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Valentine’s Day Ideas Families Will Love

Posted on 07 Feb, 2020

Hearts and flowers. Cupid and chocolates. Valentine’s Day typically celebrates romance. But the holiday of love is also a great opportunity to have fun and shower your whole family with affection. Plus, it provides an ideal occasion to encourage your children to care about others.

Try out some of the fun, family-friendly Valentine’s Day ideas below.

Make lovely valentines.
Break out the construction paper, glitter and glue gun! Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to get creative using ribbon, stickers and lace doilies for special homemade cards. Or create these adorable love bug cards using your children’s fingerprints. If time is a factor, download printable valentines. Once everyone has completed their crafty cards, exchange and read them together.

Dine at home.
Instead of competing with the crowds this February 14, stay where your heart is – at home. Create a fun meal in your own kitchen. For extra ambiance, tell Alexa to dim the lights and dine by candlelight. But first, roll up your sleeves and get the whole family involved in preparing something together, like a heart-shaped pizza. Make it easy by divvying up store-bought dough and let everyone add their favorite ingredients to individual pizzas. Or whip up a special, kid-friendly breakfast like strawberry heart French toast. Centennial’s open-concept, modern kitchens give everyone plenty of room to prep and gather.

Settle in for a cozy read.
Start a new Valentine’s Day tradition and read a special book with your kids. These highly rated books celebrate love of many kinds. A tried-and-true favorite is “Love You Forever,” which shows how a family’s love travels full circle. Or enjoy the best-seller “I Love You to the Moon and Backthat chronicles a touching day for a bear and her baby cub. If your kids are into poems, Valentine’s Day is the day to introduce some classic love affirmations.

Plan a picnic.
Give al fresco dining a new twist. Weather permitting, put together a sweet spread on your patio or outdoor dining area and dine under the stars. If the weather is uncooperative, move inside and feast upon a blanket in the living room.

Create something sweet.
Chocolate generally takes center stage on Valentine’s Day, but choose a more interactive dessert this year. Top off your evening by making a special treat – s’mores. Kids love making them, and the delicious snack is a scrumptious end to the day. If your outdoor space doesn’t have a fire pit or wood-burning barbecue, try some decadent, no-bake treats.

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