Valentine’s Day On A Budget (Part 1 of 3)

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, so I want to share some ideas with y’all now in case you’re still making plans! Whether you’re doing Valentine’s Day on a budget, splurging big-time, or even celebrating Galentine’s Day (any Parks & Rec fans out there?), I’ve got some suggestions for how to have the best Feb 14th possible! I’ll be splitting them up over several posts so I don’t overload you with information.


Ryan and I have definitely had years where we celebrated Valentine’s Day on a budget, and honestly,  you don’t always have to spend $$$ to have a romantic day. If you’re looking to save money on dining, you could cook dinner together at home or even eat lunch at a nice restaurant because lunch prices are typically less than dinner prices. One year, we used a restaurant gift card that had been sitting in Ryan’s wallet for months, and that saved us several dollars.

Looking for something romantic to do? Take a walk on along the beach (or pack a picnic and eat it on the beach) or visit a quiet park and spend some time together without your cell phones (the best V-Day gift ever). Just hold hands and stroll peacefully (assuming it’s not freezing cold in February wherever you live). Simply spending one-on-one time (with no phones for distractions) can be so romantic and intimate.

When it comes to gifts on a budget, I recommend making gifts for one another. (Side note:  does anyone remember that episode of Friends where Chandler and Monica are supposed to make presents for each other?) One year, I used a deck of playing cards to make 52 Things I Love About You for Ryan, and it was so cute. My mom saw it and did it for my Dad, too.

Another way to save a few extra bucks is to buy your V-Day cards at Trader Joe’s. They literally have the cutest cards for everything you could possibly want!

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Trader Joe’s also has beautiful flowers and the cutest little Valentine’s Day gummies!

 

Remember, even if you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day without spending a lot of money, dressing up a little can always make the day special, even if you’re just cooking breakfast in bed for your spouse! I don’t typically where the color pink, but I do love wearing something BRIGHT RED on Valentine’s Day!

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(This red wrap top is from LOFT’s Plus Size Line. I’m wearing a size 20,  and I’m a 42DD in bra size)

 

 

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