If you are looking for ways to cut spending on Valentine’s Day, here are simple and fun things you can try. Just relax and have fun. Sometimes it is about starting new traditions and breaking away from what you would normally do. If you have kids, make sure to do something special for them, like a treasure hunt, or let them help with dinner. Kids love to eat by candle light (they don’t realize its romantic yet, just fun) and then you can have a family movie night. Make homemade chocolates or snacks. The list is endless. Just remember its not about how much money you spend, its about the love you give and fun you can have. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day Flowers
Wither you are looking for flowers, jewelry, candy or even cards, you will be able to find a sale on them. Most people don’t realize, or don’t want to try, but you can also find great deals in the clearance area of most stores as well as looking at consignment stores. Instead of paying $15 for the vase for your flowers, go to a consignment store and only pay a couple of dollars. You will be surprised at how much you will be able to save just by taking a few extra minutes and shopping smarter.
Make your own chocolates
Instead of buying a box of chocolates or bags of candy, try making your own snacks. You can make a lot of different things that are so yummy and maybe even healthier than what you can get at the store. Make a heart shaped rice krispy treat with their name on it, or chocolate bon bons for your significant other. Most of the homemade snacks are pretty easy and fun!
Make your own Valentine’s Day Cards
Valentines Day cards can be expensive! Next time you are at the store, check out the Valentine’s Day cards and see what you like, but don’t buy it. Instead, so home and make it! You can look up online and find romantic poems, songs, stories and more! If you don’t want to make a card, then write your loved one a letter. It is something that they will cherish as well as generations to come. Even the most simple card is special because it was made with love and means more than an expensive card with your signature.
Have a romantic dinner at home
Save money and potential headaches by staying in and eating a yummy homemade dinner. You can make it just as romantic and fun, and be proud that you saved so much money. No rushing out the door to get to your reservation, or worrying about getting done in time to go to your movie your other activity. Stay home and eat and relax and enjoy the time you have together.
Make a fancy dinner with candles and sparkling cider or your drink of choice, and then rent a romantic movie from your library (where it should be free), and have snacks like popcorn and soda and candy. Staying at home also means that you can be more intimate without “prying eyes”, so you can “make out during the movie” without getting kicked out of the theater.
Homemade Valentine’s Day Gifts
If you want to give your loved ones something special for Valentine’s day, trying making them something. A card, clothes, game, books, etc, there are so many things you can do. You know your family better than anyone, so figure out what they would like and use your talents to make them something fun. They will enjoy it way more than a store bought toy, because it is from you and its special.
Coupon Booklets are especially popular around Valentines Day, and they are fun not just for lovers, but also for you to give your kids! You can give them a day off of chores, or an extra hour of playtime, or even a night where they get to choose the movie or games or what’s for dinner. There are so many fun things to do here and they will love it!