Valentine’s or Galentine’s: 4 Unique and Affordable Valentine’s Day Date Ideas



Hi guys,

One of my favorite months, February is here! I love February for multiple reasons. 1. being that it is my birth month (keep February 27th in mind) 2. Being that it is Black History Month and 3. It’s a time of love. I know that sounds cheesy and from someone that has never been in a serious relationship, what do I care about the most love-dovey holiday of the year.

In all honesty, I feel as though in 2017, we can reinvent the idea of Valentine’s Day.  Personally, I feel as though you should show someone that you love them every single day of the year.  Moreover, the love does not have to be only about romantic love. The term Galentine’s Day is for female friends who want to show love for each other.

To continue my shpeel, you don’t have to break the bank to have a fun Valentine’s or Galentine’s day. Here are a list of 4 unique and affordable date ideas for you and your loved one.

  1. Visit an Observatory

Star gazing can be a romantic or (for my Galentine’s)  fun way of spending an evening. Remember Landon and Jaimee from “A Walk To Remember”? Those vibes can totally happen when you gather up blankets and food for a cozy night outside. Who knows? Maybe your date has named a star after you.

2. Netflix and Chill Revamped

If you want to save some coin, staying indoors for a classic movie night can do the trick. Instead of watching Netflix on a small screen, take it to the “big screen” by renting a projector. Certain campus libraries or the main public libraries allow you to check out a projector for free or minimal cost. Get some snacks and matching PJ’s and you are good to go.

3. Karaoke Night

If you are in the mood for a carefree silly evening, visit your local bars and restaurants for a night of music. For those newly to the relationship, this is a perfect opportunity to let your guard down. You have the chance to be outgoing and do something out of your comfort zone. For the seasoned friend, what a great way to add more memories to your list.

4. Buffet a la Home

I am a firm believer that food is the way to both a man and a woman’s heart. However, we all know that those fancy shmancy restaurants can go overboard with pricing. Why not make a meal at home. You and your partner can cook a delicious meal that you both enjoy together. This will encourage bonding and be a perfect way to test their skills.

That’s all that I have for today. If you are interested in me potentially doing a series about relationships for the month of February, please let me know.

Have a blessed day,

Abisola XoXo