Love, isn’t it grand? Planning a cozy Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be hard. Have Yourself a Very Hygge Valentine’s Day will help you create the perfect experience for you and your loved one.
“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” – Judy Garland
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How do you pronounce Hygge?
Hygge is not pronounced the way you think it is. “Hoo-gah” is the correct way to say it. If you want even more clarification there are Youtube videos that will help you out. Here’s one that nails it!
Where did Hygge originate?
The word hygge originally came from Norway. It’s translation loosely meant well-being. The Danish adopted the word as their own and they embody the hygge lifestyle. Danes are among the happiest people in the world and they attribute their happiness in part to hygge.
What is Hygge?
Hygge cannot be summarized in just a word or even a sentence. The best way I can describe it is an outlook on life that focuses on simple pleasures and taking the time to cultivate more of them in your life.
It’s when you give your body, mind and spirit a rest and enjoy the good things in life, like a sunrise or sunset, reading a book in front of crackling fire, taking the time to savor a delicious mug of gourmet tea, and spending time with friends and family in a comfortable setting.
What is a Hygge Lifestyle?
Instead of living your life on autopilot, hygge is a way of life that makes sure you live your life in a way that brings deep contentment to your soul.
Sometimes the outer things in life (money, power, achievements) aren’t the things that will make us happy. A hygge life encourages us to look at what truly brings us joy and it to make sure we include those things in our days.
Resources on Hygge Living:
The Hygge House is a famous blog that focuses on all thing hygge. She covers hygge décor and lifestyle ideas.
I love a YouTube channel with a host that actually lives in Denmark. You can find it here.
Finding that balance between getting things done and learning to schedule downtime is what we all need to live happy-centered days.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to create new happy memories. It’s the time that you take to celebrate the life you’ve created together as a couple, so make it a special day.
Here are ways to Have Yourself a Very Hygge Valentine’s Day:
1) Hollywood Glamour.
Old Hollywood did romance right back in the day. Have a movie marathon with your sweetie watching old romantic movies back to back. Make sure you have snacks prepared and have Chinese take-out for lunch.
Rate each movie separately and see how you compare at the end of the day. Recreate a scene in a few of the movies, just for fun!
2) Chocolate Party.
Invite other couples you know over for a chocolate potluck party. You provide the meal, and each couple brings their favorite chocolate dessert.
3) Love Jar.
Create a love jar as a gift to the one that makes your heart go pitter-patter.
Get a large glass jar and pink paper. Cut up the pink paper into strips. Write a favorite memory with him or her on each slip, pen the qualities you love about him or her, or write down ideas of future things you want to do together.
Tie a ribbon at the top of the jar and label it “You and Me – A Love Story.”
4) Bubble Bath for Two.
Deck out the bathroom with fairy lights, candles, soft plush towels, scented bubble bath soap. Read each other poetry in the flickering light.
5) Morning, Noon and Night.
Divide up the day into three periods and make each section a tribute to cozy.
Morning. Bring him breakfast in bed and join him for a leisure morning spending time together.
Lunch. Restaurants are less crowded for lunch on Valentine’s Day, so find a quaint out-of-the-way cozy spot and enjoy the surrounding area for the rest of the day.
Night. Pick up take-out and only order a variety of appetizers. Find a romantic spot to people-watch from your car.
6) Fireplace Picnic.
Lay down a blanket in front of the fireplace and cook your entire meal in the fire. Plan your dream life together and what adventures you want to experience.
Spend the entire day together exploring every nook and cranny of your town. Capture the day with pictures and make sure you bring fun Valentine’s Day props. Ideas might include a large red heart, a top hat for him and a crown for her.
Some things you might want to take a picture of sunrise, sunset, swinging in swings, hiking together, throwing snowballs, the meals you ate, and historic sites.
8) Train Ride.
Take a train ride to a nearby town or city with absolutely no agenda. Let fate decide which town you’ll be going by putting all the locations in a hat and drawing your adventure.
When you arrive in town, go to the nearest store and ask for a restaurant recommendation – that’s where you’ll have lunch. Ask a stranger in the street for a must-see in town, and that’s where you’ll go next.
You’ll have a one-of-a-kind experience that will not be soon forgotten.
9) Jazz Club.
Do something that is out of your comfort zone.
If you don’t ever get a chance to see live music, make it a reality by booking yourselves to spend the evening at a jazz club. It’s smooth and sultry experience that will bring fond memories for years to come.
10) Cozy Cabin.
Book a cabin in the woods for the weekend. No phones, no television, no other electronics. Take this time to reconnect.
11) Scavenger Hunt.
Create a fun scavenger hunt for your loved one. Place clues all throughout the house and give treats for every puzzle they solve.
12) Board Game Tournament.
Spend the entire day in your pajamas and start your board game tournament in the morning.
For food, make dishes that you had when you were kids, pancakes for breakfast, grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch and pizza for dinner. Let the games begin!
13) Dream Life.
There’s no better day to plan that dream life you want to have together. It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting started on the journey or if you’ve been married for 30 years.
There are things you both want to experience and create, so use this day to map out the road that will get you there.
14) Snow signals.
Make snow angels. Write love letters to each other in the snow. Stamp out hearts with your footprints. You get the picture.
15) Best places.
Find out where the top 10 most romantic places to kiss are in your town and make a stop at each one.
We’ve reached the end of Have Yourself a Hygge Valentine’s Day. I hope you enjoyed the ideas.
Let me know in the comments below how you like to spend your day.
For more ideas on romance – check out this book: 2002 Romantic Ideas
Cherry Ripe Bars from Australia are an amazing candy bar that is the perfect treat to reward your honey. They are SO DARN GOOD!
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