Everyone is already talking about Valentine’s Day so I thought it might be a good idea to expand upon last years post about creating family traditions for a memorable Valentine's Day.
Valentine’s Day isn't just about the budding love of couples but it's also about the love of family. There are loads of ideas out there with great ways to spend the holiday as a couple, but what are some ideas for families?
In this year's post, I give you 5 more ideas to make it a memorable day for everyone in the family! 🙂
1. Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt
Create your own scavenger hunt for the family by gathering some inexpensive (Valentine's themed) items from the dollar store or you can use things you already have. Hide the items around the house and provide a list of clues to help find them. ex. Something red with white hearts, etc. Whoever finds the items first wins a prize.
2. Family Movie Night
Having a movie night is a great way to spend time with the people you love. The movies chosen don't have to be Valentine's themed – what's important here is that everyone enjoys spending time together as a family. Don't forget to have plenty of snacks!
3. Valentine's Day Breakfast
If time allows, it might be a nice idea to plan a special Valentine's Day breakfast for the family. I know mornings can be hectic and time won't always all this, so you could schedule this in for any day that works best. You could serve foods that are red and white themed such a my crepes recipe.
4. Heart Shaped Food for Dinner
Try serving a nice family meal with some of your family's favorite foods… but get a little creative and make them heart shaped if you can! We've actually done a breakfast for dinner on Valentine's day with pancakes shaped like hearts. You could also use a cookie cutter to make heart shaped pepperoni for a heart shaped pizza! 🙂
5. Chocolate Fudge Sundae Bar
Ok, so this is one of my favorites! After dinner, set up an ice cream sundae bar with all the fixings! If you can find some Valentine's Day themed sprinkles to add to the sundaes, even better! 😀
Bonus: Visit and spend time with a family member who might be alone on Valentine's Day
If you have a loved one in the family who may be alone on Valentine’s Day it's important to remind them that they're loved and not forgotten on this day. Even if all you can do is give them a call to say Happy Valentine's day, please do it. It will mean a lot to them to know that someone's thinking of them. Spending time with our extended family, our elders and loved ones is important any day of the year – let them know they are loved and appreciated.
I hope this post gives you some inspiration for creating your own family Valentine's Day traditions at home.
For more ideas, please check out the last years post! 🙂
Do you have a special family Valentine's Day tradition?
I'd love hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below! 🙂