It’s Love Day! And I thought, why not let our sims experience all the fun and romance on their Love Day just as we do with ours? Whether they choose to stay in or head out for a romantic night on the town, these simple but fun ideas will ensure that sims in relationships of all types, have a night to remember!
Some of the ideas listed here requires or recommends the use of mods and/or CC, so if you’re new to installing custom content, check out this step-by-step guide.
Also, be aware that I own all of the packs (with the exception of Journey to Batuu) so many of them will be mentioned here.
1. Couple’s Massage
Sims love a good massage right? For this Love Day, instead of booking a session at the spa, have your sims do the massaging! With the Ask for a Romantic Massage mod by LittleMsSam, sims can request a massage from their date and once they’re done, return the favor. All you need is a room with a massage table and you’re good to go! These massages grant ‘very flirty’ moodlets, setting the mood for the remainder of the night. To make this date a full blown event, pair it with idea #8, #9 or both!
2. Love at the Festival
The festivals in San Myshuno provide a variety of different activities that make for great dates!
At the Spice Festival, sims can participate in the Spicy Curry Challenge together. The winner gets to take home the title and the loser gets to make the winner dinner, providing the perfect opportunity for another date. The Ask to Cook/Bake mod by LittleMsSam is perfect for this.
At the Humor and Hi-jinks Festival, sims can join either the Light or Dark sides and work together to win the big prize. At the end of the night, once the festival is over, they can travel somewhere quiet, a park maybe? And watch the fireworks they just won at the festival. This idea works really well with idea #13!
The Romance Festival is obviously perfect for dates. With everyone in a flirty mood, the entire time, the event is bound to go well! For this festival though, I think it’s nice for sims to take time to get to know each other. Find out what the other likes, what they’re interested in, if they’re even looking for a relationship. To learn so much more about sims and their interests, I recommend all of the romance and relationships mods by lumpinou and the Attractiveness System from Wicked Whims (18+) or Wonderful Whims both by turbodriver. Not sure which one is right for you? Start with this article.
GeekCon, the not so obvious choice, has so much opportunity for romance of the bold and daring variety. With a rocket ship and telescope right there on the lot, woohooing is literally just a button away!
3. Ghostly Adventure
If your sim and their date are up for something a little… different, have them meet up at a haunted house! Some say fear brings us a little closer so let’s put that theory to the test! This idea doesn’t have to be done at a house though. It can be a bar, lounge or any other lot with the ‘spooky’ lot trait. No matter which location you choose, this is bound to be a very eventful night!
4. Experimental Dinner for Two
Okay so, dinner is a pretty common choice for dates so for this super special occasion, have your sims try something new! Reserve a spot at a fancy restaurant and have them order experimental dishes. Some sims enjoy the… interesting flavors, others… not so much. Either way, this will be a great experience for you as the player to learn something new about your sims! Before they finish their meals, be sure to have them take a photo of the dish to keep as a reminder of this special night.
5. Bonfire Bonding
Bonfires aren’t just for camping. They’re great for snuggles and kisses too! Have sims roast marshmallows, hot dogs or beetles, if your sims are in to that kind of thing and cuddle up near the fire.
6. A Night of Dancing
Drinks followed by a little dancing is a date that can be done anywhere. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t have any dancing interactions for couples but with the Slow Dance mod (scroll down to ‘Slow Dance’) by sacrificial, your sims can share a nice romantic dance to their favorite love songs on the Romance station. If you prefer something a little more upbeat but your sim hasn’t reached level 5 of the Selvadoradian skill, with the Teach me the Rubasim mod by LittleMsSam, your sim can ask any Selvadorada native (or any sim that has level 5 Selvadoradian skill) to teach them the Rubasim. I could see this turning into a cute little dance class for couples.
7. Love Day Party
I know Love Day usually represents ‘romantic love’ and is therefore celebrated, between couples, but a ‘love’ themed party is a fun way to celebrate all of your sim’s loved ones. There are so many different ways to do this but my personal favorite is to put on an event at a public place, somewhere like a park, where everyone gets all dressed up in ‘traditional Love Day colors’, with a menu full of sweet treats. The entire night is spent drinking, dancing and everyone just having a great time!
8. Couple’s Yoga
A nice day of yoga is a great way to begin or end the night. Whether its done at home, the spa, the gym or the park — sims can learn more about each other’s… bodies 😁 Pair it with idea #1 for a full day of wellness and relaxation!
9. Romantic Picnic
Dinner under the stars (or on the living room floor) is a nice alternative to the usual dinner date. If you would like dinner to include bar drinks but the date location doesn’t have a bar, the Bar Bottle or Buyable Alcoholic Drinks both by aroundthesims4 serve as a great alternative. If you want sims to actually be able to eat and sit on the floor, this picnic set by imadako makes that possible. For a list of custom dishes to compliment the custom drinks listed here, check out this article full of custom recipe mods.
10. Handmade Gifts
If you own Eco Lifestyle, have your sims visit the Maker’s Space where they can craft each other handmade gifts. Once they’re done, have them surprise each other with the custom gift they made for them. Don’t forget to have your sim take a photo with their date to remember this adorable event.
11. Double Date
Double dates are also a little different for a holiday like this one but I think its great for couples who are friends with other couples. They can do things like go out to dinner, go bowling or just hangout on the beach. It doesn’t have to be this grand event, just a couple having a nice, laid back day with their best friends.
12. Romantic Stargaze
Cuddled together, watching the stars, revealing all of their dreams and wishes — sounds like a lovely night to me! With the Romantic Skygaze (scroll down to ‘Romantic Skygaze’) mod by sacrificial, sims can stargaze together and become much closer in the process. This idea would go great with idea #9!
13. Comedy Show
Comedy Clubs aren’t actually a thing in the game but if you place a microphone at any lounge, bar or restaurant and use the Auto Employees mod by LittleMsSam, a comedian will automatically spawn and put on a performance for the crowd. Have your sim and their date, grab some drinks and seat themselves in the audience to enjoy the show!
14. Ice Skating & Hot Cocoa
The winter season usually means indoor only dates but sims can still have fun outside even in the snow. With ice rinks popping up in several places throughout the worlds, there are ample opportunities for sims to get out and play. Once they’re done and ready to warm up, have them grab a cup of hot cocoa from a seasonal stall located nearby or if they would rather have the drinks at home, they can do so with these custom recipes and recipe objects: Cup of Cozy Drink Tray by RVSN, Drinkable Hot Drinks by aroundthesims4, and Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow by icy-spicy-scalpel.
I hope you enjoyed these ideas and that your sims have a fabulous Love Day! ❤
credits: littlemssam, turbodriver, lumpinou, sacrificial, imadako, aroundthesims4, icy-spicy-scalpel for their amazing content!