Last year, my husband and I decided to celebrate Valentines Day at home!
We don't have many favorite restaurants in town, and our baby boy went to bed around 7:00pm. So, instead of paying for a babysitter and going out to a somewhat decent/overcrowded restaurant, I put together a homemade Valentines dinner and dessert.
Here are some highlights of the evening. Feel free to use any ideas for your own at home celebrations...
1 & 2 - Free Valentine's printable's courtesy of Martha Stewart.
Find the wine label HERE and the "Be Mine" spin wheel HERE
3 - For the rest of the table decor, I gathered up all of the fun/cheesy Valentines decorations I already owned. One of the apothecary jars is filled with paper hearts and pink streamers, the other is filled with carmel Hershey's Kisses!
1 - I made one of our favorite desserts...a white cake with strawberry and cream cheese topping. To make the dessert a little more special and festive, I made mini heart shaped cakes and layered the toppings in between (recipe to come next week!)
2 - I also made THIS delicious soup with homemade bread on the side (one of our all-time favorite meals).
To keep things on the inexpensive side, my husband and I gave each other a budget of $20 for gifts...it was a little challenging but here are some of the gift ideas we came up with...
1. Mini photo book of our favorite family photos. I purchased the book at Target, for around $4, then I cut and sewed on my own felt heart embellishment when I got home.
2. Potted flowers instead of a bouquet of roses, I believe these are Azalea's. They are much less expensive, just as pretty, and will last much longer!
3. Thrifted/vintage frame with personalized pictures. Find my tutorial on how to personalize it HERE.
4. Mini loaf of homemade banana bread with a love note attached...I gave this to my husband in the morning so he could have something special to start his day!