When it comes to Valentine’s Day there are a lot of cynics, full disclosure I’m one of them. It has a lot to do with the exorbitant amount of money people can end up spending. I’ve decided long ago that we could still enjoy the day without taking out a second mortgage. So this year you too can celebrate with your husband and family without overspending. All you have to do is follow these simple tips.
A Cheap Date
It can be fun and romantic to save money on a date. Okay, maybe not romantic per se but definitely fun. If you are going to enjoy a date night with your husband, then there are lots of options that don’t break the bank.
Cheap Date Ideas: I posted a while ago a list of 8 date ideas that won’t feel like you are on a budget.
The Valentine’s Challenge: I wanted to highlight this challenge. It is a great idea and your husband probably wouldn’t mind.
Homemade Gifts for Men: Want a great gift idea for your man that you can put together yourself? Try these great homemade gifts.
Skip it: No really! I’m serious. Okay maybe there is a caveat.
From Breakfast in bed to the romantic dessert after dinner, Valentine’s Day has to be right behind Thanksgiving on the list of food holidays. The key to saving money is to skip the restaurants and make great food right at home.
Breakfast in Bed: Try these simple Breakfast ideas to start the day off right.
Dinner at Home: Why would you not try these $5 or $10 dinners?
Restaurant Quality at Home: Copy cat recipes are the best. Mix and match these great recipes to make a creative restaurant experience at home!
Delicious Desserts: These Red Velvet Cupcakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day. For many more Dessert ideas check out my Pinterest board:
Cheap Fun with the Family
Lets just face it. Once you have kids, Valentine’s Day is no longer just for you and your man. Obviously, you can have lots of fun with your kids by having them help with the cooking and even planning the date. I’m thinking of little waiters dressed in bowties. Another great way to have the kids involved is through crafts.
Felt Valentine’s Day Cookies: These are adorable and fun. Your kids will love them.
Valentine’s Day Cards: I have never met a kid who doesn’t like making a good homemade card.
Heart Shaped Bath Fizzies: These are easy to make, so the kids can help and anyone who takes baths in your home will love them.
Now you are prepared to enjoy a cheap Valentine’s Day. Do you guys have any great frugal ideas of your own?
See more Valentine’s Day ideas here: