2013 Valentine’s Day Guide
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This is the third consecutive year that I have posted a Valentine’s Day guide and I am excited to show you the ideas I recommend for this year! I believe Valentine’s Day is an important day to remember the ones we love and who have loved us throughout the year. I hope some of these ideas inspire you to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a special way. To see the other guides click here:
~ Date Ideas ~
For those that want to have a quiet Valentine’s night at home here are several cute ideas…
The Valentine Date
I love this Valentine’s date by The Dating Divas! This is the perfect collection of everything sweet, romantic, and fun. I think you will really enjoy a relaxing evening at home and surprising your spouse!
The Spouse Sleepover
This is an adorable date that you can do right in your living room! It takes very little planning and will bring you and your spouse closer together.
This cute idea entails turning your dining room into a romantic cafe for two! Put together your spouse’s favorite dinner and plan for a wonderful meal together.
Mini Heart Pizzas
How cute would these be to make on Valentine’s Day? Homemade with love, this is the perfect meal to serve to and/or make with your spouse!
~ Military Love ~
Looking for the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your deployed spouse? Here are several ways to make it a day to remember!
This Valentine’s day send your sweetheart some kisses. Put on some pretty lipstick, pucker up, then cut out and laminate them. On the back write sweet little notes for him!
LOVE this unique DIY idea. Definitely turns an ordinary care package into something extra-ordinary!
Valentine’s Day Care Package
I knew the blogger who came up with this idea was creative, but she is just overflowing with awesome ideas especially for care packages! Not sure what to fill your Valentine’s Day care package with? Be sure you will find plenty of ideas here!
Letters From Home
“Homemade fabric envelope using soft, red minky fabric and tan linen napkins. Great for dressing up those Valentine’s day notes or sending a little something special in this adorable packaging! Great for sending in those care packages too!”
Scrapper’s Block of Love
I love this idea from a guest poster on my blog! Get a scrapper’s block and fill each one with a reason why you love your spouse. On the back fill it with something you are going to do together when they get home from deployment. A wonderful gift of love to send for Valentine’s Day!
~ Romance & Spice ~
Looking for just the right way to spice up the day? Try one of these ideas!
Tips for a Romantic Bedroom
You don’t have to go to a hotel to get that clean, new, romantic-type atmosphere – you can make your room romantic too! Follow along with one of my guest posters as she gives you very simple, easy, and cheap ways to make your room more romantic.
Boosting Your Drive
Wondering what foods are the most romantic or which are most helpful to get you in the mood? This post spills it all! Incorporate one of these foods into your Valentine meal for a little extra spice in your day!
Two Minutes in Heaven
Spice things up by playing this game with your spouse on Valentine’s day. All you need is some paper, a timer, dice, and each other!
31 Ways to Spice Up Your Marriage
Choose from 31 different ways to spice things up this Valentine’s Day. From showing your spouse how you love them, do doing things together and more, this list is sure to help you in figuring out how to spend the day!
~ Gifts ~
Looking for the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day? Try one of these creative ideas!
“Places” Couple’s Book
If you like DIY projects and sentimental gifts then this is perfect gift for you! Include pictures of all the places you’ve traveled together and write a little poem to go with each. This thoughtful gift is bound to make some memories!
Check out the Pure Romance collection that inspires romance for every couple! The Pure Romance line sells intimate products, beauty products (makeup and perfume), and items for bath, and massage!
“I Love You” Present
Looking for a way to celebrate your love? Try this adorable and creative DIY that is composed of three different parts. The blogger says she did it for her anniversary, but this is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day too!
Love Coupon Book
Love giving or getting love coupons? Well now there is a new twist on love coupons as you can now pick and create your own! Pick from tons of dates from artistic, classic, and creative dates to outdoor fun, sports, adrenaline dates and more!
Valentine’s Day Gift Round-Up
Here you can browse from over 20 different Valentine’s Day gifts. From DIY to store-bought this is a great place to find the perfect gift for your loved one!
~ Decorations ~
Love decorating in pink and red? Check out the best Valentine’s decorations and ideas here!
