7 Ways to Experience Valentine’s Day Without the Kids

valentine's day without kidsValentine’s Day is a day to not only be loved but to also be told that you are loved. This doesn’t mean you haven’t been telling each other this every day but February 14 comes with a special magic that we all love to experience. Sadly, for a lot of married couples who have kids, this doesn’t seem to happen often as there are bills to pay, kids to tend to, the home to clean and life as a whole to deal with.

For some of us, forget about Valentine’s day coming up and we’re clueless on what to do for our spouse which is why I have written a few ideas on how you can still experience Valentine’s day without kids. Yes without the kids all you have to do is to find a way to get them out of the house for the night or take Valentine out of the house.


Surprise your spouse with a candlelit table for two in the bedroom, make a really nice meal, after dinner you can throw in a massage in the bedroom and end the night with a romantic movie.


I absolutely love getaways! They can be the most romantic thing ever also considering the fact that you get to spend time in a neutral place makes it more relaxing, plan a one night getaway, it could be a surprise or you can both work on it together but making it a surprise pulls out the magic in it.


Go on a date with your spouse to where you first met each other. Ooh, how much memories this will bring back! Talk about the valentine magic! My husband and I closed down the restaurant chatting for hours the night we met.


Surprise your spouse in the office before lunch, take them to the parking lot and ask them to go eat lunch with you, wear something really sexy underneath your outfit and let them get a peek. Once they’re riled up, immediately you get into the car, give them a good and passionate kiss, and tell them you will be waiting for them at home when they get off.


If you are with words, write a really good romantic poem, design it and frame it, ask your spouse to go get some air with you outside, present the poem by reading it aloud. Writing not your thing? How about a painted or drawing? Anything handmade is sure to knock their socks off.


Take a day off work and spend the whole day together at home. Fill the bed and room with roses, take a warm long bath together accompanied by some good wine and music.


Have people from different countries all over the world write love notes to your spouse. This is one of the most romantic things I have ever done. If you are looking to do this there is a Facebook group where you can find people all over the world willing to switch notes with you. Get at least 15 notes that say “Dear (Your spouse’s name), (your name)’s love for you is so big that it has reached (country)”.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

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  1. January 19, 2018 / 9:20 am

    These are all great ideas! I will be sharing Valentine’s Day with my kids though. I like us all getting together enjoying a special dinner. My kids won’t always be around, so any holiday is special.

  2. January 19, 2018 / 10:27 am

    These are really great ideas, I never really celebrate Valentines because I always forget and end up remembering when it’s either lunch time or afternoon but since I blog nowadays, I will be remembering it.

  3. January 19, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    Unfortunately I am single, but these are great ideas for someone who is dating or married!

  4. January 19, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    My husband and I aren’t big Valentine’s Day people. We do like to eat, so if he can get lunch off at work, we’ll go to lunch because it’s less crowded. But I never expect a full out day of romance because, well, it’s a rather silly holiday. And I always tell him to buy me chocolates the day after when they’re 50% off. I like to save money 😉

  5. January 19, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    These are some lovely ideas for a couples Valentine’s Day – I am loving the idea of a candlelit dinner, only trouble is we don’t have a table for one haha!
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  6. January 20, 2018 / 1:27 am

    Great ideas to keep the passion and romance flowing in a relationship! Valentine’s Day is such an exciting time for couples everywhere!

  7. January 20, 2018 / 1:37 am

    lovely ideas 🙂 taking a day off and spending it together is my favorite!

  8. January 20, 2018 / 6:56 am

    It’s so true that after kids, we generally tend to forget that we are a couple first. I think I need to get it going this Valentine’s and your tips are definitely going to come handy.

  9. January 20, 2018 / 8:25 am

    I think a nice surprise dinner and sexy after dinner would be nice! I think it’s not about how fancy it is, it’s how you celebrate it with your significant other.

  10. Jay Colby
    January 20, 2018 / 8:27 am

    Great ideas to keep the love passionate love writing poetry but I haven’t written in a few months.

  11. January 21, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    These are such great ideas. I think this year, hubby and I will just do a candlelight dinner, with a good glass of wine! Love the tip about Love notes from around the world; that is such a unique idea!

  12. January 21, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    These are great truly great ideas. It hard for us because Valentine’s day is also my daughters birthday!

  13. January 22, 2018 / 8:33 am

    These are such romantic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s fun to have a grown-up day with no kids sometimes especially on the day of love.

  14. January 22, 2018 / 10:15 am

    Great tips! It is so true, after kids it seems easier to just skip holidays like Valentine’s Day or do something with the whole family.

  15. January 22, 2018 / 11:18 am

    Trust me we are new parents and I already forgot that we are couples who used to go out for date nights every other weekend.. these are some great ideas I would definitely give it a try ☺️👍🏻

  16. January 23, 2018 / 7:38 am

    Question: How do you do the ‘have people around the world write notes to him”.
    That is a new idea to me and would love to be able to do that.

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