A Saturday (Budget) Valentine

Valentines Day is on a Saturday this year. I've got a list of things to do to fill your day with things to do while saving you money. Pick a few things on my list and make your Saturday fun and filled with love.

Plan a heart themed breakfast: Use cookie cutters to make heart shaped pancakes, french toast, breakfast sandwiches, fruit, donuts, ect. You get the idea! Have fun with this! Eating at the table is optional!
Buy a bottle of cheap champagne or coffee liquors and serve above breakfast with mimosas or spiked coffee. Yum!
Explore your cities events. Check community calendars and see whats going on. There may even be special Valentines events happening for free or a small fee. Some of my favorite places to check is museums, libraries, non profit organizations, spas, and small businesses.
Eat lunch at that new restaurant you've been meaning to try. Because most people make dinner reservations on Valentines Day, you should have no problem getting in for lunch. 
Attend a matinee movie screening. Movies are expensive so get one in before the prices go up at night. 
Plan a Netflix binge day. Pick up some snacks from the dollar store, pop some popcorn, and call it a day. 
Got snow? Get nostalgic and go outside and build a snowman together or have a snowball fight. When it gets to cold come inside and cuddle over hot chocolate. 
Have a game day. Pull out all those games for two and have fun! Studies say the couples who have game nights together have longer lasting relationships. Can't help to try right?
Get out all of your crafting materials and make each other valentines. 
Have a camp out in your living room. Who said blanket forts were just for kids?
Have takeout for dinner and have it delivered. Enjoy it with some wine and snuggles on the couch.
Have a big tub? Light some candles, pour a glass of wine and take a nice bubble bath together. Need I say more?
Put on "your song" and slow dance in your living room. It's such a personal experience it will make you feel closer to the one you love and bring back memories to why that song is "your song".
So there you have it. Many ideas for Valentines weekend that won't break the bank. What are your plans? Add your ideas or posts in the comments so we can all get even more fun ideas!

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  1. We will be enjoying Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans with friends who are like family. Should be a very good time! I've told the husband that I expect he will be taking me for oysters at some point during the day - we're at the height of the season & we should be able to find them for around $10/dozen ��

    1. Oh that sounds like a lot of fun! Come back and let me know how it goes!

  2. Cute ideas! I especially like the mimosa idea...after all, who doesn't love an impromptu,at-home brunch?

    1. That's one of my favs too! I have small little pink moscatos to use this coming weekend for my mimosa's :)

  3. I really like the idea of doing things during the day and then having a netflix marathon at night! I hate crowds so that's a big part of Valentine's Day I dislike.

    1. I agree. Me and R are going to do some geeky stuff during the day (we work in science and there is a polymer discussion at the library). Then home cooked meal and Netflix :)

  4. Ryan and I are doing a 5k! It's the "Chocolate Lover's 5K" but when I signed up I didn't even realize it was on Valentine's Day. I just wanted free chocolate. :P