Valentine’s Day is a great time for your family to plan something extra special. Get your whole family involved in the planning to make it a day you’ll all remember. By creating some Valentine’s Day traditions, your children will have lasting memories that they can treasure.
Breakfast: Start your day with a Valentines breakfast! Add a few drops of red food into pancake batter and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make mini heart pancakes. Add a few strawberries and a pitcher of pink grapefruit juice to complete your Valentine breakfast!
Cards: Creating homemade cards is a fun craft that your whole family can do together. The nice thing about this is it was as simple or complex as you want so if you have multiple children, they can all join in – even the little ones.
Start with red, pink or purple card stock or construction paper. Cut it into card size, fold it in half and write your message inside. If your kids are too young to write, they can draw a picture. After that use what you have in your craft box to decorate it; glitter, stickers, and ribbon will make the card look festive!
Gifts: Flowers and candy are the most popular gifts for Valentines Day. If you’re giving chocolate, get creative – chocolate-covered snacks and fruit are not only delicious but a nice alternative to the more traditional boxed candy. You can try to make it yourself, but if you’ve never done it before I suggest having a test run a few days before Valentine’s Day. If you’re not up for the challenge, you can purchase already made.