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Budget and COVID Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day can be financially tough, especially when you’re recovering from the holidays. To make matters even worse, try celebrating it in the middle of a pandemic!  This is why we’ve compiled some budget and COVID friendly Valentine’s Day ideas we think you’re going to love.

Couple’s Painting Class

Get artsy with your significant other and make a memorable keepsake. It doesn’t matter if you’re a left or right brain thinker, painting classes are sure to turn anyone into an artist.  Local businesses, like Girl Boss Boutique in Denham Springs, are offering small group classes for a minimal fee and some are even geared toward couples. There are also thousands of free tutorials online that you can do from home.  Some craft stores like Michael’s offer curbside pick-up, which makes getting paint supplies easy and COVID safe!


Create Your Own Valentine Card

Valentine’s Day cards can be quite expensive, especially if you choose one with embellishments.  We promise it’s what the card says that truly counts.  Whether you want to keep it simple on a note card or get creative by adding some adornments, your Valentine will love your hand-made love note far more than a store-bought card.


DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberries

In South Louisiana, strawberry season is about to be in full swing.  That means you can find delicious strawberries at an affordable rate right now. Chocolate covered strawberries are relatively easy to make and DIY saves you a lot of money.  Check out this video for homemade chocolate covered strawberries.

Share the Love

Paint rocks in a conversation heart theme, then hit the road taking turns to pick out hiding spots in your community.  Be sure to hang out for a while and see the reaction of people finding your rock!

Take a Virtual Cooking Class Together

Spending time together in the kitchen is the perfect way to share quality time for the holiday.  We were surprised to see how many free cooking classes were available online. A few suggestions are the Institute of Culinary Education’s free online cooking classes via zoom and Nestle’s Toll House “Baking it Easy” on their IGTV channel.

Celebrate on the 15th

Agree to celebrate a day later then wake up early to beat the standard big-box store crowds and buy the traditional candies and flowers for half-off! Who says you have to celebrate on the 14th?!