Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
Valentine’s Day is a day known for showing the love of your life that you care for them deeply. But it can also be an added expense when you are showing those who are the most special to you how much you care. Shopping can be exhausting looking for that perfect gift, restaurants will have a crowed or you just do not have the funds to make it all happen! You can make it simple, easy and do it on a budget with these 5 Tips!
Plan for Dinner at home!
You can get fancy and creative when at home. Plus the food will taste better than at the restaurant due to overcrowding with other couples trying to celebrate as you do. I make my family’s favorite meal. Plan what you are looking to spend. Our meals based on our budget of course even getting items that most people want to have like Wine, seafood, chocolates, and Strawberries.
Each Valentines Day, each one of us takes the reins of making a meal. Since we have kids cooking at home is the most economical thing to do. My kids get excited when we make chocolate-covered fruit or do our own Melting Pot experience at home. Everyone joining in on cooking the meal which makes it fun for everyone. One way or the other you can have an amazing meal doing it together and within your budget too.
Plan a Themed Night!
When you plan to stay home you have to keep it exciting every year. Take the meal you have made and plan to put it together in a nice way. Like an indoor picnic or outdoor picnic by the fire. You can make it fun with kids and make it like you are going camping in the backyard (weather permitting of course).
You can get fancy and bring out your good plates and serve champagne or your favorite wine. Make a wine and cheese plate and indulge like you are at a Fondue restaurant. Got one on one time? Make a spa date for your significant other. Grab candles, your favorite scented lotions and potions to make a relaxing date noshing and getting to know each other again with massages at home. You can save money by getting some items from the Dollar Tree and Aldi’s to stay within your budget.
Write a letter
Cards are great but writing your feelings in a letter goes a bit further. In the day of social everything simple is always the best. Putting your deepest most feelings will make your dearest love more in love with you. If you have kids write love notes and stick them everywhere they usually are. Like their bookbags, lunchboxes, and bedrooms. Make it fun with notes for your kids and make it a scavenger hunt to find their treats with the notes you have made. Can’t write a letter? You can always take it to social media but personalization is always best!
Movie Night In
Being able to relax and snuggle on the couch is always nice! Plan a night of watching your favorite romantic or action movie on Netflix or get a Redbox!. Kids get excited if you make it a Pajama Camp Party! Get the air mattress ready, your favorite Pjs, Pop your popcorn and have the candy ready for a fun night of movies.
Random Acts of kindness!
If you and those you love cannot spend the day together show them you love them! Clean their closet or deliver them lunch by you where they are. Send them random thoughts that you are thinking of them. Make them a “get through the day” package. Get items that remind them why you love them!
Just a few things can make Valentine’s Day super special without spending a whole lot of money or even having to go anywhere!
What would be your way of making Valentine’s Day on a Budget?
We're cooking' in the kitchen! Have a favorite recipe? Share it with us!