Valentine's Day

6 Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Family

Love, love, love. You and your beloved partner deserve a little romance to celebrate the holiday, but how can you celebrate love as a family? You don’t need to gather everyone around an expensive candlelit dinner to enjoy the holiday. These fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day can bring your family together and give you an opportunity to remember how much you love each other.

Watch Kid-Friendly Romantic Movies

A lot of kid-friendly movies are super romantic! If your family loves a good movie night, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to pile onto the couch and watch some of your favorite romantic flicks. You can find kid-friendly movies that don’t skimp on the love on all the popular streaming services. Here are a few of our favorite family flicks to enjoy on Valentine’s Day:

  • “Cinderella” – This classic animated film offers plenty of kid-friendly romance. Enjoy it with your Disney+ subscription!
  • “Hairspray” – Available on Netflix, this movie is chock full of song, dance, and romance, but it’s also fun and family-friendly.

Have a Family Date Night

A lot of couples go on a date to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Rather than trying to find a babysitter, getting a reservation, and dining at a crowded restaurant, why not plan a family date night instead? Doing something special can make the holiday feel special, so a family date night might be a wonderful way to make Valentine’s Day more memorable.

And thankfully, there are plenty of wonderful date night options for families. You might ice skate, rollerskate, go bowling, hit an arcade, or go to an escape room. If there’s something your family really enjoys or has always wanted to try, a Valentine’s Day family date night might be a great time to do it!

Have Special Meals

Having one or more special meals can be an easy way to make the day more fun. Depending on how ambitious you feel and how into the holiday you are, you might make a special breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all of the above.

There are two ways to make Valentine’s meals more festive. One way is to find holiday recipes. Enjoying dishes you don’t have often can make the day feel more special. If you don’t have the time or energy to make special dishes, don’t worry about it! You can also make your Valentine’s Day meals more special by adjusting their appearance. A heart-shaped cookie cutter can transform things like toast and sandwiches into holiday-inspired meals.

Do Valentine’s Crafts

If you and your children love a good craft project, Valentine’s Day offers an abundance of crafting opportunities you can enjoy together. You might make decorations for your home, design your own cards, or even make gifts.

Exchange Gifts and/or Cards

Couples often exchange gifts and cards on Valentine’s Day, and your family can, too! It’s the thought that counts, so you don’t need to spend a fortune on flowers or jewelry. For more affordable options, family members could craft the cards and gifts, give items they already own, or visit a dollar store to pick out small presents.

Express Your Love

Valentine’s Day is about love, so why not let your family members know how you feel about them? While families often say “I love you,” they may not explain their feelings in more depth. Letting your family know how much they mean to you encouraging them to do the same can give everyone warm fuzzies.

What are your favorite family activities to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Share your favorite traditions in the comments section below!

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