If money is tight this year here are a few ideas for a cheap date night on Valentine’s Day!
Popcorn and a Movie
Check out a movie from the library, pop a big bowl of popcorn and watch a movie after the kids go to bed. No babysitter costs and popcorn is cheap! There are still some free RedBox codes on specially marked boxes of Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn so look for them to get a free movie from RedBox.
Dessert and Window Shopping
Many cities have a part of town just perfect for window shopping. If your kids are older (or you have access to cheap babysitting) take a stroll in down a street full of stores and end the night with an inexpensive dessert out. If you are super cheap McDonalds has ice cream cones for around a dollar!
Take a Walk Down Memory Lane
Break out old home movies or your wedding video and spend the evening talking about the good old days.
Park, Lake, Beach Trip
If you live near a park, lake, or beach take an evening stroll if it isn’t 10 degrees outside. We have always lived by some beautiful places to walk or bike. This can be a fun date if the weather cooperates.
Coffee Shop Date
Most bookstores have pretty fancy coffee shops these days! Spend the evening hanging out at your favorite shop sipping on coffee or hot chocolate.
Fancy Dinner at Home
A fancy dinner at home is much less expensive than a fancy dinner out! Grill steaks or try a copy cat recipe from one of your favorite restaurants. Who wants to fight the crowds on Valentine’s Day anyway? A few years ago I wrote some tips on how to make your dinner at home extra special without the extra cost!
Dinner and Wine for under $20
It’s possible with this just released ebook from Vine Sleuth. Recipes from $5 Dinners and wine pairings from a few experts make this free ebook a must download if you enjoy a glass of wine with your dinner.
The Valentine’s Challenge
My sister and her husband came up with the fun Valentine’s challenge a few years ago. If you are a clearance shopper I think you’ll want to participate!