Make your Valentines Day sparkle!
After baby comes along, finding the time, and the money, to
celebrate your relationship, moves right down the list of
priorities and can sometimes even be completely forgotten.
Valentines Day is the perfect opportunity to remember what it is
you love about each other, and with our Valentines Day tips it
doesn't have to cost the earth.
Have a Backyard Picnic
So the kids are in bed and a long summer evening stretches ahead
of you? Why not have a backyard picnic under the stars? Include
some of your favourite treats, maybe even a bottle of bubbly and a
few choccies and camp out on a blanket on the back lawn. No need
for a babysitter, and the only cost is if you choose to splurge on
a few yummy treats.
A Bath full of Bubbles
Nothing is better after a long day at work, or a long day with
the kids, than a nice, long, relaxing bath, especially if someone
else runs it for you! Run your partner a bath with plenty of yummy
bubbles or some special scented bath oils and he or she will relish
the chance to relax and unwind. And it won't cost a thing!
Get the Kids Involved
Valentines Day cards can be expensive, not to mention actually
remembering to pick one up when you're tearing round the
supermarket with a couple of toddlers, so why not make your own? Or
even better, get the kids to make one. It will keep them
entertained for a wee while, and is far more personal and
thoughtful than a bought one.
Dinner by Candlelight
OK so it's the oldest cliche in the book, but there's a reason
for that: dinner by candlelight really IS the epitome of romance!
There's a little bit of planning involved, but it's well worth it.
Feed the kids early and get them off to bed, then set the scene for
romance with a few candles, a nice tablecloth and a bottle of your
fave wine. Add in a nice meal (which doesn't have to be a big deal;
a nice pasta or a quick stirfry require minimum time and effort but
still taste yummy) and you have the perfect romantic dinner minus
the expensive bill at the end.