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Five inexpensive Valentine’s Day ideas

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Valentines day is on the 14th and we all know how pricy it can be. Nowadays everyone buys the chocolate heart candy, red roses and stuffed bears, but honestly the quality and price of these cliche items are overpriced and corny.

To help your wallet here are several creative ideas to do on Valentines day with a loved one or friend.

1. Baking: A great and inexpensive activity to do with your partner or friend. You can get competitive and have a bake off, or get creative and see what you can make. Any baking mix is under five dollars as well as frosting and toppings. You can enjoy a sweet homemade treat.

2. Movie night: Rather than purchasing a fifteen dollar movie ticket with an overpriced tub of popcorn stay inside and create a movie list to watch. If you have a projector you can watch movies outside with lawn chairs and blankets. If you don’t, you can always watch movies on your TV with some take-out or the sweet treat you bake.

3. Become a tourist: Go to places you’ve never been to before and walk around. Sight-seeing is always fun when you’re with someone you enjoy. Places like LA have free museums and historic areas to check out. If you don’t live near the LA area there are nice beaches and caves in the OC area. Never be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and explore new places.

4. Have a picnic: Picnics are a classic date that are not common as they were before. Parks like Exposition Park or TeWinkle Park have great landscape to view and sit on to eat a nice meal. Food for the picnic does not have to be hard, you can simply make heart shaped PB&J’s with some fruit on the side.

5. Game night: If you’re competitive a game night is perfect when it comes to video games, board games or trivia games. It’s a great way to have fun. However, if you don’t own board games there are always arcades to go to which usually cost a dollar or two for the machines.

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About the Contributor
Marilyn Parra, Co-Online Editor
Marilyn Parra is a communications major at Cerritos College and is now the Co-Online/Social media editor at Talon Marks. Marilyn would love to work for Disney's PR team after graduating from her dream school Cal State Long Beach. She wants to be a role model for young hispanics in the media industry.
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