Make this pretty paper chain of hearts to hang anywhere in your house. Looks easy to make and is cheap because it’s made with construction paper!
Valentine’s Day Garland
This Valentine’s Day decoration made of “x’s” and “o’s” is homemade by an etsy shop owner. One of my personal favorites and definitely something that would look good hung in any house!
Paper Heart Wreath
This creative wreath would be lovely on any door. A fun DIY project bound to brighten up your Valentine’s Day!
Felt Heart Wreath
Saw this gorgeous wreath on Pinterest and knew I had to share! This wreath is made out of felt circles and sounds very easy to make. Definitely worth the work and supplies to have it hanging on your door!
~ Miscellaneous ~
Last, but not least here are a few ideas I didn’t know where to put, but couldn’t resist sharing with you!
The Ultimate DIY Valentine’s Guide
This is quite similar to mine except for the fact that it’s all DIY stuff. From food to cards, find even more ideas for your 2013 Valentine’s Day!
101 Valentine Ideas for Under $5.00
This is a great guide of Valentine’s Day ideas for kids and adults alike. This blogger’s whole family helped come up with the ideas and I think they are pretty great!
3 Ways to Use Your Vintage Valentine Letter
Who doesn’t love vintage? In this post there are several more ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day that include using a beautiful vintage letter. It’s a very creative way to say, “I Love You.”
50 Balloons of Love
This is an idea I found awhile back and decided to do it for my husband one day. I think if you do pink, red, and white balloons this would be the perfect idea to surprise your spouse with on Valentine’s Day!
What are YOUR Favorite Valentine’s Day Ideas?
yay!!! It’s up 😀
thanks for sharing my DIY this year <3
will have to check all these out a little more when the babies are sleeping today 😉
No problem girl! 🙂
Wow…what a great post! Thanks so much for sharing my felt wreath. It’s on of my favorite projects!
Have an awesome Valentine’s Day!
No problem, I thought it was great! 🙂
These are great ideas, Kathryn! The funny thing is we actually don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day and never have. We did it the first year and realized flowers cost twice as much, dinner reservations were ridiculous and everything was just overpriced. So we decided to simply have at least one date night every week and to treat every day like Valentine’s. Now, almost 10 years later, we’re loving our daily Valentine’s Day.
True, but that’s why I put down awesome things to do at home! 😉 I think this list for any day not just Valentine’s Day! Thanks for commenting hun!
Thank you for sharing this. I love the name of your blog. I saw it at Happy Wives Club link-up! Thank you to your family for your service for our country.
Thank you so much I really appreciate that! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!
Visiting via Homemaker’s Challenge. These are great tips, thank you!
This is a great post! I’m looking forward to a quiet Valentine’s Day at home with my hubby. 🙂
Sounds nice 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
This almost makes me want to actually do Valentine’s Day with my husband this year ;). We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day as a couple. More with the kids because our anniversary is a few weeks later. So we prefer our own private celebration ;). But this sounds like some great ideas.
Stopping by from SITS Sharefest
Thanks for stopping by and commenting! You don’t have to try these things on Valentine’s Day you can always try them other days and make it a “date” night or even for your Anniversary! 🙂 Good luck!
Love all of these ideas! The spouse sleepover sounds like such a great idea, and I ADORE all your DIY decorations. Great post! Stopping by from SITS and loving your blog! I’d love for you to stop by and visit my blog if you get the chance 🙂 Have a fabulous weekend!
Diary of a Debutante
Thanks for stopping by and glad you liked the post! I hope you get the chance to try a few of these ideas. 🙂 I stopped by your site as well and commented! 🙂
Ooo! I’d love for you to link up at my blog for Wedded Wednesday, Kathryn. These are great resources and ideas just in time for Valentines day. Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂
Thank you Beth! I just did! Do you have this link-up every Wednesday?
Yes, I’m hoping to make it a “fixture” on Wednesdays. 😉 Thanks for linking up, Kathryn!
Awesome i will add it to me weekly list! 🙂