Romantic Valentine’s Day Activities on a Dime
Valentine’s Day is not just for kids when you have a family. Yes, it’s great to include time spent with your children; but what about us a parents? I know it’s hard when you’re on a budget but if you follow my tips, you and your hunny can still have a romantic Valentine’s Day date.
Romantic Tip #1: Create an indoor picnic with available props; picnic tablecloth, paper goods, etc. Share finger foods and favorite treats along with a glass of wine. Spice up “dessert.” Enjoy your picnic on the living room floor or in bed. Play your favorite card games or board games together.
Romantic Tip #2: Decorate a unique-looking jar or box with craft items. Write numerous love notes on small pieces of paper and fill the jar with them. Present the jar to your sweetheart.
Romantic Tip #3: There are many local and national Valentine’s Day giveaway contests with great prizes. Enter as many as you can and maybe you’ll get lucky.
Romantic Tip #4: For young couples with kids, get them involved in an all-family fun Valentine’s Day dinner at home. Mom can prepare a dessert for two and light the candles while dad puts the kids to bed.
Romantic Tip #5: Since Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday, celebrate with a day full of low-cost activities you both enjoy doing (depending upon your location and weather). Do something with your significant other that he/she rarely has time to do but loves.
Romantic Tip #6: Take a 2-hour, one-time salsa or tango dancing lesson together. Or, identify some other interest you share and find a place to give you one-time extended lesson on Valentine’s Day.
Romantic Tip #7: Make the entire day full of his/her favorites: the breakfast of his/her dreams, the dinner of his/her dreams, TV shows, music, etc. Don’t say anything about it, surprise him/her all day long.
Romantic Tip #8: Take the person you love to experience something spectacular in nature: a sunset, a sunrise, the calm of the beach, share an evening walk gazing at the moon. It wouldn’t hurt to have some hot cocoa in thermos along if it’s cold.