7 Fun & Frugal Valentine’s Date Ideas

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on January 17, 2013

In these times, saving money is a necessity for many couples. This Valentine’s Day tap into your creative side instead of your wallet to come up with fun date ideas that will melt the heart of your Valentine. These frugal date ideas are romantic and will give your sweetheart a night of fun, while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Home Picnic

Lay a blanket on the floor and create a fun picnic area where you and your love can enjoy homemade treats and meaningful conversation. Making the food yourself will not only save you money, but it will mean more to your sweetie because the treats were made with love.


Nothing is more fun than two cooks in a kitchen. Cooking a special meal together on Valentine’s Day is a great way for two people to get to know each other and share a lot of laughs. For added romance, serve your meal on a beautifully decorated candlelit table.


Clear an area of a room in your home for dancing. Decorate that room with lovely scented candles and flowers. Create a beautiful CD of love songs to dance to throughout the night. Make an extra CD for your Valentine to bring home. Chocolate covered strawberries and wine will add the perfect touch of romance to your special night with your Valentine.

Memory Lane

Bring out all the pictures and videos that represent the special memories that the two of you have created. A memory lane date will rekindle your love and bring you and your Valentine closer.

Movie and Snacks

You will definitely be saving money if you choose to create your own romantic movie and snack date night this Valentine’s Day. Make it extra fun by recreating the look of a movie theater by wrapping your couch in lights and having a snack bar filled with your Valentine’s favorite treats.


If money is tight, treat your sweetheart to a Valentine lunch instead of dinner. Place a romantic poem on their plate for added romance. After your love reads their poem, they’ll be warm and fuzzy and won’t care what Valentine meal they’re sharing with you.

Make Everything

This a way for both you and your sweetie to get creative this Valentine’s Day. Both of you have to make everything from the cards to presents that you give each other. It doesn’t matter what the finished product looks like when it is a gift that comes from the heart.

Treat your special Valentine to one of these fun and frugal dates, or take bits and pieces of these ideas to create your own specialty date. The amount of money you spend on a date doesn’t matter. The only thing your Valentine will care about is the love and thought you put into your special date.

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