Creative Ways to Have a Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Date at Home

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Love is in the air once again! So it’s your what? 5th, 10th or maybe 20th year to spend Valentine’s Day with your husband, huh? Chances are, you are already running out of ideas to surprise your love. Chill, relax and have fun.

The beauty about celebrating Valentine’s Day when you are married is that there is no need to break the bank to prove your love to him. It just takes a little bit of creativity, effort and some planning to say I love you and make him feel special on Cupid’s day.


So what are you waiting for? Let’s gear up and make this celebration the best one ever. Here is a round up of exciting ideas to help you organize a budget friendly but memorable Valentine’s Day date at home.

Plan Ahead

You don’t need an extravagant date night to express your love on Valentine’s Day. Just as with birthdays, anniversaries and other special events in your life, planning ahead is the key to a successful celebration. You can rest well knowing that you can enjoy Valentine’s Day without spending too much or worst- going broke!

Have the perfect and stress-free Cupid’s day at the comfort of your own home. Don’t wait until one day before Hearts Day before you get a pen and a paper and plan the event. Remember that visualizing the every small detail of the night is important to help you level up a good date to a heart melting one.

Set and work around your budget. Think about what is the highlight of your event and allot a third or half of your entire budget to make it happen. If you are planning for a fine dining restaurant-style dinner with your partner, then it is just right to focus your spending on the food and the decors that you need to create the ambiance.

Set the Mood

Make this celebration a whole-day event and not just a dinner date. Start the day with a breakfast in bed and don’t forget to put in some nice and romantic decorations in the house. Have some cut out hearts on the wall and decorative pillows in the living room and bedroom to set the mood. Match these decors with a playlist of all your favorite love songs and presto! You are all set for the big night.

Be the Master Chef that He Asks For

Nothing still beats a wonderfully prepared home cooked meal. If you know your kitchen too well and a true master chef at home, then might as well try some new dishes for you to enjoy. Among the budget friendly meals that you can try are the Salisbury Steak with Homemade Mushroom and Onion Gravy, Hazelnut Crusted Pork Tenderloin and Lemon Stuffed Mediterranean Sea Bass Cooked in Foil.

Satisfy his cravings. Seal your Valentine’s dinner date with a chocolate dessert and a glass of fine wine.

Be Creative With the Gift

There is no need to spend an extra dollar for your Valentine’s Day gift. Be creative and resourceful. Design some personalized body massage coupons that he can cash in from you in the next days. Or you can always go old school. Give him a jar of your old love letters and rekindle your love for the rest of the night.

Level Up Your Sexy Time

Cap your Valentine’s Day date with a bang! Dress up and get ready for the greatest show of your life. Light up the scented candles in your bedroom. Dim the lights and get intimate. Get out of your comfort zone and make this night something that you will remember for the rest of your life.