Dinner parties are my jam. And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I had the perfect excuse to throw a little something together to celebrate with family.
Money is a little tight right now so I had to be really budget conscious when planning. But that was no problem because I was able to put this party together for four dollars. Yes, you read that right. FOUR. (besides the cost of food, which doesn’t count because we were going to eat dinner anyways)
So if you are looking for a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family this weekend without breaking the bank, here are four tips to help you plan a special Valentine’s Day dinner at home:
1. Change your scenery || Eating dinner in a new spot will make it feel extra special. We had our dinner on top of an old door at the end of the driveway – super random, but so fun! I realize that in many parts of the country, eating outside in the middle of February isn’t ideal but you can get the same effect inside. Usually eat in the kitchen? Transform your living room into a pop-up restaurant for the evening.
2. Be resourceful || You know those Rifle Paper Co. botanical notebooks that you see all over the internet? I used the covers for my garland. I had originally used the journals for my daily devotions but since they were full I figured it was time to repurpose them. I archived my favorites in a larger binder and saved the rest of the pages for a fun journal project that my cousin Lily put together (more on this later).
3. Dress the part || Everyone loves an excuse to dress up, right? Even though you aren’t going out, dress up like you are! It will make you feel more festive and everyone will look great in photos.
4. Keep it simple || Don’t spend any money on dishes, just use what you have in your cupboard. To make it a little more festive, dress up your table with some simple potted flowers. I picked mine up from the grocery store at $2 a pop.
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?