February 10, 2011

Valentine’s Day: The Guy Edition

by Shelly

February 14th is right around the corner.  As far as Valentine’s Day is concerned I know that most of us girls think it’s all about spoiling US.  Our men are suppose to buy us flowers, take us to a really nice dinner, throw in some diamond earrings, and maybe even splurge on a massage for our aching backs.  But you know…some guys actually DO like this holiday too.  They may not realize it because they’re always stuck buying stupid, ginormous teddy bears holding hearts that say “I love you” on them.  Seriously. Yuck.

Guys like to be told you love and appreciate them too!  I usually try and go out of my way to spoil my main squeeze.  It doesn’t have to be expensive or totally elaborate…I’M SERIOUS!  And hopefully you’ll get creative and think of your own ways to show him you are still head over heels.

Last year I found a seller on Etsy who paints song lyrics (or anything else you want) onto rustic looking boards.  Honestly, this really would be the easiest do it yourself project.  Take some worn boards, dry paint over them and then rough it up with sandpaper and then use letter stencils to paint out your wording.  In any case, I’m lazy..so I bought our wedding song lyrics.  They now hang proudly over our family room sofa and have become sort of our family motto.  And more importantly he really liked this gift!

But if you’re looking for a little something to get your guy that DOES NOT include teddy bears, hearts and balloons, then how about this for a great weeknight romance idea?

Meal:  Steakhouse Steaks with Roquefort Cheese Sauce, Sauteed Mushrooms and Crispy Onion Rings found here. (YES, I made this meal a few Vdays ago and the boy LOVED it! And so did I. Make sure to have a nice bold Cab with it too! YUM!)

Dessert:  Molten Mocha Cakes found here. (Another hit! And pretty darn easy to make.)

Watch:  High Fidelity (A romantic movie that guys and girls like.)

Gift:  You know you’re guy loves beer (at least most do). So why not make him a gift basket of some unusual beers!  Try some exotic imports or small batch ales.  Then fill it in with some artesian pretzels, gourmet mixed nuts, smoked sausage and some bold cheese.

Hope this has given you some ideas for an easy at home Valentine’s night that won’t break the bank and can easily be thrown together this weekend!

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kat February 11, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Thanks for the ideas! I’ve been wanting to make those molten choc. cakes…maybe V-day is the time to experiment!

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