Romantic Valentines Day Ideas
If you are living on a tight budget but still want to treat your loved one this Valentines Day then you might benefit from thinking about homemade Valentines Day celebrations. These are things that you will do yourself at very little cost but will still show your partner how much you love them.
most obvious idea is to serve them a romantic meal at home. This is much cheaper than eating out at a restaurant and you can provide them with a better atmosphere at home. If you turn off the lights and eat by candlelight you will not only increase the romance level but also will keep their eyes diverted from your food which might not be as well presented as food you can buy. If you add some romantic music then you are all ready for a lovely night. If you choose songs that you both like and have had meaning in your relationship it can really make the time even more special. For food ideas it is best if you stick to foods you know that you can cook really well. This isn't the time to be adventurous and try something that they may not like. Simple always works best, but try to incorporate some romantic ingredients. The easiest way to do this is in the dessert when you can make sponge cake in heart shaped dishes and top with strawberries and cream.
If you like to go out as a couple you can do this cheaply or even free. You can take a romantic hill walk and look at the stars, or walk by a river or the sea to hear the lovely sounds of the water to calm you both
ready for a relaxing night. Any kind of walk can be made romantic as long as you go somewhere that isn't too busy. Just being on your own means you have to make conversation and this will mean that you feel close to each other.
If you want to spend an evening at home but don't want to cook a meal, you could try doing something else romantic instead. Perhaps you could look back through old photographs of your relationship and think about all the good times that you have spent together. Or you could watch a romantic film and add to the atmosphere by making some chocolate coated strawberries and having a glass of wine.
It might be nice to recreate part of your first date. Of course this may not be possible, as it could be too expensive or not in a place you can get to on that evening, but if you went to the cinema, you could rent out the film you watched, or if you had a Chinese meal, you could cook a Chinese meal at home instead. This will show your partner that you have really thought about them and your relationship and what means a lot to you as a couple. It doesn't have to cost any money at all to say 'I love you'.