35+ Creative Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2018

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Are you looking for a new and special way to celebrate Valentine's Day but don't want to break the bank? We have listed over 35 fun and creative ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetie!


Ideas For Celebrating Valentine's Day Out On The Town

Ice Skating - Ice Skating for 2 at the Gallivan Center as low as $13 or ice skate at South Davis Ice Rink for as low as $7.25 for 2.

Go To The Ballet - See Ballet West's Cinderella on Feb 15 for $36.50 each.

Take A Cooking Class - Sushi Making Class for 2 at The Blue Marlin in Sandy for $57.

Bowling - Grab some friends and go bowling! Bountiful Bowl is offering 2-games of bowling + shoe rental + fries and soda for up to 6 people for just $35.

Recreate Your First Date - If you are the sentimental type, recreate your 1st date!

Take A Painting Class Together - Pay just $39 for a date night painting class at Painters Pallete in South Jordan and American Fork.

Escape Room - Solve puzzles together at the Chaos Escape Room in Salt Lake City for $34 for 2 people.

Go Snowshoeing/Hiking - If you can get away from work, take a daytime date to our beautiful Utah mountains to go snowshoeing. You can find a great list of Winter Hikes at Utah Adventure Family or you can go on an all-day guided tour for 2 with Fat Toe Adventure Company for $78.

Go Rock Climbing - Check out Momentum in Lehi where you can get an adult pass for just $10.

Explore a Free Museum or Art Gallery - The Bean Museum in Provo is free as well as many art galleries on Park City Main Street.

Daytime Lunch Date - If you can't get away for dinner perhaps you can enjoy a lunch date. 

Dinner Theater - Salty Dinner Theater is presenting Beauty and The Beast at various locations and dates in February. Get 2 tickets for just $24. (Dinner is extra.)

Watch The Sunset From A Lake - Grab a picnic and drive to the nearest lake to watch the sun go down together.

Try A Ninja Course Together - Want to be active, check out the Ninja Warehouse and test your skills for just $18 for 2 adults.


Ideas For Celebrating Valentine's Day At Home

Fondue For Two - If you need a fondue pot, check out this Valentine's Red Ceramic Fondue Pot by Wilton, the same one is currently available at Walmart for $10 in the Valentine section.

Heart Shaped Pizza Dinner - Tight on time? Grab a Heart Shaped Pizza from Papa Murphy's for just $7 through 2/14. 

Camping In Your Living Room - This is totally free but so fun! Set up a small 2-man tent in your living room and string some Christmas lights overhead. Then make Smore's in the fireplace. If you don't have a fireplace, try this S'mores Snack Mix.

Getting To Know You Questions For Married Couples - Think you know your spouse? Ask them these questions and get to know your spouse even better!

Karaoke At Home - If you have a Karaoke machine, sing your hearts out and laugh your heads off! Duets are always more fun!

Home Spa Night - Think relaxing Bath Bombs, Scented Candles, Massage Oil and pamper each other.

Pick Out A Book To Read To Each Other - Take turns reading a book that you'll both enjoy (for a little twist, pick one word such as "day" and you have to stop reading and kiss every time this word comes up in your book).

Watch Your Wedding Video/Photos - Snuggle up together and take a walk down memory lane by watching your wedding video or looking at your wedding photos.

Cook Valentine's Dinner Together - No babysitter? That's ok! Grab some steaks or shrimp and cook together in the kitchen. We love these cute Mr. & Mrs. Aprons!


Inexpensive Valentine's Day Gifts and Surprises

Make a Photo Collage To Music - A few years ago, I gathered pictures of my husband and myself from the time we started dating to our most recent photos and created a slideshow to some of our favorite songs.

Hide Something In His/Her Car - Leave a note, a favorite treat or a gift. I like to drive to his work and leave it in his car because that is when he is least expecting it.

Lipstick On The Mirror - Does your spouse get up before you? Surprise him with a bright red lipstick message on the bathroom mirror. Be sure to put lots of lipstick kisses all over the mirror too!

A Year Of Date Nights - I did this for my husband and he loved it. We had a theme for each month's date and it was so fun to have it already planned. If you want to take it a step further, include gift cards or cash with each month, so that the dates are already paid for. Here are some great printables from Clean & Scentsible for a year's worth of date nights.

Write A Love Letter - A real, heartfelt, handwritten love letter is worth more than money and better yet, doesn't cost anything.

Heart Attack Your Spouse - Give your spouse a "heart attack" by covering the garage door, bedroom door or front lawn with tons of hearts. 

DIY Valentine Scratch Off Card - Who doesn't love the fun of a scratch off card? Learn how to make a DIY Valentine Scratch Off Card here.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries - Homemade Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are easy and inexpensive to make and your Valentine will love that you made them just for them.

Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt - If you don't want to make up your own, you can download free Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunter printables from The Dating Diva's.

Valentine Candy Bouquet - Does your Valentine have a sweet tooth? Make a candy bouquet with all of your sweetheart's favorite treats.

Roses - For some couples, roses are a tradition and traditions are important too. Here is a great deal for Amazon Prime Members - Two Dozen Roses for just $19.99 from Whole Foods.

Give Practical Gifts - Some frugal people I know don't want flowers because they feel that they are a waste of money since they eventually die. If your spouse is like this consider practical gifts. Perhaps, sunglasses with a note "We make a good pair" or socks "You knock my socks off".

 

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