I love the IDEA of Valentines. But hate the commercialization part of it. I’ve basically told hubby that flowers anytime are welcome but I don’t expect him to try to keep up with all the unnecessary expectations.
That being said, I do love a simple romantic valentine’s date. Today’s guest blogger Brittany is sharing her idea for a homestyle simple romantic valentine’s date.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and so it’s time to start planning out a special date for you and your husband. Going out for a fancy dinner is great, but if you are looking to stay in and save a little money then you need to look no further than this post.
The recipe for a special night with your husband is simple: a simple dinner, meaningful décor, and heartfelt words.
Simple Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner
Our perfect Valentine’s Day meal starts with a simple, yet delicious, meal. Spaghetti is both easy to make and romantic (anyone else remember Lady and the Tramp?).
But since it’s a holiday, let’s take it to the next level and mix it up by making spasagna. Spasagna is a little like spaghetti and a little like lasagna. Basically, you mix the spaghetti noodles with alfredo sauce and cheese, top with spaghetti sauce and more cheese and bake it.
It’s a great alternative to spaghetti when you want a fancy meal without spending all day cooking.
With a heavy main course like spasagna you’ll want a light side so why not make a simple salad of romaine lettuce, cranberries, feta cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette. The red cranberries and raspberry vinaigrette are perfect for a romantic meal.
For dessert make a Strawberries and Cream Pie which is similar to cheesecake but lighter. With ingredients like strawberries, whipped cream, cream cheese, and just a little sugar this creamy pie will have you falling in love all over again.
Put the mixture in a chocolate graham cracker crust and drizzle with chocolate sauce for a special treat.
Simple Romantic Valentine’s Day Décor
Choose your décor based on things that will remind you of why you love your spouse. I covered our table with a red cloth and placed a square glass jar from our wedding reception in the middle of the table.
The glass jar has blue lace (my husband’s favorite color) around it that I added with a little hot glue. I decided to put water and a floating candle in the jar to give our table a nice romantic glow.
Next, place pictures in the middle of the table. Pick pictures that remind you of special times that you have spent with your spouse. I decided on a few black and white pictures from our wedding. As long as you aren’t too messy you can just pull a few pictures out of an album so that you don’t have to print any pictures.
Lastly, I used a heart-shaped hole-punch to create some cute confetti to give the table a finished look. I found my hole-punch at a craft store, but if you want to save time you could purchase the confetti or just leave it out completely.
Find pictures and use a centerpiece that will celebrate your marriage and leave you reminiscing while inspiring you to dream of the future yet to come. Keep it simple and have fun!
Simple Romantic Valentine’s Day Gift
What is more heartfelt and meaningful than a handwritten letter from your spouse? If you aren’t looking to spend money on a gift, you cannot go wrong with a letter.
Writing a letter might seem a little intimidating but really it isn’t, just write a few things that you love about your spouse. As long as it is from the heart it will be perfect. Here are a few ideas if you don’t know where to start:
- Tell him why you love him.
- Tell him when you first knew you loved him.
- Share a favorite memory.
- Write out a prayer that will be uplifting.
- Tell him why you are proud of him.
- Tell him why you are thankful for him.
- Tell him whatever you want to tell him! He’s the love of your life so don’t be afraid to open up.
Writing a love letter to your spouse is perfect because it’s from the heart and can lead you to deep meaningful conversions, which is perfect for a simple, yet delightful, Valentine’s Day dinner.
Bio: Brittany Putman is a blogger at GraceLoveLife.com who enjoys spending time with her husband, reading good books, and practicing her cooking skills.
She is a child of God striving to become a Proverbs 31 wife. She writes about practicing grace and celebrating love as a newlywed.