Do you cringe as Valentine’s Day comes around, knowing it tends to be a big dollar “holiday”? We don’t really like to go out to eat on Valentine’s Day because many restaurants are packed. Nothing says a peaceful romantic dinner like a packed and sometimes noisy restaurant, but we can’t exactly afford a small romantic restaurant either, so oftentimes we make dinner together at home. Here is what we did for a budget friendly Valentine’s Day. (See here for 24 more frugal Valentine’s Day ideas.)
We swap baby sitting with another couple – nothing cuts down your budget costs like free babysitting. Then you just decide what works best date wise for each other. This year we are actually celebrating on Valentine’s Day because my sister’s husband has to work that night. We will watch their kids another day for them. This also means you can have a quiet kid free house.
Eat at home. Buy take-out, steaks, sushi, whatever is a special dinner for the two of you. Eat at home and save some money. If you need to you can even buy some candles and a nice tablecloth and still come out cheaper than a nice restaurant.
Our Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Menu
Whatever you do, have a Happy Valentine’s Day. Remember to celebrate you and your partner’s relationship now and every day. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Love is about the little things -the special thought and care you give each other.
~Dave & Heather