By Jari Smith
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Whether you’ve been waiting all year round or you completely forgot until just now, it’s time to prep! Here are a few cheap date night ideas so you and your Valentine can have a romantic night on a budget.
Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, so these ideas are great if you want to wrap things up in a few hours so you can still get some sleep before work the next day, too.
PS. Don’t have a Valentine? Grab a bunch of single friends and try out one of these ideas too! What a great opportunity to celebrate friendship and do something nice for each other.
Food Trucks / Street Side Diners
Swap candle light for moon light and warm summer breezes as you pick up some incredibly inexpensive, yet innovative food. Afterwards, you and your Valentine can walk off your meal at your leisure.
Visit Your Local Lookout
Nothing beats staring at city lights with your Valentine. Too often we never take the time to stop and take in the sights. Pack a picnic basket and blanket and spread out under the stars. Make sure you include a box of chocolates to share for dessert!
Walk along the Beach or Local Waterway
Some people like a meticulously planned out Valentine’s Day, some don’t. A beach walk is somewhere in between. Whether it’s by the ocean, river, lake or creek, you and your Valentine can take a relaxing walk while you take in the peaceful sounds of the water.
Karaoke or Comedy Club Open Mic Night
Karaoke and Comedy Clubs often have open mic nights that offer free entry. If you and your Valentine are in the mood for some giggles, check out their websites to see what free fun is on offer.
Cook on a BBQ
Pack a BBQ dinner and take your Valentine to a picnic spot. You can talk about your day and plans for the future whilst cooking your meal to perfection.
Board games and takeaway
Get in your most comfortable clothes (or pyjamas) and hang out at home with some cheap takeaway and the ol’ Scrabble. This is your chance to impress your Valentine with a triple word score!
Article supplied with thanks to 96five