Love is in the air. And why wouldn’t that be? Valentine’s Day is around the corner. February 14 is a special day for all the love birds. It’s the day when people think more from their heart than their mind. Hence they often end up spending more than they ought to.
However, couples can celebrate love with their loved ones without breaking the bank using a little imagination. What’s more, they can have some fun too.
If you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day with lots of love and laughter, but without spending a lot of money, this post is for you. Instead, we will share frugal Valentine’s Day ideas with our loved ones, and make them more special.
This post is all about frugal and fun Valentine’s day celebration ideas to create memorable moments that you can cherish forever.
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Frugal and Fun Valentine’s Day Celebration Ideas
1. Set up a treasure hunt for your spouse
This is fun. Spread clues about the treasure hunt throughout your house. You can indicate where the next clue is through a riddle. If your spouse can crack it, she can find the next clue easily. End the treasure hunt with a big picnic basket loaded with his favorite food items. You can have a picnic in a park or your backyard. It’s simple, fun, and inexpensive.
2. Serve heart-shaped homemade chocolates
Visit any department store and buy chocolate compounds. Melt it at the right temperature and pour them into heart-shaped chocolate molds. Keep them in the refrigerator. Once they are done, you can wrap them in colorful wrapping papers. Keep them in a cute chocolate box with a funny love message. Your spouse will really feel special.
Homemade chocolates cost half of the actual price of the readymade chocolates. Plus, you can customize them as per your wish. You can add fillings as per your choice also. This is something really exclusive.
3. Leave love messages all over the house
Buy a bunch of colorful papers from the store. Write love messages on those papers and hide them in various parts of the house. Each time your spouse finds a love message, he will be delighted, and this will continue several days after Valentine’s Day.
4. Make a fun Valentine’s Day video
Browse the gallery of your smartphone. Select funny and romantic pictures of both of you. Download any good video editor from iStore. Make a funny and romantic video. Add funny messages and emojis to bring a smile to your partner’s face.
This gift is really special as the video will remind your spouse of all the lovely moments spent together. It will surely touch your partner’s heart.
The best part of this Valentine’s Day gift is that you can make it within a few minutes. And you won’t have to worry about spending a fortune. All you need to invest in is your imagination and loads of love.
5. Serve everything red
Put your mind at work and prepare a delicious meal for your partner. But what’s special about it?
Well, the fun part is that everything is red. For example, roasted chicken, red velvet cake, strawberry milkshake, red pudding, tomato soup, red frosted cookies, etc.
You can use food color to get everything at the deepest shade of red. That will give an extra zing to your food.
6. Send a sexy email message
If your husband or wife can’t take a day off on Valentine’s Day, send a sexy email message to him or her. Once he or she reads the email, he or she would be desperate to come back home as soon as possible.
7. Arrange a picnic on the floor
Don’t have money in your wallet to woo your Valentine? It’s fine. Have a picnic in your home and play romantic songs to ooze romance in the air.
Play fun indoor games with your spouse. You can also play a quiz with your spouse. For example, you can ask questions about how to pay off multiple payday loans, and if your partner can answer it correctly, she gets points. Likewise, your partner may ask you a set of questions, and if you can answer them accurately, you will get points.
The winner gets a peck on the cheek.
You can also play a game called ‘How much do you know about your partner?’
In this game, both of you will ask questions about yourselves to know how much your partner knows about you. While you may answer a few questions correctly, other answers may make you laugh like never before.
Necessity is the mother of invention. When you don’t have enough money in your wallet to have a lavish dinner at an expensive restaurant, you have to come up with fun and frugal ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
There’s no need to spend money on things you can’t afford. You can do many things to create memorable moments with your Valentine.
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Lyle Solomon is a payday loan crusader and the principal attorney at Oak View Law Group in California. As a consumer finance attorney, he has written several legal and financial articles.