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15 Dates That Won't Make You Go Broke This Valentine's Day
Fun, romantic, and most of all, inexpensive ways to spend Valentine's Day. Or any day, really.
  1. Game Night "Guess the Movie"
    If you and your date are homebodies then a game night is perf! This pin has printable quotes from popular animated flicks but you can DIY your own and expand to different genres.  Find more couples to join in to create an exciting event.

  2. Divergent-Themed Movie Night
    Upgrade movie night with printables from this pin. This Divergent theme has quizzes to identify which faction you belong to plus a Candor or Dauntless game (Truth or Dare), relive the series in the best way possible and get to know more about your date.

  3. At Home Karaoke Party
    Plan a karaoke party with friends and sing the cheesiest songs or get a chance to be serenaded by that special someone.

  4. Plan a Couple's Bucket List
    This list features an awesome to-do for couples which offer some pretty thrifty ways you can enjoy each other's company.

  5. Chocolate Tasting
    If you plan to give chocolates this Valentine's, make it more interesting by hosting your own chocolate tasting. With a printable tasting mat from this pin, break several kinds of choco and have your date taste and rate it.

  6. Visit the Zoo
    Plan your Valentine's date at the zoo. It might seem unromantic but the zoo offers many cute and wild animals that make great conversation starters, and a chance to get to know your date better. Zoos also have discount offers for students which is great and way more fun than the usual trip to the mall.  

  7. Mall Dare
    Not into the lovey-dovey kind of date? Having a good laugh is also a great way to connect. This pin suggests you try out dares at the mall and is just a sure fire way to have good fun and a whole lot of laughs.

  8. Bookstore Date
    You might have to drag your guy into this but we promise it'll turn out to be more fun and interesting. Visit the nearest bookstore and together, browse the same sections (Cooking, Mags, Jokes, Children's Lit, etc.) while taking turns showing each other your faves.

  9. Date Night Recipes
    This list features no-fuss and simple recipes that your date will love. Why not make it together instead of whipping it up by yourself?

  10. Fondue Night
    Make things a bit fancier with your own version of fondue night and dip snacks in cheese, or even chocolate. A cheaper alternative to a fondue set is to heat cheese or chocolate until melted and keep in a bowl of hot water to maintain.

  11. Picnic Date
    You can also plan a picnic date at a nice park and pack salads, pastas or desserts in mason jars, this pin rounds up inspiring photos of what you can bring.

  12. Hop On a Bike
    Grab your date and tour the city by bike! Show him your hangout spots or ride to somewhere new. This is a great way to rediscover the city together.

  13. Fun Water Balloon Fight
    Step out of the box and surprise your date with a water balloon fight. Get your friends to join in and spend Valentines in a non-traditional but most fun way possible.

  14. Selfie Date
    Invite another couple and battle out who can take the most selfies assigned on this pin’s list, the most selfies win! This is the best time to get goofy and creative with your date.

  15. Get Messy!
    Make use of the sunshine and get messy, be sure to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

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