I’ve never actually celebrated a Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend – we don’t do presents, cards, or any special dates but 9 times out of 10 we still have a lot of fun. Neither of us particularly enjoy spending a lot of money so we always look for things to do together that don’t cost a lot. In light of Valentine’s Day being in about a week and a half, I thought I’d compile a little list of things for you to do with your loved one on Valentine’s Day that won’t cost you a whole lot of money.
We did this last year – our local Pizza Hut often has a 2-for-1 deal on pizza if you go to collect it, so that’s what we did. A large pizza each, an abundance of sides and Game of Thrones. All in all it cost us about £30, which is not bad considering you can completely pig out in your pyjamas then have the leftovers for lunch the next day. Quite often, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing, it matters who you’re doing it with. I would probably enjoy doing the weekly shop with my boyfriend.
Weather permitting, a nice thing to do is to just go for a walk round your local park. If you have a dog, take the lil fluffy with you too. It can be really nice to just spend that time with them and talk about a lot of different things – plus this is completely free. You might have to spend a little on bus fare or petrol money to get yourself there but once you’re there, no money will be spent unless you fancy a hot chocolate or coffee. Also, if you’re a blogger, this is a great opportunity to take some outfit photos; given your other half is actually willing to take said photos.
I love going to the museum more than anything else, no matter how many times I go I still love to read about all the animals and the different cultures from years ago. Me and my boyfriend went to the museum on one of our first dates, so we like to go back quite a lot. The only thing we actually spend money on is the train over there – entry to the museum is free.
Picnic’s are super cute but when you live in the UK, odds are you will get soaked before you’ve even started on the sandwiches. A really cute way to spend Valentine’s Day if you’re extremely lazy like me is to go buy some picnic-y food (cocktail sausages, sausage rolls, crisps), get back into bed and bundle yourself up in lots of duvets and have a little bed picnic whilst watching lame TV. Less than £10 depending on how much food you buy.
This one is super cute and something me and my boyfriend have only attempted to do once (we baked gingerbread men, which you can read about HERE). It was a lot of fun even though technically I did most of the work and he gave up decorating them after 5 cookies but anyway, super cute and they tasted amazing. You can find hundreds of recipes online, ingredients aren’t expensive and even though baking on Valentine’s Day is a massive cliche, it’s so worth it. Bake that chocolate cake and eat it all yourself.
I hope you all have a lovely Valentine’s Day no matter what you’re doing, and I hope some of these ideas came in handy! Writing about food has made me way too hungry.