Family Activities for Valentine’s Day | lowvelder

Let’s face it: unless you hire a babysitter (which can be expensive on Valentine’s Day), you and your significant other are more likely to spend it at home with your kids.

But that doesn’t mean you have to stick to your regular schedule. Instead, you can turn your house into one that displays your love for your children, your partner, your parents, or any other special person in your life. According to Aimee Miller, Marketing and Sales Manager of online store Teljoy, there are many ways to make Valentine’s Day a memorable and enjoyable day at home with your family.

There are plenty of free or inexpensive activities you can do together, many of which are cheaper than a night out on the town for two.

Aimee has some tips for spending Valentine’s Day and the month of love with your family:

be smart

Grab some bright stationery (pencils, ink pads, glitter pens) and let your imagination run wild. It can get a little sloppy, but that’s part of the fun. Help your kids create Valentine’s Day cards for their parents, teachers, friends or each other. To mark the occasion, you can create fingerprint trees or hand and foot prints. Alternatively, why not decorate your home with cut-out paper hearts?

Make a date

Plan a family date day at home by ditching your usual schedule and planning some enjoyable quality time instead. You can achieve this by cooking breakfast together (pancakes, waffles or French toast), having a picnic or camping in your backyard, playing board games or charades, or just doing everything what you like to do as a family but don’t always have. time for.

Have a family party

Prepare a celebratory meal, set a table, then feast together. You can create a family favorite, try a new dish, or learn a new skill together, like making homemade pasta or ice cream from scratch. Just make sure everyone is involved in the process. Of course, don’t let the kids near the oven, but you can get everyone involved by washing vegetables, making a salad, mashing potatoes, or even cleaning up. Baking together is also a great way to get everyone involved in stirring, mixing and, of course, licking the dough off the spoon.

Watch a movie

Enjoy family movie night, complete with popcorn, cookies, and drinks, and settle in to laugh, cry, and have a good time. Choose a romantic family comedy, like The princess to be married, Forever, You’ve got mailWhere while you were sleepingor an animated classic, such as The beauty and the BeastIady and the tramp, AladdinWhere Gnomeo and Julietto name a few.

It’s story time!

Jolabokaflod is an Icelandic Christmas Eve ritual in which people exchange books as gifts. However, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t become a Valentine’s Day tradition for your family. There are plenty of Valentine’s Day themed books for young people, or just choose books your loved ones will enjoy. Sit together on the sofa and read as a family.

Leave little words of love

All you need for this is paper, a pen and your own imagination. Leave handwritten messages for your family throughout your home, hidden in places you know they’ll be looking for. You can put them in your partner’s sock drawer, the kitchen cupboard next to the cups or your child’s lunch box, for example.

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