2012 Africa cup winner Stopila Sunzu set the bar extremely high for all men when he surprised his wife with an early valentines gift , a brand new Mercedes Benz GLC . If you cannot afford an equally extravagant gift , don’t worry , Lusaka Times is here with a few ideas that wont cost you an arm and a leg .

  1. Dinner and a movie at home

Sharing a delicious candle lit meal and a great movie with your significant other is fun,simple and intimate.

2. Get dressed up for a photo session 

Pick a pretty ,romantic location and ask a friend with a decent camera to play photographer. Get photo ready in your best outfits , make a sign by cutting a heart-shape into a piece of paper or cardboard ,and write your names along with “Valentine’s Day 2017” on the heart. Relax ,smile and have fun .

3. Hide love notes 

You are never to old to play games and have fun . Take turns writing down love notes to each other on small pieces of paper . Then hunt them down based on clues you give to each other. Hide them throughout the day for a surprise find when you least expect it .Use pink and red paper to make the notes more romantic .

4. Play board games

This years 14th February falls on a Tuesday. A board game night is perfect for a valentines night especially for those with kids as it is something the whole family can do together and bond and create great memories.

5. Dance 

Make a special playlist of your significant others favorite music and have a dance party in the comfort of your own home. You can play some nice slow music and dance in each others arms .

6. Bake Together

Having a fancy dinner together is fine but consider baking a sweet treat to share with each other. Choose a simple fun recipe together then make it.

7. Dream 

No matter how long you have been together , you surely have hopes and dreams for the future. Fantasize about the big house you will build someday or the expensive trip to Hawaii where you will renew your wedding vows in a few years. This can strengthen your bond and inspire you to go after what you want .

8. Go stargazing

Thanks to ZESCO you may not have power on valentines night. Don’t let spoil the day . There is nothing more romantic than looking at the stars with someone special. Read simple online guides to stargazing and spend the evening marvelling at the cosmos.

 

Share your valentines message to your loved one in the comments .

 

BY KAPA187

 

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20 COMMENTS

  1. The standard wasn’t to high for his level. Sunzu doesn’t stay with his family. He just made up for his wife he doesn’t see. A car can go for car wash and everyone will see it. I gave my wife 5 houses valued at 10 million kwacha and no one saw that but only herself and family and friends. There many more who have done that and it’s gone unnoticeable because we do it for them not the people.

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    • Why celebrate valentine? do you even know the origins of valentines I have never seen a dull people like Africans who just swallow what ever they are ever given by the West! shame on you Zambians for following blindly. This is a very pagan and evil day if you never knew.

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  2. Stoopid. Why should I, an African, celebrate neocolonial cultures such as Valentine’s day when iam embarrassed to celebrate my daughter’s coming of age ceremony because it is too African? This monkey see monkey do culture is encouraged by media which publish such neocolonial balderdash

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    • Man your Daughter coming of age is even more biblical than Valentines and Christmas, We Africans are the owners of the scripture (Bible) we just don’t know, look at our culture it is more closer to the Bible than the West even though the Bible has been changed and twisted according to the desires of the white man but there is more truth left for us to see clearly.

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    • TRUTH – SELENIKO TWIKALE – don’t pedal your lies here…keep comforting your lies to yourself and slowly destroying yourself with biblical rubbish.

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    • Very true. Africans are ashamed of their own culture. Always clinging on to nonsense like Valentine’s day because they believe imitating the white man makes them civilised. Be proud of who you are. Don’t just repeat European nonsense without knowing why you are doing so

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  3. Simply continue living as you always do, loving your wife or girlfriend as you always do. If you are a cheat, why should you pretend for one day by splashing out gifts? Rather, always make your loved one feel like it is Valentine’s Day everyday! People should not stress, multi-national companies have caught on and are profiting big time from the poor gullible masses, selling them expensive crap and leaving them broke in the process. I say love your partner always, do not let these westerners dupe you out of your hard earned cash. If you need to chill with your partner and/or family, plan a good getaway, a nice holiday somewhere nice. It does not have to be Valentine’s Day. That’s me!

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  4. I like the guy who has hinted on celebrating the coming of age of his daughter. I want add the breaking of the voice of my son or even the birth of twins.

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  5. Iam planning to sleep with my neighbour’s wife tonight. The poor guy is out studying some course in abroad. Today Iam goona shugy his madam first by making her drunk and then walaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

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  6. Utter nonsense …what is Valentine’s Day? How do you celebrate things you do not understand…get this notion out of your thick heads a car is not an asset unless its a taxi.
    Wake up!!

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    • @ Duma – the problem we have in Black communities and Africa is that we dont know what is an asset and a liability…a car is a liability as soon as it leaves the showroom the price goes down and does not generate revenue for you.

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