Valentine's Day On A Budget

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Valentine’s day is around the corner, but it’s not in everyone’s budget to get that new diamond necklace or go on that great weekend getaway. Not to fear! Valentine’s day can still be a special day for you even on a budget! We have a few ideas to make celebrating your love fun and romantic without breaking the bank!

Valentine’s Ideas for Your Kids:

  1. Play Dates – Give them a special love note that you decorated with a coupon for a play date together. Does your child like to read? Give a coupon to have a special story hour with him.  Does your child love to play dress up? Give a coupon for a special dress up play date.
  2. No Chore Day – Give your child a chore-free day. While it’s important that your child has chores & helps around the house, you can give them a Valentine’s Day pass on chores.
  3. Special Dinner – Let your child pick the menu for the night. If they want macaroni & cheese with ice-cream for dessert – that’s their special Valentine’s Day meal.

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Your Honey:

  1. Indoor picnic – Pack a picnic for you and your honey. After the kids are in bed, spread a blanket on the floor and enjoy a summer picnic indoors. You will be surprised at how fun a simple picnic can be!
  2. Be Silly Together – Rent a romantic movie and pick a “kiss trigger” – i.e. every time you laugh you have to give your partner a kiss.
  3. Music Memories – Make a play-list of meaningful songs; your first dance, a song from a movie you saw when you first started to date, a song that was popular the year your child was born, etc. Have your own romantic dance night remembering special times you have shared.

Pass on the chocolate, here are some great low-call, low-cost Valentine Day gift ideas for your honey to give to you!

Gift Ideas for you:

  1. Chic, Affordable Jewelry – Made by a woman for women. We fell in love with this super cute & chic Jewelry from Toute Jolie. It’s boutique jewelry at affordable prices. We saw similar jewelry in boutiques ranging from $50 – $70 an item. Not exactly mom-budget friendly. These pieces look expensive, but are affordable. They will have your honey saying “Oh La La” when you wear them!
  2. Spa Time – A trip to the spa may be out of your budget, but a good back and foot rub with essential oils from your honey not only fits the budget, but encourages quality time together.
  3. Coupons – Ask your honey to give you coupons where he will prepare you and the kids a yummy meal, do a chore for you, take care of the kids so you can have an extra hour of sleep, etc.

With a little creativity, you can have the most loving, romantic Valentine’s Day and not blow the budget!

8 Responses to “Valentine's Day On A Budget”

  1. pattie February 8, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    these are great suggestions and completely do-able.

  2. MichelleH February 9, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    Thanks Pattie!
    Hope you have a great Valentine’s day.
    Thanks for being a Kolcraft fan!

  3. trixx February 9, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    What great ideas, especially those geared for kids!

  4. MichelleH February 10, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Thanks Trixx!
    Enjoy your Valentine’s Day!

  5. Sarah S. February 10, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    Thank you for the ideas! 🙂 I’m always looking for special things to do for the family on holidays.

  6. MichelleH February 11, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    You are welcome Sarah. Thanks for being a Kolcraft fan & Happy Valentine’s Day!

  7. Elizabeth K February 16, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    Thank you for all of the great Valentine’s Day suggestions. . .and thank you for the giveaway on Double Duty Mommy.

  8. MichelleH February 17, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    You are very welcome Elizabeth K. Thanks for reading our blog!