Tasteful Entertaining

Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day

Feb 08, 2012

Although Valentine’s Day is not until next week, it’s never too early to prepare! Take some time from your hectic life filled with science projects, basketball practice and everything in between to show your Valentine how much you care. These helpful tips can show you how to create the perfect Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank.

  • Make sweet Valentine’s Day decorations. Flowers and chocolate may be the traditional Valentine’s Day accessories, but you can spice things up this year with some unique pieces that make your special someone smile. Design a mason jar with brightly colored paper and fill it with chocolate for a homemade touch, or construct festive, felt fortune cookies with “sweet nothings” inside. These easy crafts can also double as favors for your kids’ class parties or centerpieces for your romantic dinner for two. 
  • Prepare a feast filled with love. Nothing is more romantic than a homemade meal tailored just for your Valentine. Create a dish that shows you care, like our Paella Salad or Vegetable Sausage Soup. Don’t forget to finish it off with some Libby’s Fruit Cocktail drizzled with chocolate syrup for dessert!
  • Spend quality time at home. After the kids go to bed, turn up your playlist to your favorite songs, crack open a bottle of your favorite wine, and relax. A board game is a great way to spend some quality time with your Valentine, while still having fun.

This Valentine’s Day, ditch the candy hearts and fancy restaurant protocol and plan an evening just as special in your own home.