Host a Fantastic and Frugal Valentine’s Day Party for Children

5 Easy and Frugal Tips to Host a Fantastic Valentine's Day Party for Kids.  Includes links to some great printables.


Easy Budget Friendly Tips for Hosting a Valentine’s Day Party for Children


Hosting a Valentine’s Day party for children can be a load of fun and accomplished inexpensively with a little preparation and planning.  Jennifer Carver, of Spaceships and Laser Beams, is here sharing her tips for hosting a budget friendly celebration your children will love (we think you’ll love her money saving ideas for invitations, decorations, treats and activities too!)!


Tip #1:  Handcraft your invitations.  Instead of buying expensive store bought, boxed invitations, create your own!  Using basic craft materials and hand cut paper hearts, add all of the essential party details including date, time, and location and whether guests should bring Valentines to pass out or a treat to share.  Another fun idea is to inflate heart shaped balloons with helium and tie the party details to the balloon with pink or red twine.  Hand deliver the invitations for extra excitement (and to save money on postage and envelopes). Not crafty? There are lots of free Valentine’s printables boys and girls will love.

No Spread Sugar Cookies and Perfect Icing

Tip #2:  Invite guests to bring a Valentine’s Day treat to add to your dessert spread.  Whether you are going all out on a full dessert table or just setting up a small display of tried and true favorites, inviting guests to RSVP with a treat they’d like to bring will help you provide a sweet variety, save on out-of-pocket costs and reduce your party prep time.  Plus, most guests will bring something that they personally like, which means satisfaction guaranteed!  Win-win!  One great activity and treat is to decorate heart shaped cookies. Here is a can’t miss no spread sugar cookie recipe and tips for cookie decorating with kids. 


Tip #3:  Choose no fuss decorations from your party and entertaining stash and purchase remaining items at after-Christmas clearance sales or dollar stores.  With many holidays throughout the year that traditionally incorporate red and white (4th of July and Christmas quickly come to mind), chances are you already have a few décor staples on hand that you can reuse and repurpose.  Gather up linens (tablecloths, runners and napkins), serving trays, platters and cake stands and leftover tableware such as paper plates, napkins, cups and utensils.  All of these items will make perfect additions to your décor!


If you plan ahead you can take advantage of after-Christmas sales to bulk up your décor and party essentials.  Many basic red and white items can be found for practically nothing!  Even solid color holiday wrapping paper or something with stripes and dots could be used for a table runner, for making disposable place mats, to line trays or spruce up water bottles.  Plain packaging items on clearance can be used to create party favors or to package sugar cookies if your party includes a sugar cookie decorating station.


Additional items can be purchased from dollar stores.  Many dollar stores sell cute red and pink plastic heart embellished glasses, red and pink plates, cutlery and even small heart confetti.  Add heart shaped helium balloons, some DIY tissue tassel garland, a love banner cut from cardstock and you are set!


Tip #4:  Plan a few simple games and crafts geared towards Valentine’s Day.  Keep costs down by focusing on the sharing of Valentines.  Guests can be invited to bring Valentines premade, or you can provide simple card making materials at the party.  Valentine mail bags or boxes can also be made as a simple craft.  Other party games can include classic party games twisted to match the party theme.  “Cupid Says” or “Pin the Arrow on Cupid” are easy adaptations of crowd favorites.


EverydaySavvy DIY Valentine EOS Lip Balm Card with a Free Printable


Tip #5: Hand Out Simple Favors –  These cute Magical Pony Valentine favors are super cute and so inexpensive. This EOS Valentine card  (pictured above) would make a great favor too!


These five budget friendly tips will help you host a Valentine’s Day party the kids will be smiling about for a long time! Plus they are so easy that you can throw together in no time at all!



Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Men from EverydaySavvy


Men are hard to buy for and if you exchange gifts, I try and find gifts that my husband will love. If you are looking for Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men, we have a great list of gift ideas that will help you find something unique for the men in your life. We tried to find really fun things in all price ranges to help you with your shopping this year. [Read more…]

Hot Prices on Dollie and Me Girl and Doll Dresses – Great for Valentine’s Day

Dollie and Me Roses Printed Dresses


We have owned several Dollie and Me dress sets for my daughter. I love that you can find matching girl and 18 inch doll clothes for less than what American Girl sells their outfits for. Even if your daughter does now own an American Girl doll, this doll outfit will fit most 18 inch dolls. Right now, there are a few Dollie and Me outfits for great prices and the roses print make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift. If your order totals $35 or more, it will ship for free. [Read more…]

Great Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Women

Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Women

Sometimes my husband and I exchange little gifts on Valentine’s Day and other years, we just do something sweet like candy. If you need gift ideas for women for Valentine’s Day, we have found some really cool and unique things for teens, signifigant others and other women in your life. We have found items in many price ranges to help surprise your loved one. [Read more…]

DIY EOS Lip Balm Valentine’s Day Cards with Free Printables

EverydaySavvy DIY Valentine EOS Lip Balm Card with a Free Printable

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you will love our cute free printable cards, made to hold those cool EOS lip balms. My tween loves to collect different EOS lip balms and these make fun Valentine’s Day treats for kids, tweens, teens or adults. These are so simple to make and we have created two different printable cards. One is Valentine’s Day themed and the other, you can use to give these fun lip balms as small gifts, all year long.

You can buy EOS lip balms just about everywhere. They sell them at Target, Walmart and at most drug stores for around $3-4. I sometimes buy them with coupons at Ulta stores too. CVS and Walgreens carries the Beauty 360 brand, made by Revo, which is a similar size to the EOS lip balm brand. You can also buy the Revo brand at the Dollar Tree, under the name Chap Ice for just a dollar! It is about half the size, but at a better price. I have included smaller printable cards to fit the smaller Dollar Tree Chap Ice/Revo lip balms.

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Personalized Kids Valentine’s Day Tee Shirts



Here is an amazing deal on personalized kids Valentine’s day tee shirts.

Get your Valentine one of Jumpin Jack SPLAT’s new trendy tees! These cost just $13.99 and you only have to add $3 for shipping. That is a great price on an adorable personalized tee shirts.

For the little hunks they have the Simply Irresistible and skull and cross bones long sleeve tee’s . How cute will your little man look in his one of a kind personalized shirt?

And for your little sweetheart they have the Kiss Me and ‘I heart you’ girly long sleeve tee’s! Add a tutu and some cute accessories and she will be set.

These high quality tee’s are available in sizes 2 year, 4 year, 6 year and 8 year.

Estimated to ship February 10th for Valentine delivery!

Check out the personalized kids Valentine’s day tee shirts here!

Valentine’s Day Deals and Freebies

No Spread Sugar Cookies and Perfect Icing


Happy Valentine’s Day!  Here is a list of some great Valentine’s Day deals and freebies to make your day a little brighter!

Valentine’s Day Coffee, Restaurant, & Movie  Deals:

AMC Theatres Coupon – Free Order of Fries on Feb 13 & 14 for Les Miserables Viewers (plus coupons for other movies on other days)
Ben & Jerry’s Coupon – $3 Off Medium or Large Valentines Day Cake (exp. 2/28)
Buca di Beppo Coupon – $10 Off 2 Buca Small or Large Pastas, Baked Pastas, or Entrees (exp. 2/24)
California Tortilla Coupon – Free Sweet Treat with Entree Purchase on Valentines Day
Caribou Coffee Coupon – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Drinks on Valentines Day
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Coupon – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Beverages on Valentine’s Day
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill Coupon – 14% Off Online Order (exp. 2/14)
Houlihan’s Coupon – Free Lobster Tail or 5 Shrimp WYB Steak Entree on Valentines Day
Krispy Kreme Coupon – Buy 1 Dozen Valentines Day Donuts Get 12 Valentines Cards Good for 1 Free Donut Per Card (exp. 2/14)
Lone Star Steakhouse Coupon – Free Appetizer WYB 1 Entree (exp. 2/17)
Marble Slab Coupon – $2 Off Any Heart Ice Cream Cake or 6 pk. Heart Ice Cream Cupcakes (exp. 2/15)
O’s American Kitchen Coupon
 – Free Brownie Sundae with with Purchase of Any Bundle Meal after 4pm on Valentine’s Day
Papa Murphy’s Coupon – $2 Off Any Pizza (exp. 2/28)
Peets Coffee & Tea Coupon – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Drinks (exp: 2/17)
Pei Wei Coupon – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree (exp. 2/17)
Quiznos Coupon – FREE Cookie on Valentines Day 2/14 (no purchase required)
Ruby Tuesday Coupon – Free Dessert Coupon with Online Reservation for 2/14-2/17
See’s Candies Coupon – $2 Off $25 Purchase (exp: 2/14)
Souper Salad Coupon – Buy 1 Adult Buffet Get 1 Free WYB 2 Drinks (exp: 2/14)
Starbucks Coupon – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Vanilla Spice Latte, Caffe Mocha, or Hot Chocolate After 2pm (exp: 2/14)


