February 7, 2008

TT #49


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13 Valentines day ideas for under $20 dollars

1. Watch a bargain matinee movie. Follow it with a romantic walk. Bring a picnic basket with food made from home.

2. Visit a local botanical garden. Follow it with a visit to your local farmer's market. While you're there, grab a bouquet of flowers.

3. Pack a lunch for you and your date and head off of to the beach or the lake for the day. Bring a ball or Frisbee to play with.

4. Enjoy a free outdoor concert (if you're living in temperate climates). Pack a bottle of wine or champagne and some cheese and bread for a romantic evening outdoors.

5. Spend the day window shopping at your favorite shopping center. End the date with a trip to an ice cream parlor to share a hot fudge sundae.

6. Scour your local paper or event guides for 2-for-1 dinner coupons to your favorite restaurants. Complete the evening with a moonlit stroll in the park.

7. Find a local street fair or city fair and make plans to attend.

8. Visit an art museum, and then complete the date with conversation over coffee.

9. Go on a wine-tasting tour at local wineries.

10. Buy a disposable camera and take photos of each other in different places. When the film is developed, create a scrapbook or pick two favorites and frame them.

11. Find out what shows, expos or conventions are in town and arrange to see one that you and your date would enjoy.

12. Find 2-for-1 coupons for a local theater or arts event. Afterwards, visit a free art museum or expo.

13. Go to a large bookstore and spend time browsing the books and magazines. If you check ahead of time, you may be able to catch a local author's reading or live music event.


28 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

These are great ideas, Lori. My husband and I love to do No. 13 and treat ourselves to whatever the bookstore cafe has on offer. God bless!

ellen b. said...

That's a great creative list. Boy it's been quite a while since I've had a hot fudge sundae!!1

susiej.com said...

I love number 13. I could get lost in there with all those books. Great way to study another person too!

Open Grove Claudia said...

You really have great ideas! I had to laugh because it's been dumping snow here - we'd freeze at a picnic!! But the art museum is open until 10 p.m. on Fridays. Great ways to keep love going!

Happy TT!

MamaGeek said...

Wow, another awesome list Lori. I'm all over the winery tour - now if only I had a winery tour nearby.

*le sigh*

:)

Buck Naked Politics said...

If I had a date, I'd pick one of those things on your list.

pussreboots said...

I'm going to be in the middle of a road trip with my family on Valentine's day. Happy TT.

Nicole Austin said...

Great list! I like the movie idea. That's usually fun.

Nicholas said...

If I tried #10 I think I'd be told to stop!

Robin said...

Lots of great ideas there. I think I'll try some of them - we've been in a "let's go out to dinner" rut lately.

The Happy Housewife said...

Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

xakara said...

All great ideas. I'll have to come back and pick something out next week.

Number one will likely be our choice--minus the picnic lunch.

It's one of our favorite ways to spend our days off together. :)

Happy TT

~X

Sue said...

Great list idea that goes to show you can have a wonderful day on very little money :) Happy TT!

Lilibeth said...

Yikes! it is coming up isn't it? I'll have to try one of these. Great list.

storyteller said...

All of these are marvelous ideas, but my favorites are #8 and 13.
Hugs and blessings,

Malcolm said...

I'll try to remember to pick up a paper next Friday or Saturday to check for date ideas for me and my girlfriend that weekend. Thanks for the tips.

The Gal Herself said...

I was already to recommend the zoo because I had a very nice Valentine's Date there once, but then I got to 13 and saw you beat me to it! I think this is a wonderful list because it's hard to enjoy romance if you're thinking "We can't afford this" the whole time. (Thanks for visiting my TT)

Darla said...

I always think just spending time together is the best way to celebrate Valentine's Day. These are great ideas!

The Land of Rozz said...

#10 is my favorite! Now all I need is a Valentine! Happy TT!

Chelle Y. said...

Those are great ideas. Now, I just need a man! Haha!

I am spending V-Day with my son this year.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Those ARE awesome ideas. Sadly, though, for the two of us to go to the Botanical Garden in town here would cost more than $20 once you factored in parking.

Chuck said...

Hey, you came up with a gr8 TT - wow. I want to do all of them. Now. Niiiice *jumping for joy* Happy TT!

Norma said...

I think I'll pass this one along to my son. I'm still looking for a daughter-in-law. It's too cold here for some of these, but maybe July 4?

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Lori said...

Great ideas, love #10 especially! Had to come visit the other Lori.
:-D

Lori

Believer in Balance said...

#13 is a great date night for us!

Melanie said...

Great ideas! I'm sure I'll be home with my hubby and toddler- probably not doing any of these things. Oh well.

Lazy Daisy said...

Wonderful ideas for a great valentine's day.

damozel said...

Great ideas---a great reminder that fun doesn't have to be expensive.

thanks for visiting mine.

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