For those in a relationship, Valentine’s Day can be one of the most pressurising days of the year. Not only do you need to consider a gift, you also need to create an experience that perfectly combines an atmosphere of hopeless romance and irresistible sexiness. Feeling overwhelmed, clueless, hopeless? Not to worry. We’ll take you through our step-by-step guide to getting it right this year. Here’s what you need to do...
TAKE CHARGE OF THE NIGHT
Take charge of the plans - believe it or not guys love it when you are in control and they don’t know what the night holds! And the best part is, that if you let him know you’re doing all the hard work, he’ll have to get you an amazing present! Win, win.
MAKE YOUR HOME A VALENTINE’S WONDERLAND
The night will begin and end at home - so first things first, make your home amazing! Make sure it’s all clean and tidy, and then deck it out with candles and fairy lights. Add a dash of red to the room get the atmosphere of love aroused - anything from rouge serviettes to red candlesticks will work.
DRESS TO IMPRESS
On to the main feature - you! Tonight is all about showing your man how much you love him and making yourself irresistible to him, so slip on something you know he’ll like, but make sure you feel comfortable too. If you feel best in a top and jeans with some fancy jewellery, then wear that! And if you're ready to show off your curves in a new dress, go for it. Remember, when you feel your best, it will shine through and you’ll look your best too. And why not get a new matching underwear set for the occasion to show you’ve made an effort? Red is of course the advisable colour of choice for this date night.
When Prince Charming arrives (if you live with him send him away for the afternoon so you can prep alone!) it’s time for the night to begin. And what better way to start off the sexiest night of the year than with a little aphrodisiac? Here’s Cosmo’s list of the top 10 aphrodisiacs - luckily red wine and chocolate make an appearance!
NIGHT ON THE TOWN
For the main part of the evening, there’s no need to plan anything too wild. Keep it simple and find a cosy restaurant - something off the beaten track so it won’t be too crowded for the evening! Valentine’s Day isn’t about doing something ultra-adventurous - it’s just about spending some quality time together to remember all the reasons you fell in love in the first place.
TAKE ME HOME
Once you’ve fed each other across the table, sipped wine looking into each other’s eyes and played footsie under the table, it’s time to go home. And we’ll leave what happens once you get there up to you…
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!