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Celebrating Valentine’s Day with your Family


Valentine’s Day is a holiday geared towards couples, but what happens when those couples have families? As your family grows, your Valentine’s Day could look a little different. Instead of going out with your spouse, you might want to involve your children in this holiday as well. If you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your entire family, here are some ideas to help you have a fun day.


Bake Some Treats

Valentine’s Day is all about the sweets, so celebrate this holiday with your family by baking some treats! You and your family will have a wonderful time bonding in the kitchen as you work together to create some tasty concoctions.

Go Bowling

If you’d like to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family, go bowling! One of the best ways to show your family how loved they are includes going out on a date together. Bowling is the perfect date that the whole family will enjoy. Since you’re not sitting in a dark theater, you and your kids will have the time to bond in between frames.

Plan a Family Dinner

Another great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family is to plan a family dinner. You probably already eat dinner together, but there are ways to make this family dinner extra special. If you want to eat in for Valentine’s Day, get the whole family involved in making dinner and decorating the table. If you’re planning to eat out, pick a restaurant that is special for the entire family.

Have a Secret Valentine

Let’s face it. One of the most fun things about Valentine’s Day is getting a special gift that shows how much you are loved. Just because you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your entire family rather than just your significant other doesn’t mean you can’t still give gifts. The best way to do that is to set up a Secret Valentine gift exchange. Put everyone’s name in a jar and have each family member draw out a secret Valentine. Your family will have a blast on Valentine’s Day exchanging these thoughtful gifts.

What do you do to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family?

Annmarie John
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  1. I get the kids something small, but Chris & I are very anti Valentine's Day, so we don't do anything!

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  2. We make dinner together - something we really like. I think this year we are leaning towards steak and lobster with grilled asparagus. Gene will make the steak and I will make the lobster & asparagus. Then we will dine followed by a movie.

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  3. Cute ideas and still have to plan a bit for the day for the girls, but will keep these in mind. Thanks :)

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  4. I think this year we are either going to the movies or bowling. We usually always spend Valentines together.

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  5. I make everything heart shaped for the kids! Then we have daddy make us a special dinner.

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  6. My husband has always given our daughters a flower on valentines day (and the boy gets chocolate) so they feel special as well. I like to give them a little treat...seems like a lot of parents are pouring a ton of money into one day with all the baskets I have seen already. Not for us...just another day. We shower those we love 365 days a year :)

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  7. We'll probably just have a family movie night here. The kids seem to like that.

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  8. For now my three daughters get to have date night with their Dad for the Father/Daughter Valentine's Day Dance! lol..so I'm the one that gets some quality alone time...which is really a pretty decent V'Day present!

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  9. We're going to have our first "family" Valentine's day this year. In the past we've gotten my mom or my MIL to keep the kiddos and this year I really want to have them home with us. I'm really looking forward to it.

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  10. All great ideas, but we don't celebrate Valentines so we don't have to worry too much about it. :)

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  11. we have a fondue dinner with the kids, we stopped trying the romantic dinner with the two of us.

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  12. Dinner and bowling sound good. All great ideas.

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  13. Bowling sounds fun! We are going to make pink pancakes in the morning!

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  14. I think the bowling suggestion is such a great idea! Our family loves to bowl but we've never done it together!

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  15. We've always done a pretty simple Valentine's Day. Dinner at home, maybe a pizza so I don't have to cook, and watch a movie together.

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  16. My husband usually spoils my daughter and I. We shall see what he does this year if anything. I have been crafting with my daughter and we will make some treats too.

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  17. Once we had kids, we tried to have a Valentine's Day celebration as a family and a separate one just for us.

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  18. We get the kids a little something. We don't give each other gifts anymore though, I guess we're getting old and stuffy, lol. :)

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  19. My husband is camping this year with friends so we are having a family celebration at Disney when he gets back. It changes from year to year.

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  20. Sharing time with parents will be the best gift. :)

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  21. My husband and I have been together years and have probably only spent 1 Valentine's Day together. It just so happens that the Toy Fair in NY, which is on every year for Valentine's Day. Not sure why. My husband is in the industry.

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  22. This year we are doing something totally different as this is the first without my dad. My family is inviting my mom over to have a movie night with her.

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  23. We always included the kids in Valentines Day. They would get the gifts. Great tips.

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  24. We usually celebrate the 14th with our kids and go out together on another day!

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  25. Valentine's day is not a holiday that our family celebrates.

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  26. I get my kids some chocolates or a stuffed animal. Hubby and I don't do anything for Valentine's day. We never have.

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  27. We always do a Pizza dinner togehter at home. Such a fun tradition

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  28. Wonderful family ideas for Valentine's Day! I have always included my kids in my celebrations for Valentine's Day!

    Thanks for linking up on the SHINE Blog Hop this week!

    xx
    Lysa
    Welcome to My Circus
    Co-host #SHINEbloghop 2/5/15

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