Valentine’s Day Guide for Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor Families

Celebrate the holiday of love with your kids from the comfort of home with the fun recipes, games and other activities featured in our at-home Valentine's Day guide.

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. 

Family-friendly activities 

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. 

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… 

And if you don’t feel like baking, try a local cupcake shop or chocolate bar to get your family’s sweet fix. 

Adults only 

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.

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 needing some alone time, try one of these romantic getaways and take the weekend.  

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

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