Stay tuned for Bobbi’s post tomorrow about five simple Valentine’s Day crafts. I’m going to use at least two of her ideas!
1. Go see improv comedy. It’s often very cheap, say $10 or less a ticket, and some clubs even have a BYOB policy. Ask about specials, check the troupe’s website for coupons, or plan a group outing and call ahead for bulk discounts. Improv.com has some improv comedy listings but a better bet might be to Google “improv comedy + your zip code.”
2. Take your date to the taping of a TV show. BargainBabe.com blogger Bobbi knows all the ins and outs to scoring free TV show tickets.
3. Participate in a flash mob performance. A flash mob is when a group of strangers get together at a certain time at a certain place and perform a certain action. Freezing in time for 15 seconds, for instance. Some flash mobs are political, some are zany and fun. There are performances worldwide and they usually last only a short time. The thrill of performing will inject your relationship with new energy.
4. Treat your honey to a winter picnic at your local park. This calls for a very hot menu! May I suggest hot cocoa spiked with Baileys, hot soup from a thermos, or a pre-heated dish that is easy to scoop up. Spread a plastic tarp and then a blanket over the ground to stay warm and dry. You may well have the park all to your self!
5. Double date at a cafe. For the price of a cup of coffee, the four of you can catch up, play games, and revel in each others’ loving glow. There’s nothing like seeing your friends happy to make you and yours happy.
6. Write a quiz about your partner showcasing their special talents, inside jokes, and what you love about them.
7. Sign up for a cooking class together. Google “cooking school” plus your zip code or town for local classes. Many schools offer one time classes that are much more affordable than a series. Work together to make new dishes or partner with other students and make new friends. The best part is at the end of the class when everyone shares the meal they just prepared.
8. Grab a handful of friends and host a Valentine’s-Day swap. This works just like a White Elephant exchange or Yankee swap, but the gifts have a Valentine’s Day theme. You can make it family friendly, appropriate for adults only, or pick a theme, like homemade gifts. Here is how a White Elephant exchange works.
9. Read my earlier post on cheap date ideas for 10 more fun and free things to do with your honey bunch.
How are you going to celebrate Valentine’s Day?