3 Reasons To Stay Home For Valentine’s Day & Tapas Giveaway Theresa February 11, 2017 Cooking, Giveaways, Holidays, Lifestyle 25 Comments Whether you have been married for decades or only a few years, you should do something special for Valentine’s Day. Even a small gesture helps commemorate the love that you share. If you’re looking for an enjoyable, simple Valentine’s Day evening, look no further than your own home. 3 Reasons To Stay Home For Valentine’s Day Years ago, going out to a fancy restaurant was the most special way to spend the holiday. Now that I have children, staying in has more of an appeal to me. Even at home, our celebrations can continue. Check out three reasons why you can have an excellent evening at home. 1. You can include the children (before putting them to bed) Children love celebrating Valentine’s Day too. Make the day special for them. Since the holiday falls on a weekday this year, you only have a short amount of time to see each other after your children come home from school and before bed time. Together, you can make a special meal and surprise them with a small gift. Some chocolates or a stuffed toy is very thoughtful. This year, I can’t wait to look through all the treats and cards my daughter brings home from school. For a fun evening, we will play a board game and read a few books together. Taking the time to reconnect will remind everyone of how loved they are. 2. You can save money Sometimes, spending money can be stressful. One evening out can easily cost hundreds. If you would spend more time stressing over the money spent than enjoying the evening, don’t go for an expensive experience. Save money and have a simple night at home. Instead of expensive gifts, exchange coupons and make a special meal. 3. Your evening has a more intimate setting Skip the long lines, waiting, and crowds. Even if you get a nice reservation, restaurants will be packed for Valentine’s Day, and movie theaters will be too. With so many people going out, you will have a better chance of reconnecting by staying home. Even though some of the most memorable evenings I’ve had out involve incredible food, I also have vivid memories of crowds. Over the years, staying home started to sound more appealing. I can relax, wear something comfy, and be myself. Instead of stressing over making homemade food, try a Tapas for Two Gift Box of Spanish Food from La Tienda. We sampled this delicious collection of food over the weekend. Instead of everyone chowing down on pizza and then heading off to do separate activities, we enjoyed taking time to catch up as we ate. Since tapas, or small dishes, are perfect for snacking, they lead to good conversation. Staying in and eating good food is my ideal way to spend Valentine’s Day. Whether we cook something nice or eat tapas together, keeping the evening simple will make everyone happy. La Tienda Tapas For Two Gift Box Giveaway Two lucky winners will each receive one La Tienda Tapas For Two Gift Boxes! Enter this Valentine’s Day giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget. If you’re searching for a Valentine’s Day giveaway, you’ve come to the right place! a Rafflecopter giveaway 3 Reasons To Teach Your Children About Valentine’s Day, 10 Ways To Say “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day, 5 DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts Children Will Love, and Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids. You can also find Theresa’s Reviews on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flipboard and Youtube. Disclosure I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion! 25 Responses Lydia Samson February 12, 2017 Excellent idea! My husband and I have decided to do a ‘no cost’ Valentines day this year, part of that will be learning to cook something new! Lydia Samson Reply Debbie February 12, 2017 I love staying home for Valentine’s Day, so this post was just my style! And we love trying to think of new foods to try or meals to make on that day (last year we made fondue). I have never heard of this Tapas box so it would make a nice treat for sure! Reply Carla February 15, 2017 Yep staying in is the way to go! I prepared a dinner of bacon wrapped filet mignon, sauted jumbo shrimp sitting on a bed of garlic truffle mashed potatoes and drizzled with a garlicky buerre blanc and French greens beans on the side. This dinner would have cost a good $150.00 for 2 …. we saved a bundle and it was fantastic! In the summer months we eat tapas a lot … I just love to snack for hours in the evenings with a libation in my hand. Reply Sarah February 17, 2017 Saving money is my biggest reason. I swear they up the prices on that day! Haha Reply Alyssa Ruane February 21, 2017 We stayed home for V-day this year to save money! No shame in my game. Moving into a new place this weekend and moving is soooo expensive haha Reply Rojielyn February 21, 2017 That is a bright and practical way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Next year i will be staying at home and cook for my loved ones. Reply Cecilia Cannon February 21, 2017 we love tapas!! I mean my brother and his family live in Spain!! I did not know about this box and I would love to win! Reply Debra February 21, 2017 I love including the kids in Valentines Day because lets face it – I LOVE them too!!! But we always try to take time for each other too! It’s the best of both worlds! Reply Brandi with Big Fit Fam February 21, 2017 We NEVER go out for Valentines day, it’s just too crazy and we have 5 children that we like to celebrate with as well. Great list and the tappas look yummy! Reply CourtneyLynne February 22, 2017 Staying home on Valentine’s Day can definitely be fun!!! It’s the best way to involve your kids into the holiday Reply Blythe Alpern February 22, 2017 I love Valentine’s Day at home. It’s simple and quiet and can be much more romantic. This Tapas box is fabulous. It would be so much fun to try out tapas at home. Reply Nikki February 22, 2017 I stayed home for Valentine’s Day. I agree with your reasons! I also do it because I don’t like waiting in line for two hours to eat, lol. It’s definitely a smarter way to go! Reply Bill S February 22, 2017 Staying home for Valentine’s day is what we normally do. I love how low key it is, but also that we can include the kids in the holiday! Reply Ana De- Jesus February 22, 2017 What a great tapas giveaway. I agree, being at home is more intimate and you can personalize it and include all the family as well Reply Kiwi February 22, 2017 I stayed home for Vday this year because I was so sick! No biggie but yeah I think going out for reservations are so cliche I would prefer a creative night in! Reply Krystal // The Krystal Diaries February 23, 2017 My husband and I stayed home for Valentine’s Day. After long work days for the both of us we relaxed and had a nice dinner. Reply Jennifer (JenuineMom) February 23, 2017 All great reasons! We stayed home for Valentine’s Day — always do every year, in fact. It’s just too busy out there. Reply Stephanie February 23, 2017 That tapas box would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! Reply Heather February 23, 2017 We have stayed in for Valentine’s Day for the past eight years. It’s no coincidence that we have an eight year old daughter! 🙂 Reply Amber February 23, 2017 We LOVE to stay in and do tapas. We are also avid backpackers and believe it or not, tapas carry so well and totally hit the spot after a long day of hiking. Great v day idea! Reply Jean February 23, 2017 This sounds like a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Restaurants are always very busy for Valentine’s so its defintiely nicer being at home in your comfies enjoying delicious food! Reply Toughcookiemommy February 25, 2017 I love the idea of staying in an having that intimate time with my sweetheart. These products certainly facilitate that. Reply leslie rossi March 1, 2017 I’m all about saving money and feeling less cheesy about celebrating. I hate going out on Valentines to a restaurant and sitting there with everyone else. Reply Theresa March 2, 2017 I know what you mean! Luckily this year we found a really secluded spot in a restaurant, but some feel like you’re eating with all the other guests there! Reply Vaishnavi March 5, 2017 Wow, these are cool hacks for a stay at home celebration, that can be as much fun, and sometimes a lot more!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.