Most parents are probably spending Valentines day at home with their kids. Celebrating a family valentines day is an excellent idea for couples who don’t have caretakers around.
Last year I wrote a blog post with stay at home date night ideas for couples. Now that you are here, you might want to check out that post too. It includes stay at home date night ideas for two typical situations, one when you can send the kids off to grandmas and have the house to yourself and one when they are off to bed at night.
If you are looking for ideas to celebrate Valentines day as a family continue reading.
5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE A FAMILY VALENTINES DAY
Family Valentines day dinner
Get together as a family and cook a Valentines day dinner. Make sure to include everyones favorite dish on the menu and have fun cooking dinner together.
Decorate the home and make a big deal out of it. These are going to be memories that last a lifetime, have fun planning your special family dinner.
Family Valentines day movie night
Look for family friendly movies to watch together for a Valentines day movie night with the fam.
Some movies from our personal list of family films that we look forward to sharing with our son in the future are:
Valentines Day movies for families
Beauty and the beast
Oh, and how can I forget the Wizard of Oz.
Valentines day family game night
This is a fun way to make Valentines day fun for the littles. Here are a few family games appropriate for Valentines day.
Family Valentines day activities
Some fun ways to incorporate the Valentines theme into a family day is by organizing some Valentines day activities. Here are some ideas,
Build a cookie bar, bake a fresh batch of cookies and get different colored frostings and other decorating tit bits and have fun decorating cookies with your kids.
The same idea can be used for other celebaratory treats for example, build your own sundae station, or Cake pops and cupcake decoration.
Food not your thing? No problem, here are some Valentines day craft activities to do with kids.
Valentines Day Family Date Night
Why not celebrate with a family Valentines date night. Book a table at your favorite resturant, get dressed up and have a fun night as a family.
Want to make the family date night more interesting? find a new restauant in another town or location and drive there just for dinner. Make it a special night for all of you.
Even without doing any of these things you can still make the day special with yearly Valentines Day family rituals.
Every year for Valentines day make handmade cards for each other, or start the tradition of hosting a special Valentines day tea party for the kids.
You can get as creative as you wish and share some amazing memories with your family each Valentines Day.
How do you celebrate Valentines day together as a family? Do you have some special family rituals centered around Valentines day. Do leave me a comment below with your best Valentines day tips and ideas, I would love to incorporate more tradtions as we grow as a family.