Couples are not the only people who can celebrate Valentine’s Day. Anyone can celebrate this special holiday, including families. The most important people in the world to you are your family, so why not celebrate with a few Valentine’s Day family activities? You can celebrate with your spouse, children, parents, siblings, and other relatives! Families can take part in various activities, such as baking, playing games, and Valentine’s Day crafts. This is a fun way for families to celebrate the day and spend time together. Spending time together is a great way bond to build or strengthen relationships. Valentine’s Day is a holiday where people express how much they care about each other. This holiday is the perfect day for families to get together and enjoy the company of one another.
Are you looking to celebrate this special day with your family members? Then here are a few Valentine’s Day family activities to plan out.
Baking Valentine’s Day Cookies.
There is always a reason to bake cookies together as a family. This includes holidays such as Valentine’s Day! You can find cookie cutters shaped as hearts, cupid, or letters. Use the letters to spell out “Valentine”, “Love”, or use the “X” and “O” cookie cutters to make “hugs” and “kisses”! Decorate your cookies with red, pink, and white icing and sprinkles. You may even find sprinkles that are shaped like little hearts! You can find the supplies in stores and websites such as Wal-Mart, Target, Party City, AC Moore, and Amazon. When you are done, everyone can sit back and enjoy some delicious Valentine’s Day cookies!
Exchanging Valentine’s Day Gifts.
Exchanging gifts on Valentine’s is optional, but can be fun. Children and parents can buy gifts for each other. Parents or older siblings can help younger children pick out a gift. For families who are on a budget and still want to exchange, you can find inexpensive gifts. The gifts can include candy, a card, stuffed animal, small toy, coloring or activity books and crayons, nice key chain, and photo frame. You can find these affordable gifts in stores such as The Dollar Tree, Five Below, Wal-Mart, Target, and Kmart.
Family Game Night.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a few games! Playing games with the family is a fun way to celebrate and spend time together. Card games can include Uno, Go Fish, Crazy Eights, and War. Board games can include Monopoly, Sorry, Trouble, and Operation. If you own a video game system, you may have a game everyone can play together! This can include sports games, party games, and even trivia games. Other games can include Twister and Planet Hollywood.
Dinner and a Movie.
Looking to take the family out for Valentine’s Day? You could always take them to dinner and a movie. You can take them to a nice family restaurant or a fast food restaurant, depending on where everyone wants to go. Restaurants can include Denny’s, Ihop, Friendly’s, McDonalds, Burger King, and Subway. Does everyone want to eat something different? No problem, just find an “all-you-can-eat” buffet restaurant! When you are done eating, take everyone to the movies! Make sure you pick a movie that is fun and appropriate for everyone. If you cannot find a movie in the theater to see, then pick a few to watch at home together!
Valentine’s Day Crafts.
This is a great idea for families with young children, but anyone can take part in this craft! You can create heart shaped cards, picture frames from colorful craft Popsicle sticks (red and pink would be great for Valentine’s Day), or a small scrapbook of the family. This is a nice way to spend time together and make something new for this special holiday!
If you find yourself wondering how to celebrate with your family, then you can always use this list of Valentine’s Day family activities for ideas. The activities you choose will depend on what everyone wants to do. There is a chance that everyone will want to do different things. If this happens, try to compromise. For example, one child may want to bake while another may want to work on a craft. You can have your children to help to prepare the Valentine’s Day cookies. As the cookies are baking in the oven, you can all sit down and work on an easy Valentine’s Day craft. When you are done with the craft, you can enjoy the cookies as you play a game or exchange gifts. Does anyone want to go out to dinner and a movie? You can go out later that evening or plan to go out on the next available day (if there is not enough time to go out that evening). If you have to reschedule the outing, remind children that it will give them an extra day to celebrate. Your children will look forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day with you again! This way everyone can enjoy the Valentine’s Day activities.
Do not only limit fun activities to Valentine’s Day or other holidays. It is important for families to spend time together and tell one another how much they love each other every day! Have fun celebrating the day together and Happy Valentine’s Day!