30 Sensational Valentine's Surprises for Your Man

By Phyllis Cambria and Patty Sachs
Here's a list of ways to say "I love you" to the special man in your life. Many of the ideas won't cost you a penny, just a lotta' love and some creative effort. You can plan a surprise that is silly, sentimental, practical or luxurious for an unforgettable February 14th.


To present or implement on Valentine's Day

    • Borrow his car and have a new stereo system in- stalled.
    • Put together a Cupid's coupon book for personal services like picking up his dry cleaning, making a candlelit dinner, cooking a buffet for his friends when they come over for a game or card playing, a free pass of "no nagging" when he's late coming home and for gets to call and so forth..
    • While he's at work, have his car cleaned and detailed.
    • Take him to a concert or show he'd enjoy.
    • Compile some romantic memory photos in a decorative album with sentimental captions.
    • Love Karaoke? Either write or hire a personalized song and sing it to him at your favorite Karaoke bar.http://listen.at/songsendsations
    • If he has a collection, buy something he'd enjoy adding to it.
    • Plan a surprise dinner with his favorite male friend and his mate or date.
    • Have a boudoir photo taken of yourself.
    • Get an autographed photo of his favorite sports figure or movie star and have it framed.
    • Either do it yourself or arrange for a cleaning crew to come in to spruce up his bachelor pad.
    • Write a sexy story with you and him as the lead characters and give him a printed and recorded copy.
    • Arrange for a hot air balloon ride for two.
    • Show up with a picnic basket for a romantic luncheon at his job site.
      Pet lover? Give him an elegantly framed favorite pet photo.
    • Greet him at the door wearing his gift--a team shirt or jacket! (and that is all!)
    • "Hijack" him for a romantic getaway (but check with someone at work to make sure there are no pressing deadlines that would spoil your trip.)
    • Create an "I love you because you." list of all his best qualities (including things like "keep up with vehicle maintenance or trash disposal without being asked"), frame it and read it to him.
    • Compile a tape of his favorite songs from different recording artists. You can have it burned into a CD.
    • Find an antique or replica pocket watch and put a photo of yourself inside.
    • Go on a movie date and see an action, adventure film.
    • Create a web page to post your fond and fervent feelings for him in cyberspace.
    • Track down a copy of a favorite book or album from his far past for a nostalgic gift.
    • Find one of his old buddies via the Internet or Directory Assistance and set up a phone call reunion. (Visit the library for phone books.)


Promissory Notes: (Gifts or certificates to present)

    • Tickets to a sporting event for him and a his best male friend.
    • An invitation for a few of his pals for a sports event or card game. Vamoose while they "bond" and gobble up the goodies you have prepared for them.
    • A promise to do "his chores" for a week.
    • Promise to study his favorite sport and watch a game with him (without asking "typical female" questions.)
    • Promise a massage (or give it yourself).
    • Registration for a seminar that would be helpful in his career.



Phyllis Cambria and Patty Sachs are celebration experts, co-authors of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Throwing a Great Party (300 pages) and hosts of an on-line party consultation service at Www.PartyPlansPlus.com  

Speaker and workshop presenter to the party industry--both trade and consumer.
Internet party and wedding expert, has answered over 2,000 questions for hosts planning special events.
Producer of trade shows, promotions and special events for the party industry.
Frequent interview expert to radio, television, print and e-media. Article reprinted with permission through www.IdeaMarketers.com


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