Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on Thursday February 14, 2013. Are you stressed out about Valentine’s Day? Do you need tips on things to do this upcoming weekend? There are several ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day without being stressed and breaking your wallet. Enjoy this weekend of love and have wonderful time.
1) Your marital status does not mean a thing
If you are single, you can enjoy Valentine’s Day also. You have to make the best of the day by doing things that you love to do and appreciate yourself. So do one nice thing for you today and live up the day. Eat your favorite dish, watch your favorite movie, wear your favorite outfit or do you favorite workout. Whatever you do have a wonderful day. Love should be a daily attitude and not confined to one day.
2) Make a reservation and plan out the entire night
If you are venturing out, please make a reservation. A reservation will ensure you will have a seat. Check the weather and leave earlier to accommodate the increased traffic. Check to see if there is garage, street, and valet parking near the restaurant.
3) Eat to save money and get a great meal
When you dine at a great restaurant, you do not have to spend a fortune. Many restaurants have specials prix fixe menus, two for one deal and more. So check with your local restaurants to see what specials are being offered.
4) Do breakfast, lunch or brunch on Valentine’s Day
If you are concerned about crowds and your schedule, breakfast, lunch and brunch are great alternatives to the traditional dinner. Many restaurants have specials all day. Make sure you make a reservation and call ahead to ensure you have a seat.
5) Make it a family affair
You can dine with your children and other family members. This will allow them to feel special and everyone can share a great meal together. Some restaurants encourage families to dine out by offering free meals to children of certain ages. Make sure you call ahead to see what the wait is before you venture out as a family.
6) Do take out or make your own meal
If you want to save time and money or have a casual evening, you can dine at home. You have the option of doing take out or cooking your own meal. Many restaurants have recipes of their favorite dishes on their website. Also many restaurants give you the option of doing take out. Make sure you call ahead since it will be a very busy week for restaurants.
7) Dine another day
You do not have to dine on February 14, 2013. Many restaurants have specials all weekend long. There is no reason to stress out over one day. So it is okay to dine another day. You can do something on the 14th as a preview to your real event during the weekend.
8) Eat with a group
You can dine with a group of friends to save money and also to spend time with people you care about. Dining in a group is a great way to keep the conversation going while trying a lot of different dishes.
9) Eat at a casual dining restaurant
Many casual dining restaurants will be having specials for Vday. Casual dining restaurants will save you a lot of money and have plenty of free parking. You can also go to the movies or another place of interest afterwards with your saved money. Make sure you call ahead to see what the wait is before you leave your house.
10) Volunteer and remember the less fortunate
Valentine’s Day is a day that is hard for some people. Some people are grieving, dealing with illness or another tough circumstance. You can give back your time by volunteering with an organization. You can also donate to a worthy cause that is important to you. Think of military families who have an empty place at their dinner table.