Thrifty Valentine’s Day Ideas: Throwback Fun

by Kim Merrikin, Seattle Goodwill
February 11, 2015

If you’ve known your date—or your group—for a while, you probably know a bit about their past, and what they loved as kids. You can have a lot of fun by planning out a day (or half day, or a few hours) by finding some of those throwback memory items, and creating an activity schedule around them.

The list of activities can range from board games to movies to outdoor activities and sports. For example, if your date is a 80’s/90’s kid like me, a serious game of Pogs (winner takes all), a Roller Blade outing, and just about any Don Bluth movie like the Secret of NIMH would do the trick.

Since Valentine's Day is on a Saturday this year, you might be able to make a whole day of throwback fun! Because it’s a Saturday, we highly advise starting in the morning with the appropriate breakfast and Saturday morning cartoons from your throwback era—don’t worry, they date back to the late 1950s!

Goodwill often has a good collection of throwback items from the past few decades—and some even before that! Whatever your preferred era, you definitely get bonus points for dressing to match the decade!This is part of a series on Thrifty Valentine's Day Date Ideas. For more ideas, click here: Valentine's Day


Kim fancies herself a professional communicator. She has experience in writing, graphic design, and social media, and is always looking to expand her knowledge base into other fields of communication. She loves people, coffee & Seattle (including the rain).

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