How to make Valentine’s Day inexpensive
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow which means now is the time to start scrambling. If you’re anything like a lot of folks, you probably have yet to make plans for your special someone. The problem with putting it off until the day before is that when you start calling restaurants to get a reservation, the only available times are before 5:00 and after 10:00 pm. So what are you left to do? Luckily, you still have enough time to make Valentine’s Day inexpensive and plan a romantic evening without heading to a fancy restaurant. Here are a few quick ideas:
- Dinner at the house. This can make for a really special evening if you take the time to do it right. Try to pick out a main entrée that you know your significant other will enjoy, then utilize your favorite search engine for a recipe. If you’re not quite sure what you’re doing in the kitchen, there are tons of recipes available online and you can probably even watch a video on how to make it happen.
- Be at their service. Instead of spending lots of cash on expensive gifts, give up your time. Offer to give a massage or do errands that they might otherwise do. Suggest doing the dishes or another one of your partner’s dreaded chores for a month and you’ll really have made them feel special.
- Plan an activity together for a later date. Think about something they would enjoy doing (painting, hiking, watching their favorite show) and plan to do it together. Get a nice card, type out your proposed plan and insert it in the card. Although this activity may not be something you’re super excited about, if you know it will make them happy, it will definitely be worth it.
Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day about the love and adoration you have for your special someone, so don’t make it stressful or expensive. If you haven’t planned out that special date yet, there’s still time – but not a whole lot.