A Valentine hack for which procrastination may actually work in your favor:
It's not terribly romantic, but my husband and I have a tradition of celebrating Valentine's Day on a different day– typically the weekend before or after, preferably the one that's further from the 14th. Restaurants are less crowded, it's possible to get a babysitter, and if I get flowers they're in better shape and cheaper!
Actually, Ellen, I think any occasion for a night out together is romantic.
If you time it properly, you could even score a fancy box of Valentine chocolates for half-price.
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