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You don’t have to drop big money to have a fun and romantic Valentine’s Day that your love will remember and cherish. Try these four simple ideas to give your love life a boost and your pocketbook a break.
Cold outside? Plan a romantic picnic right at home. Set out a spread on the bed with everything you might take outside on a hot summer day. Some champagne or wine on ice, perhaps strawberries and chocolate, and your favorite picnic food can be a nice romantic touch. Try playing soothing background music with nature sounds to help set the mood. Help the scene with a few inexpensive flowers spread around the picnic blanket.
Change the classic game up by focusing purely on romantic ideas and prizes. You can plan it simply around the house, but why not take it around town? Clues can be tied to your romantic past – things like “where we first kissed” or “where we first said ‘I love you’ to each other.” Try to be whimsical with the clues to make it more fun. Of course, every scavenger hunt needs a finale, when all the clues are found. Make it something that fits the style of the both of you. A nice romantic setting with candles already lit and soft music playing is a great choice.