There are so many different ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day! While most movies and ads portray it as a holiday just for couples, you can have just as much fun together as a family. Valentine’s Day is also a great time to make your kids feel loved, celebrated, and valued. Celebrate love of all kinds this Valentine’s Day with these fun ways to celebrate with the whole family!
1. Have a family movie night
Pull out all the stops for Valentine-themed family movie night! Pick a family-friendly romantic movie like Lady and the Tramp or Wall-E, and rent or stream it. You could do this on the TV in the living room and curl up together on the couch, or stream it on a laptop or tablet and build a fort to watch it in! Either way, gather plenty of pillows and blankets for everyone to get nice and cozy. Add some fun snacks or a nice, easy takeout dinner to have the fun of a family night out without the added stress!
2. Valentine’s Day brunch (or breakfast for dinner)
Whichever version of this you choose, it’s sure to be fun and sweet! If you have time in the morning, wake up a few minutes earlier to make heart-shaped breakfast food. One fun option is making pancakes and cutting them into heart shapes with a cookie cutter, with the added bonus of sweet strawberries or strawberry sauce if you have time. If you try to avoid sweets in the morning, there are whole food options like heart-shaped eggs and bacon too! A little bit of love goes a long way, especially for this holiday. If there’s no time in the morning, breakfast for dinner works wonderfully too! It’s a fun, festive way to break out of the normal routine.
3. Make crafts together
This one is perfect for families with young children. There are all sorts of fun Valentine’s Day crafts for each and every age level! If all else fails, some washable red and pink paint and some heart-shaped sponges are a great way to make sure you’re able to involve kids of every age. For an extra bit of fun, you can even involve the family pet and add a couple of pawprints! If your kids don’t seem interested in the crafts you’re showing them, hop on Pinterest as a family and see what crafts you can find that pique their interest.
Now, you’re ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a fun, safe, family-friendly way!