EASY AND FUSS-FREE WAYS TO DO VALENTINE’S DAY ON A DIME!
Looking for something sweet to do with the kids when they get off the bus today? Maybe you’d rather just make a memory together than get your little Valentine gifts this Valentine’s Day? Forget you volunteered to set up for the class party? Either way, Dollar Tree has you covered! Check out these sweet ideas for a quick, easy, and inexpensive new tradition and put together some awesome fuss-free Valentine’s Day ideas! I’m sharing how we do Valentine’s Day on a dime on our house every year in this post.
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You can buy Valentines with popular characters on them for the kids to exchange at school or get everything you need to make your own there! And as always, everything in the store is $1! Since Valentine’s Day is an approved (small) expense for No-Spend February I picked up everything I needed for the day at Dollar Tree just four days beforehand!
OUR FUSS-FREE VALENTINE’S DAY PLANS FOR THE KIDS
We do not buy each other gifts for Valentine’s Day, but our daughter is exchanging valentines with the class and having a party. We are decorating her valentine box this year. I volunteered to be a helper. Since she doesn’t do dairy well and they’re having ice cream sundaes I will be bringing her some dairy-free ice cream.
I also thought it would be fun to make a special snack for this week, and already have some frosting and gluten-free baking mixes in the cabinet. I should have some heart-shaped goodies baked up before the kids get off the bus.
We needed to decorate a box for the kids to drop Ella’s valentines in, so I saved the box from this month’s oily order. For the decorations, I just headed to Dollar Tree and picked up a couple of small bags with sparkly pink and red hearts as well as a pack of red letters to spell out her name. I considered getting construction paper, doilies and helping her make her own valentines, then I found some color-your-own valentines with stickers that I knew she would love. It’s hard to go wrong with unicorns for six-year-old girls!
She loved the valentines and filled them out Monday night. She colored them in and applied stickers Tuesday evening. Her box turned out adorable as well! After wrapping it with contractor paper left over from the house build I was able to let her loose with the hearts and letters. Easy peasy lemon squeezy as she likes to say! She enjoyed it, not a lot of supervision was required, and the mess was very minimal. That makes this mama happy!
DON’T FORGET YOUR SWEETIE! CHECK OUT THE PRICES ON THESE CARDS!
If you haven’t yet bought your sweetie a valentine don’t pay $4 plus at the grocery store! Just head into Dollar Tree and check out their Heartline collection! You can get Hallmark brand cards for as little as just 2 for $1! As you can see they have quite a collection!
I will never pay grocery store prices for cards again! I love the fact that I can get the same quality cards at Dollar Tree than I can in the card stores for a fraction of the price! That is definitely a frugal find! You can check out their Heartline and Expressions collections and more on the Expressions page!
My husband and I are continuing our favorite Valentine’s Day tradition this year; we got a babysitter and are cooking pizza at home for a quiet meal sans the kids. This doesn’t happen very often since I became a stay at home mom, and I am looking forward to it!
HOW DO YOU DO VALENTINE’S DAY?
Do you go all out or prefer to keep it fuss-free on Valentine’s Day like we do? We like to keep things simple because that’s just how we roll. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy some quality time with your honey and make sure your family knows they’re loved! Happy Valentine’s Day from a Life on a Dime my frugal friends!