For many, February 14th is just another day on the calendar. However, it’s not just a day for couples to show each other love and affection, it’s also a day for friends and family to show appreciation for one another. You might see people giving gifts like flowers, chocolates, or cards to their loved ones. Some couples also like to go out for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner or plan a special evening together. But whether you’re single or in a relationship, it’s a day to spread love and kindness to those around you.
Planning the perfect Valentine’s Day can be difficult. There is often pressure to make it a perfect and memorable experience. People want to make sure that their partner feels special and that the evening is everything they want it to be. Valentine’s Day is also an incredibly popular holiday, which means that many restaurants and other venues may be fully booked or have limited availability. This is where Fresh Prep can help. Here’s our top three Valentine’s Day tips to make Valentine’s Day 2023 an evening to remember.
A romantic evening activity
It makes it more special if you can come up with some form of activity or entertainment, something thoughtful or something fun. Why not pick out a movie together, play a board game or focus fully on the food and turn your Valentine’s Day dinner into the evening’s entertainment?
Valentine’s Day is all about the language of love, so if your partner’s love language is acts of service, then a homecooked meal is a guaranteed hit. Cooking a meal from scratch can be a daunting task, and even when you’ve made a run to the grocery store, you may forget that one key ingredient. This is where Fresh Prep’s meal kits can help make your life easier. Cooking for your partner on Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a hassle. You can choose from our ever-changing selection of easy-to-follow recipes, and we’ll bring all the necessary ingredients right to your door. So you can focus on chatting, listening to music, or simply enjoying each other’s company while preparing a delicious dish with ease.
Make it even more fun without spending hours slaving over the stove, by choosing one of our seasonal add-ons. Our decadent Chocolate Fondue Kit with Strawberries & Biscotti will be sure to please any sweet tooth.
For a truly romantic bonding experience, turn cooking into your activity for the night. Instead of cooking from scratch, Fresh Prep can help make cooking easy and fun. You and your date will be able to prepare a delicious dinner in just 30 minutes or less with one of Fresh Prep’s meal kits. Enjoy a restaurant-quality meal prepared together.
The perfect setting
Setting the perfect scene is up there as one of our top tips for the perfect Valentine’s Day evening. Whether you are booking your favourite restaurant or turning your home into the setting for a celebration, it is important to get your Valentine’s Day setting just right.
Although a fancy restaurant can be a great choice, nothing beats a homemade dinner in a tastefully decorated setting. A cozy night in doesn’t just feel more intimate and personal, but it provides an opportunity for the couple to express their personality and style. Our tip? Make sure you pay attention to the details — light some candles, create your own playlist and select your finest dinnerware. At Fresh Prep we love Fable’s dinnerware range, known globally for its stylish table settings and commitment to sustainability.
The main course to any Valentine’s Day
So you’ve already got your entertainment and your perfectly planned Valentine’s Day setting. Although these are important there is only one thing that matters more than anything and that’s the food. Make life easier for yourself and choose from a wide selection of easy-to-follow mouthwatering recipes, from the Risotto Pomodoro to the Banh Mi Burgers & Seasoned Fries, and many more, Fresh Prep has you covered.
Alternatively, you can keep it light with some delicious Valentine’s Day add-ons. Order our Sweet & Savory Charcuterie Board or Burrata & Burst Tomatoes kit and pick away at these perfect sharing platters. Remember to pick out your favourite bottle of wine to enjoy with dinner — selecting the perfect wine pairings can really bring your dishes to life and get the conversation flowing.
Oh and don’t forget one of our golden rules — always finish off your Valentine’s dinner with something sweet, like one of our Valentine’s cookies, or French macarons. Look out for the Valentine’s badge, our limited-time-only Valentine’s Day products and make the most of the special day.
So there you have it, simply follow our list of Valentine’s Day essentials and take the perfect opportunity to make memories with the people you love. Great food and great company are two of life’s simplest yet greatest pleasures.