Unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Unique Valentine's Day ideasIf you’re looking for unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day you’ve come to the right place. As a premier artisan chocolate maker, the season of love is very busy at Delysia Chocolatier. We’ve helped countless couples express their love in the most decadent way possible.

This year you can surprise your Valentine with a chocolatey treat and one of these unique date ideas.


Take a Cooking Class Together

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate being partners than working together to whip up a delicious dish in the kitchen. There’s something undeniably sensual about exciting all of your senses with delectable food. Plus, you get to learn a few new culinary skills in the process.

If you live in the Austin area, Delysia Chocolatier’s new Chocolate 101 Class can teach you everything you need to know about the cocoa confections you receive on Valentine’s Day.


Relax in a Natural Hot Spring

Surprise your Valentine by taking a dip in Mother Nature’s Jacuzzi at a local hot springs. You’ll be able to relax and unwind while you enjoy the beauty of your natural surroundings. It’s a perfectly romantic idea if you want an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day date.

You may not be able to get to Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, but there are plenty of other steamy spots around the country. Use this map from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to find a hot springs near you.


Hot Air Balloon Ride

Floating through the air thousands of feet above the rest of the world is a beautifully surreal experience that you won’t soon forget. The uniqueness of the event alone makes a hot air balloon ride a date that’s sure impress your Valentine. Plus, champagne is a ballooning tradition ever since the French launched their first manned flight.


Elevate Your Original Date

You may have heard about couples being romantic and reliving their first date on Valentine’s Day. But why not build on the memories by taking things up a notch? Don’t just relive your first date. Make the 2.0 version even better than the one before!

For example, if you gave your significant other a standard box of chocolates from a corporate candy maker go all out this year with a box of artisanal, handcrafted truffles from Delysia Chocolatier. If you’re going to dinner at the restaurant where you had your first date spring for a VIP table that provides additional perks. Ultimately, the goal is to honor the memory of your first date but make this go round even more memorable.


Surprise Your Valentine With Expressions of Love From Other Cultures

In the U.S. we express our affection with chocolates, roses and candlelight dinners. But different cultures have different ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Do a little research and find Valentine’s traditions from around the world that you can incorporate this year. You can have fun with it by purchasing a map and adding little notes or clues about what’s to come on your date.


Happy Valentine’s Day!







Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.