Love is in the air but if you are like me right now cash isn't rolling in your favour. Love doesn't need money though so I wanted to give you a few ideas of different things you can do this Valentines day to show the person you love how special they are without spending a fortune. If you are not in a relationship grab a friend, treat your mom or even better do something special for you! Love comes in more forms than just the romantic kind the most important thing is letting people know how you feel.
Have A Picnic
You don't have to go crazy buying lots of different food and drink just keep it simple. You can have a picnic anywhere from somewhere special to you, a local park or even right in your front room. I surprised Mr Kaos with an indoor picnic last valentines. The weather was awful outside and we live in a flat with no garden so I improvised pulled out the fluffy throw, scattered love hearts around, put food on heart plates and we simply had wine, cheese and crackers. We put on a playlist because we have a cheesy playlist of our love and just really enjoyed each others company.
We are a suckers for doing a bit of craft in our household. We have decided to make each others valentines cards this year. We stay in the same room and it gets silly and competitive trying to hide your magical creation. Trust me we never come out with masterpieces but half the fun is making something and it makes it all that more special. If cards aren't your thing bake a cake together, draw each other or write a love letter.
Have A Movie Day/Night
Pick out some films together or share your favourite films with each other. If like me and my boo you share a love for horror choose the funniest cheesiest films you can. Shove popcorn in each others faces and cosy up together. If you have kids and you want them to join in why not show them films you loved when you were little. Pizza should always go with films and we like to let the little one pick toppings for the pizza. Nachos and cocktails go perfectly with film sessions too.
You can do this together or even take turns with courses of the meal. If you choose together go shopping to choose food with each other set a budget and get creative! If your partner always cooks then maybe take on the task this time even if you just pick up one of the supermarket deals. All the big chains have meal deals on offer which have 3 courses and wine you can just put it in the oven and spend the time lighting candles and dressing up.
Pamper Each Other
If you're lucky enough to have a big enough bath have a bubble bath together. If not just really spend some time pampering each other. Give your partner a massage, don't be scared to give it a go if you never have they will just love having you touch them and paying attention to them.
Go somewhere pretty and have a walk together you could even bring a picnic and make a day of it. Explore a new park you haven't been to, walk round a the city holding hands and if you want to be super romantic find a spot where you can take in the sunset together. Here in Birmingham we have the Brumset craze taking over enjoying the sunset over the Birmingham skyline.
Have A Mini Party For Yourself
Do all the things you would for a big party. Get dolled up in your best clothes and just get a few drinks in. Make a playlist before so you can dance together and steal a smooch on your home made dance floor. You can even create a cocktail together and order out for food at the end of the night.
Recreate Your First Date
If on your first date you did something expensive just create a played down version. Visit the bar you first went to for a few drinks or in our case we had tea in a coffee shop and talked forever we still giggle over how nervous we were and I blush over how awesome a time we had. You can easily recreate that by making a little coffee shop at home and walking down memory lane together.
Create A Scavenger Hunt
If I have learnt anything from wreck it journals it's how fun scavenger hunts can be. There doesn't even need to be a prize but added bonus of there is. I find the best Scavenger hunts are lists of things that are already out there. You could go into the city centre with a list of things you need to find
just for the fun of it. There are even apps created for this kind of things like geocaching.
Stay In Bed
Chuck out the technology grab a bottle of wine and just spend that time just the two of you. Wouldn't suggest this one with your mom ;)