Valentin's Day, Budget Friendly, Date night

 

Valentine’s Day. You either love it or hate.   Some people boycott it because they feel you shouldn’t focus on love just one day a year but every day. I can take it or leave but when I take it, I want to be a frugal as possible because both of our birthdays are in February and our anniversary is March.  Because I love spending time with my husband I make it a point to plan budget friendly date nights.  Here are 10 ideas for you and your honey to enjoy Valentine’s Day on a budget.

  1. Plan a Picnic.  I love picnics and because I live in Florida I can partake in beautiful weather year round.  I mean, we’ve probably had a week of cold weather combined, if that.  Pack a romantic basket and head to your favorite park. Pack a Frisbee or kite to make it extra fun.  If you live in a colder climate, plan a cozy picnic in the house.  If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, roast marshmallows and anything else you want while enjoying each other’s company.
  2. Cook a Recipe Together.   I love my husband’s cookie minus the mess. When we cook together, we both get to flex our muscles but when we try a new recipe it’s more fun.  Choose a recipe and try it together. It’s a great way to sneak in tastekissing (totally made up word).
  3. Buy a Gift for each other.  Any of my friends will tell you that I give great gifts. But I also love the thrill of finding a good deal.  For Christmas we set a budget of $50 each.  I was able to buy my husband some nice cologne, a watch, and an Ipad case for his new Ipad all for $50!!!! He didn’t do too shabby because he purchased everything I wanted all for $50!! Set a budget to see how you can challenge yourself to be romantic, thoughtful, and frugal.
  4. Go out for breakfast or lunch.  It’s much cheaper and less crowded when you skip the dinner rush.
  5. Go for a bike ride.  Most cities offer cheap bike rentals around town.  Explore your city on bikes and grab a cheap bike at a local diner.
  6. Snuggle on the couch and watch a sappy love story. Candy+popcorn+movie= a good date night.
  7. Order in.  My husband and I love hot wings and Chinese food.  Couple that with some games and good conversation and you have simple and budget friendly Valentine’s Day date.
  8. Have a spa night.  Do you have candles, sugar, oils, and a blanket? If you answered yes to having any of these items then you have the recipe for a great spa night. Dim the lights and put on some soft music and take turns massaging each other.
  9. Take a trip down memory lane.   Pull out pictures from date nights, weddings, and any other milestones and talk about those memories together.  Not only will you be remembering good times, but you will be creating a new memory simultaneously.  Ladies, if you can talk your husband into creating a scrapbook together. Yeah right!
  10. Do absolutely nothing. Yeah you read it correctly. If you don’t want to celebrate Valentine’s Day, don’t. If you don’t care about candy, food, and the mushy stuff V-Day brings then skip. And the best part of all….its Free!

 

Valentin's Day, Budget Friendly, Date night

Rho'Nesha