On the whole, Valentine’s Day is one of those days consumerist days, wherein we feel slightly obliged to celebrate something we either don’t really understand or care for… (cue: The Dark Origins of Valentine’s Day)
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Now, in saying that though – Valentine’s Day is still a much anticipated day, especially for those who are stuck with the love flu.
But see – there comes a time when Valentine’s Day is no longer just about you and your partner. For those of us who have families AND children who want to partake in the full affair (ie, it shouldn’t just be Mom or Dad who receive the special tokens)… how do we make it a special day for everyone?
Valentine’s Day for the Whole Family
Last year, I made a sort of silent promise to myself that I would like to celebrate as many, if not all, holidays and special occasions. I’m not sure if I’m doing it for myself – but I like to think that I’m doing it because I’d like my children to remember their childhood with fondness and a few eye rolls and remember-that-time-when anecdotes.
So I’ve gone and gathered 10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day With the Whole Family!
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10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day With the Whole Family
Found on A.C.Moore
Okay, so what better way is there than to start the day with a special family breakfast?
2. Decorate the House
Found on Good Housekeeping
If you’re like me… you love putting the Christmas tree up BUT hate taking it down. What a waste of time! Here’s an idea!! Keep up all year long (or for a bit) and decorate according to the holiday. Say I love you with an awesome Valentine’s Day Tree – I LOVE THIS!
3- Put a Wreath Up
Found on Worthing Court
4- Wear Matching Pajamas
Did you use matching pajamas for Christmas eve? Why not use those? Or get a set of red ones for the family. Need ideas? Check this out.
5- Have a Movie Night
Found on Stuffed Suitcase
6- Have a Valentine’s Day Bake Fest
Found on Country Living
I just love, love, LOVE these Cherry Pie Envelopes – don’t you?
7- Or Don’t Bake!
Found on Timeout With Mom
These Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Oreos, by Jessica from Timeout With Mom, are the perfect activity to get your kids involved. You can even share the love by packing them up and gifting them to friends, family, neighbors, and school friends!
8- Consider a Valentine’s Day High Tea
Found on Kara’s Party Ideas
Invite some family friends over and enjoy a Valentine’s Day High Tea – or even a simple get together if you don’t want to go all out.
Found on Inspiring Stephanie
I really love this one. I did something similar for my partner, Wayne, last year. What’s so great about this is that you can tailor it to anyone in your family. Even the kids and bubs can enjoy it. Inspiring Stephanie has a post on how she went creating the perfect gift here.
Found on One Good Thing By Jillee
I absolutely LOVE what One Good Thing By Jillee has done with her family. I mean… just look at it. You should go over to her blog and check it out. The family just got stuck into the whole affair and made it super special. I think I want to try this one for my family this year.
What are YOU doing for Valentine’s Day? ♥