Valentines Day Date Ideas New Jersey & New York

Oh the places you’ll go if you know they are there. And by there, I mean here! In New Jersey/New York area for those of you local.

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Be prepared to be intrigued! If you’re looking for Valentines ideas for you an your sweetheart to have a night on the town, you’ve come to the right place.

These are just some of the ideas from Cloud 9 Living and if you haven’t checked out their site, you have no idea what you’ve been missing.

Whether you want a night out, a cheap thrill (literally, you can race a lamborghini) or a stay-cation,  they have you covered. Some of the activities are quite pricey, but I have put together a few of the best Valentines deals for you right here;

Sweets

HELL’S KITCHEN DESSERT TOUR

MANHATTAN, NY

FROM: $55
Explore Hell’s Kitchen and discover some of the best sweets in New York City’s busiest neighborhood on this tasty dessert tour!

 

 

Brooklyn Pizza

BEST OF BROOKLYN FOOD TOUR

BROOKLYN, NY

FROM: $125

 

Brooklyn is home to 2.5 million people, diverse cultures and a tour that will satisfy your hunger for cultural food and knowledge!

 

 

 

Mytery Dinner

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER SHOW

FORT LEE, NJ

FROM: $77
Prepare yourself for an evening of intrigue as you figure out whodunnit during this Murder Mystery Dinner Show in Fort Lee!

 

 

Dinner Cruise

NEW JERSEY DINNER CRUISE

WEEHAWKEN, NJ

FROM: $167

 

Delight in a magical evening aboard the New Jersey Dinner Cruise, surrounded by delicious food, dazzling city lights, famous New York sights, and endless entertainment.

 

None of these working for you? How about racing a Lamborghini? Yea, I’m serious.

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RACE A LAMBORGHINI

NEW JERSEY MOTORSPORTS PARK
RACEWAY PARK
POCONO RACEWAY

FROM: $468
Put the pedal to the metal as you race a Lamborghini down the straightaways of a real race-course and make your wildest dreams come true!
Willing to venture a bit farther away? There are many ideas to choose from. Happy Valentines!
Disclosure: I have no affiliation with cloud 9. I just thought it was awesome and wanted to share!
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3D Valentine Tutorial – ONLY $7 for 30!

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This adorable 3D Valentines card that I made for my sons 1st grade class this year is super easy and best of all, CHEAP!

Here is a quick step by step;

I took a few pictures with my son holding his hand out as if he were holding something invisible and selected the one I felt best fit his personality. I didn’t want him to just be smiling, I wanted it to be as he would if he were handing someone a lollipop in real life to get the real 3D effect. This is the one I chose;

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I don’t have an Iphone with the fancy text app’s, and I didn’t have any special apps on my android, so I decided the easiest way for me to edit and add fun text to the picture is to use the Paint program on windows. I had to download the fonts that I wanted onto my computer via dafont.com and there were so many cute ones to choose from. I selected some of the Valentines ones and also used one called “Kindergarten” for his name. I then opened my Adobe Photoshop light app that came with my Windows 8, and I edited the colors to my liking. Here is how it came out;

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Lastly, I had to get the photo’s printed, and due to it being right up the street, I chose Walgreens. Unfortunately, even with my attention to detail when cropping according to their ‘4×6’ picture specs, they still winded up printing it to less then expected standards in color, including chopping the bottom portion of his name off… In the sheet that shows how it should look from their printing sheet, it shows correct. Not sure what happened, but I am not too thrilled with this so I need to go back and have them fix this.  All in all, through Retailmenot.com , I was able to get 40% off picture orders and I got 30 of them for just $5.22 with tax and in-store pick up!

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All that’s left to do is add the lolipops (I used tootsie pops due to the size of the stick and pop giving the effect I wanted, but you can buy a while back of cheap ones at the dollar store to save even more money!). I had a box cutter that made it easy for me to get precise cuts.

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Then just add the lollipop and that’s it! You’re done!

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I plan on adding a sheet of card stock behind these so they aren’t as flimsy since the lollipops are a little heavy, but it isn’t needed.

Did I mention I made all 30 of these for just $7??!!!