Picnic for Two

So Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and for those of you still looking for date ideas, I’ve got you covered. Why not take your significant other on a nice picnic? It’s a simple yet meaningful gesture that I’m sure will leave more of a mark on them than a cliché dinner at a restaurant.

Last week the weather was surprisingly warm for February so my friend & I decided to go to the beach. We packed a picnic lunch and spent the entire day lounging about in the sand, it was so relaxing. We had the entire beach to ourselves which was the best part.

So what was in our basket? For a picnic date for two at a beach, park, or lake, you’ll need:

Essentials:

  • Picnic basket
  • Blanket (or beach towels)
  • Plastic plates, cups & utensils
  • Wet napkins or hand gel
  • Trash bag

Food & beverages:

  • Homemade sandwiches (my favorite is turkey & cheese with lettuce and tomato)
  • Bottle of wine of your choice
  • Big bottle of water
  • Snacks (pretzels, chips, nuts, chocolate etc.)
  • Chopped fruits & vegetables like apples, carrots, celery, strawberries which can be stored in containers

Optional:

  • Wireless Bluetooth music speaker
  • Homemade cake or cupcakes

P.s: Keep the location a surprise from your date. If you could find a secluded beach, park, lake, it would be even more romantic.

P.p.s: For perishable food items, be sure to bring ice packs or coolers!

Here are a couple of photos from the beach picnic the other day 🙂

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Roses Are Red

It’s that time of the year again. Now before all you singles start rolling your eyes, let it be known that I’m in the same boat and have been for a while hence I do not have a date tomorrow. Usually the thought of that would bother me but I came across a quote the other day that read: “So many people to love in your life, why worry about one?”

I came to look at Valentine’s Day in a different light. So what if I wasn’t in a relationship? Why not spread love to ALL the people I love?

I urge all those who think Valentine’s Day is stupid to reconsider. And to those who think that a person should be loving every day and not just on Valentine’s day, I agree. But there is an entire day on the calendar dedicated to love so why not remind your loved ones how much you love them at least once a year? A little text message or bouquet of flowers won’t hurt.

As for the people who are happily in a relationship, don’t stress so much on having the perfect day. Sometimes having really high expectations leads to disappointment. Spending time with that special someone is what matters in the end. Fancy dinners and expensive chocolates are just as good as a picnic and handmade card in my opinion.

Happy Valentine’s Day peeps xx