Valentine’s Day might have a reputation for being a date night for lovebirds. But many people enjoy celebrating with their whole family.
Start the day with a Valentine’s Day Breakfast
Since Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, enlist your kids to help you prepare a special Valentine’s-themed breakfast or brunch. With just a bit of extra effort, you can turn your weekend breakfast into a special celebration that will be fun for the whole family.
- Heart-shaped pancakes – try this special twist on Red Velvet Heart Pancakes from Food Network
- Heart-shaped eggs – with this easy-to-use heart-shaped egg ring, whip up your families favorite fried eggs
- Greek yogurt-dipped berries – for the lighter side, check out this healthy twist on berries and crème.
Spread the Love to Others
If you’re looking for a way to show your children the importance of giving back and showing the love to others, have your kids make homemade Valentine’s cards for your local nursing home or elderly neighbors. You might even want to make special treats, just be sure to coordinate with the nursing or assisted living home in advance to discuss special dietary restrictions.
For some fun ideas, check out these kid-friendly DIY Valentine’s crafts from Woo Home.
Go on a Family Date
You don’t need a babysitter to enjoy Valentine’s Day – try planning a family-friendly date instead! Perhaps this is an outing to the local children’s museum, or going to see a special movie. If you’d prefer to not bring your children to a restaurant, bring the restaurant to you and order food to go. Break out the candles, table cloth and maybe even the special dinnerware and enjoy a special family dinner at home. Make your dinner more interactive by taking a cue from Thanksgiving and share what you love about each person.
Have any fun Valentine’s Day traditions you’d like to share? We’d love to hear, comment below!