Valentine’s Day is almost here and after the year that we just had, we bet that you’d love some quality time with the kids followed by some much-needed one-on-one time with your sweetie.
That’s where our At-Home Guide to Valentine’s Day comes in. We’ve rounded up some fun ways to spend the holiday of love at home with your kiddos — including fun recipes and crafts to try as a family. Plus, we’ve got details on some saucier fun to have as a couple after the kids have gone to bed.
Take a look at all of the fun we’ve rounded up and never have a last-minute Valentine’s Day soiree again.
Valentine’s Day is a great day to teach kids about love and there’s no better way to show love than by spending some quality time together as a family.
One way you can get in some of that quality time is by making a craft to gift to other members of your family or your kid’s first crush.
Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day craft ideas that kids of all ages can do with help from their parents or on their own.
- Valentine’s Day Boxes: Looking for a cute box to keep your trinkets or gift a special Valentine? Try this simple craft idea by Metro Parent writer Lish Dorset.
- How to Make Pony Bead Hearts: Pony beads are a crafting staple and these cute hearts are fun, simple and a perfect to gift your loved ones.
- Quick Valentine’s Day Projects: Littles with a short attention span will love these quick ideas, including a fairy wand and handmade cards.
- Fun Valentine’s Crafts to Make Together: No-sew heart pillows and silly heart puppets are sure to entertain kids and grown-ups alike.
Or, if crafting isn’t your family’s style, consider a book about Valentine’s Day instead.
Fun Valentine’s recipes
Looking for something scrumptious to snack on? You can pick up Valentine’s Day carry-out from a local spot or try a sweet recipe including…
After the kids are in bed, it’s time to get in some couple time with your significant other.
You can start by having a romantic candle-lit dinner at home followed by a movie or game night — or you can try one of these virtual date night options.
Of course, if you’re feeling like upping the romance factor, you can always try a steamier Valentine’s Day option such as burlesque — or if you’re really needed some alone time, try one of these (social distancing-friendly) romantic getaways and take the weekend.
Happy Valentine’s Day!