Creative Celebration Ideas (x-post)

Help! Tomorrow is my last day at a job I hate, and then I’m off to school to follow my dreams at Notre Dame, and I want to CELEBRATE.

In the past, we’ve always celebrated things like this with a nice dinner out, but I don’t want to do that this time for a couple of reasons. First, I’m coming to realize that I am a very emotional eater, and even though this is a positive emotion, I’m trying to break myself of this pattern.

Second, now that we’re trying to be more frugal, that doesn’t seem like such a great choice. It’s not even that I would mind spending $30 on our celebration, but I want to get more out of my $30 than a meal I could cook at home for $5. We have no children, so it’s just the two of us. Anyone got any creative ideas??