Celebrating Valentine’s Day as a Family

Ah! Love is in the air – Valentine’s Day is coming!

Valentine's Day February 14

I remember the days of being Sweethearts –  going out to dinner, flowers, & candy.  My…My… can things change once kids enter the picture.  Valentine’s Day has changed in our house, we now celebrate as a family.   Here’s a few inexpensive ways to make Valentine’s Day a family event!

1.)     Make heart pancakes for breakfast – Make your favorite pancake mix, add a few drops of red food coloring.  Stir up the batter good and cook them.  When they are done cooking, take a heart shaped cookie cutter and cut out your heart pancakes.

2.)    Heart shaped sandwiches for lunch – This is a good craft as well as lunch.  Build your favorite sandwich and then use the heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out a really cute sandwich.

3.)    You need flowers for Valentine’s Day – Material needed:  a few sheets of colored tissue paper and a pipe cleaner for each flower.  Take the tissue paper and lay them on top of one another and then twist a pipe cleaner in the middle.  Fluff out the tissue paper to make tissue flowers.

4.)    You can’t have Valentine’s Day without chocolate –  My favorite is chocolate covered strawberries.  Buy strawberries at your local store and a bag or a few bars of your favorite chocolate.  Using a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate in 30 second intervals at first.  Stir the chocolate.  Once the chocolate starts to melt only microwave about 10 seconds or less, be careful not to burn the chocolate.  Use oven mitts to take the chocolate out of the microwave, it will be very hot.  Then dip your washed & dried strawberries into the chocolate, I sometimes use a spoon to coat the berry.  Place the chocolate strawberry on wax paper to dry.

Enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day as a family!


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  1. LyndaS says:

    I need to do something special. Valentine’s Day is on a Friday – my husband would be really surprised if I made him breakfast on a weekday!

  2. Marcie W. says:

    These are all wonderful ideas. This is exactly the way I prefer to celebrate.

  3. Colleen says:

    I love your ideas and I LOVE pancakes I may have to do that over the weekend (I don’t make breakfast on a weekday).

  4. Donna says:

    We will be celebrating V-Day with our son, so these are some great ideas! Thanks!

  5. Tammy says:

    I usually don’t do much for Valentine’s Day but today I actually made a red velvet heart shaped cake, just waiting for it to cool so I can frost it. I know it’s a week early but the life of the blogger says the pics must go up prior to V-Day :) LOL

  6. Valentine’s Day sure is different once you have kids :) Those are great ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family.

  7. Toni says:

    Great ways to celebrate together. I love doing things with my kids and hubby as a family on Valentine’s Day!

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