Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it and with little ones around, the holiday can quickly be overlooked by busy parents. This year, make the holiday special with the help of these 12+ frugal Valentine’s Day ideas. You both deserve it!

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12+ Frugal Valentine’s Day Ideas When You Have Kids

Cute Valentine’s Day Ideas

  • Make an “I love you” jar filled with little notes on what you love about your spouse. These can be serious or silly.
  • Do you pack your spouse’s lunch in the morning? Write a heartfelt letter and stick it in their lunchbox. They will love the sweet surprise!
  • Are you crafty? Create a one-of-a-kind gift for your spouse. Here are some ideas to get you started.
  • Make up a song about what you love about your spouse using a popular tune. It’s sure to bring a smile.
  • Create an old-school valentine for the love of your life complete with lace and fancy swirly lettering.
  • Serve his or her favorite meal on these easy DIY Valentine’s day plates by The Pinning Mama!
Credit: The Pinning Mama

Cheap Dates for Parents

  • Have your kids help you make a blanket fort and after they go to bed, snuggle up inside it and watch your favorite movie with your significant other. Wine and chocolate are encouraged, but not necessary.
  • Send the kids off for a night at grandma’s house and have a candlelit dinner ready when your hubby comes home. It will be a welcome retreat after a day at work.
  • Play your favorite board game in bed.
  • Grab your socks and hit the bowling alley! When was the last time you did that?

Frugal Valentine's Day Ideas

  • Get really dressed up and go to a local coffee shop. Pretend you just got back from something very fancy and important.
  • Go to a cheap amusement park without the kids and BE kids again! You’ll be surprised how much stress this can relieve.
  • Set up a faux vacation getaway at home by preparing an evening filled with food, music, and movies based on a region you and your spouse have always wanted to visit.
  • A picnic in the park sounds so cliche but taking a quiet moment to enjoy each other’s company may bring you right back to those “dating” years.

Valentine’s day shouldn’t be the only time that you take time out for just the two of you. Take time to date your spouse and enjoy each other’s company throughout the year.

Frugal Valentine's Day Ideas When You Have Kids

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