Valentine’s Day Date Night Can Still be Cheap AND Romantic!
Sure, men don’t crave romance as much as women, but they sure do need words of affirmation and praise!
Why not take the “Hallmark Holiday” and use it to your advantage?
Romantic ideas don’t have to be extremely expensive.
Cheap Valentine’s Day Ideas You’ll Love!
Remember when nothing else mattered except to be with each other?
You could be chomping down on buy one get one free tacos and sharing one soft drink together and you’d consider it bliss.
Because you were together.
Now, you still need romance…
And if you have a house full of kids, you may very well need some Valentine’s Day ideas that are sweeter to the wallet!
Let’s dig into these creative, cheap and FUN, romantic ideas!
14 Romantic and Cheap Ideas for Valentine’s Day
Create Valentine’s Day Coupons
What does your spouse enjoy the most?
Is it noise-free days or a special meal?
What about jobs and errands your spouse deplores?
Are there any that you can do?
My husband does not enjoy turning out all the lights and locking up the house at night, so that is on my to-do list for Valentine’s Day.
What about a late-night snack prepared by you and served in his favorite outfit?
The possibilities are endless!
Once you have your list of ideas, make a simple coupon book your spouse can use over nad over again! <3
Plan a Valentine’s Day Picnic.
Create an indoor picnic with items you already have.
A checkered tablecloth, cups, baskets, special glasses, and soft music can make an inviting atmosphere.
Share finger foods, feed each other and make a special romantic dessert like chocolate mousse with whipped cream and red sprinkles.
(Find a great mousse recipe here.)
Enjoy your picnic on the living room floor or outside if the weather warms up!
Write Valentine’s Day Love Notes.
Decorate a glass jar or cardboard gift box with craft supplies.
Create love notes on heart-shaped paper.
Fold and fill the decorated container with the notes and present them to your spouse.
Make a “Why I Love You List” for Valentine’s Day
Write 20, 30 or even 50 reasons on your list.
Be specific and thoughtful!
Go on a Valentine’s Day evening walk.
In our busy lives, we take the smallest things for granted…like walking in nature and talking.
Maybe it will become a new, favorite date activity!
Valentine’s Day Chocolate or Cheese Fondue at home.
This is a yummy and fun way to celebrate!
You can find a cheese fondu recipe that looks so good here!
Read the Five Love Languages Book on Valentine’s Day
Sometimes romance stirs when you curl up with a marriage book together.
This book is a powerful one that teaches you how to communicate with your spouse so he or she feels loved.
I highly recommend it!
Binge Watch a Few, Clean, and Romantic Movies on Valentine’s Day.
I recommend Signed, Sealed and Delivered, Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility.
Make a Calendar of the Two of You.
Create a year-long calendar with pictures of just the two of you.
Many office supply stores will insert the binding for you..just ask!
Be local tourists on Valentine’s Day.
This idea can be super simple, or a little bit more intense.
You can pretend you’re a tourist and visit a touristy type of restaurant and a few local museums.
You can make it even more fun by staying in a local hotel or bed and breakfast for one night!
Don’t forget to take pictures…because you’re a tourist!
Make a hot chocolate bar.
This is a fun one!
Grab all the additional toppings you rarely buy (Like caramel, graham cracker crumbs, whipped cream, chocolate chipped cream, sprinkles etc.) and set up a bar to make the ultimate hot chocolate!
Reminisce over take out.
Talk through your love story and look at videos and pictures of your relationship.
Reminding yourselves of how you met, special moments in your relationship, and even the storms you’ve come through, helps you appreciate your commitment to one another even more.
Decorate with Balloons!
Fill silver, pink, white and red balloons with helium.
Attach curly ribbon and a hand-crafted love note to each.
Place these over your bed for a Valentine’s Day surprise!
Make a Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt.
Leave fun, romantic clues that lead to an extra special surprise!
List at least 10 things to find.
Men love a good hunt!