Thursday, February 5, 2015

5 Valentine’s Day Dates on a Budget

I love Valentine’s Day, I really do... but gift giving holidays can get expensive quickly!  To make sure that things stay reasonable this year, John and I agreed to only exchange cards. Along with our cards, we decided we would go on a mini-date! We are planning something budget friendly, but still great fun!

Here are 5 Valentine’s Day on-a-budget date ideas!



1. Breakfast out
Instead of having dinner out, go out for breakfast.  My hubby lovesss breakfast, and I loveee going out to eat – so it works perfect!  Your meal will be half the price, but you still get to enjoy a little dining out!

2. Catch a matinee
John loves movies, and quite honestly, I’m growing to love them too... but sometimes movie tickets can be expensive.  To lower the cost (and to avoid the crowds – big bonus!), go see a matinee!

3. Geocaching
I don’t know about your hubby, but mine likes to be outside and active.  If you have never heard of geocaching, you need to look it up – it is basically a treasure hunt (just not for actual treasure!).  There are different levels of difficulty, but all will be a good time!

4. Dessert date
If you just can’t get away from a night out, opt for dinner-in and dessert-out. You’ll still get a tasty treat and the fun environment, but not have to break the bank.

5. Start a tradition
Let's get real for a second... I have absolutely no recollection of what John and I did for Valentine's Day last year - someone please tell me I'm not alone?!  Start a tradition associated with your holiday so you not only have a little something special to anticipate, but also fun times to look back on (and remember!).



What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Any good date ideas?!

22 comments :

  1. Super cute idea!! We're actually doing brunch this year just for fun...and also catching a matinee right after!! :) xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. i LOVE the idea of a dessert date :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. Such cute and fun ideas! :-) I have to work until 7 pm on Valentine's Day so I'm not sure what we will do. Maybe of these ideas hehe. Thank you for sharing! :-)

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  4. Love the idea of starting a tradition. And dessert out is the best, I wish there were more dessert bars around, I've been to a few and they are absolutely the best!

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  5. I've always thought geocaching sounds so fun! I love the idea of breakfast or brunch since it's on a Saturday this year. Great ideas!

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  6. The only reason I remember last year is because it was terrible haha. We ended up at Chickfila at 9:30 pm

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  7. OK... you just made my day. That's brilliant. My husband isn't a crowd person & V-day is NUTS... but he is a morning bird!!! Breakfast is BRILLIANT!!!!!!! Thank you for that idea!

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  8. You're the second person I've seen mention geocaching in the last three days - I need to look it up! I bet my husband would love that. We are also definitely matinee people! That photo of you and John is fantastic :)

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  9. This is adorable. I love these ideas. Billy and I are going out to dinner the following week because dinner on Saturday night for Valentine's Day in NYC equals a prix fixe menu and being rushed in and out the door.

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  10. Love these ideas! Especially the breakfast! I am a big fan of brunch, and we could even make that our tradition :)

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  11. Great ideas! We've gotten to where we only see matinee's now. The extra cost and crowds isn't worth it.

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  12. Super cute ideas!! We love doing brunch on Sundays because my hubs works all day Saturday in February, so he's usually tired at night. We'll have to throw in a matinee too. :)

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  13. These are great! And v day falling on a Saturday this year makes the breakfast option much more doable! :)

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  14. I love, love, love these ideas! Xo, Stephanie

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  15. You two are just too cute and loving your ideas...we may not be able to use them on Valentine's day but I think they could fit easily other times as well. =)

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  16. You guys are so cute!! And what great ideas...I think the dinner in and dessert out is just perfect!

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  17. Geocaching! I just recently heard about this but it sounds like so much fun! All of these are great ideas and no, you're not alone! I have no idea what we did either!

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  18. Loves these ideas that will save some money. As recent college graduates (and with a wedding on the horizon) we're always looking for ways to not break the bank. Thomas LOVES movies, and is a total movie guru, but we hate paying so much for a movie ticket. A matinee is such a great idea.

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