Normally Valentine’s Day consists of some sweet texts during the day and a rush of trying to get ready after work to go out to a nice dinner. Since I work all day in scrubs and pulled back hair to avoid flying spit (serious) it’s hard to feel sexy in a time crunch. That’s why I’m extra excited that Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year!
Money is limited at the moment, but that’s not going to stop me from brainstorming how to make Valentine’s special all around the clock!
Rise N’ Shine Valentine
Breakfast in Bed
There are SO many great breakfast ideas for breakfast in bed (or at home). Here’s what’s catching my eye.
Smoothies! Like this simple and cute one from MakeandTakes.com
Heart Shaped French Toast, Pancakes or Cinnamon Rolls. Just search on Pinterest and find the heart-shaped carb explosion! There’s everything from red velvet to X and O shapes, and if you’re a big breakfast eater check out this Strawberry Nutella Stacked French Toast!
Last year I did the heart-shaped bacon, and I think this year I’ll aim to do an egg and sausage sandwich to go along with coffee. Heart shaped of course :).
This pic I found from Pink Pistachio got my wheels turning and proves that it’s all in the delivery. ;).
Get Your Heart Rate Up Together
Many things can apply here of course ;). I’m hoping for a nice day so we can take a
walk stroll (more romantic right?) by the water to walk off those oh-so-worth-it-calories.
Often times I’ll leave a love note on the mirror either in soap (so it shows up with the steam), in lipstick, or a cute note taped up.
See a Matinée Romance
This is kind of the go-to, but hey if you see a matinée then you still have your whole night to do something different!
Love Scavenger Hunt
My favorite Dating Divas has a printable and ideas already drawn up, but you can play around with the clues and make it your own. I’m pretty excited about the possibilities here!
Make Art Together
Around Seattle there are so many classes you can take. Or give pottery a try! I guarantee some laughs as well as priceless art you can proudly (or not so proudly) display.
Practice Random Acts of Kindness
Hand out food to the homeless, go to grocery stores and pay for the person in front of you, just look for where love is needed and be generous with it! It’s contagious :).
Night of Love
Do Dinner Out Differently
Take it around town by eating each course at a different place! Drinks, appetizers, entrees, and dessert all at different restaurants. Tip well though, since these servers are having to work on their holiday and the bills are smaller.
Build A Love Fort
How much did you love forts as a kid? Extra sheets, couch cushions, and clothes pins meant hours of fun! This grown up version can be even better with some romantic lights and mood music.
Possibilities are endless with this one. I’m a sucker for fondue, and it’s a lot less expensive doing it at home than if we were to go out the Melting Pot! The Culinary Queen Bee has some great fondue recipes as seen below.
Grab the blankets and hot chocolate (or chai) and head out to find a spot to watch the sunset and start later on. In our case, we’d have to drive a way from the city to see stars, but that would be half the fun!
Whether your Valentine’s Day is on the cheap or extravagant put some thought into it! Enjoy the special someone in your life and no one will feel disappointed.