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6 Thoughtful Valentine's Day Date Ideas

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Sure, a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates are nice, but there are many other ways to show your love for that special someone on Valentine's Day. We've put together a list of some creative ideas for thoughtful and fun Valentine's Day dates for you and your sweetheart. They all use a little help from your Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®, but don't worry, you'll get all the credit! 

1. Romantic Movie Night
Don't deal with the crowds at the theater on Valentine's Day - instead, set up a fun movie night for you and your date. Rent or download a movie, and then pile lots of pillows and blankets on the love seat, pop lots of popcorn and set out your date's favorite concession-stand treats. To make the night even more special, you can make frozen concoctions in your Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker® that go along with your loved one's favorite film. For example, if they love romance movies, bring the heat with a red-hot concoction made with 3 ounces vodka, 4 ounces cranberry juice and 1 ounce of cinnamon-flavored liqueur. Or sci-fi fans can enjoy a space-age neon-green frozen concoction made with 3 ounces of gin and 3 ounces of melon-flavored liqueur and garnished with fresh starfruit.  

2. Sweet Staycation
You don't need to jet to far-away locales to have a good time - you can make unforgettable memories with a staycation in your own city! Take time off from work on the holiday and start your day with a leisurely brunch at home, enjoying frozen mimosa concoctions alongside fluffy pancakes and French toast. Then be tourists for a day, checking out all the popular attractions and sights you haven't been to in years. Make a reservation at one of the nicest restaurants in town and catch a show at the theater. You'll feel miles away from the demands of everyday life, even in your own city! 

loveCelebrate your love this Valentine's Day with frozen concoctions.

3. Tropical Paradise 
Transform your home into a tropical paradise to surprise your loved one. Decorate with flower garlands and string lights, turning your space into a warm-weather escape. Surround the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker® with everything you need to mix deluxe, restaurant-quality frozen concoctions, from margaritas to daiquiris. Play some tropical music and then wait for your sweetheart's smile as they see the surprise! 

4. Memory Box 
Celebrate your love by taking a trip down memory lane on Valentine's Day. Start your date by visiting the place you first met or recreating one of your most memorable dates. Then, head home and treat your loved one with a nice dinner made from scratch and their favorite frozen concoctions. After dinner, give your date a box containing cute trinkets, photos and mementos from your relationship, and a love letter.

5. Indoor Picnic
If it's too cold to picnic at your favorite park, bring the fun indoors for a charming date. Pack a classic picnic meal with a romantic twist in an old fashioned basket. Think sandwiches on French baguettes made with brie cheese, apple slices and turkey, pasta salad and fruit tarts. Lay out a soft blanket in your living room by the fireplace for your picnic. An added benefit of bringing the date indoors is that you can use your Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker® to make delicious drinks to accompany your picnic meal, like a frozen gin and tonic made with lavender and raspberries, or a frozen coconut margarita. 

Remember to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and follow all drinking laws.