Tuesday, February 06, 2007

50 Cheap Dates Hosted by Shalee's Diner

Shalee is hosting a great post complete with Mr. Linky to help all of us come up with creative ideas for Valentine's Day. Be sure to visit her blog for some great tips.

Here are my, not-so-creative ideas for a romantic day with your husband-

1. Meet your husband for lunch that day. This year, the 14th falls during the week. Go somewhere adults go for lunch. Avoid places that have an overgrown mouse serving pizza or any place that serves your food over a counter. You may end up smack dab in the middle of a toddler birthday party or a Mom's Day Out.

Not romantic.

2. Lunch is often cheaper than dinner. By going to lunch together you can save money on the meal and the babysitter. Go out for ice cream for dessert!

3. Remember, you don't have to celebrate Valentine's Day on Feb. 14th. Think about it- Would you rather have a quiet romantic evening together on Feb. 13th or a rushed, "How long have we been gone?" and "Are we ever going to get a table?" night out?

4. Go somewhere you went to when you were dating or somewhere that "takes you back." For us, it would be a Mexican restaurant.

5. Rent a movie, pop some popcorn and just curl up together on the couch after the kids have all gone to bed. Sometimes the simplest times can be the best.

Visit Shalee for more tips!


Overwhelmed! said...

#3 made me laugh. There was once a commercial of a guy that missed giving his girlfriend a Valentine's Day gift, so the next day he presented her with a card that said, "Let's make Feb. 15th OUR Valentine's Day!" My husband and I have actually deliberately celebrated V-Day the day after. Best part of that...no crowded restaurants and the V-Day cards are usually 50% off! :)

I offered one, cheap and fun idea in my post!

Oh, and I noticed that your blog has been designed by Susie. It's beautiful! Susie does great work, doesn't she? She designed my blog too!

Kathleen Marie said...

These are some wonderful tips! We will most likely wait until the weekend to celebrate.

Susi designed my blog too! Gorgeous!

txmommy said...

great idea, lunch works well for saving some money!

Shalee said...

AMEN to #3! I'd rather have the romance and quietness than the fight to a table.

Thank you for participating in this love fest. I'm greatly pleased with all the ideas that will help us to avoid another stroll through the bookstore...

Mommy Dearest said...

I think the lunch idea is FABULOUS! Thank you! I think I'll try it!