Valentine’s Day, like many holidays, can be fraught with unrealistic expectations and gifts that make us wonder if we really even know the person we’re with. I’m sure most of us have given a gift that was less than ideal, but I might have taken the cake when I surprised an anti-establishment, anti-Valentine’s Day boyfriend with a public song-a-gram of “Wild Thing” and an embarrassing amount of balloons. This unfortunate choice taught me that this cheesy, yet loveable holiday is best celebrated by thinking outside the box.
So here are 5 Valentine’s Day ideas you can take out for a spin this year. Personally, I’m planning on a mixture of the first two.
Ridin’ solo on V Day? These ideas work alone, with a partner, or with the last person you hooked up with. But choose wisely, you might fall in love with any person who joins you on these steamy adventures.
1. Snow Tubing = Typical. (Half) Naked Snow Tubing = Steamy V Day fun!
Work up a sweat running up the hill so your slick aerodynamic self can barrel down like a runaway love train. If you’ve got a date, double up and when you reach the bottom, continue the sprint all the way to the car and steam that thing up!
Need a date? The abominable snowman LOVES naked snow tubing!
2. Turning Japanese
Give yourself some good loving and let those eyes start to Japan-ize with this instructional video from The Vapors.
For those of you who are not pop culture specialists, I’ll drop the 80’s lyrical description and just say it…
Get yourself off.
BUT if you do want to take the Turning Japanese advice more literally you can celebrate Valentine’s Day as the Japanese do. Only the women give gifts, the gift is almost always chocolate, and it does not have to be only given to love interests. In return, on White Day, March 14th, the men will return the favor, most often by giving marshmallows/white lingerie.
3. Throw a red bow on it. Anything really…
4. Do not buy flowers. Perhaps a venus fly trap?
5. Horror Movie Night- Let the only red be blood!
Gather everyone you know, huddle together on a couch and see who ends up in your lap when the elevator doors open.