How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? If your February 14th has become a bit, shall we say, routine and rough on the budget then maybe it’s time to mix things up. Forgo the “traditional” candlelit-white-tablecloth dinner for something a little more fun, frugal, and intimate.
This year, instead of fighting the crowds for a reservation, consider doing something delicious yet simple like takeout from you favorite Chinese restaurant. Light candles and dine with chopsticks in the privacy of your own home. Trust me, it’ll be a lot more romantic than being squeezed into a tiny table between two other couples.
Finish the evening off with a new (and adorable) treat like the one featured in this article. This fruity dessert is easy, quick, inexpensive, and a great way to exchange Valentine’s Day sentiments with that special someone. These little cuties are also a great idea to toss into the kids’ school lunch boxes. Give them an extra surprise…a yummy snack and a reminder you love them.
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To get you started, here are 25 homemade Valentine’s Day cards, 25 homemade Valentine’s Day gifts, and four cute (and FREE) printable Valentine’s Day cards. Happy Valentine’s Day!
1. Cut strips of parchment paper ¼” wide x 3” long.
2. Using a permanent marker, write a Valentine’s message on each one.
3. Open Fruit Roll-Up and remove from packaging.
4. Cut the Fruit Roll-Up in half.
8. Eat the leftover Fruit Roll-Up bits (this isn’t really a step but go ahead and eat it, nobody is looking). 🙂
11. Wrap individual “cookies” in plastic wrap to keep them fresh.
This cute idea for Valentine’s Day fortune cookies also makes for a great snack. Spend some quality time with your little one whipping up a batch for him or her to take to school or for a Valentine’s Day party.