have your invitation say…
"Just because we're single, doesn't mean we can't mix and mingle. Join us for a Valentine's Party"
Enjoy the rest of the evening with good laughter and the camaraderie of friends.
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