#1 Cook your own meal. Most people love to go out for a romantic dinner for valentines' Day. Purchasing food to cook can be a lot cheaper, especially if you look for coupons. Why not share a romantic meal at home where there's actual privacy. Set the table, light the candles and spend a record. Another tip when purchasing meat, go for more inexpensive cuts and choose a cooking method that is low and slow. It'll be just as tender and taste just as good as the more expensive cuts.
#2 Groupon is your friend! There are always amazing purchases to be made on group on. Not only are there great deals but most of the coupons are activities, and you can search in your area. This gives you a chance to do something you have never done before. Take a salsa class or go snorkeling with the manatees, there are even evening cruises for under 12 bucks. The options are endless and wallet friendly. Did I mention that it's free to sign up and there's also a free downloadable app so vouchers can be stored and scanned on your phone. (click here to brows site)
#3 Enjoy the outdoors. One of the perks of living in Florida is you can enjoy the outdoors year round. Have your own moonlight movie in the backyard. Have a picnic on the beach and enjoy the water. There are always plenty of free things to do outside, you just have to use your imagination and do a little research.
Which bring me to my final point...
#4 Know what's going on. You can always find out the events going on in your county by visiting your local news website. The more you know, the better you can plan. Also places you normally love always have holiday specials going on. Look around and see what deals are out there.
#5 Cheap Transportation. If you live in the city, find outings you can walk or bike to, it just adds to the intimate time you get to spend together. The chef on food network owned a car that ran on vegetable oil, so all their trips were free so most of their cash went towards the activity of the date.
As promised, here are a list of ideas.
silly photo shoot
dancing (something new)
spa day at beauty school (much cheaper)
DIY spa day (free)
cooking/chocolate making class
movie marathon with homemade treats
nothing but desserts/dessert date
jazz loung/live music
mini road trip
camp in the backyard
romantic scavenger hunt with activities
fuit picking (strawberries or apples etc...)
bake off ( inspired by chopped)
rent a row boat
I hope this post gets your wheels turning! Enjoy your Valentines' Day and get creative for the ones you love!