Valentine's Day Special – Happy Valentines Day Family!
Want to make Valentine's Day Special? Try these fun traditions to say “Happy Valentine's Day Family!” Whether you have kids or not, these ideas will make and keep the holiday fun and memorable for years to come!
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Valentine's Day Special Activity Traditions
Valentine's Advent Calendar
Create your very own advent calendar for Valentine’s Day, and get a sweet surprise each day. Find instructions on how to create this one at Our Kind of Crazy.
Family Valentine Game
Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to share family traditions such as treats, movies, games, and more on this special holiday. The Ottowa Mommy Club plays a “What I Love About You Game” at Valentine's dinner. Go around the table and say what you love about each person. Warning – it might just end in hugs!
Make and Give Valentine Cards
This is an obvious one but one of the oldest traditions of Valentine's Day! Let your kids make simple valentine's or find and print some cute options like this “You're on point” cactus or these “You're a Wheelie good friend” tire tracks for the kids to sign and give away to friends at school or just around the neighborhood.
Invite a Special “Guest”
The mom from Healthy Happy Impactful joins the family Valentine's dinner as “Mr. Mustache” wearing a pink mustache and pretends to be a “very important person”. It's fun to get silly sometimes and laugh with your family.
Heart Attack Friends and Neighbors
Cut hearts and write nice things or draw fun pictures and put them up on the front door of someone special. I like how Natalie of Doodlecraft laminates her hearts so they last even in bad weather!
“Open When” Letters
Homemade gifts are the best gifts, that’s why we do it very year. Try this “open when” letter gift. Give advice and encouragement all through the year, not just today. Fun envelopes available from Our Kind of Crazy.
Bake & Decorate Valentine Cookies
Make and decorate these cute Valentine's Day sour cream sugar cookies!! They're a perfect Valentine's Day activity to do with your loved ones. Then package them up and share the love with friends and neighbors! Recipe from Saving Talents
Love Note a Day
What about a Heart attack that comes on S..L..O..W? Write fun notes on hearts and add a new one to your child's door each day. By Valentine's Day they'll have 14 reasons why they're special.
But feeling special isn't just a family Valentines day idea, this is a great activity for co-workers, spouses, or your best friend!
Make Valentine's Day special with these love coupons! Give your partner or kids these coupons every year, and enjoy a tradition that focuses on quality time and togetherness. You can snag these free printable coupons from Healthy Happy Impactful.
Valentine's Helium Balloons
Get Valentine's Day balloons from the dollar store and tie one on the back of each chair at the table. It's totally tacky and oh so festive! My kids love it. Some Valentine traditions are worth keeping.
Decorate The House
This romantic Valentine's day decor is perfect for anywhere in your home but especially fun on the mantel. You can make this Playing card art as a family activity or gift for that “Queen of Hearts” in your life.
Valentine's Day Special Breakfast Ideas
Hugs and Kisses Pancake Breakfast
Include these XO Pancakes for your Valentine's Day breakfast traditions to make some wonderful, love-filled memories! From Lovely Indeed.
Make a Yummy Smoothie
A yummy and healthy way to get your color is with a strawberry banana smoothie and heart shaped strawberries! Bump up the nutrition even more by adding spinach and a little unsweetened protein powder!
Special Family Valentines Day Dinner Ideas
Crazy Spaghetti Dinner
Try my personal family Valentines day dinner tradition of “Crazy Spaghetti”. Where we eat spaghetti with large kitchen utensils! This hilarious dinner is delicious and a guaranteed good time! Although it is definitely messy.
Special Lobster Tail Dinner
When it's a special occasion, why not go all out and make a lobster tail dinner? It's sure to be a dinner to remember. If you've never tried cooking lobster there's a great recipe from What a Girl Eats that walks you through each step.
Valentine's Day Special Food
Heart Shaped Everything
Valentine's Day pizza is another fabulous family tradition, often for lunch or the Friday night before Valentine's Day. I mean, what's not to love about a heart shaped pizza?
But it's not just pizza. Use cookie cutters and cut EVERYTHING into hearts. My favorite things to cut: cheese slices, cucumbers, watermelon, sandwiches, and pancakes.
Eat Everything Red
Having your food color coordinated is a great way to make regular food feel really special! Try an easy heart shaped fruit tray for a fabulously healthy Valentine's Day dessert that doesn't mess with your waistline! Check out all the red food ideas here.
Chocolate Lava Cake Dessert
Chocolate lava cakes are a Valentine dessert tradition in my own house and this Gluten free version from Living Healthy With Chocolate is my go-to recipe! Shhhh…don't tell my family that's it's healthier cause they haven't noticed.
Cakes for Cupid
Instead of going crazy on lots of holiday candy, serve up one of your family’s favorite cakes instead. Like this Lavender Poundcake from Giggle Living.
Make Valentine's Day Special
I hope you found some great ways to make Valentine's Day special this year for you and your family!
If you try one or have any Valentine's Day Traditions to add to the list, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. We love celebrating all your hard work!Follow
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- Red Heart Fruit Tray for Valentine's
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie for Valentine's Day
- Cranberry Brie Tart Easy Holiday Appetizer Recipe
Valentine's Day Decor Ideas
- Romantic Valentine's Day Mantel Decor
- Queen of Hearts Art – Playing Card DIY
- How to Make a Macaron Tower
Classroom Valentine Printables for Kids
- Darling Cactus Printable Valentine Cards for Kids
- Awesome Car Valentine Printable
- Dinosaur Classroom Valentine Printable
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