Valentine’s Day Freebies, Online, and Store Deals:

Mr. Food — FREE Dealth My Chocolate Cookbook

The 4 Seasons of Marriage: The Secrets to a Lasting Marriage FREE Kindle Book(limited time)

The Dolce Diet: Valentine’s Day Menu FREE Kindle Cookbook (limited time)

Recipes for Romance FREE Kindle Cookbook (limited time)

See’s Candies Coupon — $2 Off $25 Purchase (exp. 2/14)

Amazon Valentine’s Day Gift Cards — Free Gift Box and 1-Day Shipping

Amazon Gift Cards — It is not too late to grab a Amazon Gift Card – Instant e-mail delivery or printable

Pinzon Hemstich 400 thread-count Egyptian Cotton Sheet sets marked down to $59.99! (Ret. $150)

Vistaprint — 6 FREE Personalized Gifts! (will not arrive in time for Valentine’s Day)

Mabel’s Labels – $2 Off Heart Labels


Don’t forget our DIY and Recipe Valentine’s Day posts too!

Valentine’s Day Cookie and Frosting Recipe – No Spread

Spa Sock Cupcake Tutorial with FREE Printable Cupcake Wrapper Template

Easy & Tasty Valentine’s Day Dessert – Molten Chocolate Cakes

Valentine’s Day Meal and Food Ideas For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner



Thanks Surviving The Stores 

Valentine’s Day Gift Idea – Personalized Mug Plus Sale Coupon

If you are looking for a cute Valentine’s Day Gift idea, consider a personalized mug for just $6.99 shipped. Use the coupon code 1MUG to grab the mug for just $1 and then shipping is $5.99. You also will receive 40 free prints with this offer.

Fill up the personalized mug with some chocolates and you have a wonderful and personal gift. This works great for adults or kids. My girls love having their own special mug.

This offer is for new customers only.



Create Your Valentine’s Day Gift Personalized Mug

Cute Personalized Kids Classroom Valentine’s Day Cards

Cards for Every Classmate…At a Sweetheart Deal! 99¢ School Valentines at Cardstore!


Looking for some cute personalized Kids Classroom Valentine’ s Day cards? Then check out  You can get a sheet of Valentine’s Day cards for just $.99! Just use coupon code  CCA311 at checkout. This coupon code is valid thru 11:59pm PST 1/22/13. I used for my Christmas cards this year and was very happy with the quality of the cards.

There are kinds of super cute templates too! Most have 4 cards per sheet so each card is only $.25.

Cards for Every Classmate…At a Sweetheart Deal! 99¢ School Valentines at Cardstore!

Love this pirate one too!

pirate valentine card


Shop School Valentines at Cardstore!

Valentine’s Day Freebies, Deals, Coupons and More

A Krispy Kreme Valentine's Day-themed donut.

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Looking for some fun freebies and coupons for Valentine’s Day?  Here is a great list.  You can share everything from a FREE coffee, cookie, movie and more with your sweetie.  Many of these offers require you to print out a coupon to bring with you.


Don’t forget about these great Valentine Meal ideas too!


Thanks Surviving the Stores.

Hot Price on ESPN Magazine – Great Valentine’s Day Gift

espn magazine sale

Married to a sports lover? Then I  have a great a Valentine’s Day gift idea! Today only you can get a ONE year subscription to ESPN Magazine for only $3.99 (up to 3 years at this price!) Just use coupon code BARGAINSHOPPERMOM at checkout to drop the price.

This is amazing price but is only good  through midnight tonight,  Sunday, Feb. 12th.

If this isn’t the magazine for you, remember  you can use coupon code BARGAINSHOPPERMOM to get 20% off of all other titles at DiscountMags!


Looking for more online coupon codes? Be sure to check out the online coupon code page with 1000s of coupon code. Never pay full price when online shopping again.