Howdy! 😀 Are you wondering how to make this Valentine’s Day 2021 special? Keep reading for fun ideas, with tips, on how to make your Valentine’s Day special on a budget…
Perhaps you’ve noticed that in recent years, Valentine’s Day has become widely commercialized, thus nearly losing its magic? And you’ll agree, that love is meant to be celebrated & honored all through the year, yes?
Well, even so, we can’t write off this ‘day of love’ completely. With a dash of thoughtfulness, you can still make Valentine’s Day 2021 special for your significant other, even on a budget…
P.S. This Valentine’s Day 2021 budget post is not about being ‘stingy or cheap’ 😀 but about being thoughtful and working with what you have to make one another feel loved. 🙂
14 Ideas to Make Your Valentine’s Day 2021 Special on a Budget!
Thanks to the Covid-19 Pandemic, you might be feeling wary of going out this Valentine’s Day… Well, here are a few ideas that could help keep the romance going at home …
Plan a Romantic Date Night At Home
If you can’t afford to go out on a date, with a little creativity, you can turn your house into a romantic venue.
Consider what would make your partner feel loved and incorporate them into your date night (like jazz music, scented candles, a warm bath or a bottle of wine).
You could also create romantic feels in your home with ambient lighting & rose petals… Try writing a love letter or poems and leave little clues around the house for your partner to find.
Tip: If you have kids, swap babysitting duties with another couple, so you each get a night off.
Take a couple’s virtual cooking class
Spending time with your significant other can be special when you dedicate that time to each other, without distractions. Switch off your phones and do something fun together like taking a virtual cooking class. Then have your own romantic, candle-lit dinner at home.
And if the meal doesn’t turn out as planned, you can always order in your favourite food! 😀
Turn your house into a cinema for movie night!
Pick some of your all-time favourite romantic movies and display them on a projector, or go the Netflix way.
You can also create a slideshow of some pictures & videos that depict memorable moments of your relationship to remind you of the good old times…
Throw down some rose petals, with a cozy rug & pillows on the floor, then lay out your favourite snacks or meals to make it even more special. 🙂
Attend a Live Concert from Home
What’s more romantic than watching a Boyz II Men concert, cuddled up on your sofa with your boo? 🙂
This year, due to Covid-19, some artists are going out of their way to make Valentine’s Day 2021 special for their fans… If you search “Valentine’s Day 2021 online concerts” on Google, you will discover free concerts happening around the world. You are likely to find something you might enjoy…
You can make a whole date out of it, by dressing up & creating a dance floor in your house.
Convert your backyard into a restaurant.
If you live in a home with a backyard or garden, then you’ve already won half the battle.
How about setting up your own little cozy restaurant in your garden? Set up a table for two with ambient lights or candles, and romantic music playing in the background. For this, you can also lay out a mat, with cozy pillows and a blanket…
Dining and spending time beneath the open sky will make for a beautiful Valentine’s date night, without having to break the bank.
And if you prefer to go out and explore, here are a few options to make your Valentine’s Day special within your budget…
Picnic at a Nearby Park or the Beach
Do you live near a park or close to the beach? Or perhaps you know someone who owns a farm/land in a scenic area?
In Nairobi for instance, you can go for a picnic at the Arboretum, Karura Forest, or even somewhere with a view of Limuru’s tea farms…
Take time to prepare a picnic meal with some of your favourite delicacies & treats. This doesn’t need to be expensive; check Pinterest, for a variety of DIY Picnic ideas that will make you look like a pro. 🙂
- Check the weather in advance & plan accordingly, but prepare for surprises like rain just in case.
Go on a spontaneous road-trip!
When was the last time you went on a road-trip without a specific destination in mind?
Spontaneity adds new flavor to life, so go on and hit the road to see where it leads! 🙂
You might discover a new town with a B&B or café that becomes your own private getaway. While you are being spontaneous, a little forethought still goes a long way… Create a playlist for the road, purchase snacks & make sure you have enough gas in the tank, plus some spending money, just in case.
Book A Fun Staycation
If you are feeling nervous about traveling to public places with the pandemic still on, then you might want to consider a staycation. Thanks to Airbnb, you can find private staycation options that fit within nearly any budget…
Moreover, local hotels in your may be offering budget-friendly staycation Valentine’s deals.
Getaway with Your Best Friends
When you are operating on a budget, cost-sharing will help open up new possibilities. How about planning a trip with your best couple friends and sharing the costs?
You will find that most hotels and travel service providers offer group deals and discounts that you can take advantage of. Perhaps you can book out a whole villa like Pumzika Bay in Watamu and share costs?
- Get a deal that is inclusive of a chef and cleaning services.
- Check out this blog post: Your Ultimate Valentine’s Day Romantic Dates’ Guide.
Find Valentine’s Day 2021 Events close to you
These days you’ll find that most events are posted up online… With a quick search on Google for: “Valentine’s Day 2021 Nairobi” for instance, you’ll find a variety of events happening in your area.To find something close to you, insert the name of your city or town.
Some of the events are free or require you to buy a meal/drink. You might chance upon something you’ll both enjoy and make your day memorable.
Get Creative with Your Gifts
Are you feeling stuck on what to get your partner this year? When it comes to gifts, like all things in love, it’s truly the thought that counts.
Consider what your partner likes and their love language. This will provide insight into what kind of gift they would appreciate from you.
>>Read this post with Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him/Her
Valentine’s Day Ideas for Singles
Contrary to popular opinion, Valentine’s Day 2021 does not spell a death sentence for singles. 🙂
If you are single, you can still implement any of the ideas above for yourself, or do it with your group of friends.
Check out my blog post with Fun Ideas Of Things To Do For Singles On Valentine’s Day HERE.
Thank you for reading! 😀 Did you find this Valentine’s Day 2021 on a Budget post useful? I’d love to hear back from you!
Feel free to leave a comment with your questions/feedback and input down below!
Have a lovely Valentine’s Day Weekend! 🙂
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