Inexpensive Valentine’s Day (Couples and Family Edition)
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
Valentine’s Day is this month. The day of love and all things Valentine’s in Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and every grocery store in the world. Heck, they could not wait to slay the isles with red and pink the day after Christmas. Am I right? Let’s skip the traditional chocolates and teddy bears this year and plan an inexpensive, thoughtful Valentine’s Day for that special someone. I also added a note for including your children if you cannot getaway.
- Start the day with a couple’s physical activity. Go for a bike ride, walk, or do a kickboxing video together. The couple that sweats togethers, stays together. PRICE: Free. Note: Include your children and make it a family event if you cannot do it alone.
- After your workout, make a light breakfast together. How does scrambled cheese eggs, pecan waffles and fresh fruit sound? Spend this time enjoying prepping, cooking, and eating together. PRICE: $7-$10 if you do not have any of these items. Note: Include your children and make it a family event if you cannot do it alone.
- Now that you have gotten something in your belly, get ready for the day dressed in something red. The color of love. Head downtown for some hand holding and window shopping. Take this time to enjoy each other’s company. Walk around a store that you would not normally visit like an old antique shop. PRICE: FREE unless you decide to purchase something. Note: Include your children and make it a family event if you cannot do it alone.
- Head back home to play a fun board game or card game to your favorite music in the background. You would be surprised how much laughter these times brings. Some of my favorite games are UNO, scrabble, Trouble, and Bingo. PRICE: $2-$10 if you do not have any of these items. Note: Include your children and make it a family event if you cannot do it alone.
- After working up an appetite from laughing and having fun, it is time to head back to the kitchen for a super simple Valentine’s dinner. A glass of wine (I recommend contacting Cor’Deija Horne for the best wine (www.wineshopathome.com/cordeijahorne) or sparkling cider for non-drinkers, Garlic Butter Mussels (http://itsabusylife.com/garlic-butter-mussels/), Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo (http://itsabusylife.com/chicken-fettuccine-alfredo/), and Easy Strawberry Dessert sound (http://itsabusylife.com/easy-strawberry-dessert/)? PRICE: $20-$25 if you do not have any of these items. Note: Feed your children early and let them enjoy their favorite movie so that you two can enjoy a romantic dinner together.
- End the night reminiscing over old photos or with a movie that everyone agrees on. Hopefully, the movie does not end up watching you. PRICE: FREE.
The total price for this fun, romantic, out-of-the-norm Valentine’s Day is around $30-$50. This is if you do not already have any of the items above. Switch it up and make this a Valentine’s to remember. Let me know in the comments if you decided to do this and how it turned out.