Friday, February 8, 2008

Frugal Valentine Ideas

Here are some ideas for making V-Day special:

Go to for some printable coupons you can make for your loved one. My husband LOVES coupons and will be getting one for PB cookies, 2 back massage ones, and some for being able to sleep in which he usually doesn't get to do.

Making a lovely meal and eating it after the kids are in bed is a GREAT way to celebrate. Make his favorite dessert and it will be better than eating out.

Trade sitting with a neighbor. A neighbor in our building asked me if I'd swap sitting with her so we could each have a date with our husband next week. Sounds good to me! I'm not sure if it's in the budget to go out, but if not, the kids can hang at her house while we eat a quiet, candlelit dinner of homemade fettuccini alfredo, breadsticks, and cheesecake!

Make a Love/Encouragement box. Set it on the table and ask your children to write notes on red construction paper hearts saying what they love and appreciate about each family member. On Valentine's night, rip open the box and read them all. If you want, you can stick some goodies in with the notes (such as stuff you got from the dollar store).

Rent a romantic comedy and enjoy a date night in. Have popcorn and his favorite soda and candy on hand and dim the lights to make it feel more like going to a real theater.

Make coconut truffles instead of buying a box of cheap chocolates. They're not just for Christmas folks! The recipe is under my cooking thread on this blog.


Mrs. Taft said...

I looked in your cooking tag, but I couldn't find the coconut truffles recipe :(

Amanda said...

Oh, I LOVE the coupons. Those are wonderful. I think I'll print those out and use them throughout the year. Thanks for sharing!:)

Mrs Nespy said...

Thanks for the help! I have added this post to a list of great Valentine ideas on my site!

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