Valentine’s Day is a special occasion for expressing love and affection to those closest to you, and what better way to do so than with your family? We are sharing family Valentine’s Day celebration ideas for your family!
Family is an important aspect of our lives, and spending quality time with them on Valentine’s Day can help strengthen relationships and create lasting memories.
Here are some ideas to make Valentine’s Day special with your family.
Here are 11 family Valentine’s Day celebration ideas to make your day extra special!
Cook a Special Dinner
Spend the evening cooking a special meal together as a family. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a family-style feast, cooking together is a great way to bond and create memories.
Plan a Movie Night
Nothing beats spending a cozy evening with your family watching a heartwarming movie. Choose a movie that the whole family will enjoy, and make sure to have plenty of snacks and treats on hand.
Valentines Themed Food
Your family Valentine’s Day celebration is an excellent opportunity to get creative and enjoy fun food activities. Here are some fun Valentine’s Day food ideas for kids that will surely bring a smile to their faces.
Cut slices of bread into heart shapes using a cookie cutter, and fill with your child’s favorite sandwich ingredients. Decorate with raisins, fruit, or cheese cutouts to make it look extra special.
Turn ordinary lemonade into a special Valentine’s Day treat by adding a few drops of natural food coloring to create a pretty pink hue. Serve in red glass and garnish with a fresh strawberry.
Teach your kids how to dip strawberries in melted chocolate, then let them decorate with sprinkles, nuts, or coconut flakes. These are delicious and healthy alternatives to store-bought treats.
Create mini pizzas using store-bought dough or English muffins as the base. Let your kids add their favorite toppings and cut them into heart shapes for a fun and tasty meal.
Heart-shaped macaroni and cheese: Cook macaroni and cheese according to package instructions, then use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create fun and festive pasta shapes.
Valentine’s Day cupcakes
Bake or buy cupcakes, then let your kids decorate them with red and pink frosting, candy hearts, and other fun toppings.
Love-ly Fruit Salad
Cut fresh fruit into heart shapes and mix it with other colorful fruits to create a fun and healthy fruit salad. Top with a drizzle of honey or yogurt for added sweetness.
Heart-shaped Cinnamon Rolls
Shape the cinnamon rolls into a heart shape and bake as directed (shown here). Drizzle with frosting and enjoy with a side of sausage or bacon for breakfast!
Put away the electronics and spend some quality time playing games with your family. Board games, card games, and even video games can be fun to spend the evening and enjoy each other’s company.
Have a Picnic
If the weather is nice, pack a picnic basket and head to a local park for a romantic outdoor meal. Enjoy the fresh air and scenic views while spending time with your family.
Spend the evening making homemade Valentine’s Day crafts together. Whether it’s decorating cards, creating gift baskets, or making decorations, creating something together is a fun and unique way to bond as a family.
Share the love by volunteering together as a family. Visit a local nursing home, soup kitchen, or animal shelter and spend some time helping those in need.
Have a Dance Party
Put on your dancing shoes and have a family dance party in the living room. Turn up the music and let loose for a fun and playful evening with your family.
Write love notes to each other, expressing your appreciation for one another. Place the notes in a unique location for everyone to find and read, and reflect on the love and appreciation that is shared within the family.
Do Something Active
Your family Valentine’s Day Celebration is the perfect opportunity to take a family walk or hike, go ice skating, or try a new outdoor activity together. Physical activity is a great way to bond and create memories, and it’s also a healthy way to spend Valentine’s Day.
Share Your Stories
Spend the evening sharing stories about your past, present, and future. Talk about your hopes and dreams, your favorite memories, and what you love most about each other.
Family Valentines Day
A family Valentine’s Day celebration is the perfect opportunity to show your love and appreciation to your family. Whether it’s through a movie night, special dinner, or volunteer work, there are countless ways to make Valentine’s Day special with your family. So, choose an activity that everyone will enjoy, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.
She serves on the hospital board for Northern Nevada Health Systems and is passionate about her community.
Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, traveling, working out, coffee, and dessert!