Valentine’s Day Guide for Metro Detroit Families

Celebrate the holiday of love with your kids with the fun recipes, games and other activities in our Valentine's Day guide.

Valentine’s Day is almost here! If you’re looking for fun ways to spend some quality time with the kids followed by some much-needed one-on-one time with your sweetie, look no further than our Valentine’s Day Guide.

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. 

Local events

You’re sure to feel all the love in the air at these sweet Valentine’s Day events for families. Find even more Valentine’s happenings near you in our Valentine’s Day event roundup

Chocolate Extravaganza in Downtown Chelsea

Feb. 10, 2024

Shop Chelsea’s annual Chocolate Extravaganza and get treats and goodies, just in time for Valentine’s Day. There will be events for kids, too.

Winter LoveFest

Feb. 10, 2024

Families can enjoy a pre-Valentine’s Day even that celebrates love and Black History in and around the historic Palmer Log Cabin. There will be live music, African dancing and drumming, art-making, hot cocoa, treats, games and prizes.

Teen Valentine Suncatchers

Feb. 13, 2024

Teens come can out to the library to create sun catchers using different colored glass gems and glue. All materials will be provided. Registration required.

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. 

Valentine’s recipes 

Looking for something scrumptious to snack on? Treat your family to a decadent Valentine’s Day treat at one of these local sweet shops, or make one of these recipes at home. 


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