Cheap Valentine’s Day Date Ideas That Will Impress

Feb. 14 is around the corner and people all over the country are starting to think of how to best celebrate their loved ones. If you want to impress your significant other without breaking the bank, here are a few cheap Valentine’s Day date ideas.

Home-Cooked Dinner and a Movie

A home-cooked dinner shows them how much you care. Tell your partner not to worry about dinner for that night because you have everything covered. You can put together a romantic and simple meal with only a few ingredients; try fettuccine Alfredo with asparagus, or make your own pizza using store-bought dough. Put on a movie you both love and enjoy the night together.

Sledding

Snow will likely be covering the grounds of Ogden on Valentine’s Day. Take your better half out into the starry February night or the sunny day and sled the night away at Mount Ogden Park or Rohmer Park. The movement will release endorphins and make you want to warm up with hot toddies and snuggles.

Game Night Double Date

Invite another couple over to your place and build some memories by playing card or board games. It’s a great way for you and your partner to celebrate the love of friendship on this day.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Someone That Has Everything

Giving gifts to someone you love for the holidays can be so rewarding. Watching that smile snake across their face and knowing you put it there just might be the best feeling in the world. Here are some holiday gift ideas for someone that has everything.

  • Focus on experiences: Utah has so much fun stuff to do. Plan a trip down in Salt Lake, take them for a weekend of skiing, or rent a boat for a beautiful day out on Great Salt Lake when the weather warms up. If you can manage to travel a little farther, head west to the coast for some wine, south to Zion National Park, or up northwest to the Olympics for whale watching.
  • Think practical: If you’re shopping for someone who buys everything they want for themselves, think faster than them about upcoming needs. Maybe their car is due for an oil change or they could use all-weather floor mats because they like to go off-roading. Showing them you thought about their specific needs will mean so much to them.
  • Give back with them: If your friend or family member truly has it all, they might enjoy giving just as much as you do. Suggest skipping gifts for each other this year and instead donate your time together to a charity.

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Fun Ideas for the Thanksgiving Kids Table

Thanksgiving Table set with food with family surrounding the table | Ogden, UT

There’s an awful lot to think about when you’re hosting Thanksgiving, including how you will keep the little ones happy and occupied while the adults are feasting and conversing. Use these fun ideas for how to decorate and prepare a Thanksgiving children’s table so that your youngest dinner guests have a great time this holiday.

Coloring Pages

 Nothing passes the time while waiting on desert like a little festive coloring. Print out some Thanksgiving-themed coloring pages for your kiddos ahead of time, and fill a few jars with different colored crayons that you can leave at the table. You can even take the creative space one step further by covering the kids table with a paper table cloth, inviting kids to draw and color right on the table.

Crafts that Inspire Gratitude

Set out an “I am thankful for…” book and invite kids to draw pictures or write sentences about what makes them feel gratitude. Alternatively, you can cut out leaf shapes from construction paper ahead of time, and invite the kids to write what they’re thankful for on each of the leaves. When finished, you can hang the leaves up with string creating a nice, homemade Thanksgiving decoration.

“Give Thanks” Centerpiece

As you’re picking out festive dinnerware and placemats for the kids table, remember to make an equally festive centerpiece. This is an easy do-it-yourself option and you can even invite the kids to help you make the “Give Thanks” centerpiece.

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