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$5 & Under Valentine’s Day Ideas For College Students

February 8, 2012

Well, Valentine’s day is less than a week away. Every year Valentine’s Day seems to become more polarizing, with observers spending quite a bit of dough to embrace the commercialism, and non-observers speaking out against its inherent evils. My opinion on Valentine’s day has always been somewhere in the middle; I’m not a huge fan of its obligatory nature, but still think it can be fun if observed correctly. In college, however, Valentine’s Day is a entirely different beast. Busy schedules, tight budgets, and pressing homework can reduce Valentine’s day to nothing but a steaming pile of melted Sweethearts. Not to fret, Cupid-struck college students, because this post is here to help. Below you will find some unique/thoughtful/funny Valentine’s Day related ideas, all geared to a college student’s budget. And if you have any additional ideas, please share them in the comments.

Build Her a Cake or Something

It is one of the classic scenes from Napoleon Dynamite, but it is also a pretty good Valentine’s idea. You can build that special someone a cake for only a few dollars, write something cheesy on top, and have a good laugh. Oh, and then you get to eat it.


Go To a Fancy (Value Menu) Dinner

In the ideal world, you could afford to take your Valentine to a $100 a plate fancy dinner. Just because dropping a few Benjamins on a single meal isn’t possible, though, doesn’t mean you have to drop the fancy part of the evening. Dress up in a suit, prom dress, etc., and pay a visit to the local dollar menu. For extra effect, speak only in a British accent.


Have a Dance Party

Collaborate with some friends (and inform the neighbors), and have a dance inside your apartment. Use some headphone splitters to play your music through a couple different sets of computer speakers, and use a free iPhone app to add a strobe light to the mix. The type of music you would like to dance to is your choice,but be sure to put some thought into the playlist. Oh, and probably don’t wear matching clothes, because that’s sort of weird.


Make A Silent Movie Together

It’s looking like The Artist will clean up at this year’s Academy Awards, so why not make a cheesy B&W film of your own? There are tons of great iPhone apps that will give your movie an old-school feel, just don’t forget those title cards in place of dialogue. Once finished editing, sit down together with a bowl of popcorn and enjoy the premier.


Give a Homemade Valentine

The more over the top, the better. Be sure to include paper doilies, Valentine’s-related puns, and as much pink and purple as you can. A homemade Valentine beats the heck out of anything store-bought, and is a lot more likely to get laughs.





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