Valentine’s Day is upon us once again. A day to celebrate your partner and the love you share. Like many other holidays, Valentine’s Day tends to be strongly associated with drinking. Sober living means you won’t be toasting with a bottle of champagne or a glass of wine. However, this day doesn’t have to be dull just because you’re in recovery.
There are tons of romantic and alcohol-free ways to celebrate this day of love.
6 Alcohol-Free Valentine’s Day Date Ideas
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, too many people get stuck in a rut. You go to a restaurant featuring Valentine’s Day specials or you get your partner a card — and that’s about it. Why not shake things up while still staying completely sober?
These five fun and creative date ideas prove that you can have a really great time without drinking a single drop of alcohol.
1. Cook a Romantic Dinner
Certain foods are known for putting you in the mood for romance. Up your Valentine’s Day game by staying in and cooking a romantic dinner for two. From oysters to a charcuterie board to anything chocolate, these foods are known for stimulating a seductive atmosphere. Plus, making dinner together can be a fun and intimate bonding experience.
2. Take a Class Together
Learning something new as a couple will not only provide you with a unique skill, but it’s also a great way to connect. There are countless activity-based classes out there that can be turned into the perfect sober date — dance lessons, yoga, painting, poetry writing and more.
3. Hit Up the Local Cinema
Recovery can be an intense process, so you may be wanting to keep things low-key. Whether you love classic flicks, art house films or the latest blockbuster, there’s bound to be something you can both enjoy. So, grab your buttery popcorn and your favorite soda, and get ready for a night at the movies.
4. Snuggle Close While Ice Skating
‘Tis the season to enjoy all things icy and cold. Ice skating dates are the perfect way to snuggle up together and take advantage of this cold-weather season. So, bundle up and gear up for a romantic night on the ice. Instead of alcohol, you can buy mugs of hot cocoa to keep you warm.
5. Relax With a Spa Day
Couple’s massages are a romantic way to relax and unwind with the one you love. Spend a few hours at the spa for a date focused on rejuvenation. After the stress of recovery treatment, you and your significant other deserve to sit back, relax and soak in a sauna or hot tub together.
6. Road Trip!
Recovery can put a lot of strain on your relationship. A weekend road trip can give you a chance to reconnect and help breathe new life into your intimacy. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy as long as you’re exploring and experiencing something new together.
Now that you’re in recovery, you have the opportunity to concentrate on what really matters. Spend Valentine’s Day embracing the freedom sobriety brings and fully focusing on the person you love.
Recovery is a choice, and all it takes is one phone call to change your life. Contact Beacon House to start your recovery journey with our expert team beside you every step of the way.