Memorable Valentine’s Day Date on a Budget: Because so many people want to go on dates on Valentine’s Day, it can be the most expensive day of the year. It might be hard to focus on what’s important—being with the person you love—because you’re worried about how to pay for flowers, candy, a gift, and then a fancy meal at a popular restaurant. So why not get rid of all those expensive parts? The day of love should be about you and your partner. The rest is just extra. That’s why you should plan a sweet dinner date at home.
Memorable Valentine’s Day Date on a Budget
You might find that the sparks fly like never before. Here are some ideas for Valentine’s Day date nights that won’t break the bank:
DO NOT MAKE A BIG DEAL OF IT
It can feel like you have to go all out for Valentine’s Day, but you don’t have to. You can still make it special even if you don’t do much. Consumer Analyst Julie Ramhold of DealNews.com says, “Try to personalize the date so that it includes things that are personal to both of you.” For example, she suggests going back to the park where you had your first date or making the first meal you had together.p
Don’t go to a fancy restaurant on your date. Instead, stay home and watch your favorite movies and food. Ramhold says, “This is a great way to celebrate without going broke and really make the holiday mean more than if you just go out to a fancy restaurant that’s probably hard to get into because everyone else had the same idea.”
FEAST ON YOUR HISTORY
Did you meet in high school? Or maybe you met on a rainy New York curb after you were both 50 years old. Everything about love has a story. Because each of us is different, your love story is one of a kind. Diana Yáñez, founder of All the Colors and certified financial planner and registered life planner, says, “Make sure they know why you chose them then and why you continue to choose them today.”
WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE A MEAL
If it’s not in the budget, no one needs to go to a fancy restaurant. Most of the time, those hot new places are loud and crowded, and they rush you out to make room for the next table. That is not lovely or unique in any way. Plan the food for the big night with your friends or family, and then do everything together. Plan the drinks and the food, then go shopping together. Then you can cook together. It’ll be lovely, stress-free, and maybe even tasty.
PLANNED A NIGHT AT THE THEATER
It would be even better if you could set up a projector to show your favorite movie, but it’s fine to watch it on TV. If you want to feel like you’re in a movie theater without paying movie theater prices, go to Target and buy some theater-style candy boxes. Add movie theater-style popcorn and curl up on the couch with a blanket. “It’s a win-win because you won’t have to worry about other people being too loud and ruining the mood for you,” says Ramhold.
MAKE A HUNT FOR SCAVENGER
If you’ve been together for a long time, this could be a big job. But it can also be a fun and unique way to celebrate that doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Ramhold says, “Pick at least a few places to take your partner, and when you’re done, buy them something small, like ice cream, coffee, a baked good, or even their favorite appetizer from their favorite restaurant.”
By giving a small reward at the end, you can have a party that doesn’t cost too much and still have a nice treat that isn’t just a heart-shaped box of chocolates like everyone else.
GO FOR A WALK IN THE BACK YARD
The financial health expert and head of product operations at Digit, Snigdha Kumar, suggests a romantic night out where you revisit old memories from your relationship. This will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside without breaking the bank. This could mean going through all of your picture albums, reading old love letters, or even watching videos from your wedding or engagement.
MAKE UP YOUR FIRST DATE
Kumar says that reliving the first time you met or felt a connection could be a fun and inexpensive way to celebrate. Dress like you did on your first date, and then go back to the place you went. Most of the time, we don’t spend a lot of money on first dates, so this activity is likely to be fun, romantic, and cheap!
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