Forget paying over 60$ for roses for Valentines day for your sweetie! I’m not a woman who loves flowers, to me, yes they’re pretty… but they die! Plus at this time of year they’re ridiculously expensive.
But keep in mind fella’s that there are women out there who love flowers and expect flowers so if you are going to be buying any flowers I only have one place i recommend to you. It’s calld Dragon Fly Flowers. All of the flowers i’ve gotten from them are beactifully designed and last forever (at least in the land of flowers) so check them out! So here are a few ideas that you can make for that special someone in your life. Keep in mind some of these take time… so get cracking!
1) Heart shaped cookie box
This one I make every year. The first year i followed a recipe for a sugar cookie bottom and top, and found it really easy to break. Now I use rice krispies and it’s so much easier to just shape a heart out of rice krispies. You can then use starburst to make the ledge of the cookie box (and use icing for the glue). in the past i’ve picked out the red and pink ones and used those. And then once it sets you decorate the crap out of it. It always looks like a 5 year old made my cookie box (refer to my other post about my craftiness). I’ll post pictures of my creation once it’s finished!
This one takes a bit of time. You find a little box and you can decorate it with hearts or pictures of you and your loved one. Once you have your box, you can print out small shaped hearts and then write 100 reasons why you love them. Then each day they can pick one reason out of the box.
I was at the store the other day and they were selling little heart shaped pans. So this year i’m planning on making heart shaped pancakes for my husband and my son tomorrow morning. It’s easy and cute!
4) Make their favourite dinner and clean up
It’s always nice when a man cooks for his special lady (especially if it’s usually the woman who cooks.) With the advent of the internet guys, there are lots of recipes out there that you could easily follow. Some of the better sites out there are, RecipeZaar and Allrecipes. Pick something she likes (or if you are cooking for him, pick something you know he likes that you don’t eat often.) Men, if you are cooking for the ladies, don’t make her clean up the mess! Ladies, leave the mess until the next day and enjoy your partner! If you drink have a nice bottle of wine or Champagne, you can get many nice bottles for under 20$.
This is my personal favourite, if I could ask for anything this valentines day it would be for a morning to sleep in, and an afternoon off of mommy duty. I guess I’m a cheap date.
The Bottom line
But most of all, enjoy each other and realize that it’s not just valentines day that you should be showing appreciation for one another. Emptying the dishwasher without being asked. Making a special dinner for no reason. Leaving a little love note in their briefcase or in my case inside his lap top, is just small and simple ways to always let them know you love them. Oh and maybe it’s just me but getting a single flower for no reason is nicer then getting a dozen expected roses.
Have a happy Valentines day!