Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thrifty Thursday- Valentines Day

Valentines day is around the corner... here are some great frugal ideas for your loved one.

Couple's Special Valentine:

  1. Custom Music CD- burn a CD with songs that remind you of him. My husband did this for me several years ago and put it in my car so when I started it our first dance song played from our wedding.
  2. Plan a Special Date- at home or your favorite restaurant. My favorite is at home after the kids go to sleep or they are away. Pull out your china and candles. Spaghetti and Meathearts, instead of rolling meatballs into a ball use small heart cookie cutters to make hearts. Here is a great meatball recipe. Chocolate Cheesecake for dessert.
  3. Love Bar- Write love note and wrap around a chocolate candy bar and seal with a sticker.
  4. Valentine's Coupons- find some great printables here.

For the Family on Valentine's Day

  1. Special Placemats with that Special Dinner- We decorate construction paper and get it laminated at the local teachers store for about 50 cents. The kids pull out the placemats each year and get so excited. (we do this for all the holidays)
  2. Heart Cookies and Sweets- there is something very comforting about having cookies in the cookie jar we make cookies at least once a month. Let the kids decorate one for each member of the family then put the special cookies in personalized paper lunch bag for each person.
  3. Coupons- make coupons for the kids: one free bed making, laundry pass, park pass. They can also make some for mommy and daddy: dish duty, hugs, and cleaning chores.
  4. Handmade cards- get out the craft supplies and let your kids design their own special card for mommy and daddy. I keep all my kids special creations in a big box with their names labeled so that one day they can . Here is a great site for printable cards for your kids to color and decorate.

Still want more ideas.... this is my favorite site for family fun!

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Lisa said...

I love your heart meatball idea! And I've heard the CD idea before, but that your husband put it in your car to play your wedding song makes it even better. Thanks for all the fun ideas.

Frugal Jen said...

The CD from my husband was the so wonderful I cried happy tears the whole way to take my oldest to school. Each song was so thoughtful!

N. said...

Our Papa Murphy's take-n-bake pizza place is selling heart shaped pepperoni pizza's on Valentine's Day. I'm going to surprise my family with one.

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Thanks for the great ideas...I love the one about making a CD. My hubby is a music freak and sentimental too. I think this would be perfect and original. Not just going into the store buying one! Perfect. This helped a lot! Plus it wont break the bank!