Carole Middleton shares innovative Valentine's Day date idea for staying under 'budget' this year

Carole Middleton is already getting ready for Valentine's Day as the royal-in-law shares her romantic date idea for the special occasion with fans

Carole Middleton's cheap Valentine's Day date idea revealed
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Carole Middleton has shared her refreshingly cheap date idea for Valentine's Day, proving you don't need to splash the cash to celebrate like a royal. 

Carole Middleton may be a multimillionaire businesswoman, but that doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy the simpler pleasures of life. 

The Princess of Wales’s mother has shared her cheap Valentine’s Day date idea ahead of the romantic event next week, and let’s just say - it’s a lot simpler than you might expect. 

Since establishing Party Pieces in 1987, Carole has spent the last three decades making special occasions that little bit more festive with her company's extensive range of party supplies. From Christmas decorations to birthday cake accessories, the 68-year-old’s shop is heaving with everything you need to DIY your dream event at home. 

Carole Middleton smiles following the marriage of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

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Never one to miss an opportunity to celebrate, it appears that Kate Middleton's mother is already getting ready for the next holiday on her social calendar. Just last week, Carole shared a Valentine’s Day tribute to her grandchild, Rose, which is reportedly the name of Pippa Middleton's daughter. 

Taking to her Party Pieces' Instagram again on Friday, the former British Airways employee shared her Valentine's ‘date idea box’ with fans, which can be bought on the Party Pieces website for £12.99. The wooden box comes with 75 customizable date cards, where you can jot down ideas for how to spend quality time with your loved one. The gift also provides tabs that allow you to categorize your dates into 'Date Nights In', 'Dates Nights Out', 'Dates to Save for', ‘Anniversary’ dates, and ‘Budget’ dates. 

To get you started, Carole has even added her own idea to the box's stationery. 

If you look closely at the Instagram photo, the words "Takeaway and a movie" can be seen written on one of its heart-embellished cards. The cheap date idea has likely already been tried and tested by her royal daughter, who is known to enjoy a meal delivery with her husband from time to time. It's understood that Kate Middleton and Prince William's favorite healthy takeouts include sushi and Indian food, with the princess revealing in 2017 that 'curry' is her 'definitely' her first preference.

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.