Tis the season of love! It’s time for heart shaped sandwiches and fruit, pink juice, and red pancakes; it’s Valentine’s Day!
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Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Family
Anyone who has kids knows that every holiday is a kid’s holiday! The season of love is no exception. Kids love spending time with their parents. Share some quality time by making Valentine’s crafts together. Here is a list of traditions you can start together as a family this Valentine’s Day.
- Show your child how much they mean to you by having them wake up to a heart attack! By this we mean, write love notes on paper hearts and cover their bedroom door!
- Make your little ones feel extra loved today with a special breakfast like heart shaped biscuits with jam, heart donuts, or heart shaped cinnamon rolls!
- Send them to school with a love note in their lunchbox.
- Sketch a picture for them to color when they get home.
- Let them plan a Valentine’s dinner and help you cook it! Make it a fancy three course meal with mozzarella cheese filled hearts, heart shaped pizzas, and easy Valentine’s Day cookies for dessert!
Grandparents Want Their Love Too!
Grandparents are all about the keepsakes.
Start a new Valentine’s Day gift tradition with heart shaped magnet pictures, handprint picture frames, or this wonderful wooden ‘love’ sign made with hand and footprints that can be displayed on the wall or mantle piece.
Of course we know that one of the best things grandparents can get as a gift for any time of year is quality time with their grandkids.
Take the opportunity to gift your parents a night of quality kid time, while you and your significant other go out for some adult time!
Smooches for your Significant Other
Whether you’ve been together for a few months or a few years, sometimes gift ideas are not that easy to come up with. This seems especially true for Valentine’s Day. We just celebrated Christmas and now we need to come up with something new for our other half?
Thankfully Valentine’s Day can be as easy as flowers and chocolate, or as extravagant as a night in a hotel, away from the kids, with rose petals leading to a hot bubble bath and wine.
If you’re looking for something a little more in between those extremes, we have some ideas for you.
- Does your loved one love reading? Try this great Love Book. It’s your very own personal love story! If that doesn’t win you some points, we don’t know what will.
- If you’re making breakfast in bed, make it Valentine’s Day themed.
- Does your significant other love baths? Make a heart shaped bath bomb.
- Do you two ever have one of those nights where the kids are at the sitters, you have the whole night ahead of you, but you have no idea what to do? This year avoid that by gifting a year of date nights in a mason jar!
Valentine’s Day Ideas for School
Show Some Love for Teachers
When it comes to family and friends, it really is the thought that counts, but when you’re getting a gift for your child’s teacher, make the gift something that will make their day (and the ones that follow) so much easier. Be the one that stands out by getting them something they NEED.
They’ll get lots of chocolates and cards and candy, but what teachers want most is stuff they need for the classroom.
Make their gift Valentine’s Day worthy by wrapping things like sharpies, dry erase markers, pencils, crayons, etc. in mason jars with ribbon, pink tissue paper, or have your child decorate plain paper with hearts and wrap the gift in something homemade. Your child will love the wrapping, their teacher will appreciate the gift!
Don’t Forget the Valentine’s Gifts for the Class
So you have been asked to provide a snack for the class on Valentine’s Day? These days, a lot of classrooms can’t have peanuts anywhere near them. And let’s not forget about gluten allergies, dairy intolerance, and ‘no candy’ rules. Your choices are fruit, veggies, or pretzels.
You can still make this Valentine’s Day snack your own and give it some holiday flare with great ideas like these lady bug fruit cups, healthy heart shaped fruit kabobs, or if you are allowed, here is a list of more great healthy snack ideas!
Happy Valentine’s Day!