Trying to impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? It’s very common and traditional to play into the teddy bears, chocolates and jewelry trend that claims this holiday. But, what if you are on a budget and can’t afford to make a big impression this year? Well, guess what? It’s becoming more and more trendy to ditch the crowded restaurants and overpriced red roses. It’s actually more impressionable to do something from the heart and not overspend on unneeded frill.
How about a simple, but delicious meal at home and fresh flowers such as peonies and hydrangeas from your local market? Setting a vase of gorgeous flowers on the kitchen table and spending quality time in the kitchen together cooking a nice, inventive meal instead of waiting in huge crowds for a table at a loud restaurant? Sign me up. Grab your glass of wine after dinner and head to the living room for some music on your tablet device or a fun movie on the flat screen TV. Just seems so much more intimate and cozy to be inside your own living room, spending time with someone that means a lot to you, rather than out on the town doing what everyone else is doing.
Another plus – being flexible with the time. No need for reservations or rushing to get somewhere by 7:00. If you do have some time and money to spend on your Valentine, a fun thing to do is create a scavenger hunt in your home or apartment. Set out clues on end tables, your dresser or bureau and have your special gift at the end. A fun way to celebrate and your money will actually go further, rather than the standard roses and chocolate. Get your place ready for a special night at home and set up that special date with your Valentine soon!