Valentine’s Day Dinner (on the cheap!)

Here's everything you need to have the pefect Valentine's Day Dinner - on the cheap!! Complete with grocery list, recipes and menu cards!!


My friend Cheree created this amazing Valentine's Day Dinner and Menu Plan for you, and oh my goodness, I just love it!


Cheree has some crazy amazing skills when it comes to floral decor, and her centerpiece was perfect. Don't feel like you have to do anything this fancy, but she spent just $20 on all the flowers you see here ~ you could just as easily skip this step or use something you have on hand (but hers really are gorgeous!)




By using things she (mostly) had on hand, she made a beautiful table arrangement that was such a fun way to spoil her family at home.




But the best part is this really, really …. REALLY cute menu plan to help you prepare your Valentine's Day too.


Here's what's on the menu:




Caprese Salad Skewers



Mixed Berry Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette (Laurie's FAVORITE)



Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Chicken & Parmesan Crusted Baby Potatoes



Shirley Temples



… and …. this AMAZING (really truly) Flourless Chocolate Torte


A few of the PPP team members actually were able to enjoy Cheree's meal this week together down in Alabama (where most of the PPP team members live . . .) and after seeing their yummy pics I felt a twinge of jealousy and just had to try it out for my family too!

I spent $7 on some tulips to fluff our table (nothing as fancy as Cheree's arrangement, but still a fun splurge!), and then sorted through our ribbon scraps and linen napkins to come up with a tiny bit of a fancy table in our home too.

My kids LOVED the potatoes, the cake was fantastic (although we maybe dove in a wee bit too early before it was completely cooled . . . ), and having Shirley Temples for dinner on a plain old Wednesday night was such a fun treat at our house. 




So, if you'd love to skip the crowds and enjoy a simple Valentine's at home on a penny pinched budget, this is just for you. 

Go HERE to print your free menu Valentine's Day recipes and menu plan, and leave a comment to let us know if you use it too. Such a fun way to surprise your family (I promise they'll love this one, and know you'll be so glad you tried it out!)


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  1. This is so cute. Thanks for the ideas.

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