Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and hearts and minds are racing in anticipation of Love’s big day. Everywhere you go, you can see festive preparations for the day designated to celebrate both romantic and platonic love and friendship. Stores boast decorative displays speckled in red, pink and white hearts. School teachers busily explain the histories of St. Valentine and the chubby match-making cherub, Cupid. Children bug and beg parents to buy or make just the right cards to exchange at much-anticipated school parties. Chocolates, cupcakes, cookies, perfumes, flowers, jewelry and big fluffy teddy bears are plentiful and await purchase for that sweet, special someone. Besides for the caring cards and generous gifts, a delicious meal makes the day’s celebration complete. However, with the vast multitude of couples trying to locate nice, romantic locales to eat dinner, long waits and crowded restaurants can produce frustration and confusion and quickly destroy a much anticipated Valentine’s Day meal. Here are three ways to avoid the Valentine’s Day dinner rush and insure that your day is nothing but love with no Valentine’s Day heartbreak.
Loving Breakfast or Lunch
Although it is traditional to have a wonderful dinner with a friend or loved one on Valentine’s Day, a nice breakfast or lunch would be one solution to the problem of the dreaded dinner rush. Choose a restaurant that offers a nice, classy atmosphere and excellent food and enjoy a tasty holiday breakfast or lunch. If you and your partner are laid back and don’t need frills to enjoy your meal, a basic all-you-can-eat buffet would be a wonderful way to show your affection while gaining a full tummy. Dinner isn’t the only meal that shows your love and affection. Break away from tradition and give a loving breakfast or lunch a chance.
If your heart is set on a romantic dinner, thoughtful take-out could be the solution. Choose a restaurant that offers take-out service that you and your partner both enjoy. Call ahead a day or two prior to the holiday to make sure that this service is available on that special night. Once you’re assured, order early enough to allow food preparation and pick up for your chosen dinner time. Grab some scented candles, a few good movies, some chocolate covered strawberries and your favorite beverage and sit back and enjoy the wonderful food, drink and company.
Research and Reservations
If you’re determined to have your favorite dinner at your favorite restaurant on Valentine’s Day, one way to avoid the rush is to make reservations. Making plans in advance can alleviate frustration, tension and embarrassment, not to mention holiday hunger. Simply choose your favorite place and make sure that they are taking reservations for your special night. Do your research early to determine when you need to make your reservation. Some establishments allow you to reserve a table days, weeks, or even months ahead of time while others only allow you to call to reserve space for the day in question. The earlier you do your research and reserve your space, the better your meal and your day of love will turn out for you and your partner.
So let’s recap the three ways to avoid the heartbreak of Valentine’s Day dinner rush. In order to insure that you and your partner have a special Valentine’s Day meal, you can break tradition and have a loving breakfast or lunch instead of dinner. Being thoughtful and ordering a tasty take-out dinner is another way to avoid a holiday headache. Researching and making reservations is the last way to make sure that your delicious dinner doesn’t turn into a terrible tragedy. Either one of these incredible ideas will assist you in showing that special someone just how much you care without unnecessary aggravation and turmoil. Good luck and bon appetite!