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5 Ways to Take Valentine’s Day to the Next Level

Hey Lovebirds! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Have you figured out a way to charm your sweetheart? Here are 5 ways to take a traditional Valentine’s gift to the next level. You will definitely score some cool points with these!

Box of Chocolates vs. Chocolate Making Class

Why not swap out the boring traditional box of chocolates for a chocolate making class? In this class, you will have the opportunity to learn how to make chocolate from scratch. Although I doubt you will become a chocolatier after the class, it does make a great interactive date. At the end of the class, you get to take home a box of homemade chocolates!

Monotonous Dinner vs. Cooking Class

Instead of another dinner date to a restaurant you have already been to, try your hand at a cooking class where you make your dinner. Find out what your partner’s favorite foods are and track down the best spots for cooking classes in the DC area, like Hill Center.

Movies vs. Live Action

Put a unique spin on dinner and a movie with a themed date night. Choose your partner’s favorite romantic movie and recreate a scene in real life. Why sit back and watch someone fall helplessly in love cooking a meal together when that could possibly be you?

Romantic Store Bought Card vs. Original Artwork

Would you rather receive a card from CVS that you will probably “accidentally” throw in the trash or a painting that you will keep for much longer? My guess is the painting. So kill two birds with one stone at a local art class that is a great date night activity with a lifetime keepsake.

Romantic Picnic vs. Romantic Picnic

Nope, that is not a typo. If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, you know that February is not a good time for romantic picnics unless you are looking for Jack Frost. Why not put a winter spin on this warmer climate activity. Find a perfect indoor location and decorate with pillows, candles, and flowers. You could even start the evening off with a private cooking class with the picnic following the meal prep.

Do you have something romantically unique planned for Valentine’s Day? We would love to hear all about it! Please share your photos and tag @hillcenterdc.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Divinity Buggs is the Director of Special Events at Hill Center.

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