Valentine’s Day Celebration Ideas for Your Family

Valentine’s Day Celebration Ideas for Your Family

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that can easily slip by for us busy parents.

I find if you can grab gifts and a few decor supplies the first few days of February, you can pull it off without much planning.

I also love a good element of SURPRISE. Especially, for your significant other.

Have you tried a “Surprise Date Night” before? Plan the evening and don’t tell your partner where you’re headed!

Feel like a lot to pull off? I got you, mama. Here are my tips for a unique Valentines Date Night:

If the babysitter can’t make it, get massages at home after the kids are asleep and order in (extra special – check out for nostalgic restaurants that aren’t in your city)

See what’s happening around you. A simple search of “(insert city) Valentine’s Day Events” will open up a lot of ideas that aren’t typical date night options.

Think back to a date you once had that felt like magic and recreate it.

You know I’m going to suggest to add in music somehow! Play that favorite love song, see a concert, go into your car, put the seats down and listen to a curated soundtrack of your favorite love songs while looking at the stars through your sunroof with a bowl of popcorn.

It doesn’t have to be an all out night to be special!

For the kids, I like to do a Morning Valentine’s Breakfast. Again, You do not have to be the quintessential Pinterest mom to execute this one, I have my moments but most the time I’m a frozen waffle and Gogurt gal. Add a little basket with some treats for your kid(s) at the breakfast table (think $1-3 at target trinkets) and decorate the table with chocolate kisses. Grab some balloons (Walgreens usually has them!) to add to your tablescape and call it a day. Nothing too fancy, but a little something different than the usual rush to get dressed and out the door is fun.

Of course, a gift is an awesome way to celebrate the day too. Here are my Valentine’s day picks for you and your loved ones:

To decorate & celebrate!

1. Pink Heart Love balloon
2. Pink Valentines Truck Lunch plates
3. Pre-made Smores Valentines Kit
4. Mini Gold Heart Sparklers
5. Valentines Love Notes Dessert Plates
6. Valentines Hearts & stripes straws – these are actually Reusable!
7. Cushion Heart Pink
8. You Argh my favorite pirate valentine print-outss (to go with Pirate’s booty!)
9. Heart Peel & stick mirror decals
10. Whole Heart Whole Life canvas
11. Heart of gold canvas

For the boys like Zach (Age 7-9):

1. Toniebox bundle
2. Romeow & Juliet Puzzle
3. Cities of Wonder Erasable Book
4. Pan Flute
5. Dinosaur Teradactyl Kite
6. Color Smencils
7. Hearts waterproof stickers

For the boys like Evan (Age 3-5):

1. City Engine Fire Truck
2. Blues Harmonica
3. Valentines Play Dough Kit
4. Pink Race Car Sleeping Bag
5. In my Heart: A Book of Feelings
6. Pink wayfarers (boys can wear pink too!)

For Zoey & girlie girls:

1. Super Smalls Kids Pearls
2. Jacadi Toute Petite Baby Girl
3. Jack & Jill Shampoo & Body Wash
4. Topaz & Ruby heart bangle, Gold heart bracelet
5. Watercolor slap watch
6. All the heart-eyes Piggy Paint gift set
7. Happy Hand balm & sugar scrub
8. Tubby Todd x World of Eric Carle Valentine Collection
9. Doodle it & go erasable book
10. Magnolia line blanket lux pink

For the hubs:

1. Gold pour spout
2. Come Upstairs Massage Candle
3. Love Bundle (Oil, candle, balm)
4. Green life Sandwich Maker
5. Green life Popcorn maker (Ok, maybe this one’s for me, too!)
6. Cards against humanity family edition

For my Galentines:

1. Pink drink from Sunday Riley one of my favorite skincare brands
2. “Go to Bed with Me” Skincare set (Awesome value under $100 for all these!!)
3. Light Hearted sunscreen