If you’ve got some free time on your hands on Valentine’s Day, there are plenty of things you can do, whether you’re single or romantically involved. If you’ve got kids, there are even more activities you could pursue on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day activities don’t have to be expensive, either. No matter what your budget or walk of life, you’re sure to find something to do on this cheerful and fun holiday.
Have a Romantic Valentine’s Dinner
If you’re looking for cheap fun on Valentine’s Day, you can make a homemade romantic dinner for two. Get some candles and a bottle of inexpensive champagne or red wine. Plan your evening meal around Valentine’s Day themes. Make sure to prepare plenty of red and pink foods and heart shaped foods, such as strawberries, Valentine’s Day cookies or cake. Making pasta dishes such as spaghetti or lasagne with tomato sauce will also incorporate more red into the meal. You can find lots of free romantic Valentine’s Day recipes on the Delish.com website.
Watch a Romantic Movie
If you’re spending the evening with your sweetheart, you can make Valentine’s evening a date night by combining your romantic dinner with a movie. Even if you’ll be hanging out with your friends, watching a romantic movie is a relaxing and fun way to spend Valentine’s Day evening. There are many romantic movies you could choose from. Rent or buy a movie on DVD or Blu-ray, or watch your romantic movie online. Curl up on the couch with a blanket, some hot drinks and a bucket of popcorn, and you’re all set.
Host a Valentine’s Day Gift Wrapping Party
Throwing a Valentine’s Day gift wrapping party is a great way to spend the holiday. Invite your friends over and have them bring their unwrapped gifts. Make sure they bring at least one gift to exchange with other guests at the party. You can find all the printable Valentine’s Day party invitations you need for free online. Put together some Valentine’s Day food that won’t get your hands all greasy or sticky. Pretzels and veggie sticks and dip make a good choice. If you need some recipes for your Valentine’s Day party, you can find them for free on a site like AllRecipes.com. Put up some simple decorations such as balloons decorated with hearts, roses and cupids. Provide supplies such as the Valentine’s gift wrapping paper, scissors and tape.
Make Valentine’s Day Crafts and Cards
Making Valentine’s crafts and cards is a great activity, especially if you’ve got kids. Get some basic supplies such as construction paper, crayons, colored pencils, marker, scissors and glue. Print out some Valentine’s Day crafting ideas from a website such as Kaboose.com or FamilyFun.com. Spread newspaper down on a table and start crafting. Have the kids make crafts and cards as gifts for their friends and family. You and the kids can also use shoe boxes make Valentine’s boxes for school. Just cover the boxes in paper and make creative designs like hearts, cupids, roses and chocolates to decorate them.
For more ideas on this topic, read Cheap Romantic Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day and Fun Valentine’s Day Party Ideas.