So, valentine is in the air and you’ve been waiting until the last minute to plan something. Now last minute is here and you’re reminding yourself that love shouldn’t cost a thing and you can’t kill yourself because everybody knows the economy is hard. Here are some tips on how to love on a budget.
Whether you agree or not, it’s a universally accepted day to show your loved one(s) just how much they mean to you. So ignore Feb. 14 at your own risk! Lol
But wait a minute… Do mums still celebrate Valentine’s??
It will be nice to do a little something so that your loved one(s) don’t feel left out , it’ll be truly thoughtful.
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to do that. We know the thought of what to do can be overwhelming, that’s why we’ve come up with 5 simple ways you can celebrate Valentine’s on a budget :
1. Make dinner
When was the last time you cooked your husbands favourite meal? Now will be a good time. Make a favourite dish and eat at home with the family, add some excitement to the typical family meal with some wine.
If you’re too tired, get your loved one(s) to help out. Or you could simply do home-made pizza with a twist or red pancakes.
On the plus side, you get to avoid the hustle and bustle of vals day in Lagos and spend quality time together as a family.
2. Movie night
Staying at home is definitely cosier (and cheaper) than going to the movies. You can watch romance movies on DSTV channels romance channels or family friendly movies on M-Net Movies Smile. You can also watch movies online or stream movies via Netflix Nigeria. There are other free options to download movies.
Set up a snack bar where individuals can get their choice of snacks and beverages. Turn off the lights and try your best to turn the house to a mini cinema.
3. Turn your house into a dance floor.
Get your groove on.
Roll up the rug and dance till you collapse (not necessarily) . Listen to songs that bring back fond memories or just dance to love songs.
See some of the love songs in our LagosMums playlist :
• Superwoman by Karyn White
• Rock with you by Freddie jackson
• Timi Dakolo’s The Woman I Love, The vow and Love song.
Just relax, play games I.e card games, scrabble, truth or dare (be sure the rules are mutually acceptable), chess or any other board game. This will work best with candlelight, snacks and ice cream or any cold drink.
5. Avoid visitors
Yep, no visitors allowed. The idea is to spend time with your family.